Opportunities for Transparent Public Procurement in the Andean Region

8.18.2022, 9:30AM

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About the Event

On Colombia’s National Day for the Fight Against Corruption, the Center for International Private Enterprise presents the results of a major regional anti-corruption and transparency survey. Over 2000 entrepreneurs from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru participated in the Ipsos-managed survey to gauge current challenges and identify potential business-led solutions. CIPE Executive Director Andrew Wilson delivers welcome remarks from Bogotá. Other participants include:

  • Ana María Fergusson, Vice President of Public-Private Partnerships at the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce
  • Juan Rivadeneira, Executive Director of the Quito Chamber of Commerce
  • Eduardo Herrera, Executive Director of the Private Anticorruption Council of Peru
  • Felipe Castro, Public Affairs Director at Ipsos

About the Panel

Felipe Castro

Felipe serves as the Public Affairs Director at IPSOS. He is an Economist and an expert in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies in developing countries. His professional experience is framed in development from the public sector, research centers, consulting firms and multilateral organizations.

He has served as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies in the National Planning Department, Researcher for Fedesarrollo, Consultant for national and territorial entities in Colombia, International Consultant for the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has a Master’s degree in Public Management from the London School of Economics.

Ana María Fergusson

Ana serves as the Vice President of Public-Private Partnerships at the Bogota Chambers of Commerce. Previously, she was Manager of the Bogotá-Cundinamarca-Boyacá Section of ANDI, Director of Protection of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF), Director of the ANDI Steel Producers Committee.

Ana has more than 15 years of work in the public sector with an emphasis on human rights issues and inter-institutional coordination. She also has seven years of experience in the private sector on issues of competitiveness, economic development, sustainability, and gender equality. Ana received her Law Degree and Master’s Degree in Law from the Universidad de Los Andes.  She also studied Constitutional Law at the Universidad del Rosario.

Juan Rivadeneira

Juan serves as the Executive Director of the Quito Chamber of Commerce.  Previously, he served as president of the Economy and Finance Committee of the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham-Quito). Juan is also the former Director of Public Affairs and Crisis Communication for the multinational LLYC in Ecuador. He is an Economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Additionally, he has a Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University. 

Eduardo Herrera

Eduardo is is currently the Executive Director of the Private Anticorruption Council of Peru (CPA) and Director of Kuskachay, a civil anticorruption association. He is a Lawyer from the University of San Martín de Porres, with a Postgraduate Degree in Finance and Business Law and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law from the University of Santo Tomás in Colombia and the University of Salamanca in Spain.

He has been a trial lawyer for more than 18 years, advising companies and executives. Herrera has also served as a lecturer and author of articles on topics related to Ethics, Fight Against Corruption and Reform of the Justice Administration System.

About the Organizations

Consejo Privado Anticorrupcion

The CPA was founded on July 16, 2016 with the aim of helping Peru promote ethics and the fight against corruption. Today the organization has become one of Peru’s most prominent anti-corruption council’s within the private sector.

Bogota Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá represents International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in our country and it is chair of the ICC National Committee Colombia. It is the voice of Colombian Entrepreneurs around the world. ICC Colombia has been organized in 9 specialized commissions whose job it is to study, analyze, discuss or propose changes or suggestions to the regulations that have an impact on global business practices; generate concepts and positions before the proposals made by the international agencies on this topic and propose and implement studies and projects to favor commercial exchange.

This scenario represents a great opportunity for our business people to take part in the international dynamics, suggest concrete actions intended to reduce any obstacle they might encounter upon carrying out their business activity, inspire implementation of the Agreement on the WTO Commerce Facilitation and enter into significant commercial agreements that will favor entrepreneurs and prosperity.

The Quito Chamber of Commerce

The Quito Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1906, with the purpose of defending the citizens of Quito from abuses of power. Its main achievement was succeeding in getting a law to fix of tariffs for the transportation of products by rail. Today, the Chamber is the largest union in Ecuador. For 115 years it has provided its partners with quality services that contribute to the development of their businesses.


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