Jorge Durán, Chief of the CIP Secretariat
For over 30 years, Jorge Duran has worked with the governments and private sector of the Americas in the design and implementation of development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2003 Jorge has served at the Organization of American States (OAS) as Senior Advisor in Technology for Development, Senior Manager for Municipal Development and Capacity Building, in 2012 as Chief of the Office of Science, Technology and Innovation and, since 2013, as Chief of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP).
He has been responsible for projects such as entrepreneurship strategies for MSMEs, innovation for competitiveness, micro business promotion through ICTs; on-line training; municipal development in e-government and cadaster; scientific journalism, university curricular improvement, maritime and port environmental protection programs and improved supply chain management logistics for increased competitiveness. Additionally, he has a proven record of establishing successful strategic alliances with the private sector.
Previously, Jorge was Director of Regional Cooperation (1995-2000) and then Vice-President of International Affairs (2000-2002) at the Latin American Institute of Educational Communication (ILCE) in Mexico City. Other positions include Advisor in Science and Technology Policy for the Presidency of Mexico (1990-1992) and Special Assistant to the Mexican Ambassador at the U.N. (1994).
He has also been an Associate Professor at the Tecnológico of Monterrey (1997-2000) and the Universidad Iberoamericana (1995-1997) where he designed and taught courses in Latin America’s Political Economy and History. He has Masters’ Degrees, in International Affairs and Science and Technology Policy, from The George Washington University and double B.A. in Psychology and Latin American Studies from The American University in Washington DC where he currently resides.