Hiba is an Argentinean native. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of New York at Potsdam College. He worked for 3 years in The First National Bank of Boston at the Buenos Aires branch, and for the last 12 years has worked independently representing American companies in Argentina related to petroleum refining. During 1995, Hiba worked with a branch of the Engelhard Corp. which was trying to impose catalytic converters in the Argentine car manufacturing. With many legal constraints, a facility was finally built in Brazil and cars carry the converters.