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David Gutiérrez is a risk allocator and mitigator and a translator of cultures. He founded BLP, one of the largest, most recommended and innovative law firms in Central America. BLP is the only law firm in the region certified as carbon-neutral, the first signatory of the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, with an international recognized sustainability program. Through the BLP Foundation, the law firm is a leader on the field of Pro Bono, human rights and environmental work. David has participated in some of the largest M&A and project finance transactions in the region. He serves as Vice-Chair of the LATAM Forum of the IBA, the largest organization of lawyers in the world and as Treasurer of Fundacion CRUSA, one of the most influential NGOs in Costa Rica. David loves soccer, and is a member of the board of Saprissa, the most popular and successful team in Central America. He is also a member of the board of the Costa Rica Football Federation. He graduated from the University of Costa Rica’s Law School and Georgetown University Law Center with honors, with both a Fulbright and an Organization of American States scholarship. He is married to Carolina and the proud father of Alberto and Felipe. David is a fellow of the ninth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.