Secretary-General of Government and Foreign Affairs, City of Buenos Aires

Since December 2015, Fernando Straface has been the secretary-general of foreign affairs of the City of Buenos Aires. He is one of the founders and former executive director (2010-2015) of CIPPEC, the top think tank in Argentina and widely recognized in Latin America. Straface is also a member of Debates International and has been a driving force for the first ever presidential debate in Argentina, held in 2015. His areas of expertise include good governance, public sector reform, and civil society. He has twenty years of experience including both regional and international positions committed to Argentine public policy. Between 2003 and 2008, he acted as governance specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC, leading projects in fourteen countries in Latin America. Straface writes regularly in mayor newspapers in Argentina on current affairs. He received his MA from Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government) and a BA in political science from USAL in Argentina.