Antonio Gayoso is an agricultural economist with long experience in foreign assistance programs and microfinance. He is currently an adjunct professor of development policy and practice, and of microfinance, at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He also taught microfinance at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Gayoso spent most of his professional career at the US Agency for International Development and, later, as Washington Executive Director of the World Council of Credit Unions. He is also an economic analyst in a round table broadcast to Latin America thrice a week by the Voice of America. Mr. Gayoso is past president of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy and past chair of the Board of the World Hunger Education Service.