Managing Director, Strategic Communications
Country Manager for Colombia and Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Strategic Communications practice, Andrés has over two decades of experience working in the private, public and social sector. He has worked in the consultancy field for near two decades, serving in many roles requiring the planning, development, and execution of communication strategies. His expertise has been instrumental in a number of issues, such as crisis management, mergers and acquisitions, public affairs, and corporate matters, for companies spanning a wide variety of sectors, such as technology, health, financial, education, and mass consumption, among others. Andrés has worked with clients throughout Latin America, and particularly in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, Guatemala and Honduras.Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Andrés worked for the firm Gravitas, and wasin the company when the buyout by FD and subsequently FTI Consulting occurred. Prior to Gravitas, he worked at several major Colombian newspapers and magazines, including El Espectador, as well as many independent magazines, and also served as a Communications Adviser for the General Secretariat of Bogotá, Mayor's office, during the administration of Antanas Mockus Sivickas. Additionally, Andrés is also a university professor and lecturer.He received a degree in journalism and mass media communication from the Universidad de la Sabana, as well as a master’s degree in Media Management, Information and Audiovisuals from the University of Barcelona, in Spain. Additionally, he has three academic specializations; one in European Culture Studies focused on Political, Social and Economic matters, from the University of Notre Dame, and another in Political Marketing and Public Opinion, from Javeriana University, and a PDG from Inalde Bussiness School.