Jose E. Catalán

Jose E. Catalán

Ph.D Student/Entrepreneur

Resume

I consider myself a person with a strong drive for challenges in general being these personal, academic and professional, i like to face them with a mix of creativity, logic, dynamism, strategy and a multidisciplinary perspective, in order to ensure a full seize of each challenging experience.

I am a person who posses both conceptual and technical skills regarding business and financial ambits as well as a long-term strategic vision, this, in addition to excellent personal relations skills, have permitted me to lead and be part of highly effective and highly driven teams, which have been capable of achieving solid, measurable and long-term impact results.

From a another side, i consider myself a social, open and emphatic person who promotes teamwork and engaging in highly productive personal and professional relationships. I strongly believe in motivation and collaboration as drivers to human potential which can contribute to the organization’s growth and value.

Working Experience

Work History
Oct 2011 - Present

Financial Controller

Grupo ODEPAL

Company dedicated to the promotion of logistic, industrial, commercial and energy projects in the Central American area.

  • Responsibilities: Financial planning, financial performance controlling and business/investment valuation.
Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Junior Consultant (Internship)

ILI Logística Internacional.

Company dedicated to consulting services regarding major industrial, commercial and logistic development projects.

  • Responsibilities: In hand with the senior consulting team, develop integral business and technical proposals for the development of industrial projects located specifically in Africa and Europe.

Academic Experience

Education
Feb 2015 - Present

Ph.D in Business Development (commercial enfhasis)

Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña

Distance Program.

  • Doctoral thesis: "Central American economic and comercial integration model from capital and agricultural markets"
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014

Master in Logistics and International Trade

Universidad Abat Oliba (CEU)

50% Scholarship.

  • Master thesis: "Freight tariff financial index model for land, maritime and aerial routes in Central America..
Jul 2012 - Present

Master in Finance & Banking

Universidad Francisco Marroquín 
  • Double degree with Tulane University (USA)

Courses pending (3/16)

Jan 2009 - Jun 2012

Bachelor in Business Management

Frankling University (ESI)
  • Undergrad thesis: "A integral long-term financial strategy for the company Marine Cargo Line S.A."

Other Studies

Certifications
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Certification in Management of Customs

Issued by: La Mutualidad del Personal de Aduanas de España, Grupo Taric and Universidad Abat Oliba.
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014

Short Sea Logistics Diploma

Issued by: European School of Short Sea Shipping.
Jan 2010 - Feb 2010

Strategic Leadership Diploma

Issued by: Dale Carnegie Institute.

Projects

Co-Founder & CEO of "Aston Infinity Corporation" 

AIC is a corporation dedicated to the development of a wide range of businesses and ventures with a relevant impact on the regions competitiveness.

Co-Founder & Board Member of "Axon Consulting Group"

ACG is consultancy company specialised in finance, logistics, international trade & business development for the region of Central America, adding value with a international multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals with a global perspective of emerging markets.