Arturo Portillo is B.A in Economics from the National Polytechnic Institute and Political Sciences at the Autonomous University of Mexico.  He has been Regional Director for Students for Liberty Mexico since 2017, an NGO that has been recognized in 2019 as one of the 3 best organizations in the network worldwide.

He has been a fellow of the International Academy for Leadership in Gummersbach Germany by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and has been the only leader nominated for 2 consecutive years as one of the best leaders in the world in the Students for Liberty network for his work in defense of the liberty in Latin America impacting more than 5000 young leaders in universities throughout the region.  

He is a founding member of the Foundation For Economic Education program for Latin America.  

He is the founder and Director of the Latin American Center For Individual Freedom a Thinktank focused on the study and management of citizen initiatives to promote a freer generation.