Ambassador Luis Fernando Carrera Castro served as the Guatemalan Ambassador to the UN from 2014 to 2015, and was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala from 2013 to 2014. He has a B.A. in Economics from the National University of Costa Rica and an M.A. in Economics and Development Politics from the University of Cambridge, U.K. He is an economist specializing in fiscal policy and political analysis, and served as the official Secretary of Planning and Programming in Guatemala. From 1993 to 1994, he was Director of Research at the Latin America Regional Office of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). Between 1994 and 2007, Carrera Castro held a number of positions in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ultimately serving as the organization’s Adjunct Representative in Ecuador, and as its Representative in Cape Verde and Panama. Following his tenure at UNICEF, he served as Executive Director of the Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI) and later as Executive Director of the Soros Foundation in Guatemala.