Salvadorean. He has an MBA from The Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts; and a BA in Economics from the University of Santa Clara, California, United States. He has served as a member of the Board for the: Banco Agrícola of El Salvador; the Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE); the Salvadorean Foundation for Health and Human Development (FUSAL); AGAPE, an institution that provides assistance in the fields of health, nutrition, education and shelter, with productive projects in hostels and restaurants, education andcommunication; Director of the Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN) Business School; President of the Kriete Group Investment Company; President of the Gloria de Kriete Foundation; President of the Fundación Coatepeque Foundation of El Salvador; Deputy Director of the Board of Directors of Hotel Real Intercontinental in El Salvador. Founder and board member of the Mexican airline Volaris; President of the Board AviancaTaca and President of the Latin American Association of Airlines (ALTA). Awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor, Degree of Officer by the Government of France; with the Honorary Member Award 2007 of the Salvadorean Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES); Decorated with the Grade of Grand Cross of the Central American Order of SICA for his valuable contributions to regional integration, and was awarded the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service in the rank of Grand Officer by the government.