Alejandro M. Castillero Pinilla (born 1972 in Chitré, Panama) is an attorney, real estate consultant, shareholder of Nazareno Livestock Cattle Ranch, and founding partner of Castillero & Associates Law Firm in Chitré, the capital of the province of Herrera, on the Azuero Peninsula of Panama.
In August 2009, Castillero was named Technical Coordinator of PRONAT — the National Land Administration Program, the sole government entity responsible for facilitating the titling process in Panama —. Since that time, he and his PRONAT team have, on average, titled more than 2,500 properties per month.
Financed by Inter-American Development Bank, the extent of this land titling initiative is unprecedented for the Central American country, and is critical to achieving the Panama federal government’s goal of titling the entire country in the coming years to accelerate investment opportunities nationwide.
The impact of Castillero’s and his team’s early work at PRONAT came to fruition on December 31, 2009 when Law 80 was passed, facilitating possessory rights and free land titles across the Panamanian coastal zones and islands. These regions, incidentally, are home to many indigenous people, whose agrarian livelihoods render most unable to pay even modest amounts for the titles that stand to name them rightful owners of land which, in most cases, has sustained their families for generations. Castillero was the founder of a new important goverment institution called ANATI (Land Administration National Authority), Government´s dependency in charge of the titling process and the national cadastral.
Mr. Castillero earned his Law and Political Science degree from Santa Maria La Antigua University in Panama City, Panama, and later, a Masters degree in International Banking and Financial Law from Boston University, USA.
Alejandro boasts a long record of public service and has held many important posts throughout his career, namely, National Director of Copyrights at the Ministry of Education, Legal Advisor to the Agriculture Affairs Committee of the National Legislative Assembly, and Legal Advisor to the Superintendency of Banks.
From 2011 to 2014 was appointed as the Head of the Commercial and Development Office of Panama in China, representing his country at the Popular Republic of China (Beijing), where he improved the bilateral commercial relationship between both countries.
Castillero is the CEO and Founder of Cascor Realty and remains active in various philanthropic initiatives and charitable organizations. Alejandro was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Chitré, Treasurer of the Herrera sub-Program of The Special Olympics, and President of the Castillero Foundation, a local organization dedicated to advancing the public welfare of the province of Herrera and the entire Azuero region.