Angel joined Urner Barry in 2006 as a market reporter for the seafood department. He later added other responsibilities to his agenda and is currently the business development director for Latin America in addition to performing tasks as the company’s chief market analyst. Other responsibilities include writing monthly columns for the Global Aquaculture Advocate, along with other publications.
He created the Aquaculture Monthly Insider’s report, which reviews, explains and analyzes pricing and supply conditions in the U.S. market for the following commercially traded food commodities: tilapia, pangasius, and imported channel catfish. Angel is currently Urner Barry’s expert in economic technicalities and supervises chart creation. He also supervises and performs quantitative and qualitative analysis across commodity departments.
Angel has been a guest speaker at various conferences in Latin America, India, the U.S. and Europe. He has spoken about market conditions, pricing trends, and supply and demand scenarios that are of interest to those involved in the industry.
Angel was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to the U.S. on an athletic scholarship for his college education. He graduated from Villanova University’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a co-major in International Business. He also attended the Summer School at the London School of Economics in 2004 in London, England, and the East China Normal University Business School in Shanghai, China in 2005. He is a member of The International Economics Honor Society, Pennsylvania Chapter, which he joined as an undergraduate student. He was a member of Villanova University’s varsity men’s tennis team.
Angel previously worked as an intern at the Geneva Association for the study of Insurance Economics in Geneva, Switzerland. There, he developed a document called “Etudes et Dossiers” that helps members network and find research institutions around the world. He also worked as an intern for the press department for Warner Music in London, England.