Mr. Juan Seif is a Certified Public Accountant (Chartered Accountant) with a long and distinguished professional career which started in 1951.
He was one of the founders, and during 1984-1988 President/Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest international networks of accounting and management consulting firms.
Born in Hungary, immigrated to America after World War II. Obtained his doctorship in Economic Science in Europe and became a Certified Public Accountant in America.
Mr. Seif was the founder and senior partner of Seif Valeri & Acosta, a firm of public accountants and management consultants in Venezuela, which in 1993 joined Espineira Sheldon y Asociados Price Waterhouse.
Past International Director of the Association for Systems Management, served on the Board of Directors of the Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Venezuela and other important professional associations, chamber of commerce and private business groups. He is also closely involved in several community activities.
Having represented the profession at various international conferences, he was honoured with the title of "Accountant of the Americas". The Venezuelan government has conferred upon him the "Order of Labour 1st. Class".
In his long professional career he has acted as auditor, tax specialist and management consultant for many national and multinational clients and is an internationally known authority in the Hotel and Tourism Industry.
Mr. Seif has performed professional engagements in more than 20 countries in Europe and in America.
Mr. Seif speaks six languages.