François Guillaume II, Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE)

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, Mr. , Pierre-Richard Casimir, the outgoing Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Minister of the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (i.e., Ministère des Haïtiens Vivant à l'Étranger or MHAVE) has proceeded towards his new role as the Minister of MHAVE, of the Consul General of Haiti in Miami. He will assume his charges from François Guillaume II, the current Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in Miami since December 2011.


Mr. François Guillaume II is an economist with decade long experience in finance. In 2004, he had served as a consultant for the economic development to the council of Governor Bush's Haiti Advisory Group that drafted the comprehensive policy recommendations on economic, environmental and security to the Government of Haiti.

In November of 2006, Mr. Guillaume was appointed as the first Executive Director for Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida to act as the catalyst for economic development for Haitian American community. He had opened his financial consultancy firm "GuiLac" in 2006 that served many multi-million dollar organizations. In 2009, his firm was awarded an Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) sponsored project management program on biodiesel production in the Dominican Republic. He is well known for many of his earlier important roles he had played.

Between 1995 and 1999, he had directed a program funded by USAID to provide legal assistance to the poor inmates of Port-au-Prince prison and acted as a legal adviser and interpreter to Ministerial Advisory Team on justice of the U.S. Embassy. Mr. François Guillaume II has served on the board of the Florida Black Business Support Corporation (FBBSC) and has remained involved in shaping US policy towards Haiti. He has received numerous recognitions like Bachelor's degrees in both International Relations and Economics and a Master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in economic policy from Florida International University.

He is a man who has always remained armed with a sense of purpose for the holistic development of the Haitian American community.

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