Marlon Tábora Muñoz
Executive Advisor, Office of the President, and Secretary of the Bank
Marlon Tábora Muñoz, a Honduran citizen, was appointed Secretary of the Bank on August 1, 2021 and he was also appointed Executive Advisor, Office of the President, on October 1, 2020 and Secretary of the Bank, a.i., from April 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021. He served as acting VPF through December 31, 2020. Dr. Tábora Muñoz is an accomplished public servant, diplomat and executive. Prior to joining the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), he served as the Senior Advisor for Central America at the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and from 2017 to 2019, he served as the Ambassador of Honduras to the United States.
His career equally spans the public and private sectors. Prior to becoming Ambassador, Dr. Tábora served between 2015 and 2017 as the Executive Director for Central America and Belize at the IDB, where he chaired the Programming and co-chaired the Budget and Financial Policies Committees. He was also Governor and President of the Central Bank of Honduras and has chaired the Economic Cabinet in his country three times. During his tenure at the Honduras Central Bank, Dr. Tábora was the Chairman of the Central America Monetary Council and represented his country on the IMF, IDB, World Bank and CABEI Boards of Governors. In 2010, after a period as Chief of Staff and Vice-Minister of the Presidency, Dr. Tábora headed to Washington to serve as the representative for Honduras to IDB until the end of 2013.
As head of the Economic Cabinet, Dr. Tábora negotiated and led the implementation of the last two stand-by agreements between Honduras and the IMF, leading the reform of the energy sector, as well as the reform of the telecommunications sector when he was the President of the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) between 2002 and 2004. His accolades include being considered as one of the "100 Most influential people in Central America in 2014" by the magazine Estrategia y Negocios, profiled among the "25 most influential people in Central America" by Forbes magazine in 2015, and by América Economía magazine in 2016.
Dr. Tábora has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Autonomous University in Honduras, a master’s degree in International Business from the Central America Technological University (UNITEC) and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Honduras. Dr. Tábora also holds a master’s degree in Public Policy Management from McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, a master’s degree with merit in Public Administration focus on Political Economy and Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a postgraduate diploma in Financial Strategy with Distinction (first in class) from Said Business School at Oxford University. He holds graduate diplomas in Economic Development, Public Policy and Public Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard Business School, The Stanford Executive Program (SEP) from Stanford Graduate Business School, and the Advanced Finance Program from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.