Aurelio García-Navarrete

Head of Programs, Trade Department
Expertise: Trade

Aurelio García joined CIPE as a Senior Trade and Logistics Officer in 2017 and currently serves as Head of Programs in our Trade Department. Mr García manages an interdisciplinary team of project managers and consultants to design and implement modernization projects that eliminate red tape, make cross-border trade easier for everyone, and boost the competitiveness of developing nations worldwide.

He provides leadership and technical guidance to a highly-skilled and multicultural staff responsible for the implementation of our rapidly growing trade portfolio focused on strengthening and modernizing border agencies in developing and conflict affected nations.

With more than 15 years of experience working in 19 countries, Mr García has broad experience as a team leader with highly developed technical and management expertise in the implementation of deep reform projects in ministries of finance, agriculture, health and migration.

His career in trade started in the international department of two SMEs in Spain and has also worked for international organizations such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Mr. García holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from George Washington University, a Masters in International Trade, and is Agile project management-certified by the University of Maryland.

Aurelio Garcia’s blog post Corruption in Trade: It’s the system, stupid is featured on CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center site.