Chief Eric Phillips, a recipient of the Golden Arrow of Achievement for Youth Development, Entrepreneurship, and Community Development, is the Chairperson of the Guyana Reparations Committee and a Vice-Chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission. Eric is also an Executive Member of the African Cultural & Development Association (ACDA) and was the first President of the African Business Roundtable (ABR) in Guyana.
Eric Phillips is also a 1990-91 White House Fellow. Eric appeared on the cover of Business Week International Magazine when he lived in Belgium and on the cover of Black Engineering Magazine when he was nominated as the US Black Engineer of the Year.
Professionally, Eric Phillips has served internationally as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Program Director, and Engineer in seven countries for different multinational companies. Born in Guyana, Eric has also lived in the United States, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Ukraine.
Eric Phillips has a degree in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, an MBA in Marketing and International Business from New York University Stern School of Business, and was also selected as one of 14 fast tract MBA/engineers /leaders to spend fourteen months at Stevens Institute of Technology and AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Communications Training Program (CTP) for Telecommunications Engineering. Eric has been the Managing Director of AT&T Africa &the Middle East, Vice President of AT&T Network Systems; the Managing Director for AT&T Central Europe (Ukraine) and the Deputy Director