Theodore is a Director in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team in Bogotá. He is an expert in Colombian and Latin American politics and public policy, focussing on corruption, elections, fiscal policy and international trade and investments. Theodore advises clients on political, regulatory, economic and security developments in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname across various sectors, including energy, mining, heavy industry and consumer goods.
Recent tasks that Theodore has worked on include:
Before joining Control Risks, Theodore was a researcher at Latin America’s leading think tank Fedesarrollo, leading projects on the Colombian electoral system, and corruption risks in public contracting, and more. Theodore also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank analyzing public policy and developing investment projects. More recently, he was a contributing expert for Oxford Analytica, regularly reporting on fiscal policy, trade policy and foreign relations in Colombia and other Latin American countries.
Theodore holds a master’s degree and PhD in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Harvard University. His academic research on corruption, international trade and economic development in Latin America has been published in journals as well as Brookings Institution Press and Palgrave Macmillan.