A lawyer and university lecturer with extensive international experience, Alejandro Piera was formally appointed Deputy Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee at the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain in May 2017. An expert in the field of International Law, the Paraguay native has written numerous legal publications on the subject during his career.
Piera has worked in private practice for many years and is the Founding Partner of a law firm in Asuncion, Paraguay. He has also served as Senior Legal Counsel to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and as a permanent advisor to the United Arab Emirates delegation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He has acted as an international consultant for a number of UN-specialized bodies, including ICAO and UNEP. Piera holds doctorate and LLM degrees from McGill University and a BCL from the National University of Asuncion. Piera is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.