PROPANAMA's Board of Directors inaugurates Hall in honour of Ricardo "Dicky" Durán

First Executive Director of the Institution

June 01, 2022

The Authority for the Attraction of Investments and Promotion of Exports of the Republic of Panama, PROPANAMA, inaugurated this Wednesday June 1st, its meeting room in honour of the first executive director of the institution in 1994, Mr. Ricardo Durán.

The former vice-chancellor of the Republic served as director of PROPANAMA, during the period 1994-1998 and represented a fundamental figure for the development and exposure of our country internationally. "Dicky", as he was nicknamed by those close to him, stood out for promoting Panama's various benefits in terms of trade and the arts, among others.

With a privileged mind, Mr. "Dicky" contributed with his contacts and dynamics to the promotion of the region, leaving immeasurable legacies such as the establishment of the new home of the Museum of Contemporary Art (1983).

For this reason, PROPANAMA, decided to give him an insignia through a room in honour of his name, the meeting room Ricardo "Dicky Durán". It has a plaque and a photograph in recognition of his work and is located in the central offices of PROPANAMA.


Both the plaque and the photograph were unveiled by his family in the presence of the Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Ramón Martínez de La Guardia, the General Administrator of PROPANAMA, Carmen Gisela Vergara and the General Secretary, Lourdes Pérez and the Deputy General Administrator Diego Ortiz De Zevallos.

It is an honour and pleasure for PROPANAMA, to give a special highlight to the figure of such an important manager of the Panamanian economy. An incomparable human being, remembered by all and who initiated the management to build a Panama of opportunities.