Dr. Luis Miguel Castilla was appointed Ambassador of Peru to the United States on February 01 2015 by President Ollanta Humala. He had served as Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru from July 2011 to September 2014. During the past 3 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, 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 year experience at multilateral development banks, holding senior positions at CAF -Development Bank of Latin America, among others. Dr. Castilla holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University of Maryland.