Biography of H.E. Roudy Stanley PENN
Ambassador Roudy Stanley PENN was born on November 27, 1983 in Port-au-Prince. Graduated from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) with a Masters in Electoral Policy and Administration (MEPA), he also earned a BA in Political Science from the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Économiques, Politiques et Juridiques (Haiti).
Political scientist, Ambassador Penn worked for a long time to strengthen democracy and professionalize political life in Haiti. After a long personal experience as political consultant, spokesperson of the provisional electoral council, head of staff of different ministers, he decided to launch Politicotech, a political firm whose mission is to bring together the best resources to challenge established thinking and lead to transformation in political life in Haiti.
Launched in December 2017, PoliticoTech has therefore been the instigator of various projects, including the PoliticoTech Awards, which annually honors a set of physical and moral personalities for their contribution to strengthening democracy. Since 2019, as part of a partnership between Radio Caraibes and this firm, Roudy Stanley PENN has hosted Politoscopie – a radio column that makes political knowledge accessible to all segments of the Haitian population.
Aware of the importance of political education in the process of social transformation and democratic consolidation, Ambassador PENN has long contributed to the establishment of training and study programs on youth participation in the political sphere in through several institutions, such as: Jeunesse Montante, National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International IDEA. He is also the author of numerous publications, including two books on the alignment of the age of eligibility to the age of majority (2013) and the participation of young people in political struggles in Haiti (2014).
Apart from political education, Ambassador PENN also believes that sport can be an effective tool for social transformation through the promotion of a set of social values. He personally practices basketball and supports several sports initiatives.
Married to Daniella JACQUES and father of two children, Roudy Stanley PENN has been appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Haiti in the Republic of China – Taiwan since April 2021.