Haiti: New co-Chair appointed to economic development council
Haiti President Michel Martelly has appointed Haitian businessman Gregory Mevs as the co-chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth and Investment.
Mevs replaces Laurent Lamothe who was the co-chair of the council until his appointment as Prime Minister of Haiti.
Members of the Presidential Investment Advisory Council of Haiti include singer Wyclef Jean and former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar.
The main focus of the Advisory Council is to develop “innovative strategies to attract foreign direct investment in Haiti, supporting public administration and removing the obstacles to free growth.
The council held its first session in September 2011 in New York. It was launched by Martelly and former United States President Bill Clinton, who has been actively working in Haiti for several years.