Gregor Avril is a management professional who has held several senior positions during a 25- year career in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in Haiti. Gregor most recently worked as a project manager for the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), overseeing the financial and operational aspects of a multi-million dollar building program for the government-run Center for Investment Facilitation (CFI). Previously, he worked for 6 years as executive director of the Haitian Manufacturers Association (ADIH), the umbrella organization for the garment export industry, where he was responsible for liaising with key government institutions on a variety of issues, while addressing the needs of close to 100 corporate members on a daily basis.
Gregor started his career as an auditor for a major local accounting firm. Gregor has an extensive understanding of international trade, economic development, tax, customs, and labor issues. His years of collaboration with various local and international organizations have earned him a reputation as an effective and skilled negotiator and allowed him to build a solid and reliable network of resources in Haiti and abroad.
Gregor holds a BBA in Accounting from Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. He recently earned an MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame in Haiti. He is fluent in French, Créole, and English. He also has a working knowledge of Spanish.