Ricardo P. Giménez was born in Antofagasta, Chile, on November 28, 1971. He married Catherine Ivonne Carrazana Zúñiga in 1997. They are the parents of two children.
He received an undergraduate degree in accounting and auditing from the University of Santiago, Chile in 1997. In 2003 he received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chile.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Chile Concepción Mission, high councilor, counselor in a ward Young Men presidency, counselor in a bishopric, bishop, stake president, and Area Seventy in the Chile and South America South Areas.
At the time of his call Ricardo P. Giménez had been serving as a counselor in a stake presidency.
Elder Giménez is currently serving as president of the California San Diego Mission. Previously, he served as assistant to the North America West Area Presidency.
He began his career in 1999 working for the mining industry. He then worked in the information technology industry as a finance director for Computer Sciences Corporation in Latin America. In 2012 he returned to the mining industry as part of the finance operations team for Sierra Gorda Mining. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he worked as administrative manager for Robinson Nevada Mining Company.