Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA)
Sigfrido Reyes holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of El Salvador, and has two master's degrees. The first one in International Relations with a specialization in Economic Policy Management from the School of International and Public Affairs of the University of Columbia, New York; the second one in Financial Administration from the Universidad Tecnologica of El Salvador.
He has studied two specialized programs: one of Top Management at the Management and Business Administration School from José Simeón Cañas Central American University in El Salvador (UCA) and the other of Social and Economic Policies from the Central American Institute for Business Administration (INCAE) in Costa Rica.
Among the languages that he speaks are: Spanish, English and Russian and he also has advanced knowledge of French.
In his academic career, he has received several recognitions: First Bachelor of the Republic of El Salvador, Fellow of the International Program of the Government of Japan and the World Bank for advanced studies in Economics, an Honorary Doctorate in Human Rights from the University of Arts and Sciences from Chiapas, Mexico, among others.
Before leading PROESA, from 2011 to June 2015, he served as President of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador; and between the years of 1996 to 2011, he held various positions in this institution, such as President of the Political Commission, Legislator for the Department of San Salvador and Member of the Foreign Relations Commission.
Among the laws related to economic, financial and investment matters that were approved under his term in office, we may mention: Law of creation of the Millennium Fund (II), Special Law for Public-Private Partnerships, Law of Creation of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA), Law of Investment Funds, Law of Legal Stability for Investments, Law of Production Development and the Construction Projects Procedure Streamlining Law.
As the president of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador he subscribed and ratified several cooperation agreements with other countries congresses and international agencies, with which he has promoted El Salvador´s image around the world as an ideal destination for foreign investments.