Since 1996, Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia has been Executive Vice President of CAF, Development Bank of Latin America. Previously, he was Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund representing Spain, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America.

Most of his prior career was linked to Venezuela’s relations with the international community in the areas of economics, finance, trade, oil and diplomacy. In this context, he has held the positions of Governor for Venezuela to OPEC and Director of Electric Power at the Ministry of Energy, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and Manager for International Relations at the Central Bank of Venezuela. He has also had extensive experience in the Venezuelan private industrial sector, specifically the electricity and cement industries.

He is a Venezuelan citizen who graduated in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce (B.Sc. 1971), and from the University of Houston with a Master of Arts (1978).