Jose Iturrios is the National Director, Peru Cocoa Alliance. He is an economist who has in-depth experience promoting the development of private sector companies as a vehicle to erradicate poverty. With more than 28 years of experience designing and implementing social projects with inclusive business approach and rural development strategies; he has been working with international cooperation agencies during 18 years, agencies as USAID and GIZ (German Cooperation Agency in Peru). Mr. Iturrios worked as COP in USAID’s Poverty Reduction and Alleviation project (PRA) from 2006 and 2013. He has a Master’s degrees in Economics from the Iowa State University and is a graduate in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.