The Pan American Development Foundation is saddened to report the passing of longtime board member and supporter Armando R. Perez. Armando was passionate about PADF’s work, particularly in Mexico and Brazil, and supported our fundraising efforts, especially for victims of Haiti’s terrible earthquake. He helped us to mobilize funds to alleviate much suffering in Haiti and to initiate PADF rebuilding initiatives.
"Armando Perez represented the best in our country,” said Luis Ubiñas, president of PADF’s Board of Trustees. “A person who contributed greatly to both the public and private sectors. He was a role model to many."
Armando retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2008 after a career that spanned nearly three decades. He held top managerial positions for Exxon in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Chile, and Miami, Florida.
He was appointed to PADF’s board of trustees in 2010. He served on the boards of Malcolm Pirnie Inc., the COANIQUEM Burned Children Foundation, and the Baptist Health International Center-Miami. He was active at Florida International University as a member of the advisory board at the School of International and Public Affairs and chairman of the executive committee of the Graduate Business School.
Armando Perez received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“He was truly committed to PADF,” said John Sanbrailo, PADF Executive Director. “His straightforward and thoughtful ideas challenged us to always strive to be better, and he never missed an opportunity to praise and support our hard work. He will be missed greatly by all of us.”