Central American born in El Salvador, she has a degree in Legal Sciences from the Dr. José Matías Delgado University, a Master's in Business Administration from INCAE and a Postgraduate Degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. He studied French in Switzerland and French civilization studies at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Her career in the public sector as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2004) stands out. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Salvadoran Social Security Institute in 1994 and the Social Investment Fund in 1995, as well as the Quality Council and the Literacy Triennium.
In the private sector, it is important to highlight her active participation for 6 years as a Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Salvadoreño (1993-1999), the first woman President of an insurance company when leading the Board of Directors of Internacional de Seguros (1996-1999 ). On August 11, 2004, she assumed the Presidency of Banco Salvadoreño, becoming the first female President in Private Banking in the country.
As of December 2006, being part of HSBC, she is ratified in her functions as Executive President of the institution. In 2007, she assumed the challenge of introducing a new direction in Latin America as Regional Director of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC. Today he is a member of various Boards such as the Stock Exchange, Davivienda El Salvador and Davivienda Honduras.
In the social sector, she has been a member and leader of associations of lawyers and institutions dedicated to social work, such as the Foundation for the Development of Salvadoran Women and the Board of the Hogar del Niño, she is the first female member in Central America of the Young Presidents Organization , Director of FEPADE in 1997. In September 2006 she was elected to the “Board of Trustees” of the International Board of the Zamorano Agricultural School in Honduras.
She is also a member of the Board of Directors of INCAE, PLAN International and Junior Achievement worldwide, as well as Commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons.
Among many recognitions, in September 2006, he received from the Dr. José Matías Delgado University, the award as Distinguished Professional of the year and in January 2007 he received La Palma de Oro, the highest award granted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Savior. In 2019 she is appointed an Honorary Member of FUSADES.
Mayu is married for more than 41 years, the mother of three children and the grandmother of three grandchildren.