Mr. Paul Elberse is the Founder and Owner & serves as Managing Director, Argentina at Ficus Capital. He has been named in different rankings as one of Uruguay's influential businessmen and main doors. Prior to founding Ficus Capital he was the CEO responsible for the structuring of Nuevo Banco Comercial, CEO of ABN AMRO Bank in Uruguay, where he obtained "Best Bank Awards" as the leading bank in the private sector in Uruguay as well as Director of the Bolsa de Valores (the Stock Exchange), of the private pension fund Afinidad AFAP, and Visanet. Prior to 2001, he held senior positions in ABN AMRO Bank in New York, Singapore, Germany, Holland, and Russia; where he structured financings in excess of USD 5.000 million. Paul Elberse is the founder of Fundación Visionaire, a non-profit foundation focused on sustainable and social development that has developed programs in the areas of health and social development. Paul Elberse holds an MBA from the University of Hartford, USA, a BS in Economics from the Higher Economic School in Utrecht and is an Alumnus from the SEP at Stanford University, USA.