H.E. Arnaldo Castillo Minister of State for Economic Development Honduras
Mr. Arnaldo Castillo was appointed Secretary of State and Cabinet Coordinator of Economic Development in January of 2016. Back in 2014, the President of the Republic of Honduras, named him Presidential Delegate for Promotion of Investment in the Asian Continent.
Minister Castillo received a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering in the Chinese Military Academy in Taiwan and a Master in Business Administration in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He began his professional career in the private sector, working for numerous international companies of the United States of America, Japan and Central America, including Target, Fruit of the Loom, JC Penney y Febena Fashion.
Throughout his career, Minister Castillo has distinguished for his wide experience in strategic planning, product cost analysis, trade policies and agreements implementation, quality and risk management, marketing strategies, supply chain integration, business relationships development, among others. All these skills combined with an excellent knowledge of English, Spanish and Chinese have allowed him to hold important executive positions with an assigned budget of $ 180 million for commercial negotiations and more than 500 people under his charge.