Alumnus Appointed as Ambassador to the US

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Dr. Román Macaya (Ph.D., 1993, Feigon Group) was recently appointed as Costa Rica’s ambassador to the United States.

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís appointed Macaya, a 47-year-old businessman who holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, during a press conference at Casa Presidencial in August 2014.

Short Biography: Ambassador Macaya was the General Manager of Agroquimica Industrial RIMAC, S.A. and previously served as the President of AgroCare. He was also the President of the Latin American Association of National Agrochemical Industries (ALINA) and President of Costa Rica´s National Chamber of Generic Products. Macaya holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCLA, MBA in Health Care Management from Wharton Business School, and B.A. in Chemistry from Middlebury College. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Roman Macaya Barack Obama
Costa Rica’s Ambassador to the United States, Román Macaya, presented his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday, Sept. 18 (Courtesy Casa Presidencial)