Mr. Motta completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is chairman of the board of Copa Holding (NYSE CPA), ASSA Group, as well as Inversiones Bahia, Ltd., a diversified holding company in Central America with investments in finance, media, retail and distribution sectors. Mr. Motta is director of Banco General, Televisora Nacional and several other companies.
Over the past three decades he has expanded his organization throughout Latin America, emphazing the need for corporate social responsibility. Mr. Motta is chairman of Sumarse, an organization for the promotion of CSR. He is trustee of ANCON, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving biodiversity, is member of the Latin American Council for Conservation in cooperation with TNC and the innovative City of Knowledge in Panama. He is also founder and trustee of the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI), chairman of the Advisory Board of INCAE, member of the Advisory Board of EGADE Business School (Tecnologico de Monterrey), and the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Additionally, Mr. Motta is board member of the Trust for the Americas associated with the Organization of American States and was honored with the Americas Society Gold Medal 2010 and distinguished with the Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship 2016 for the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Mr. Motta was the chairman of the Regional Interoceanic Authority (ARI) the panamanian government entity that received and managed the assets that were not part of the Panama Canal Operations as a result of the Torrijos-Carter Treaty between the United States and Panama.