Martin Antonio Friedl is the Deputy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at CIPE. In this role, he oversees a team managing entrepreneurship, women’s economic empowerment and democratic governance projects in Central America and Venezuela. He has over 18 years of experience managing economic development, democracy, and rule of law programs in Latin America. Mr. Friedl is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and economic empowerment issues in the region. Mr. Friedl is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management (IOM), a four-year professional development program manager by the US Chamber of Commerce for association and chamber of commerce leaders. He also holds certifications in electoral law and entrepreneurship ecosystem building from Babson University.
Friedl earned a BA in Political Science and an MA in Comparative Politics/Political Science from American University in Washington DC. Friedl is fluent in Spanish and German. Follow Martin on Twitter: @MAFriedl