Elder Valeri V. Cordón was serving as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the Central America Area when he was called to be a General Authority Seventy at the April 2016 general conference.
Elder Cordón received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Mariano Galvez University in Guatemala and a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. In the information technology industry he has worked as a system analyst, customer service manager, manager, support manager, director, director of IT strategy planning and control, director of strategy and planning for emerging markets and a director of performance management. Recently, he worked as a director of business information solutions for Pepsico Foods.
Elder Cordón has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the El Salvador Mission, seminary teacher, institute teacher, elders quorum president, stake mission president, ward Sunday School president, high councilor, bishop, stake president, counselor in a mission presidency, high priests group leader and Area Seventy.
Valeri Vladimir Cordón Orellana was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala on February 19, 1969. He married Glenda Zelmira Zea Diaz in March 1995. They are the parents of three children.