Norma Powell, new Director Centre for Facilitation of Investments

Norma Powell is now the elected member for the Director General of Haiti's Center of Investment. The announcement was recently made by the national office.


The center of National investment promotion agency was established in January 2006 by Presidential decree. The agency was created through the collaboration of the public and private sector. The board reflects the mixed need of the society as they strive to create an organization that simplifies the regulatory process and procedures which directly impacts economic activities in the country.

The appointment of Powell was disclosed by the office of the Haitian President Michel Martelly. Powell succeeds Georges Andy Rene in the position. There was no announced reason for the change in position; however, the CFI must be of the opinion that Powell will be able to continue the trend of the outfit, which has raised the regulatory environment of the country above those of others in the region.

Powell, in her most recent office, has served in the capacity of public relations for Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti (Brana), the producer of Haiti Prestige beer. She has also served as the vice president of Haiti's Associations of Industries.

The Establishment of the CFI was done by a decree of Boniface Alexandre, president of Haiti in 2006. It serves as the first point of contact for foreign investors who show interest in investing in Haiti.

Harrison Ernest was appointed as the New Director General as announced by President Martelly's office via Radio Nationale d'Haiti.

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