Laurent Lamothe

Laurent Lamothe

Prime Minister, Republic of Haiti

The entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism displayed by Laurent Lamothe earned him the title of “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young in May 2008. Having grown up in a country affected by poverty and lack of resources at all levels, this savvy businessman has developed throughout his life a deep sense of social responsibility and a strong tendency to assist those in need. Lamothe is primarily defined as a “pragmatic” who emphasizes practical solutions over partisan politics to address the urgent needs of Haiti. It is with this mindset that he decided to support the bid of his longtime friend, Joseph Michel Martelly, for the presidency of the Republic of Haiti. After serving under President Martelly as special adviser on investment and socio-economic development, Lamothe was recently appointed minister of foreign affairs of the government of Prime Minister Garry Conille. Lamothe obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Barry University in Miami and in 1996 earned his MBA with honors from University of St. Thomas.


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