|Modern Revolutionary Party candidate for|
President of the Dominican Republic
15 May 2016 general election
|Carolina Mejía (as Vice Presidential candidate)|
Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona
12 July 1967
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Political party||Modern Revolutionary Party|
|Dominican Revolutionary Party|
|Father||José Rafael Abinader|
|Alma mater||Hult International Business School|
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo
Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona (born 12 July 1967) is an economist and politician from the Dominican Republic, who served as the Modern Revolutionary Party candidate for President of the Dominican Republic in the 2016 general election. He is the son of Senator José Rafael Abinader.
Abinader did his secondary education at the Colegio Loyola (Spanish: Loyola High School), now Instituto Politécnico Loyola; He graduated in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Spanish: Santo Domingo Institute of Technology). He did postgraduate studies in Project Management at Hult International Business School (at the time named Arthur D. Little Institute) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also studied Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering at Harvard University and Advanced Management at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
He was elected vice president of the Dominican Revolutionary Party in its 2005 National Convention.
He is currently Executive Chairman of ABICOR Group, which has developed and operated major tourism projects in the country. This family group led the business plan of what is today the company Cementos Santo Domingo, of which he is Vice President.
He is member of the Board of Directors of the O&M University's Foundation.
He was recognized by the Rhode Island General Assembly for his career in public service, education, and business. He also received acknowledgments from the City Hall of Boston and the Massachusetts Senate for his contributions to higher education, civic engagement, and community service.
Previously, he was vice presidential candidate of the Dominican Revolutionary Party in the previous election in May 2012 by the Dominican Revolutionary Party and in 2005 was pre candidate for senator from the province of Santo Domingo.
Abinader was, along with Soraya Aquino, one of the two presidential candidates in 2016 who had not been born during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). Had he reached the presidency, Abinader would have been the first Dominican president born after the Trujillo dictatorship, and the first elected president to have not lived during the dictatorship since Ramón Cáceres, assassinated in 1911.
Abinader is married to Raquel Arbaje Soni, the daughter of businesspersons Elías Arbaje Farah and Margarita Soni, both of Lebanese descent. They have three children: Esther Patricia, Graciela Lucía, and Adriana Margarita.
|Ancestors of Luis Abinader|