The Honourable Philip J. Pierre
Prime Minister, Hon. Philip J Pierre was re-elected as the Parliamentary Representative for Castries East on July 26, 2021. He also serves as Minister for Finance, Economic Development, and the Youth Economy.
Prime Minister Pierre is a dedicated politician and a committed district representative with over thirty (30) years of experience in government and opposition. He has held many portfolios over the years including Deputy Prime Minister as well as Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Commerce, Investment, Consumer Affairs, International Financial Services, Infrastructure, Ports Services, and Transport. In 2016 he became Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party which he led to victory in July 2021.
Hon. Pierre is a management professional with a broad range of skills and extensive public and private sector experience that he utilized in his private practice to assist state agencies and private sector enterprises to achieve their goals. His areas of proven expertise include: Programme and project planning, implementation and evaluation, Design of hotel development incentive packages, Economic analysis and economic forecasting, Financial policy, financial management and budgeting, Organization management and development, Business Plans, Feasibility Studies, Business Re-organization Advice, Sourcing Business Financing, Tourism policy development, policy advice, facilitation and implementation, and Training in Capacity Development for SME in St Lucia and region.
Hon. Pierre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the West Indies. Prime Minister Pierre continues to be a very strong advocate for the promotion and advancement of entrepreneurship, and the small business sector as a critical engine for economic growth.