Risks and Opportunities in Colombia and Latin America

Posted by: Cesar Trabanco on Saturday, September 28, 2019

With elections coming at the end of October in Colombia and some other Latin American countries, we shared primary business risks companies doing business there will face with three extraordinary experts.

Global Chamber members Lynx Global IntelligenceColombia Risk Analysis and Baltar Consulting Associates led this session covering topics including a variety of topics including... perspectives and background, headline risks, physical security and conflict areas and elections.

Check out the discussion HERE.

Our panelists...

  • Sergio Guzmán -  CEO of Colombia Risk Analysis

  • Trevor Jones - CEO of Lynx Global Intelligence

  • Sergio Muñiz - CEO/Partner of Baltar Consultores Asociados

Speaker Biographies

Sergio Guzmán - CEO of Colombia Risk Analysis. Sergio provides business intelligence, security and political risk analysis for the Andean region. His expertise is in the Colombian conflict, the resolution of international conflicts and international development. He is a columnist for the Bogotá Post and Latin America Reports where he provides analysis to understand the evolution of the political and security context of Colombia and the region. Sergio also contributes articles and analysis in the Economist Intelligence Unit, America’s Quarterly, and Business Insider. ​Before founding Colombia Risk Analysis, Sergio was the principal analyst for Colombia, Bolivia, and Suriname at Control Risks where he was an international consultant in political and security risks. Prior to that, Sergio worked in the microfinance industry for Accion International, where he was part of a team of global specialists promoting fair lending practices and standards in a project called The Smart Campaign. Sergio also has experience working for the US Congress and regional think tanks, such as the Inter-American Dialogue and the Institute for Policy Studies, both located in Washington DC. Sergio holds a Master's degree in International Economics and International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a Bacheleors in International Relations and History from the George Washington University. His native language is Spanish, he is fluent in English and is proficient in Portuguese. Sergio has spoken at numerous regional and international conferences on issues of political economy, finance, consumer protection, anti-corruption, and international relations.

Trevor C. Jones - CEO of Lynx Global Intelligence. Trevor C. Jones co-founded Lynx Global Intelligence in 2015. Mr. Jones' background includes research focusing on geopolitical risk, counter-terrorist messaging, intelligence studies and complex decision making during humanitarian crisis. He has served as a Fellow at both the Denver Council on Foreign Relations and Secretary of State for Colorado and has presented his research on Complex Adaptive Systems to the United States Department of State. Trevor holds a BA in Psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans and an MA in International Security from the University of Denver. Trevor is a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and has completed a certification in Humanitarian Action at Duke University in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Jones has owned several businesses and serves on the Board of the Denver Global Chamber where he assists in facilitating international trade and promoting Denver as a global city.

Sergio Muñiz - CEO/Partner of Baltar Consultores Asociados. Sergio is a Executive with more than 25 years’ experience in Business Planning, Finance, and Administration in major multinational companies. Expertise in developing strategies and implementing action plans to improve results, developing new markets and/or products. Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and related financing. Leader in companies of diverse cultures and origins, restructuring organizations, processes and systems, using action oriented plans and negotiation skills to deliver business goals. Fluent in English and Spanish, working knowledge of French and Italian.

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