Arnaldo Castillo Figueroa

Economic Development of the Republic of Honduras
(EMBA Class of 2013)

The answer to the question often asked of Arnaldo Castillo Figueroa as to why he chose to come to Taiwan first and then Hong Kong is a simple “I love Chinese culture.” Arnaldo is now the Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Honduras.

The reason why he chose to enrol in CUHK EMBA? He answered, “I Ching! CUHK EMBA is the only EMBA programme in Hong Kong that incorporates I Ching teachings in its curriculum, and that’s why I was attracted to it.”

He was pleased with his learning progress because of the compact EMBA curriculum, “Classes were usually on weekends and the number of classes was more than that in similar programmes. I had ample opportunities to network with my classmates.” CUHK EMBA divided students into groups of five. Arnaldo found himself in a group of executives from banking, civil engineering, etc., which had expanded his vision and horizon.“

We had classes in a convenient location in Central. Everything was conducive to learning.” He was impressed with the CUHK students he met. “The study body was made up of many nationalities and industries, each with distinctive talent. It’s truly a benefit to have studied with such a fine sample.”

Frequent travels have not diminished Arnaldo’s memory of his student days at CUHK. Whenever he passed by Hong Kong, he would find time to reunite with his classmates. “I am fortunate to have met such good classmates from different walks of life. It’s rewarding to share our experiences.”