the speakers of The Growth Net 2013 Edition
Senior Advisor for Latin America, Covington & Burling & Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, USA
Arturo Valenzuela is based in Washington, DC. Dr. Valenzuela, a non-lawyer, is a highly-regarded diplomat and international business consultant who possesses deep expertise in the origins and consolidation of democracy, electoral systems, civil-military relations, political parties, regime transitions, and US-Latin American relations. For these reasons, Dr. Valenzuela is frequently called upon to serve as an international consultant to Fortune 500 firms.
Prior to his association with Covington, Dr. Valenzuela was appointed Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs in the U.S. Department of State by President Obama, a position he held until August 2011. In that post, he was responsible for the formulation and execution of US policy towards the Western Hemisphere, from Canada to Argentina and Chile.