Born in Madrid, Spain, in May of 1957. Obtained a BS in Political Science and Sociology at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Graduated in 1983 from the Graduate School of Thunderbird with a Masters Degree in International Business. After graduating in 1983 Manuel joined The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Manuel worked there for five years and reached a Second Vice President position. In 1988, Manuel moved to Miami to work for American Express Bank International.

Joined American Express Bank as a First Vice President and eventually reached a Senior Vice President position. In 1993 Manuel moved to Shearson Lehman Brother as a Senior Vice President Portfolio/Investment Manager. After leaving Shearson he opened his own International Business Company, Worldwide Consulting Group, Inc in which he developed different investment/advisory capabilities working for AXA Advisors and different Swiss Banking Institutions.

Artistic Activities. Manuel has written 6 Theater plays and 6 books. Manuel first play was "The Adventures of Don Quixote in Miami" which opened at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach in October of the year 2000. Manuel founded along with Yolandi Hughes the "Dreamers Theater" group. They operated for 3 years the Dreamers Theater, located in Coral Gables, Florida.