General Counsel and General Manager, Legal Department a.i
Diego Buchara was appointed General Counsel and General Manager, ad interim, of the Legal Department in January 2020. In this role, he Buchara leads the Legal Department and advises the Board of Governors, Board of Executive Directors and senior management on all legal aspects of the Bank’s activities.
Mr. Buchara joined the IDB in 2002 and has held several senior positions. Most recently, he served as Chief Counsel, ad interim, of the Sovereign Guaranteed Operations Division of the Legal Department and as a Principal Specialist-Attorney for the Central America, Mexico, Panama and Dominican Republic Group, overseeing and coordinating legal work related to the Bank’s operational policies and activities. Previously, he was Principal Specialist-Attorney for the Andean and Caribbean Group.
Mr. Buchara holds a law degree from the National University of the Littoral in Santa Fe, Argentina, and a master’s degree of laws from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.