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René Pérez

Managing Partner

"I'd rather have a team with willingness than a team without it."

Current Founding Partner of UHY Pérez & Co He was Superintendent of Tax Administration for the Superintendence of Tax Administration of Guatemala, SAT in the period of 1998-2002 and has held positions of Audit Management in KPMG Peat Marwick and Cooper's & Lybrand, Administrative and Financial Management for Sigma Group and General Management for Confecciones Europa (Lee Jeans).

His academic background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Auditing and Public Accounting from the San Carlos University of Guatemala, Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Catholic University of Chile and several advanced studies in Real Estate Investment and Development (ADEN), Tax Administration (Instituto de Estudios Fiscales – Madrid, Spain), Top Management Program (INCAE, Costa Rica), Business Strategy (INCAE, Honduras).

He has been professor for the universities of San Carlos of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquín, Rafael Landívar and Instituto Femenino de Estudios Superiores in the areas of Auditing, Finance, Financial Administration, Cost Accounting, Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements and was an auditing coach for KPMG Latin America. He has participated as a lecturer for the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and the Spanish Tax Agency (Agencia Tributaria Española) in: Seville, Spain; Quebec, Canada; Paris, France; Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; and Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. In 2018, he was elected as President of the Latin American Institute of Tax Law.