Dr. Andrés Rugeles Senior Advisor

A Senior Advisor at Brennan & Partners, Dr. Andrés Rugeles has extensive experience in political risk and strategy, development banking, foreign policy and regional integration in Latin America.

He is currently a member of the advisory board of the Global South Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which analyses the relationship and trends of emerging countries and regions such as China, India, and Latin America. He is also an Associate Member at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford.

He has served as Secretary of Transparency of Colombia, amongst other Colombian Government Cabinet-level positions. He has also served as Ambassador of Colombia to the United Nations in New York.

Dr. Rugeles also has an acknowledged international career in development banking, holding the position of Secretary General of CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, amongst other roles at the institution.

He regularly writes opinion pieces for international and national publications. His most recent book is “Latin America: the vision of its leaders”. It was written during his visiting fellowship at the University of Oxford in 2023, and it addresses the main challenges the region faces. It is based on a series of 30 interviews with leaders (Presidents, former Presidents, and Presidents of multilateral institutions) and 55 articles from authorities and experts. In total it reflects the views of more than 100 key people in Latin America.

Dr. Rugeles studied political science with a focus on Economics and Latin American studies at Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia). He holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the LSE. He was an Academic Visitor at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford. Furthermore, he has taken advanced courses at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and UC Berkeley.

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