I think he is an ivy league grad with a degree in history.
Eric Philips has a Bachelors degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University in Canada and a MBA from NYU
where are you getting your information from?
Perhaps you can explain why he is listed as a “University of Guyana, Business Management Faculty Member”
i’d say he is QUALIFIED . . . don’t you think so?
here is the man’s CV
ERIC M. PHILLIPS JR. (BSc.,CTP, MBA)
Currently a Lecturer in the Department of Business and Management at the University of Guyana, Eric Phillips has served internationally as Chairman of the Board, CEO, MD,VP,COO, Program Director and Engineer in seven countries. In the USA, he served as the Project Manager at AT&T Bell Laboratories for the US$ 15 billion FTS2000 integrated telecommunication project which allowed him, among other factors, to successfully compete to become a 1990-91 White House Fellow.
Eric Phillips has a degree in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. An MBA inMarketing and International Business from New York University. He was selected as one of 14 fast tracked 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 Phillips is a 1990-91 White House Fellow, the only Caribbean educated Fellow of the 700 that have existed. He is the Chairman of The esseQuibo Group, a consulting firm which advises Guyana Goldfields Inc., a listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. 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 for AT&T Globalization in Europe. He was also a Director of ASC Inc. in London, United Kingdom. Eric spent seven years in South Africa where he was a Director for Africa Union Holdings, a Director for Combination Therapy Medical Solutions and the COO for Safika Holdings Pty.
Eric has won many awards including: the AT&T Senior VP Award (1993); the Bell Labs Outstanding Service Award (1990); and the Scientific Achievement Award for Apollo Technologies in 1982. He has been featured on the cover of Business Week International and Black Engineering Magazines. He was nominated for the United States Black Engineer of the Year Award for his work on FTS-2000, He was the Head Prefect of Queens College and the only person to win both the Junior School and Senior School Prize, twice.
Eric Phillips is an author, poet, producer of 26 HIV & AIDS half hour inspirational A-Z alphabet tapes,. He is very active in the Arts having been the Executive Director of the Caribbean Theatre of Performing Arts (New York City) for the play “Sea Rock Children”. He founded NZINGHA Dance Group, Dance Alive (HIV/AIDS), CommonGroundGuyana (Civil Rights) and helped start Majek Fingers Drumming Group. He has founded and assisted in founding several youth and Community Groups. He is an Executive Director of the African Cultural &Development Association and a Director of COLLACO, a school for children aged 2 to10.
Politically, Eric was the Co-Founder of the REFORM Group in Guyana and the co-Author of the Guyana 21 Plan, a blueprint for Guyana’s National Development. Eric is the only Guyanese to have played cricket, soccer and table tennis internationally for Guyana. He is a 3rd degree Black Belt and has over 200 trophies in athletics, cricket, soccer, table tennis and karate.