Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Gaston Alfonso Browne is an Antiguan politician who has been serving as the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda since June 2014. His early life was marked by adversity, growing up in impoverished communities such as Point and Grays. Despite these challenges, he pursued education with determination. After completing his secondary education, Browne attended the City Banking College in the United Kingdom, where he earned a BSc in banking and finance. He furthered his studies at the University of Manchester, obtaining an MBA in Finance. 

Before entering politics, he worked as a banker and businessman . His professional career began in the banking sector. Browne joined the Swiss American Banking Group in Antigua and Barbuda, where he rose to the position of Commercial Banking Manager. In 1999, he entered the political arena, winning a seat in parliament for the constituency of St. John’s City West. During his first term as an MP, he served as Minister of Planning, Trade, Industry, Commerce, and Public Service Affairs. 

His leadership skills and commitment to public service led the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party to victory in the 2014 general election, securing 14 out of 17 seats. On June 13, 2014, he was sworn in as Prime Minister. Gaston Browne also holds the additional office of the Minister of Finance.