Case Study: Country Director – Suriname

The position of Country Director for a mid-tier gold miner in Suriname became vacant due to retirement. The role reported directly to the Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Sustainability at head office. Their primary responsibility was to mitigate risk for the company’s investments in Suriname.

Although the company had identified a suitable candidate, the individual in question felt they weren’t ready for the responsibility. Therefore, Stratum was engaged to source suitable candidates.

The incumbent would be a strong relationship builder adept at handling complex political situations. They would play a pivotal role in fostering ethical and responsible decision-making, appropriate management, and corporate governance oversight. They would be comfortable acting independently and have the gravitas to act as the face of the company in Suriname. More importantly, for political reasons, the incumbent needed to be Surinamese.

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