Winston DaCosta Jordan is a practicing economist who has been serving Guyana for over 35 years.
He is the former Head of the Budget Office of the Ministry of Finance and he began his career at State Planning Secretariat in 1984.
His significant previous positions include Country Analyst in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 2009 – 2015 and Technical Coordinator in the Public Management Modernization Programme (IDB) 2006 – 2008.
From 1985 to 2008, he worked extensively at the Ministry of Finance in various portfolios as Budget/Economic Adviser; Budget Specialist; Adviser in Budgeting; Budgeting and Public Investment Specialist and Director of Budget.
Minister Jordan graduated from the University of Guyana with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree (Distinction) and successfully pursued a Masters in Economics from University of Warwick. He also holds a Certificate in Budgeting & Structural Adjustment from Penn State University and a Certificate in Public Sector Budgeting from Harvard University.
He has taught at the University of Guyana as well as served as a Director of the Board of GAIBANK, the Bauxite Development Company Limited (BIDCO) and Guyana Cooperative Financial Service (GCFS). Additionally, he served as Alternate Director at Caribbean Development Bank as well as Temporary Governor and Alternate Governor to IDB, CDB and IMF/World Bank Group.
His distinguished educational accomplishments are recognized nationally, regionally and internationally. He has received a number of honours and awards including the Vice Chancellor’s Special Award – University of Guyana; Commonwealth Scholarship; UNDP Fellowship; and Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship.
Winston Jordan is married to Charmaine Atkinson-Jordan. He has three children: Jo-Anne Milner, Darren and Yanic Jordan.