Degree in Law, Universidad de Costa Rica; Master's in Law, Columbia University Law School. Formerly, Professor, Corporate Law and Securities, Universidad de Costa Rica. Ambassador of Costa Rica to UN and its specialized organizations in Geneva; 2003, Coordinator, Caribbean and Latin America Group; 2004, Vice-President, Human Rights Commission; 2004-06, Minister of Foreign Trade. Adviser to corporations and financial institutions on project finance, corporate finance, reorganizations, acquisitions, foreign investment and trade. Formerly, Board Member, International Bank of Costa Rica.