Pedro José Barquero Tercero is the Secretary of Economic Development for Honduras. He was formerly President and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Cortés, a corporate organization that brings together the private sector of the northern area of Honduras. Pedro is responsible for the Chamber’s financial results and sustainability and has been able to increase the net income from 2014 to 2017 (on average) over 100% every year.
Pedro is currently the representative of the private sector within the Board of Directors of the Private Contributions Regime (RAP), a second-tier financial institution with assets of 800 million dollars. He is also the representative and spokesperson for the National Minimum Wage Commission. He also counsellor of the Economic and Social Council of Honduras, an advisory body that advises the government on socioeconomic, social security and labor matters.
Previously, he worked as a consultant in Strategy, Finance and Administration. Pedro held various executive positions in the private industry, including his role as the General Manager of Citibank Seguros Cuscatlán from 2007 to 2013, company where he was also a member of the Board of Directors.
Pedro holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from INCAE and is an Industrial and Systems Engineer graduate from Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (Unitec).