*Ph D in Economics. Spec. International Economics, Trade & Development. Sorbonne University, Paris, 1978-82.
*DEA-Diplome d’ Etudes Approfondies in Economic techniques, prevision and prospective. Spec: International Economics. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHSS), Paris, 1977 - 1978
*DESS- Diplome d’Etudes Superieurs Specialisees in Economic Evaluation of Industrial Projects. Sorbonne University, Paris, 1976-77
*Languages: Spanish (mt), English, French (VG), Portuguese, Russian (G), Swedish, Italian (B).
Senior Trade Adviser and consultant for international organizations (European Commission, ADB, DFID, International Trade Centre/ UNCTAD-WTO, UNIDO, WB) and private industry on trade, investment, and technical cooperation programs. +25 years experience, has been trading adviser and team leader for Presidential Administration, Min. Economy and Regional integration secretaries. Has dealt with programs supporting WTO accession, institutional and legal reform, trade negotiations, capacity building, EU enlargement, SME competitiveness, value chains, export promotion & investment, mining and environmental industries, trade & fiscal implications, and others. Has dealt with all project cycle: identification, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of projects/ programs. Has been the team leader of the multi technical team with projects from 1-165 m€. He is goal and result oriented, has tact and diplomacy. He is aware of the low-income population, minorities, gender, and environmental issues.
Member American Economic Association, European Economic Association, Royal Economic Society.