Gasper Jn. Baptiste

MCMI, MBA (Finance), DMS, CPA
Chief Elections Officer

 

EDUCATION

1996/98 – School of Finance and Management (SFM), University of Lincoln & Humberside (ULH) United Kingdom
1990/94 – University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Continuing Studies (St. Lucia).
1962/72 – St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Boys School (St. Lucia)

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) (Business Finance)
  • Diploma in MANAGEMENT STUDIES (DMS)
  • Certificate in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (CPA)
  • Diploma in INTERNATIONAL TRADE

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Member Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) of the United Kingdom.

 

ELECTORAL EXPERIENCE

2011

  • March – OAS/CARICOM Election Observer, Haiti’s Presidential Elections, (second round of voting).

2010   

  • October – December –          OAS/CARICOM Election Observer, Haiti’s Presidential Elections (first round of voting).
  • September      –           Third Inter-American Electoral Training Seminar, Mexico City (6th – 10th, September)
  • May                –           Observer Mission – Trinidad & Tobago General Elections
  • February        –           Observer Mission – Costa Rica Presidential Elections

 

2009   

  • Canada – Electoral Conference organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in conjunction with Electoral Canada.
  • United Kingdom – Electoral Management Training organized by Public Service International (PSI).

2004

  • Nicaragua – Election Observation Mission

2003

  • Costa Rica – Participated in the sixteenth (16th) Conference of the Association of Electoral Organizations of Central America and the Caribbean – TIKAL Protocol.

2002

  • Dominican Republic – Election Observation Mission.

1990

  • Jamaica – Member, Organization of American States (OAS) Registration Observer team.
  • Presiding Officer – Election of Delegates, St. Lucia Banana Growers Association (SLBGA)

1989

  • Registration Officer – Castries North/East Electoral District, St. Lucia.

1987

  • Dominican Republic – Seminar on Electoral Registration Process.

1986

  • Panama – Election Observation Mission.

1979

  • Registration Assistant, Electoral Office

1978

  • Enumerator, Field Registration Exercise

 

ACHIEVEMENT

1999

  • The writing of “A Strategic Development Plan for the Electoral Department of St. Lucia”


PUBLIC SERVICES

2003 – 2006 – Chairperson, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Boards’ of Survey and Condemnation.

  • 1987 – Member, Steering Committee, St. Lucia Census Board.
  • 1984 – 86 – Member, St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) General Council

 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Founder and Chief Instructor of Premier Martial Arts Institute
  • Martial Arts – Holder of a fifth degree black belt in Shotokan Karate.