Salvador Paiz is a Guatemalan businessman and president of the Fundación Sergio Paiz Andrade (FunSEPA), a foundation dedicated to improving the quality of education in Guatemala through technology.
Under Paiz’s leadership, FunSEPA has installed over 12,000 computers in over 850 public schools, and has trained and certified over 85,000 public school teachers (over 60% of the total teacher population) on the usage of technology as a teaching tool. Paiz is also vice president of the Foundation for the Development of Guatemala (FUNDESA) and works on the Mejoremos Guate initiative, a holistic development agenda for the country with short-term actionable projects.
Paiz is also the co-chairman of Grupo PDC, a holding company with interests in distribution and real estate finance throughout Central America. He also is a member of the board of Wal-Mart Mexico. Paiz obtained a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Business as a Martin Trust Merit scholar. His econometric work on the topic of contagion has been widely published.
Paiz was the recipient of the Dialogue’s 2014 Award for Civic Engagement.