Freedom House trustee
Dr. Dionisio Gutiérrez is a Guatemalan businessman, activist, and communications specialist and is currently president of Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo. He began working in his family business at age 17, ultimately helping transform it into the multinational corporation, Corporación Multi Inversiones. In 2006, Gutiérrez created the Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo, an independent think tank dedicated to the study and analysis of social, economic, and political issues to promote values and principles of a free society. Its goal is to develop long-term policy proposals for Central America. In addition to his business leadership, Gutiérrez has hosted numerous television shows since 1990. He currently hosts the talk show Razón de Estado, which is broadcast in Guatemala and parts of Central America and the United States and encourages thoughtful debate among civil society leaders in the region. He serves on the Georgetown University Latin American Council, the Johns Hopkins University Latin American Initiative, and the boards of the Harvard Kennedy School, Fundación International para la Libertad, Atlantic Institute of Government, and Escuela de Gobierno in Guatemala.