Guy François Jr
Guy François Jr was born on November 10th, 1981, and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2001, he graduated from renowned catholic high school St Louis de Gonzague. In 2005, he graduated with a degree in Finance and obtained a certification as a Licensed Banker in 2008.
In 2004, he started his own entertainment company “Kamikaz Group” where he organized several cultural activities in Haiti, Miami, Santiago, Dominican Republic and New York, regarded as the youngest Haitian entertainment company. He worked with several popular Haitian bands such as Sweet Micky, T-Vice, Carimi, Djakout and more. He also brought world known international artists to Haiti such as Neyo and Edward Maya with his megahit “Stereo Love”.
He has served and worked with non-profit organizations particularly Project Medishare and Haven Foundation. He volunteered with his staff at the Miami Mardi Gras in downtown Miami in 2003 as well as the H2O concert in South Florida after the devastating earthquake in January 2010.
He worked three years (2008-2011) for Wells Fargo, as Personal Banker in Miami Beach and later in Miami Shores where he served the Haitian Community. He was recognized by the financial institution as Top Performing Banker in the District and Excellence in Customer Service.
In January 2012, he was appointed Vice Consul of Cultural Affairs for the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami. In May 2014, he was promoted to Consul for his outstanding performance.
During his three year tenure at the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, Consul Francois developed an annual calendar of events for his jurisdiction. Based on this calendar, the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami now hosts an International Women’s Month Ceremony in March to honor Haitian Women in the community; new partnership with the Haitian American Elected officials and cultural partners are celebrated in May during Haitian Heritage Month. In 2013, the Consul initiated Creole Month held in the month of October to bring awareness to the Creole language, culture and literacy.
Additionally, he was also responsible for Tourism where he served as liaison for the Ministry of Tourism in his jurisdiction. In June 2013, through the partnership between the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and the Ministry of Tourism, he participated in the launching of packages (hotel + transportation) with Transat USA and the soccer game Haiti vs World Champions Spain at Sun life Stadium with then President Martelly in attendance as well as 36,000 people with the promotion of Ministry of Tourism on the field. On October 2nd, 2013, he worked tirelessly to realize the launching of the first commercial flight ever in Cap Haitien with American Airlines, in the presence of President Michel Martelly, the Minister of Tourism, the Vice President of American Airlines and several Haitian and American officials also in attendance for this historical moment, as the Cap Haitien airport, which began construction in 1955, was finally inaugurated in 2015.
In May 2013, he brought Haitian Music Legend Rodrigue Millien to the National Palace where he was honored by President Michel Martelly. He then visited the TNH (Haitian National TV) where a room was dedicated as the “Rodrigue Millien Room”.
His position enabled him to work with Haitian cultural partners such as the association of professionals, Haitian student organizations, tourism partners, the media, elected officials and Haitian government officials. Guy Francois Jr is always ready and willing to serve his country.
Due to his strong connection with the Haitian Diaspora in the jurisdictions he has served, on April 24th 2018, the Consul was designated as Minister of Haitians Living Abroad and proudly currently serves in this position.
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