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Osmond Martinez, P.H D.

Dr. Osmond Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship at Galen University. He  completed a doctorate in Economics with focus in Poverty and Social Development from the Universidad De Baja California, Mexico. His research work centered on sustainable tourism development with implications of poverty alleviation and socioeconomic development in Belize.

In August 2018, Dr. Martinez was invited to present his research at an international academic conference at Harvard University. Apart from his academic commitments, Dr. Martinez continues to be engaged as a member of a number of advisory committees promoting entrepreneurship and research with both government as well as non-government organizations

He has 16 years of experience in the combined fields of business and academics. During his business career, Dr. Martinez served as regional manager for Farallon Aquaculture S.A. of Panama, a post that required  interaction with businesses associated with shrimp larvae production throughout Central America, Venezuela and Ecuador. His passion and innovation motivated him to start the first plastic recycling business in Belize exporting products to Taiwan and Mexico.