Francisco J. Batres was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Francisco has served on Compassion International’s Board of Directors since 1998. He is the President of Practical Business Strategies Consultants LLC. Prior to that he was Vice-President of Demand Management for Bristol-Myers Squibb, a Fortune 100 multinational healthcare company. Francisco received his BS and his MBA from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. He is fluent in the Spanish language, speaks conversational Italian, and has a good understanding of Portuguese. Francisco serves on the board of Transformed by Grace Inc. and is the founding director of Learn 4 Life, Inc. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Full Gospel Business Men International, has volunteered with Billy Graham Ministries, and has ministered as a Sunday school teacher and an adult Bible study leader in his home church. Francisco and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in New Hope, Pennsylvania. They have three children and 5 grandchildren.