Global Speaker

Daniel brings business and development expertise to diverse, global audiences in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. He’s visits to businesses, churches etc…


In From Aid to Trade Daniel explains how NGOs in Haiti can partner with local entrepreneurs to meet the vast demand and contribute to a sustainable economy.

Entrepreneur, Investor

Daniel owns the highly rated Trinity Lodge in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and manages Bridge Capital Haiti, a private investment firm supporting

Business Coach

As a business trainer with Partners Worldwide, Daniel brings his business-development insights to enterprises and initiatives in Haiti

Meet the Speaker

Hello and welcome to my site! Throughout my career as an entrepreneur, development professional, and educator, I’ve learned that the best way to eliminate poverty and create jobs is to leverage opportunity and empower people to meet their own needs sustainably. No one wants to be a beggar for life. Real development happens when we partner across markets and cultures, working together to meet shared goals. I hope these pages will lead you to examine the concept of opportunity-based economic development for yourself—and you can learn more about the concept on our blogAs well, please don’t hesitate to contact me for information about speaking opportunities, business training programs, or for more information about From Aid to Trade, Trinity Lodge, Bridge Capital, or the 100K Jobs Program. I look forward to connecting with you.

“International aid groups have been ‘focusing on supplying food and shelter,’ says Daniel Jean-Louis, a business professor at the State University of Haiti and Quisqueya University who also works as a consultant for local business groups in Port-au-Prince. ‘Nobody has talked yet about businesses resuming and people getting back to work.’’
“From Aid To Trade refuses to simply be another book about aid: it’s also a point of departure for an entire information campaign here and abroad about the potential failures of aid and, more importantly, about the lessons and best practices, learned in Haiti, that are just waiting to be replicated and oriented into a coherent politics of aid.”
Le Nouvelliste (leading Haitian newspaper)

No One Wants to Be a Beggar for Life

Jobs restore dignity and hope. Daniel’s mission is to facilitate job creation, in Haiti and the developing world. Let’s work together to end poverty through ethical, profitable, and sustainable markets.