The Honorable Luis Miguel Castilla is the Ambassador of Peru to the United States. Previously, Ambassador Castilla served as Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru from July 2011 to September 2014 during the administration of President Ollanta Humala. During his tenure, he implemented major reforms to attract foreign direct investment to Peru, spur economic growth, reduce poverty and foster economic and social development. He promoted a series of second-generation reforms in infrastructure, public private partnerships, civil service, fiscal rules, pension system, capital market development, financial inclusion, taxation, government procurement, and state modernization, among others. During the past three years, Peru’s credit ratings were upgraded by all major credit rating agencies (classified as the second highest investment rated country in Latin America). Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Castilla held several positions at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, including Deputy Finance Minister and Chief of Staff. In addition, he has over fifteen years of experience at multilateral development banks, holding senior positions at Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), among others. Ambassador Castilla holds a BA with Honors in Economics from McGill University, and a MA and a PhD in Economics from John Hopkins University.