Born in Romania and longtime resident of Venezuela. After high school in Caracas, graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, and spent an additional year as an applied research staff member.
Before joining Maxecon in 1993, was a Vice-President of the CORIMON Group and CEO of their Frica and Gerber subsidiaries (processed foods). He has been also for eight years President of the Venezuelan subsidiary of Oxy Metal Industries (specialty chemical products, part of Hooker Chemical/Occidental Petroleum), and worked nine years for the Venezuelan subsidiary of Shell Chemicals as Industrial Sales Manager.
Member of VenAmCham and the Human Resources and Marketing Committees, and was Chairman of its Processed Foods Committee. Member and former President of several community service organizations.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and German.
Married to a physician, and has three grown children, one living in U.S.