Jacques-Edouard Alexis, a Haitian politician

Jacques-Édouard Alexis is the former Prime Minister of Haiti. He was twice elected the Prime Minister of Haiti, once between 1999 and 2001, and once again from 2006 to 2008. Born in 1947, Jacques-Édouard Alexis completed school in 1966 from Lycée Geffrard and Lycée Toussaint Louverture. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1973 from the State University of Haiti.


After completing his degree, Jacques-Édouard Alexis assumed numerous roles in the field of academics. His first well-known job was at the State University of Haiti for a period of 3 years from 1973 to 1976, where he was an Assistant Professor teaching Chemistry. He moved to Canada in 1977, where he gained his Master's Degree in Food Science and Technology from University Laval. During this time, he was also working as a Research and Teaching Assistant. He then returned to the State University of Haiti where he assumed the duties as the Professor for food harvest technology and food technology for the next eight years.

Jacques-Édouard Alexis was one of the people who were responsible for the naissance of the University of Quisqueya, where he was the first reverend from 1990 to 1995. Under the then President Rene Preval, Jacques-Édouard Alexis assumed multiple roles and responsibilities. Between 1996 and 1999, he was the Minister of National Education as well as the Minister for Youth and Sport. He was the Minister of Culture from 1997 to 1999 as well as the Minister of the Interior and Territorial Communities from 1999 to 2000.

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