Alfonso Casasnovas, MBA
He was born in the United States, where he lived his first years and received his primary education. He finished high school in 1975 at the School of La Salle, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
After studying Civil Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), he grew passionate from hydrology and hydraulics and conceived the design of its current hydraulics laboratory.
Before finishing two postgraduate courses and for several years he worked as a design engineer in important civil works such as dams and hydroelectric power stations in Dominican Republic.
Upon his return to the country, Casasnovas was hired by Citibank to work in Product Management, where he immersed himself in the business world and its financial management. There his main responsibility was to develop Electronic Banking, which in that pre-internet era, was an avantgarde technological development applied for that company. After that period in the banking market, he ventured into business, where he acquired extensive practical experience in operations and commercial logistics.
Casasnovas spent several years working at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), as a lecturer of statistics for both Business Administration and Economics majors.
The acquired experiences gave him the tools to establish and manage for 11 years a company dedicated to logistics activity, customs management, consolidation, storage, transportation and general cargo handling services. After this, the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo hired him as Administrative and Financial Director, a position he held until recently.