Director, Administration and Finance
Mr. Castañeda comes from a mixed background of financial services and general management. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Castaneda lived in NY and worked in Bankers Trust and Deltec, various US investment houses involved in alternative asset management, where Mr. Castañeda had portfolio responsibility for proprietary funds as well as third-party accounts investing in Latin American and other emerging markets equities. Subsequently, Mr. Castañeda moved to the Dominican Republic to head a water bottling and packaged ice operation, which in time has come to be the dominant player in the country within its field. Mr. Castañeda serves on the board of the bottling operation as well as on the board of various profit and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Castañeda has a BA in philosophy and economics from Columbia College and an MBA from the Wharton School.