BSc and MA in Economics, St Louis University; additional post graduate studies, American University. at present, President of Council of International Relations for Latin America (RIAL); Chairman Trust for the Americas; Co President Ibero American Council for Productivity(CIPYC) Member of boards of directors and advisory councils internationally. Former President CAF-Development Bank of Latin America(1991-2017); Minister Of Planning and Coordination and Head of the Economic and Social Cabinet of Bolivia(1989-91); Treasurer and other executive positions at the Inter American Development Bank (IADB), Vice Minister of Planning and Board member of the Central Bank of Bolivia ; Governor, World Bank, IADB, River Plate Basin Development Fund (FONPLATA); Member, IBRD and IMF Development Committee; Professor, Higher University of San Andres and Catholic University, Bolivia. Ranking Member, Bolivian Academy of Economic Science; Member, Science and Technology Council, Bolivian Academy of Science. Is Visiting Professor Universidad de Sao Paulo(USP), London School of Economics (LSE) and Beijing Normal University. Publications on economic and social development topics. Recipient, awards and honours.