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Jude Jean-Baptiste

CEO and Founder, Paon Bleu S.A.

Jude Jean-Baptiste, an alumnus of St. John’s University, New York, is the CEO and founder of Paon Bleu S.A., the first and largest digital lending platform in Haiti. A technophile and finance professional, Jude has 20+ years of experience in Haiti that spans banking, Non-Government organizations, and private sectors. He has been Resident Vice President at Citibank Haiti, Chief Finance Officer at Actionaid Haiti, and Finance Manager at E-Power.

Paon Bleu, launched in 2018, as a digital platform, has over 4,000 registered clients, granted over 2,500 loans worth over $1M, and is partnered with 57 businesses in Haiti spanning all industries. Paon Bleu is using technology to achieve financial inclusion through access to credit. Its, services are accessed via www.paonbleu.ht as well as applications in the Google and Apple platforms.