Irwin Perret-Gentil was born on 1961 in Caracas Venezuela. After finishing high school at the Jesuit´s San Ignatius School in Caracas, he earned his engineering degree from the Metropolitan University also in Caracas.
Irwin Perret-Gentil started his professional life in 1981 in the private sector in which he was technical assistant, site engineer, supervisor, project manager and director of several projects of Edificaciones, C.A. in Venezuela and the Caribbean islands.
After several years in managerial positions Irwin Perret-Gentil was promoted to Executive Vice President and partner of Edificaciones C.A.
In the year of 1991, Perret and other partners, established Soiltech C.A., a pilling company with activities in Venezuela.
In 2002 he established Perret Ingenieros, C.A. (Pering), a construction and real estate development company with activities in Venezuela, Colombia and Aruba.
He has been part of more than 110 projects in the real estate, tourism, educational, industrial, geotechnical and infrastructure sectors. Perret has a broad experience in conceptual planning, site design, financing, project management, and marketing for residential, land, resort, commercial, retail and industrial developments.
He is Chairman and CEO of Pering and Chairman of Soiltech, both companies of the Pering Group. Perret has been a member of the board of directors of several construction, ready-mix concrete, financial and insurance companies.
Perret is Former President of the Interamerican Construction Federation; the Venezuelan Construction Chamber and of the Venezuelan Construction Exporters Association.
He has also been Chairman of the Alumni Association of the “Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola”, and of “ Fundacion de Fomento Educativo San Ignacio” in Caracas.
Currently, is a trustee at the Universidad Metropolitana Foundation in Caracas; The Low Income Housing Foundation; the Venezuelan Construction Chamber Foundation and the Venezuelan Executives Association.
He is an Invited Professor, in Real Estate related topics, at the “Universidad Central de Venezuela”, “Universidad Metropolitana” and the “Universidad Catolica Andres Bello” in Caracas; as well as Speaker in Construction and Real Estate events. He has written several technical articles addressing real estate and construction related topics.
Irwin Perret-Gentil is married with 2 sons, 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Irwin Perret-Gentil has been CICA’s President from 2020 until 2022.