Fritz Jean studied economics and mathematics in the United States, in New York at the Fordham University and the New School for Social Research before returning to pursue his professional career in Haiti.
Since 2012, he is the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Professions of the Nord-Est Department. and is part of the national commemoration committee of the 100-year anniversary of the United States occupation of Haiti. He originates from the nearby commune of Sainte-Suzanne, Nord-Est Department where he spent many childhood summers and with which he maintains strong ties. Jean spent several years (1987-1991) at the University of Haiti (UEH) in Portuguese-au-Prince as a professor and consultant before moving on to general economic consulting work in the Haitian public and private sectors.
In 1996 he was named vice-governor of the Banque de la République d"Haïti, a post he held for two years.
In February 1998, under the René Préval government, he was named governor of Haiti"s central bank where he remained in office until August 2001. Later on, between 2005-2009 he was dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Political science at the University Notre Dame of Haiti.
Passionate about the future of the Haitian youth, Jean also served as president of Young Men’s Christian Association-Haiti from 2007 until 2010. Jean speaks Haitian Creole, French and English fluently.
On 2/25/2016, he was nominated as the interim Prime Minister of Haiti.
On March 20, 2016, the lower house of the chamber of deputies of Haiti"s parliament rejected the general policy of Fritz Jean. He did not received the confidence vote by the majority of deputies. The next day, Enex Jean Charles was chosen to replace Fritz Jean as the new Prime minister of Haiti.
Fritz Jean is also a founding member of the Haitian Stock Exchange.