Francisco Paris

Francisco Paris

Position: 
LAC Director

Nationality: Venezuelan

Francisco leads the Latin America and Caribbean team to support the EITI’s work on Colombia, Guyana, Mexico, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. He also works on environmental reporting, state-owned enterprises and subnational EITI implementation, and coordinates the Board’s Outreach and Candidature Committee.

Prior to joining the EITI, Francisco worked in banking and consulting. He also worked in the Venezuelan public sector, as a part of the team responsible for privatising assets held by the Deposit Insurance Agency.

Francisco earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and wrote his dissertation on the Political Economy of the Management of Oil Revenues in Venezuela and PDVSA (1975-2005). His professional interests are related to political economy and natural resource management. In his spare time, Francisco enjoys listening to classical music, exercising and reading.