Vice President and General Manager, VenAmCham; Editor in Chief, Business Venezuela since June 1990.
A Venezuelan citizen born in Havana in 1942, Mr. Herrera-Vaillant received a degree in International Economics Affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington D.C., in 1967.
After six years as Field Producer for news and special events, and Associate Producer of “Issues and Answers” a weekly interview program at the ABC Television and Radio Network in Washington, he joined the International Planned Parenthood Federation as Western Hemisphere Fundraising Director.
Mr. Herrera-Vaillant later moved to Caracas as an Independent Consultant in public affairs, international trade and real estate in Venezuela and abroad, and worked with Fundación Paternidad Responsable, Sindicato los Guayabitos, IESA, Mitsui de Venezuela, the Latin American Economic System (SELA), the Caracas Chamber of Commerce and G. Rafshoon Associates
He served as Commissioner in the Federal District government, as well as Secretary General and Director for Institutional Relations, a position he held until joining VenAmCham.
He was President of the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances Industrial Association (Caveinca) for four terms from 1984-1988. During this time, he served as Treasurer and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Conindustria, The Venezuelan Council on Industry; and as President of the Legislative Affairs, Integration (Andean Pact) and International Affairs Committees of Fedecámaras, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Herrera-Vaillant served as Hemispheric Secretary General of the Inter-American Trade and Protection Council (CICYP) and the Principle Representative of private enterprises in the Americas and Spain. He has received the Order Francisco de Miranda, and the Order of Merit at Work, both first class.
Hi is bilingual in Spanish and English, and also speaks Portuguese and French. He and his wife Carolina Stone Tovar have two children, Laura María and Antonio Jorge, and two grand children.