Executive VP and Partner, Coral Hospitality Corp.
Joel Santos, is originally an economist with a master degree (MBA) in International business from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Arizona. He is currently the Executive VP and partner for Coral Hospitality Corp., a company that works in administration of a 422 room resort and 16 condominiums in the DR under the Coral Hotels and Xeliter brands, and their vacation club operates in other 10 hotels.
Prior to becoming a partner in the company that he has been for the last 15 years, he was the VP of finance and development where he participated in the development and structuring of 6 Coral Hotel properties with 2,500 rooms including 4 beach hotels, a city hotel and a golf resort . Before that, Mr. Santos worked in the telecommunication industry in the marketing and finance areas where he participated in the only Public Stock Issue in DR history on the New York Stock Exchange.
Besides presiding over ASONAHORES, Mr. Santos was an university professor for 10 years in economics and finance for the Catholic University in the DR. He has also been involved with several entrepreneurial associations in the in the DR as President of the Young Businessmen Association (ANJE), President of CEVALDOM, which is the only Stock Depositary institution in the country, Vice-president of the board for the Dominican Stock Exchange, Chairman for the business sector in the Social Security Board, President for COPARDOM, which is the association of employers in the DR and member of the Investment Committee for the second largest Pension Fund Administrator in the country