Ambassador Bernardo Vega
Ambassador Bernardo Vega was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic in 1938 and attended school in his country and in England. He graduated as an economist from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of more than 45 books dealing with Dominican and Caribbean economics, history and archaeology and also taught at various Dominican universities. He worked for more than fourteen years in the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic as Economic Advisor to the Governor, Member of the Monetary Board and eventually Governor of the Central Bank. He was also Director General of the Museo del Hombre Dominicano for five years. He is a member of the Academy of History of his country and was President of the Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos as well as President of the Board of Regents of INTEC University.
He served as Dominican Ambassador to the White House from January 1997 till July of 1999. In 2001-2002 he was Editor in Chief of "El Caribe", one of the oldest and most influential Dominican daily papers.
He is actually the President of Fundacion Cultural Dominicana a non profit organization specialized in the edition of Dominican history books, former President of the Dominican Academy of History for a period of three years and until August 16, 2013 was the Editor-in-Chief of "La Lupa Sin Trabas" a biweekly investigative magazine.