He is a specialist in oil and taxation law, public contracting and contract negotiation. Doctor in Jurisprudence and Attorney of the Courts of Justice. He has a Bachelors in Public and Social Sciences from the Central University of Ecuador (1985 - 1987), an executive post-grade in Advanced Management from the Instituto de Administración de Empresas INCAE (Company Administration Institute), several national and international courses and seminars, university professor, author and co-author of several research works, legal reforms and new legal bodies in the branch of energy. In PETROECUADOR, the State Petroleum Company, he worked as: attorney at the General's Attorney's office and of international commerce, member of the acquisitions and contract commissions, head of the assessment division, head of the contract division, contract director, management assistant and Head of the Legal Division, General Procurer of PETROCOMERCIAL. Assistant and Executive President of PETROECUADOR. Counselor of the Ministry of Energy and Mining. Attorney and counselor of the Oil Contract Unit and in-charged of the regulatory body of the Seventh Oil Meeting. Consultant member and participant of the Commission to elaborate the reforms to the Hydrocarbon Law; Member of the Commission created by the Minister of Energy and Mining and the World Bank to prepare the juridical framework to commercialize oil derivates and operate the oil pipes and terminals (1995). He has taken part as an attorney and counselor in important projects of the electric and oil sectors. He is a Member of the Directorate and vice president of the Quito Chamber of Commerce (2004-2007). Knowledge of English.