How we made a difference in 2017
Francisco Roberto Gutiérrez Martínez is President of FUNDAP (Integral Development of Social and Economic Programs Foundation) and President of the Asociación Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores (a non-profit organization for economic development), Mr. Gutierrez is also a Member of the Board of Catholic University of America at the Washington headquarters.
Mr. Gutierrez is a chemical Engineer, with a degree from San Carlos University in Guatemala, a Masters in Reengineering and Technology Insurance from Francisco Marroquin University and a Masters in Social Anthropology and Ethnology from University of Paris. He also holds a PhD. in Political Sciences and Sociology from Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain.
He has written several important publications abut entrepreneurship, including How to eradicate poverty in Guatemala, The Microenterprise, a space for development (La Microempresa, un espacio para el desarrollo) and many others. He is an active columnist for El Periodico national newspaper.
Mr. Gutierrez has been recognized as a distinctive Guatemalan citizen in Quetzaltenango, an Honoree from Banco Industrial, and winner of the Carlos Paiz Ayala Award, Exporter of the Year in 2003. He has held the Gold Button from the House of Culture in Quetzaltenango since 2003 and that same year, University Rafael Landival gave him a commemorative Medal, “Mons. Luis Manresa Formosa, S.J.”