Valeri V. Cordón

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Valeri V. Cordón
General Authority Seventy
April 2, 2016 (2016-04-02)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Valeri Vladimir Cordón
(1969-02-19) February 19, 1969 (age 49)
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Valeri Vladimir Cordón (born 19 February 1969) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2016. He is a member of the Seventy.

Cordón was born in Guatemala City to Ovidio and Ema Orellana Cordón and was raised in Zacapa. He was sealed to his parents in the Arizona Temple when he was three years old. His father, Ovidio Cordón, was a counselor in the mission presidency to Carlos H. Amado.

While in high school, Cordón left home to attend school in Guatemala City. From 1987 to 1989 he was an LDS Church missionary in the El Salvador San Salvador Mission.

Cordón married Glenda Zelmira Zea in the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple. They have three daughters.

Cordón has a bachelor's degree from Universidad Mariano Gálvez and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was employed in a variety of positions in the information technology field. At the time of his call as a general authority, Cordón was director of business information solutions for PepsiCo Central America Caribbean. He had previously worked for GlaxoSmithKline.

In the LDS Church, Cordón was an area seventy in the Central America Area from 2013 to 2016. He has also been a counselor in the presidency of the Costa Rica San Jose East Mission, a stake president, and a bishop. Cordón became a general authority seventy at the church's April 2016 general conference.

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