On May 24, former Haiti prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, was inducted into the Power Brands Hall of Fame during the third annual Power Brands Global Summit. Lamothe was one of 10 awardees who was recognized for their “dedicated and continued work towards global equality.”
Lamothe, who was appointed prime minister of Haiti in May 2012 by then president, Michel Martelly, was honored for “ensuring an astounding increase in primary schools for children of Haiti and bridging the gap between development needs and governmental resources.”
Also recognised were actress and politician, Baroness Floella Benjamin, philanthropist and activist, Heather Mills, former England cricket captain Graham Gooch, round-the-world sailor Tracy Edwards, former Prime Minister of Latvia, Laimdota Straujuma and evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins. Of the ten awardees, half this year were women.In October 2017, Lamothe was one of several officials under the Martelly Administration that was implicated in an investigation that uncovered years of corruption through the PetroCaribe program.