Born in September 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Educated at Glenalmond College, Scotland, and subsequently took a Mechanical Engineering Diploma in Conventry.
Arrived in Venezuela in 1963, with Rooters Motors. Later transferred to Chrysler Corporation, working in Venezuela and Peru. Vice-President of National Car Rental from 1980 to 1993, specializing in Vehicle Leasing and Sales. Currently Vice-President of C.A. Mercantil Aglo-Venezolana, and old-established Chevrolet dealership in Caracas.
Married with three children.