Research Director, Head of Americas, Verisk Maplecroft
Jimena Blanco leads Verisk Maplecroft’s Americas research team, with regional and thematic experts based in the UK and Mexico. She is the Americas expert on Brazil and the Southern Cone, and frequently provides advice to multinational energy companies, multilateral institutions and buy-side investors on above ground risk in Latin America. She participates in diplomatic, academic and business forums, addressing issues of regional and country-specific concern. Jimena also makes regular contributions to the British and foreign media.
Prior to working for Verisk Maplecroft, Jimena edited several publications at Latin News and wrote extensively on Latin America, covering political, economic and security issues. She was also a contributor to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ special dossier, The Farc Files: Ecuador, Venezuela and the Secret Archive of ‘Raúl Reyes’.
Jimena studied History and Political Science at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and obtained a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Jimena is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in English and Portuguese.
Jimena will be delivering a Keynote Presentation, Vaca Muerta: Social License as the key tool to Mitigate Above Ground Risk and Maximise Reserve Potential at the 2019 South America Assembly:Southern Edition