Eduardo Cruz, Visionary leadership
In Puerto Plata east and at Samana west, only 38 kilometers away from Nagua municipality, at the head of the María Trinidad Sánchez province, in Cabrera, there are El Diamante Beach, Caleton, Arroyo Salado, its famous Gri-Gri Lagoon, El Saltadero's waterfall and the Cabo Frances Viejo National Park, bathed by the sun and crowned with a lighthouse from where visitors can see the charm of the place. That was the birthplace of the executive chairman of the international holding Grupo Humano, Eduardo A. Cruz.
The youngest of five brothers, he enjoyed this paradise colored by the intense blue of the Atlantic Ocean until his parents, Francomacorisano, his progenitor, and Santiaguera, his mother, decided to move to the capital to be able to provide their children with a better education. "My father told us that in his childhood he had to walk up eight kilometers to go to school. He didn’t want something like that for his children and that’s why he decided to move to Santo Domingo", he explains.
He arrived in the city when he was four years old, it was huge for to the eyes of that child who was amazed by the dimensions and dynamism of the city. However, far from being frightened by the routine change, he got used to perfectly, especially in school where he competed and won different tournaments. "When I was eleven years old, I was second in the first national competition of the Rubik cubes," he recalls with nostalgia.
The boy kept growing up so fast, but we didn’t know if he had his father spirit, who had been a trustee of Cabrera, or with his mother’s, a teacher by profession and vocation. The truth is, that at fifteen years old, he was an outstanding young man who, with just 110 pounds, was admitted in the National University Pedro Henriquez Ureña to study Civil Engineering. "It was a very beautiful time, I got graduated with honors and being the youngest of my class."
At twenty years old he ventured into the working world, first in his academic area, engineering, but then he moved to the private sector, from where he acquired other skills and a global vision that he wanted to improve by studying abroad. Said and done, in that eagerness to overcome himself, after a first master's degree in the Madre y Maestra University, he took a second one in the United States. "I got specialized in Business Administration at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), two years of training, with which I returned to Santo Domingo, at 24 years, full of new prospects for growth projection".
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