Dr. Reginald Boulos
Founder and President, RBoulos Group
Dr. Reginald Boulos is a Haitian medical doctor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and politician. He is the founder and president of the RBoulos Group and Mouvement Troisième Voie.
Dr. Reginald Boulos was born in 1956, the son of Carlos Boulos and Aimee (née Abraham). He is the fourth of six siblings. Dr. Boulos earned a medical degree from the Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’État d’Haïti in 1981. He then obtained a Masters in Public Health & Tropical Medicine from Tulane University in 1982. He holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
During his medical career, he closely collaborated with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on numerous interdisciplinary research projects on measles, HIV, breastfeeding and childhood immunization. He has published more than 25 scientific articles in medical journals with his colleagues from the University of Baltimore where Dr. Boulos held the assistant professor position as a lecturer for Community Health for many years.
In 1996, Dr. Boulos left his medical practice and began a new career in private business development. He collaborated with investors to form the Intercontinental Bank S.A. in 1996. As president of the bank, he negotiated its merger with Sogebank, Haiti’s largest bank. In 2003, Dr. Boulos orchestrated the restructuring of one of Haiti’s oldest daily newspapers, Le Nouveau Matin. Dr. Boulos created and developed the first food chain supermarket, Delimart, and Megamart, a membership-based food discount store.
In 2000, Dr. Boulos and his group purchased a failing automobile dealership and restructured it under the name of Autoplaza. Recently, RBoulos Group negotiated, through Autoplaza, the acquisition of all the shares of Universal Motors S.A., the Nissan brand dealer in Haiti. The Autoplaza/Universal Motors S.A. group is now the largest automotive group in Haiti, with a 29% market share.
In 2009, Dr. Boulos organized the purchase and restructuring of a landmark hotel in Haiti, NH El Rancho. The hotel reopened in 2013 with 72 rooms in the heart of Petion-Ville. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIH) of Haiti during two terms from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2009 to 2011. Under his leadership, the ten departmental chambers of commerce in Haiti were united into a single national chamber. In 2009, he orchestrated the consolidation of Haiti’s main business associations and large companies into an organization called the, ” Forum Économique du Secteur Privé,” which he led until 2011. Between 2013 to 2015, he represented the business sector on the “Conseil Supérieur des Salaires.”
Dr. Boulos is a longstanding champion of social improvement in Haiti. From 1982 to 1996, he was Chair and General Manager of the Centers for Development and Health, a Haitian non-governmental organization, founded by his father, which provides services and integrated health care to the populations of disadvantaged areas of the country since 1974. In 1992, he founded the Fond de Parrainage National (FPN), which today finances the education of close to 20,000 elementary school children in Haiti. He is still its Chairman. Under his leadership, the Center developed and managed the most comprehensive health program in Haiti, providing health and social services to 550,000 people. He is also the founder of Haiti’s Child Health Institute, a research institution and the Haitian Institute for Community Health, a training institution.
Dr. Boulos currently lives in Haiti and is fluent in French, English, Creole, and understands Spanish.