Opportunity Costa Rica
Jose David Murillo
Since october 2017, José David Murillo has been appointed as Consul General of the Republic of Costa Rica in the city of Chicago, serving the states of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
José David Murillo is a career diplomat that joined the Foreign Service in March 2010. He has a solid experience at the Foreign Policy Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, being responsible for various positions like the Central America desk, European Union desk, Environmental Protection desk and the Cooperation with the United Nations System in Costa Rica. In 2012, he was promoted to Assistant to the Foreign Policy Director.
From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Murillo served as Counselor for the Costa Rica Embassy in the People's Republic of China, where he was responsible for the political section. During the year 2015, he was Charge d' Affairs of the Embassy during The First Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, where Costa Rica had the Pro Tempore Presidency. The Forum was the first grand political platform for political consultations between Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
During his tenure, He contributed to strengthen the Costa Rica-China cooperation in Political Consultations, Commerce, Investment and Tourism and actively participated in the promotion of arts; especially in Costa Rican modern films and music.
Consul General Murillo´s education background comes from international fields. He majored in International Affairs, completed his Masters in Diplomacy from Universidad de Costa Rica and has advanced studies in Business Administration with emphasis on International Commerce.
He has also relevant teaching experience, focused on history and politics of Costa Rica, as well asspanish for business to foreign students. Mr. Murillo has also received several invitations to deliver keynote speeches in universities in his home country, especially about Diplomacy and about China. José David Murillo has lived in countries such as México, Honduras, Denmark, and China; also, he has accumulated international experience in the private fields working in managing positions at corporates such as DHL and IBM.
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