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Gabriel Hernández





Executive Summary

Gabriel Hernández, a Certified Public Accountant and graduate of the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), is an expert in providing tax consulting services to clients in the United States and Puerto Rico, including structuring mergers, acquisitions, outbound and inbound investments. He also has substantial experience in assisting clients in negotiating tax exemption packages under the various tax incentive laws available in P.R. More recently he has taken an important role in the economic development efforts in the island as evidenced in his direct efforts in forming the Action Tank “Puerto Rico is the Answer”, and the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (Puerto Rico cohort). 

Presently, Hernández is the Head of the Tax Division at BDO in Puerto Rico, a firm he founded together with Fernando Scherrer 15 years ago. Hernández is also the Head of Tax for the Caribbean for BDO International, the 5th largest global accounting firm with over 1,000 offices and 56,000 employees throughout the world. Today, BDO is the 2nd largest CPA firm in Puerto Rico, serving a portfolio of over 600 clients through a talented group of more than 140 professionals. 

Prior to founding BDO in Puerto Rico, he worked in the Tax Department of global firms PwC, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He has been a member of the Puerto Rico State Society of Certified Public Accountants since 1990 and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1998. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Johns School, and a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants 


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Magna Cum Laude.