Margarita Paláu-Hernández, nominated by the President of the United States to serve as United States Representative to the United Nations General Assembly 73rd Session with the rank of Ambassador, is the founder and chief executive officer of Hernandez Ventures, a private firm engaged in the acquisition and management of a variety of business interests. Ms. Paláu-Hernández is committed to community engagement and leveraging that experience to help Herbalife Nutrition deliver on its purpose of making the world healthier and happier. Ms. Paláu-Hernández is an attorney with financial and entrepreneurial expertise. Prior to founding Hernandez Ventures in 1988, she spent three years with the law firm of McCutcheon, Black, Verleger & Shea specializing in domestic and international business and real estate transactions.
Since November 2015, Ms. Paláu-Hernández has been a director and member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the publicly traded ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. She is a member of numerous non-profit commissions and boards, including the Pacific Council on International Policy; the Smithsonian National Latino Board; UCLA School of Law Board of Advisors; UCLA Law Women L.E.A.D; Yale School of Management Council of Global Advisors; Ex-Officio Board Member of Yale School of Management and Trustee Emeritus of the University of San Diego.
Ms. Paláu-Hernández earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Diego and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.