Tessa, carries a wealth of experience in her position. She previously worked for Air Canada and Sunwing Airlines in Canada and for Emirates Airlines in Dubai. She was the Sales Executive for Marriott Port-au-Prince in its opening year in Haiti and before her appointment as Director General she was the Public Affairs Coordinator for the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Haiti. As the Director General of Haiti’s Center for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI) she also brings to CFI an excellent understanding of the business environment in Haiti but as well of other parts of the world. Foremost her willingness to work in coordination with the different sectors to attract more investors in the country is a valuable asset to the vision of the government for the investment sector.
She implements the policies set forth for The Center for Facilitation of Investments (CFI) in Haiti, created by presidential decree in 2006 under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. It is the national investment promotion agency that works to attract investments that contribute to the development of the country, diversify the economy, strengthen supply chains, and generate jobs. CFI´s main mandate is to promote investments and help potential local and foreign investors find and take advantage of opportunities in Haiti.