22 August, 2016

The Ambassador

ELNIO MANUEL DURÁN finished his undergraduate studies in Agricultural Engineering at the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic and Mastered in Etymology at the Texas A&M University.

He serves as de Vice-president of Grupo Banamiel SAS, as well as a member of Banamiel’s Board of Directors. Banamiel is a company dedicated to the export of bananas to Europe and the United States.

in 2017 he was awarded the Medal Honour of Merit from the Association of Landowners and Farmers INC.

He serves as President at Projects Don Gabin, an agricultural and livestock production company with an extension of 3,500 tasks in operation, as well as President at Durafil SRL a company dedicated to the distribution of agrochemical products.

From 2014 to 2016 he served as the President of the Association of Dominican Banana Producers (ADOBANANO)

From 2012 to 2014 he was Banana Advisor to the Executive Branch

He served as General Manager of Sociedad Filpo Almonte from 1997 to 2010

From 1993 to 1997 he was Operation Manager of Plantaciones del Norte, Grupo SID where he developed and introduced new technologies in the production of Banana for export, as well as Market Study for Europe and the Unites States.

In 1993 he also served as National Marketing Manager of the Swiss Multinational CIBA GAYGE.

Served for 5 years at ALGODOM as National Production Superintendent, Grupo SID from 1985 to 1990.

In addition he has vast experience and knowledge on water management programs. Introducing for the first time in the Northwest line the Pressurized Irrigation System, call it drip, sprinkler and irrigation machine system. These technologically advanced systems have a great impact on ferti-irrigation.