Partner, Omnia Economic Solutions
Former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs for the Department of Economic Development and Commerce of Puerto Rico, Raul was also the lead promoter of the Island’s incentives around the world and the Director for Puerto Rico’s New York Office. As such, he attracted over $700 million in foreign direct investments to the Island.
Several of Raul’s successful projects include Puerto Rico’s first commercial bank in 30 years, two corporate headquarters, a major hotel and tourism investment, and the Island’s first A rated re-insurer. Recent accomplishments include the processing of high net-worth individuals under Acts 20 and 22, the very same incentives he helped develop in 2012 under Governor Luis Fortuno’s administration.
In recognition for his work on behalf of Puerto Rico’s economic development, Raul was named by the World Economic Forum as a founding Global Shaper for the San Juan Hub, and was recently invited as the first Puerto Rican to participate in the WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland to speak on the role of cities as centers for economic development, and to take part in the Prime Minister of Australia’s G-20 2014 Presidency platform team.