A life-long soccer fan, I have served as an unpaid volunteer to USSF for the past 10 years. As Vice President since 2016, I have worked to reform Board governance with a focus on greater transparency and accountability. I have also served as Treasurer, Chair of the Budget Committee, Director of the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the Federation’s first Independent Director. In addition, I represent U.S. Soccer on the CONCACAF Council and FIFA’s Stakeholders Committee.
A business executive with more than 30 years of experience in international finance, I became a partner at Goldman Sachs in the early 1990s and was later appointed Vice Chairman-Asia. I advised governments, global corporations, and international financial institutions. Now retired, I continue to serve as an honorary unpaid advisor to the firm. From 2005 to 2015, I was an independent director of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest natural resources company, where I focused on governance, finance and risk management.
Born to a Colombian mother and a Portuguese father in 1956, I immigrated to the United States from India with my widowed mother and three siblings at the age of 15. I became an American citizen ten years later. I am a graduate of Miami Beach High School, Harvard College and Harvard Business School. A dedicated philanthropist, I have supported nonprofit causes that reflect my commitment to education and healthcare and have held director-level positions at several charitable foundations.