René Jean-Jumeau

Haitian Energy Institute

Dr. René Jean-Jumeau acquired a licence (B.S. degree) in electro-mechanical engineering from The School of Engineering of the State University of Haiti (Université d’Etat d’Haiti –UEH) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering, from Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.

Dr. Jean-Jumeau is presently Director of the Institut Haïtien de l’Energie (Haitian Institute for Energy), an autonomous institution based at Université Quisqueya. He was formerly Minister Delegate for Energy (2012-2014) ; Under Secretary of State for Energy at the Haitian Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communications (2012) ; and Coordinator of the Energy Sector Management Unit in the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (MTPTC) in Port-au-Prince (2009-2011). He also served as Senior Advisor for matters of Energy to the Minister of Public Works in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2005-2009) and, previous to that, as Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Energy and Telecommunications (2005). As such, he has been a preeminent energy reference for the island nation for the past 12 years.