The Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, swore in on Thursday the economist Miguel Ceara Hatton, as the new Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources.
“Today I had the honor of swearing in Mr. @CearaHatton as the new minister of @ambienterd. I am confident that his experience and knowledge will be very useful for our nation,” Peña wrote on her Twitter network.
The deputy president thanked President Luis Abinader for the trust placed in him to carry out the position.
In an act where deputy ministers and those in charge of various areas of the Ministry of the Environment participated, Peña stated that “we are complying with the president’s provisions and today we have come with a double function, which are: to swear in the new minister and to be able to organize meetings for him to take office. and do your job.”
Miguel Ceara Hatton was appointed by the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader as Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources through decree 361-22.
Hatton is an economist, university professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and researcher at the José Luis Alemán Center for Economic and Social Studies.
His areas of professional interest are macroeconomics, economic development, economic theory and public policy, as well as international economics and politics.
From 1996 to 2001 he held the position of Director of Trade, Tourism and Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Trinidad and Tobago, elected by the Foreign Ministers of the Greater Caribbean.
Between 2002 and 2003 he was the director of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and advisor to the chancellor on trade issues.
Between September 2003 and June 2011, he was the national coordinator of the Human Development Office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and was responsible for the National Human Development Report. In addition, he was a member of the International Editorial Board of the Latin American Journal of Human Development (Humanun).
Ceara Hatton is the National Technical and Public Policy Secretary of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM).
He has been a consultant to several international organizations and countries. He is a member of the Board of Editors of several international economics and social science journals. He was president of the Dominican College of Economists (CODECO) from 1982 to 1984 and of the Association of Caribbean Economists between 1990 and 1996.