Mr. Etra is an attorney and businessman who has practiced, taught and engaged in Law, Business, Trade, Development and International Affairs in the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, the Netherlands and Africa. He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University, a LL.M. from New York University and a B.A. from Yale University. His public service activities include having been Membre du Cabinet of the Director-General of the International Labor Organization, founding Chair of the African Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Vice-Chair of the United Nations NGO/DPI Executive Committee, Vice-Chair of the Council on UN Affairs of B’nai B’rith International, an officer of the UN CoNGO Committees on Human Rights and on Sustainable Development, serving on the President’s Council of the Sea Research Foundation and the International Boards of Governors of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (which awarded him an Honorary Fellowship) and the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem.
He is Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council of Organizations of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. (UNA-USA), a Vice-President of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN) and a Representative at the UN of the Mexican Academy of International Law (Academia Mexicana de Derecho Internacional) and the WCPUN.
In real estate, Aaron is President & CEO of INDEVA Corporation, has been Chairman of the Palm Beach, Florida International Cooperation Council, Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee of the General Partner of Berkley Asset Fund I, L.P. and a Member of the Zoning and Design Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Aaron has been active in Biotechnology for many years, being a co-founder of the Molecutec Group- which includes PhV Corporation (of which he has been Chairman) and
Molecutec LLC (of which he has been Managing Director). He is the Director of the Global Health Collaborations Association (GHCA), the International Conferences for Novel Diagnostics and Affordable Treatments (ICNODAT), the International Council of ICMAN (the International Conferences on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals) and co-Founder, Secretary-Treasurer and a Director of the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration (ILSC).
He is a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York State Biotechnology Association, the Real Estate Board of New York, the American Society of International Law and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.