Agriculture Minister, Mr. Noel Holder, B.Sc., M.Sc.
The Honorable Noel Leroy Holder, born on December 18 1945, is the husband of the late Sheila Holder and the father of Yale Marshall Holder, Sheldon Roy Holder and Kaila Clair Holder. He is a world class agriculturalist with over 35 years of experience. Mr. Holder was educated at Queens College (Guyana), he acquired his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Leeds University, England, and his Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition at the University of Florida, USA. Additionally, he was a Fellow, Economic Development Institute (World Bank).
Mr. Holder was educated at Queens College (Guyana), he acquired his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Leeds University, England, and his Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition at the University of Florida, USA. Additionally, he was a Fellow, Economic Development Institute (World Bank).
He served the Ministry of Agriculture from 1969-1975, first as a Livestock Officer, then promoted to Production Manager four years after.
He has a unique combination of dual experience in private and public sector. With proven successes in corporate and governmental projects.
In 1975 he was appointed the Managing Director for the Livestock Development Company Ltd. He served this position until 1994. He has invaluable experience in management, strategic planning, business development, institutional strengthening, project management and financing.
Since 1994, Mr. Holder has been an International Management Consultant. He offers 35+ years of experience in all aspects of sustainable agriculture-industrial projects, financial and economic analyses, and market and business development plan.
Minister Holder was the Chief Executive Office of I-Net Communications Inc., a telecommunication provider company from 1999-2011. He also held positions as Member of the Board of Directors of the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA), National Agricultural Development Committee and a Member of the Expert Group invited by the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy (UNCNRSE).
As Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Minister is well equipped with the education, expertise, and experience to significantly impact the agriculture sector in Guyana.
D.O.B: 16th August 1961
Marital Status: Married
Wismar Hill Primary School – Gained pass at Common Entrance Exams
Christianburg Wismar Multilateral School – Passes in (6) subjects GEO O’level Exams
IDCE – Certificate in Supervisory Management
University of Guyana – Diploma in Banking and Finance
University of American Peace Studies – Diploma in Strategic Management
Certificate in Action Centered Management
Certificate in Total Quality Management
Certificate in Marketing
Certificate in Public Speaking
(3) years as a Pupil Teacher at the One Mile Primary School…1977-1980
(14) years worked from the level of a Teller to Senior Supervisor at the Guyana National
Co-operative Bank from 1980 – 1994
(11) years worked as 1st Branch Manager of the Linden Branch of Courts Guyana
Inc. from 1994 – 2005
(4) years as 1st female Fund Manager of the Linden Economic Advancement Fund
(LEAF)……2005 – 2009 end of project.
(5) years Chief Executive Officer Linden Enterprise Network (LEN)…….2010 – 2015
1st female Chairman of the Linden Utilities Services Co-op Society Ltd. (LUSCSL) Committee of Management 2007- 2014.
Treasurer of the Linden Chamber of Industry. Commerce & Development for 5 years
Chairman Linden Forum for Education & Business (LINFEB) for 3 years
PTA Chairman for several years
Member of the Peoples National Congress for over 20 years
Regional Democratic Councilor from 2001 – 2011 served as Chair of the Regional Women’s Affairs Committee & Regional Welfare Committee for the same period
Chair of Regional Rights of the Child Committee for approx 5 years
Member of the Regional Tender Board of the RDC for 3 years
Member of the Regional Finance Committee for 10 years
Regional Member of Parliament from 2015 to date
President of the Sectional Women’s Ministry of the Assembly of God in Guyana and National Treasurer.
Ordained Pastor of The Flourishing Place Ministry in 2008
Ordained an Apostle in 2012
Counseling Youths and Women, Reading & Preaching the word of God. Travelling, Socializing and Advocating for the Poor.
1st female student in Linden to earn a distinction at GCE o’level at the level of form 4
Woman of the year award – Year of International Volunteers
National Award for Region #10 – Year of Peoples of African Descent
Award – Manager of the year by Courts Guyana Inc (twice)
Award – Supervisor of the Year (Courts Linden most outstanding Agency) Western Union Money Transfer
Born in the small community of One Mile, Wismar, Linden to Berthyle and Emily Adams. Both of my parents were Leaders in many Community Organizations, churches and Lodges.
The fourth child of eight children.
My heart desire is to see Guyana develop as a country where all Guyanese would want to come back home, be comfortable and happy and once again, proud to be a Guyanese.