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Mr. Padua is a well-recognized serial entrepreneur. Raised in Venezuela, over his lifetime he has successfully developed more than 4,000,000 Sq. Ft of residential and commercial real estate in three continents. Mr. Padua is also a founding member of BFGP Ingenieros, a diversified technology and construction company with operations in Colombia and Venezuela, and a well-known partner of IBM and Oracle/JD Edwards in Latin America.

Mr. Padua is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Universidad Metropolitana, in Caracas, Venezuela. In his spare time, Mr. Padua enjoys working out at the gym and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Padua is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL), M.S. in Statistics
  • Universidad Metropolitana  (Caracas, Venezuela), B.S. in Civil Engineering degree and B.S. in Mathematics degree