Doctor in Economics and Administration, University de Montevideo, 1953. Graduate Economics and Business Administration, University Republic Uruguay, 1953. Juris Doctor (honorary), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1991.
Degree (honorary), University Autonoma Guadalajara, Mexico, 1994. Degree (honorary), Candido Mendes University Systems, Rio de Janeiro, 1994. Degree (honorary), Southeast University, 2000.
Managing director, Union de Bancos del Uruguay, 1954-1962;
technical director, National Office of Planning, Uruguay, 1962-1966;
president, Center Bank, Uruguay, 1966-1968;
minister foreign affairs, Uruguay, 1985-1988;
president, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, since 1988. Executive secretary, 1972, United Nations assistant secretary general, under secretary general. Representative Inter-Am.Com. on the Alliance for Progress, 1972-1985.
Secretary general United Nations conf on Newand Renewable Sources of Enrgy, Nairobi, Kenya, 1981. Chairman United Nations Inter-Agency Group on the Development of Renewable Sources of Energy. Secretary general, special advisor to United Nations Director General for Development and International Economics Cooperative, 1982.
Chairman General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, 1986. Professor University Republican, chairman economics development, director Institute Economics, 1952-1967. Member Board Latin American Social Sciences Council.
Board of trustees Institute for Iber-American Cooperative, Spain.
Son of Isabel Garcia de Iglesias.