Panamanian politician, business manager and President of Panama from 2009 to 2014, representative in Cambio Democrático political party which was founded by him in 1998. His studies and work experience were focused on Business Administration. Nowadays, Ricardo Martinelli owns Super 99, one of the largest supermarket chains in the country. He is also president of Importadora Ricamar SA, and partner, investor, member of the board of directors or shareholder of several companies in Panama, such as Diario por la Democracia SA, Azucarera La Victoria, the ERA company and the plastics factory Plastigol SA. Director of companies such as Gold Mills of Panama, Global Bank, Panasal S.A., Panamanian National Television, Directv, Desarrollo Norte S.A., Molino de Oro, AVIPAC and Calox Panama, among others.