Ángel Melguizo

Ángel Melguizo

Independent Consultant

Ángel Melguizo is a senior economist and independent consultant based in Colombia, specialized in public policies, economic growth and digital regulation.

Currently, Mr Melguizo is a regional advisor for UNESCO on artificial intelligence and ethics in Latin America, principal economist at Telecom Advisory Services, and board member of asw_Replica, a big data and analytics start-up.

Mr Melguizo has nearly 25 years of experience at both private and public sector. He was Vice-president for External and Regulatory Affairs at AT&T VRIO Latin America, responsible for the company positioning on digital regulatory topics, with focus on Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Caribe. During that period, he was elected president of the telecommunications association ASIET and co-chair of the OECD EMnet Digital Transformation working group. Previously, he was Head for Latin America at the OECD Development Centre coordination the flagship Latin American Economic Outlook, Lead Specialist at the InterAmerican Development Bank, and Principal Economist at BBVA Research, specializing on new technologies, economic growth, and fiscal policy. He also served as Senior Advisor at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister.

On policy making, Mr Melguizo has participated in several reforms across Latin Americas on telecommunications and digital policy, taxes, skills and social policies.

Mr Melguizo is an expert of the Lancet Commission on COVID-19 on the Regional Task Force for Latin America, full member of the US National Business Economic Issues Council (NBEIC), and Board member of Universidad del Rosario, Bogota (Colombia).

Mr Melguizo received his PhD and BA in economics from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain). He has published articles in academic journals including Journal of Cyber Policy, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Finance Economics and Pensions, and SERIEs – Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, and is a regular contributor to lead media platforms as CNN Latin America, Forbes and El Pais.

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