Asot Michael

ASOT ANTHONY MICHAEL Born in Guadeloupe, French West Indies, on December 1969 into a politically active family.
Asot Michael is the Member of the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda for St Peter. He is a member of the Antigua Labor Party. He was Minister for Public Works in the government of Lester Bird, until his resignation in 2003
Asot Michael received his early education in Antigua where he consistently showed great talent. He then attended Barry University and the University of Miami --between the years 1985 to 1991-- where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees respectively. He was always an outstanding student. He returned to Antigua and, for three years until 1994, managed two businesses, to wit Asot’s Arcade and Michael Real Estate Development and Investment Company. In 1997, he joined the public service as the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, a position in which he served until 2003. Hon. Lester Bird, the Prime Minister, then appointed him a Senator, then a Minister of State, and also appointed him the Junior Finance Minister. The latter post brought him commendable assessments by a former Financial Secretary, by several Prime Ministers, and by the regional and international agencies that interfaced with him as the de facto Minister of Finance.

Educational Qualifications

Secondary School - St. Joseph’s Academy, St. John’s, Antigua (1982-1986) High School Diploma 1986. Cambridge - ‘O’ Level GCE Certificate (1985-1986) Passed. Six (6) Subjects.
Barry University (1986-1989) BS Degree Graduated in May 1989 with Honors in Business Administration with a double major in Economics and Finance. Deans list twice and Presidents list once.
University of Miami 1990-1991 - MBA Degree from U.M. Graduate School of Business. Dean’s list. Who’s who among International Students in American Universities and colleges. United States Achievements Academy National Award Winner for high Scholastic achievement. Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.

1992-1994 - Worked for Asot’s Arcade as Managing Director (Retail Store & Casino) Managing Director of Patrick A. Michael Co. Ltd (Real Estate Development & Investment Co).
1995-1997 Special Administrative Assistant to the Hon. Lester B. Bird Prime Minister Office, St. John’s Antigua.

1997-2000