Mathias Held Official Portrait
Tomas Mathias Eduardo Held
5 Jun 1960
Bogotá, Colombia
TitleGeneral Authority Seventy
OrganizationGeneral Authority Seventies
Call Date31 Mar 2018
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Mathias Held

Mathias Held was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2018, at age 57.

Personal Life

Mathias Held was born in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 5, 1960. He married Irene Jungkurth in 1985. They are the parents of three children.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá in 1983. In 1985, he received a master’s degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

He has served in a number of Church callings, including high councilor, high priests group leader, elders quorum president, counselor in a stake presidency, and counselor in a bishopric.

Professional Life

At the time of his call, Elder Mathias Held had been serving as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the South America Northwest Area. He is currently serving as First Counselor in the South America Northwest Area Presidency.

He worked for more than 25 years for Daimler AG in different countries such as Germany, Guatemala, Brazil and most recently in Colombia as general manager of Daimler Colombia. In 2017, he began working as general manager to LED Industrial Group Colombia.