Hon. Winston Jordan, MP

Minister of Finance

Winston DaCosta Jordan is a practicing Economist who has been serving Guyana for nearly 40 years.

He is the former Director of the Budget Office, Ministry of Finance, having begun his career at the State Planning Secretariat in 1981.

His significant previous positions include Country Analyst, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 2009 – 2015 and Technical Coordinator, 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 Science Degree (Distinction) and successfully pursued a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Warwick. He holds also a Certificate in Budgeting & Structural Adjustment Management 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 on the Boards of GAIBANK, the Bauxite Industry 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 at Meetings of the 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; Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship; and Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program.

Minister Jordan is married to Charmaine Atkinson-Jordan. He has three children: Jo-Anne Milner, Darren and Yanic Jordan.