Haitian Ericq P. Pierre is an economist and agronomist with more than 40 yearsโ€™ experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

One of the earliest positions Pierre held was at USAID in Port-au-Prince, where he worked for a year (1975) followed by three years with the US Embassy in Haiti. He then spent 11 years with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti before moving to the IDBโ€™s offices in Washington DC in 1991. From 1993 to until his retirement in March 2013, Pierre served as Senior Counselor to the Executive Directors for Argentina and Haiti at The IDB Board.

Pierre has served on several task forces, from reorganisation of public and private entities, to serving as a member of the technical group formed by CARICOM to draft trade and investment recommendations within the frame work of the Caribbean Basin Initiative. He also served, in 1994, as a member of the Special Mission composed of 17 organisations to prepare an Emergency Economic Recovery Program for Haiti after the restoration of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as President of Haiti.

Throughout his career, Pierre has been involved in the discussions and the search of solutions for the most important issues related to the social, economic and institutional development of Haiti. He remains passionate about and committed to helping his homeland improve its socio-economic standing for the betterment of all Haitians.