Lawyer, Universidad Católica de Quito; Fulbright Scholar, Master's in Government Administration and Master's in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania. Started professional career with ECLAC. Later, worked as a consultant in public policy for the Mexican Government. Founded Fundación Ethos, a Latin American think tank based in Mexico; as its Executive Director, developed the Responsible Government Model. 2011, returned to Ecuador and founded SUMA, a national political party. 2013, ran for President of Ecuador. 2014, elected Mayor of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. World Co-President, United Cities and Local Governments organization (UCGL). Member of the Board: Global Covenant; C40; International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). Since 2015, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Since 2016, Member, Global Future Council for Cities and Urbanization.