If the Global Gateway is to compete with the Belt and Road Initiative, it must go big, green, digital, and ethical. And it can prove it in Latin America
Areas of expertise
Economic growth, digital regulation, public policy, Latin America
Spanish, French and English (fluent), Portuguese (conversational)
Angel Melguizo is visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, based in Colombia and Spain. He is an economist and specialises in public policy, economic growth, and digital regulation. He is founder and partner of Argia, a consulting firm on green tech and economics. He is also a regional advisor for UNESCO on artificial intelligence and ethics in Latin America, non-resident senior fellow of the Asia and Latin America programme at the InterAmerican Dialogue, and director for the Americas of asw_Replica – a big data and analytics startup. He holds several other advisory roles in economics, digital regulation, and corporate responsibility.
Melguizo has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including as vice-president for external and regulatory affairs at AT&T VRIO Latin America and senior advisor at the economic bureau of the Spanish prime minister. He has participated in the reform of telecommunications and digital policy in countries across Latin America.
Melguizo holds a PhD in economics from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid.