M. François Guillaume II

As an economist, his long experience in senior finance and accounting positions, led Mr. Guillaume in 2006 to open his own consulting firm GuiLac, that specializes in business/economic development and financial consulting services, where his firm has consulted and managed multi-million-dollar organizations in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing and international business.

Since 2002 Mr. Guillaume has been involved in shaping US policy towards Haiti in matters of governance and economic development, having collaborated with such organizations as the United Nations and the U.S.A.I.D, as well as various members of the US Congress.

From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Guillaume served as the Executive Director of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF), which strives to promote and protect HaitianAmerican business interests, as well as promote investment in Haiti. In 2016, Mr. Guillaume was nominated to serve on the board of HACCOF.

Mr. Guillaume has served as an economic development consultant to the council of Florida Governor Bush’s Haiti Advisory Group in 2005 and in 2009 he was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to be one of the state’s Census 2010 Complete Count Committee members.

Mr. Guillaume was also nominated in February 2010 to serve on the board of the Florida Black Business Support Corporation (FBBSC) (d/b/a Access Florida Finance Corporation), which is a statewide black business investment corporation and provides several services to Black owned businesses in the State of Florida under the Black Business Loan Program (BBLP).

From December 2011 to April 2014 Mr. Guillaume was appointed as Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in Miami. Major accomplishments include a re-branding strategy that encouraged the Diaspora and foreigners to invest and visit Haiti.

From April 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Guillaume was then appointed to serve as the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad of the Republic of Haiti. During that short time-frame he restructured the ministry to be a better catalyst to its Diaspora’s engagement process.

During his tenure as Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, Mr. Guillaume was also appointed by the President and the Prime Minister, Coordinator of the Haiti – Dominican Republic High Level Bilateral Commission. As the coordinator of this Commission, Mr. Guillaume and his Dominican counterpart helped foster and protect an unprecedented level of dialogue between the two nations at a critical historical juncture.

Mr. Guillaume’s private and public sector experience has prompted him to continue serving the needs of private and public organizations through his firm’s advisory and consulting services, GuiLac. Furthermore, through his tenure as Board Member and Treasurer of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida as well as Chairman of AMCHAM-Haiti’s Diaspora Committee, Mr. Guillaume also strives to continue supporting the economic and business development of Haitian Diaspora business communities.

Mr. Guillaume has received numerous recognitions and holds Bachelor’s degrees in both International Relations and Economics as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in economic policy from Florida International University