Hesmahán takes over as economy minister in El Salvador
Ricardo Hesmahán has taken over from Yolanda Mayora as economy minister of El Salvador. Mayora resigned to take up the post of secretary-general of the Secretariat for the Economic Integration of Central America (SIECA).
Monday, June 30, 2008
Hesmahán, a businessman, was sworn in by President Elías Antonio Saca. Since late 2003, Hesmahán had been president of El Salvador's National Chamber of Farming and Agri-business (Camagro).
The businessman Luis Velazquez has replaced the economist Erick Coyoy in the management of the Ministry of Economy.
Armando Flores, until recently the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, has replaced Hector Dada Hirezi.
Streamlining business registration and reducing costs are the main goals of the next Guatemalan Minister of Economy and his team.
President Alvaro Colom accepted the resignation of its Economy Minister Rubén Morales.
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