Mr. Cortes was born in Brazil. He is an economist with an MBA in Business Management. Nowadays he serves as the General Manager of the Chilean branch of Banco do Brasil.
He began to develop his professional banking career there in 1986. He is also a manager and teacher at the Universidad Corporativa do Banco do Brasil at the operative, tactical, and strategic organizational levels. Before arriving in Chile, he was the Executive Manager and Commercial Director of BB Seguridade a subsidiary.
Currently, Mr. Cortes is also President of Chilean-Brazilian Commerce Chamber and serves as a volunteer member on the Brazilian Citizens in Chile Council.