Brigadier David Granger, MSM, MSS

President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Biography

Brigadier David Granger was elected President in 2015 on a wave of popular demand for change and unity. During his first term in office, he is leading a diverse coalition, unifying several parties with a common mission of building a better future for all Guyanese.

While in office, President Granger has set Guyana on a path of sustained growth and prosperity by:

  • Rebuilding long-neglected infrastructure across every region;
  • Making significant strides in the fight against corruption;
  • Cracking down on crime and ending the era of impunity for drug gangs;
  • Creating a cleaner, healthier environment by improving sanitation;
  • Strengthening Guyana’s sovereignty in the face of external threats;
  • Successfully managing Guyana’s natural resources;
  • Driving job creation by diversifying the economy; and
  • Ensuring that young people have the education and training they need to succeed.

President Granger is a decorated military veteran and was awarded the Military Service Star for his distinguished service. During his accomplished military career, he served as Commander of the Guyana Defence Force and as National Security Adviser to the President. He has written extensively on national defence and security issues, authoring several books on the subject.

He is an avid historian and has served as president of the History Society and the Guyana Heritage Society. He was educated at the University of Guyana, the University of the West Indies and the University of Maryland and has also attended courses at the University of California, the National Defense University, and the Joint Special Operations University. His academic prizes include the Earl Attlee History Prize from the University of Guyana. His passion for learning and his experience as a teacher have driven his commitment to expanding educational opportunities for all Guyanese youth.

President Granger spent his childhood in Bartica, Berbice, and Georgetown. He comes from a tight-knit family with five sisters and two brothers. His mother was a nurse and his father, a highly respected County Sergeant-Major. He is married to Sandra, née Chan-A-Sue, and has two daughters.