Manuel Ayau

Manuel Ayau


Nationality: Guatemalan

Historical Period: The 20th Century and Beyond

Manuel Ayau (1925-2010) was the founder and former rector and teacher of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquin.

Begun as an alternative to the prevailing statist views of higher education in Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin is now regarded as that country’s finest university. In addition to being a successful businessman, Ayau was a former Chairman of the Guatemala Stock Exchange, a member of the Guatemala House of Representatives, and served as President of the Mont Pelerin Society. He also served for many years on the Board of Liberty Fund.

Watch the OLL Videos The Intellectual Portrait Series: A Conversation with Manuel Ayau and The Intellectual Portrait Series: Una Conversacion con Manuel Ayau