Ketleen Florestal

Eminent Panel Member

Has worked since 2010 at the World Bank Group as an Advisor to the Executive Director for Haiti. She also represents Haiti at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Board of Executive Directors. Previously she served as a co-focal point for Haiti for the G7+ grouping of 20 countries in fragile situations. Ms. Florestal holds an MIA from Columbia University in Economic Policy Management and, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University in Applied Economics. She also studied law at the State University of Haiti, interned for two years in a private law firm and, briefly served as chief of staff of the Minister of Justice of Haiti in 1993. 

Before working at the World Bank, she served as senior economist for Haiti and the Bahamas at the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB). Previously she worked as an Advisor to the Executive Director for Haiti at the IMF. She has served in many capacities in the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Haiti including member and coordinator of the Minister’s technical staff, and held for a number of years the position of Head of the Department of Credit management in the Central Bank of Haiti (BRH). She has also taught topics in macro-economics and international economics in two Universities in Haiti. She served during two years as an elected member of the Board of the Haitian Association of Economists.