USA- Alejandra Danielson Castillo will be the new director of the US Grains Council’s (USGC) global programs, effective April 3.
Castillo is currently the director for the India office, based in New Delhi. Before that, she was the regional director for South Asia for three years, based in Singapore.
This global leader started her career with the USGC as manager of global trade in the Council’s DC office and this new role will see her return to the council’s headquarters in Washington to execute her duties.
In her new role, Castillo will provide direction and management of the council’s worldwide marketing plan activities.
She will oversee the execution, implementation, and post-evaluation of all United Export Strategy (UES) activities and global projects.
Castillo will also oversee global programs in Asia and the Western Hemisphere, with her roles including program planning, implementation, evaluation, personnel supervision, administration, and communications, while ensuring operations comply with USDA/FAS regulations.
Danielson Castillo holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in strategic management and organizational leadership, both from St. Catherine University.
Cary Sifferath, vice president at the USGC, remarked that the council was excited to have Alejandra return to the headquarters office in her new role.
“Her experience of working in our international operations and opening our new office in India will be valuable to her new position. In addition, her experience working in international grain trade logistics will bring valuable knowledge to this leadership role,” Sifferath commented.
Castillo is stepping into this role following the departure of Emily Pogue in early March. Emily Pogue had been the director of global programs since May 2022. She had worked for the council since 2015.