Surse Pierpoint has been General Manager of Colon Import & Export, S.A. since 1989. He was born in Panama in 1958 and was educated at UNC-Greensboro in North Carolina, USA from which he received a double major in Spanish and Latin American Literature in 1982. He then went on to complete an MBA at the School of International Management in Arizona.
Surse is currently the General Manager of Zona Libre de Colón since July 2014. Former President of the Colón Free Trade Users Association and has been a Member of the Board of the Free Zone Users Association since 1987. He is also a Member of the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Panama, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Tech Logistics and Innovation Research Center in Panama, and a founding board member of the Bastiat Society.
Additionally, he is President of Fundación Libertad Panamá - a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting classic liberal thought in Panama.
Surse is fluent in both English and Spanish.
He is married with four children.