Doctor in Jurisprudence and Lawyer of the Republic of Ecuador since 2000. He has a Licentiate degree in Public and Social Sciences (1991) from the Central University of Ecuador. He is a specialist in public contracting, bank law, insurance, labor, international businesses, mediation and arbitration, both local and international. His doctoral thesis was "Participation Contract for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation" in Ecuador. He is a representative/agent for several foreign companies in Ecuador. He has attended to several seminars and courses on civil, taxation, situation leadership, negotiation techniques and North-American judicial system, as well as international mediation and arbitration. He is proficient in the English language, both, spoken and written, and he has been/is a general proxy and attorney of several national and international companies.