Tim Ridout is a Program Officer for Latin America & the Caribbean at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), focusing on projects in South American countries. Prior to joining CIPE, he was a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States where he concentrated on cyber strategy and Internet governance, in addition to political and economic issues in Brazil. He has worked at Institutional Shareholder Services as a corporate governance analyst and at the Brazil-U.S. Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He spent his early career working at law firms focused on litigation, health care, and corporate strategy. He received his master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 2011, with concentrations in international security studies and U.S. foreign policy. While at Fletcher, Ridout was managing editor of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and currently sits on the advisory board.