(Georgetown, GY – June 10, 2021) – Excel Guyana is pleased to welcome Ewan Shanks as Vice President of Client Services and Recruitment. As a member of the executive leadership team, Shanks will be responsible for growing the organization’s local and international recruitment division to support businesses expanding in Guyana.
“Ewan Shanks brings a wealth of experience in placing the right people, in the right jobs to help businesses grow. We are proud to welcome him to Excel Guyana,” said Kris Sammy, CEO of Excel Guyana.
With 28 years of experience in local and international recruiting, business development and client services, Ewan Shanks is an objective professional, connecting businesses with skilled and qualified talent. Originally from Guyana, Shanks strongly believes in recruiting, training, and advancing local employees before sourcing internationally in keeping with the Local Content Policy. Through his career, he has built an extensive network of resources for local and international talent at all levels from the c-level suite to the general labourer.
“As our recruiting division grows, one of my personal passions is to work with and encourage organizations to invest in Outplacement Services which will allow them to assist their laid off or retrenched workers. This service includes assistance in updating resumes, training on interviewing skills and job relocation assistance if necessary. In this way we can support our community,” said Ewan Shanks, Vice President of Excel Guyana.
Prior to joining the Excel Guyana team, Shanks honed his skills working with two of the largest and most successful executive search firms in Toronto. After leaving a position as Senior Corporate Recruiter with IAMGOLD, a Tier One global mining company headquartered in Toronto, Shanks became a partner for a search firm in Toronto, focusing once again on the mining sector. He returned to Guyana in 2013, continuing to build the qualified labour pool for foreign corporations beginning operations in Guyana. He has worked for two of the largest and most successful recruiting firms in the oil and gas sector in the CARICOM region. As an entrepreneur, Shanks also launched a successful international recruiting firm in Guyana.
He is skilled in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive searches, headhunting, direct sourcing, customized and unbundled recruiting services, as well as permanent and contract placement.
Shanks is trained in Structural Behavioral Interviewing and has a keen eye for identifying top talent in the marketplace. He excels at managing client relationships and delivering results on time, and under budget. He holds a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) designation through the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing (ACSESS), along with Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Investment Funds in Canada (IFIC) Certifications.
About Excel Guyana
For more than three decades, the Excel leadership team has been helping businesses succeed in the CARICOM region with a local presence in Guyana since 2010. With knowledge in what it takes to succeed, Excel Guyana helps foreign partners navigate the world of opportunity in Guyana’s expanding economy. Excel Guyana is a local organization that is invested in the future of the Guyanese people. Additionally, the firm has a network of international resources committed to helping its clients work more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit www.excelguyana.com.