Fritz Jean is a Haitian economist, politician and writer who currently serves as the president of the Haitian Institute of Public Policy Observatory (INHOPP). He previously served as the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Professions of Nord-Est, one of the ten departments of Haiti. Jean served as governor of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti from 1998 to 2001, and is also one of the founding members of the Haitian stock exchange. He also briefly served as interim prime minister of Haiti in 2016. His book Haiti – the end of an economic history was published in 2013.
Jean began his career as a professor at the State University of Haiti before moving on to general consulting work for both the public and private sectors as well as multilateral institutions. Between 2005 and 2009 he was dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics, and Political Science at the Université Notre Dame d’Haïti. Passionate about the future of the Haitian youth, Jean also served as president of YMCA-Haiti from 2007 until 2010. Jean studied economics and mathematics at Fordham University and the New School for Social Research in New York.
Jean was an event speaker at the Dialogue.