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Jorge Sequeira Picado

Jorge Sequeira Picado

Director General

CINDE

Jorge Sequeira is the Director General for the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE. Mr. Sequeira joined CINDE in October 2014, bringing extensive experience in foreign trade affairs, having worked as the General Manager of The Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica (PROCOMER), an entity created for the promotion of the Costa Rican products and services exports from 2010-2014. In 1987, he co-founded SPS Software, which later became Exactus Corporation, a leading ERP company. Under his leadership, the company grew from a garage operation into a multinational company with over 200 employees in 4 regional offices (Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Dominican Republic). In 2007, the Spanish software group, Softland, acquired 100% of Exactus Corp.'s operations and assets. Mr. Sequeira remained as Managing Director for Softland Central America & Caribbean, reporting directly to the CEO, and after three years, in 2010, he ended his term as regional president. Mr. Sequeira has served as Vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Chamber of Industries, as well as GS1 Costa Rica, the local representative of the Brussels-based organization responsible for establishing global barcode and supply chain. In 2006, Mr. Sequeira was chosen as one of 100 Most successful businessmen in Central America by the prestigious business magazine Summa. Jorge has a degree in Computer Engineering from Tufts University in Boston and a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University

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