Dr. Mark Bynoe is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he obtained his doctoral degree in Economics, specialising in Resource and Trade Economics; and from the University of Edinburgh from which he graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Resource Management. He completed his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree, majoring in Geography and Economics (Double Major) at the University of Guyana and his Post Graduate Diploma from the same institution in Development Studies. Dr. Bynoe has over twenty-five (25) years of experience in academia, more specifically, at the University of Guyana where he functioned in the capacity of the Director, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) being mainly responsible for the creation of the SEES and the establishment of postgraduate programmes between the Universities of Guyana, Suriname and the West Indies.
Dr. Bynoe has also worked in the public and private sectors. In the Private Sector, he served as both Senior Economist and Executive Director for the Private Sector Commission (Guyana). In these positions he developed position papers that would agitate for an improved business environment and policies that were more supportive of businesses. He has also served as a consultant since 1994 in the areas of resource and environmental economics, risk management and programmatic planning.
Dr. Bynoe was attached to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) as a Senior Resource/Environmental Economist, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC) Programme between 2008 - 2014. Dr. Bynoe was a CFTC expert advising the Centre on the economic impacts of climate change and finding the most cost effective adaptation solutions. He headed the Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) within the Centre, before rising to the position of Assistant Executive Director.
On August 1, 2018 Dr. Bynoe was appointed the inaugural Director for the Department of Energy, within the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. In this new portfolio, Dr. Bynoe is expected to develop the Department for the effective management of the country’s new found oil and gas resources, while simultaneously optimising the benefits to be derived from these resources for all of the Republic.
Dr. Bynoe has over twenty (20) publications, in reputable journals in the areas of Trade, resource economics, food security and trade reforms. His area of interest continues to be natural resource accounting, natural resource governance and financing.