OUR TEAM

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SERGIO GUZMÁN

Director of Colombia Risk Analysis. He provides commercial, security and political risk analysis for the Andean region and has expertise in the Colombian conflict, international conflict resolution and development. 

 

Columnist for Global Americans, he also contributes to the Economist Intelligence Unit and Oxford Analytica, where he provides analysis to understand the country's evolving political and security context. Before joining Colombia Risk Analysis, Sergio was the lead analyst for Colombia, Bolivia and Suriname at Control Risks, where he was an international consultant on political and security risks. 

 

Sergio holds a Master's degree in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has spoken at numerous regional and international conferences on political economy, finance, anti-corruption, and international relations.

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ALFONSO CUELLAR

Partner in Colombia Risk Analysis. He has skills for crisis management and production of risk analysis and its potential impact on the business sector. He has more than 31 years of experience in media, the private sector and diplomacy. 

He is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Fulbright Colombia. Before joining Colombia Risk Analysis, Alfonso was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Business Council in Colombia. He was Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Colombia from 2010 to 2014 and a columnist for Semana magazine.

Alfonso is a former Knight Fellow for Journalists at Stanford University, a graduate of Universidad de Los Andes in Business Administration and Management, and a graduate of Allegheny College with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Government.

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KATHERIN GALINDO ORTIZ

Analyst for Colombia Risk Analysis. She writes client notes and researches a variety of subjects including transportation, security and defense, national politics, and international relations.

 

Katherin has a degree in International Relations from Universidad del Rosario with an emphasis on Security and Democracy, she specializes in strategic issues of security and defense, terrorism, the Middle East, data analysis, social networks, and open media for research and production of articles. She has written investigations and reports about Colombia’s national security strategy in her prior role at the National Navy where she worked on prospective and future forecasts for the intelligence division.

In prior roles, she has also done social network analysis, political trend mapping, and analysis of public sentiment.

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MIGUEL NIETO

Risk analyst at Colombia Risk Analysis. He conducts research and content writing activities related to international political affairs, domestic and foreign investment, elections, migration, and relations with the Asia Pacific.

 

Miguel obtained his undergraduate degree in International Relations with an emphasis in International Political Affairs at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. At Colombia Risk Analysis, he has contributed   with the writing of articles on political and economic trends in Colombia and the region, as well as assisting in the creation of special thematic reports. He has also contributed in creating written and multimedia content for the company's clients and the audience on social networks. Also, Miguel has participated in academic research on the migratory phenomenon in Colombia and studies focused on the Asian and African regions.

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SARA TORRES

Communications Coordinator at Colombia Risk Analysis. Sara is responsible of CRA’s communications strategy and business development. 

 

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies from Tufts University, with concentrations in globalizations and political economy. She has experience managing teams, analyzing political risk in Latin America, and researching subjects like democratization and institutionality in Latin America. Before entering CRA, Sara was a researcher at Eurasia Group and Control Risks, as well as research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has written about Colombia’s presidential election, Venezuela’s municipal elections, Chile’s constitutional process, among other subjects. Additionally, she is fluent in English and Spanish. 

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Junior Analyst of Colombia Risk Analysis. In charge of supporting the team in a wide range of research and article production.  

Catalina obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Universidad de La Sabana. She has experience as a political and risk analyst, monitoring and evaluating security issues. She also has experience researching and conducting Threat Assessments of countries with high levels of political, economic and security risks.    

Prior to working at Colombia Risk Analysis, Catalina worked as a geopolitical risk intern at Pinkerton | Comprehensive Risk Management, monitoring risks in different regions of the world and was Editor at Dissêrtum, a journal of the Universidad de La Sabana's Faculty of Law and Political Science. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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Administrative assistant of Colombia Risk Analysis. In charge of personnel recruitment and all the executive management of the consulting firm.

 

Nestor is a university technician in accounting from the Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Administrativas y Fiscales in Maracay, Venezuela. He manages the accounting system Word office and Loggro. He has more than four years of experience in the administrative field.

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