Prof. Dr Carlos Vera Guardia has been the coordinator of many sports and leisure facility graduate programmes in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He has coordinated national sports facility master plans in numerous Latin American countries. His contribution in bringing these topics to Latin America has been of the highest value.
Vera Guardia has been a member of the IAKS since 1972 and a member of its Executive Board for many years. He has chaired many sessions at IAKS Congresses, and especially those dedicated to developing nations.