Born Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1967; admitted 1991; notary public. Education: Universidad Francisco Marroquin (lawyer and notary public, magna cum laude, 1991); Harvard University, Law School (LLM, 1991). Author: Judicial Independence in Guatemala, A Critical Analysis, Harvard Law School, 1991. President of the Guatemalan Stock Exchange Market, 1999–2007. Professor, public international law, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, 1993. Legal adviser: Guatemalan government in the privatisation of electric generation and distribution companies, 1996; Guatemalan government in the privatisation of Guatemala’s ports and airports, 1998. Member: Colegio de Abogados de Guatemala. Languages: English and Spanish.