Eduardo Chirinos is a results and people-oriented professional with over 20 years’ experience in programming and managing complex economic growth portfolios.  His relationship with HOI began almost 25 years ago. He was hired as one of HOI Honduras’ first in-country directors from 1993-1995.  Prior to joining HOI as CEO in 2016, Eduardo worked with USAID for nearly 17 years. During his tenure there, he led the design and implementation of successful multi-million dollar programs and private sector alliances, including a partnership to leverage over $300 million from the Honduran government, donors, and multi-laterals to address climate change issues in the Dry Corridor.

Eduardo enjoys mentoring and coaching professional staff to achieve results in international and multi-cultural environments. With USAID and the European Union, he has provided advice and support to nearly a dozen ministers of agriculture, trade, and environment on policy reform, alignment, and coordination. He also chaired the Donors Working Group to address coordination and alignment issues in Honduras for more than eight years.  Most recently, he led the design and implementation of an economic growth portfolio of more than $200 million and received numerous prestigious awards from the U.S. government for his work, including a nomination for a superior honor award.

He is graduate of Zamorano University and holds a Masters in Agribusiness Development and Finance/Strategic Planning from the University of Bradford. He is married to his wife, Ana, and they have two beautiful daughters. Prior to moving to the United States they attended the CCH (Christian Community El Hatillo) in Honduras as founding members. His hobbies include biking, hiking, and fishing.