U.S. Educated Businessman Is PM Designate Of Haiti

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News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. May 23, 2011: A Dartmouth and Georgetown University educated businessman is the prime minister designate of Haiti.

Daniel-Gerard Rouzier was named to the post by new President, Michel Martelly. He is president of a private power company, owns a car dealership, is an author and has also served on the board of Food For The Poor, a religious charity based in Coconut Creek, Florida.

He penned Vision ou Illusion (2000) and Le Pouvoir des Idées (2002) and also sits on the board of the Haitian investment bank PromoCapital and the Haitian Finance Company for Development (SOFIHDES) as well as the American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti. He is also the son of Gérard Raoul Rouzier, the Minister of Sports for dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in the 1970s, according to Haiti Analysis.

As Haiti’s PM, Rouzier will play a key role in efforts to get moving with stalled reconstruction after the devastating damage of after last year’s earthquake.

He now has to be confirmed by the country’s Parliament which is not controlled by Martelly’s party or supporters.

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