Carlos Albizu University
Mr. Juliá has 25 years of experience as a healthcare executive in Europe, USA, Puerto Rico and Latin America. In 1989 he completed his degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico and in 1997 his MBA in Marketing. Mr. Juliá is also a graduate of the Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, Texas, where he completed post graduate studies in health services administration.
During his career, Mr. Juliá has managed several healthcare organizations including hospitals and managed care companies. He is also a retired US Army Medical Service Corps Lieutenant Coronel. While serving in the military, he participated in Operation Desert Storm and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his services during the conflict.
In Puerto Rico, he has been the President of the two largest health insurance organizations with annual revenues exceeding $2.5 billion, over 1 million insured members and over 3,000 employees. During the last 5 years, Mr. Juliá has been an advisor and developer of several healthcare business initiatives in Puerto Rico and Latin America. For many years, he has also been an avid advocate of medical tourism for Puerto Rico.
In spite of his professional achievements, his major source of inspiration and satisfaction are his contributions to charities and providing education opportunities for talented underserved kids in Puerto Rico. He has chaired the Make-a-Wish Foundation and several scholarship fundraising committees. He is also Chairman of the Board for Carlos Albizu University, a higher education institution specialized in psychology. In 2010, Mr. Juliá was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the School of Business Administration of the University of Puerto Rico. In 2011, he was elected Director of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce and awarded the “Zenit”, the most prestigious recognition within the insurance industry in Puerto Rico.