Washington – August 10, 2021 – Leopoldo Martinez Nucete is a Venezuelan-American international lawyer, writer, and social entrepreneur. He is also a former Congressman in Venezuela. He is the Founder of the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas, publishers of IQ Latino, and the Principal of LMN Consulting, LLC.
Mr. Martínez is a member the Democratic National Committee (DNC), one of the leaders of its Hispanic Caucus, and a founding Board Member of Latino Victory Project.
Mr. Martinez served on the Small Business Legislative Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and currently sits on the University Of Mary Washington Board of Visitors and the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia. He also served in the Transition Committee for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Leopoldo Martínez is a graduate of Harvard Law School (‘89), Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs (‘96), and The University of Miami Law School (‘07). Mr. Martinez has worked with large international law and accounting firms, and has extensive experience advising Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, Multi-Latina corporations, international business, and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Fabiana Jorge, Nominee for United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank
M. Fabiana Jorge is the founder and president of MFJ International, a global consulting firm based in Washington, DC that specializes in international trade and business. Ms. Jorge has three decades of experience in trade negotiations with a focus on intellectual property and access to medicines. She has been deeply involved in many trade negotiations, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the New Trade Policy of 2007, the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), the EU-Canada Comprehensive and Trade Agreement (CETA), the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement, and most recently in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Ms. Jorge was previously a Principal at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, where she was the head of the Latin American Affairs Division. She was an adjunct professor at the University of El Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she was born. She holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations from Catholic University in Buenos Aires. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University. Ms. Jorge is fluent in Spanish and French and has working knowledge of Portuguese. She moved to the United States over 30 years ago and resides in Washington, DC with her husband Doug and three kids, Christopher, Phillip and Nicole.