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Vladimir Laborde

Executive Director, Santenou in Haiti

Vladimir Laborde currently serves as the Executive Director of Santenou in Haiti, a logistics and preventative healthcare company. An entrepreneur by nature, Vladimir has co-founded Avenir Energy, a Haitian Corporation that specializes in renewable energy solutions for small to large enterprises as well as micro-grids for cities, he has also formed and ran a licensed Haitian Telecom company. In 2018 he served as the CEO for the American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti. From 2014 to 2016 Mr. Laborde was the Executive Director of Haiti’s Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth & Investment (PACEGI). Before then he served as the Chief of Staff of Haiti’s Center for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI). Mr. Laborde is also Finance professional with significant experience in overall business management and development. He has worked at Fidelity Investments, State Street Bank and as well as Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Part of Mr. Laborde other initiatives includes the founding the New Orleans Heritage Task Force (HNOHTF), with private business, the major universities of Louisiana as well as the City of New Orleans where he recently facilitated a sister city agreement between the city governments of New Orleans and Cape Haitian.