Members of the Sanctions Committee

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Members of the Sanctions Committee

Ms. Adriana Dantas

Chairperson and External Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Committee

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Ms. Adriana Dantas is an international lawyer who heads the Compliance, Internal Investigations and White Collar Practices of Lefosse LLP. Adriana holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from University of Sao Paulo (2008), title obtained with the highest distinction, and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law School (2006-2007). She obtained a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) with Merit from University of London, King’s College (2001) and was a Chevening Scholar, British Council (2000-2001). She obtained a J.D. degree from University of Brasilia in 1999. She has served as member of Petrobras Independent Board Committee on Integrity between 2019 and June 2022, period during which she was the managing and founding partner of Adriana Dantas LLP. She also practices in International Trade Law, where she represents companies and associations in international disputes, particularly disputes before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. Adriana has written on issues of international anti-corruption law and enforcement, and on international trade law; a frequent speaker in international conferences. She has also served as a partner and head of the Compliance and International Trade Practices of BMA Attorneys at Law (2008-2011), and a Foreign Counsel at King & Spalding LLP (2008-2011).

Mr. Roberto Manrique

Vice-Chairperson and Internal Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Committee

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Mr. Roberto Manrique is Principal Advisor in the Southern Cone Country Department. Previously, he was the IDB Group Representative in Mexico and the Head of the Special Group for the Modernization of the Environmental and Social Policies of the IDB Group. He also served as Principal Advisor in the Office of the Presidency, and Senior Advisor in the Office of the Executive Vice President and in the Institutions for Development Sector. Over his career at the IDB, he has led the design and execution of policy-based and investment operations, managed institutional funds for technical cooperation, and led policy dialogues. Mr. Manrique was appointed as an Internal Member to the IDB Group Sanctions Committee and named its Vice-Chairperson in June 2020. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Wayne State University, where he completed his doctoral studies.

Mr. Don Scott De Amicis

External Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Committee

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Mr. Don Scott De Amicis is a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, the co-director of the Center for International Business and the Law and on the faculty at the International Law Institute. He is a member of Sanctions Appeals Bodies of the EBRD and involved in international dispute resolution as an independent arbitrator and mediator. He is also a senior advisor with Transnational Strategy Group, LLP and an Expert-Advisor to the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Commerce Department. Don has also served as the Executive Director of the National Law Center for Inter American Free Trade, a Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona Law School, a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and a Senior Lecturer at Leiden University. From 2011 to 2014, he was General Counsel of the OPIC. Prior to that, he had been a senior partner at Ropes & Gray LLP. He has long been active in the American Bar Association and its rule of law initiatives; served as chair of the Section of International Law and is currently serving on the ABA’s Middle East and North Africa Rule of Law Initiative Council. Don is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A.) and received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Gavin Lee Parrish

External Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Committee

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Mr. Gavin Parrish is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, where he focuses on investigations, disputes and intelligence gathering across Latin America. He frequently conducts investigations into allegations of wrongdoing, including fraud, corruption, financial misstatements, price-fixing, self-dealing and other related forms of misconduct. Mr. Parrish previously practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb (New York) and White & Case (São Paulo). He holds a J.D. degree from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Parrish also received an M.A. degree in International Economics and Latin American Studies from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. from the University of Texas. In 1997, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina.

Mrs. Geovana Acosta

Internal Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Committee

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Ms. Geovana Acosta serves as Operational Sr Advisor at the Competitiveness, Technology, and Innovation Division (CTI) of the IDB where she is leading the design and management of operations and technical cooperations to improve competitiveness, science, technology, innovation and digital transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining CTI, Geovana worked as a Senior Advisor at the IDB’s Office of the Presidency where she managed strategic, financial planning and programing issues. She has also worked at the IDB’s Vice-presidency of Countries as Country Coordinator for the Andean region. She is an Economist from the National University of Colombia and holds a master’s degree in Public Policy in International Development at Georgetown University.

Mr. John A. Detzner

External Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Committee

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Mr. John A. (Jack) Detzner has been an international trade compliance lawyer in a Washington, D.C. law firm for over 30 years.  Prior to that time, he lived in Ecuador, engaged in rural development work, and in Chile, engaged in human rights work.  From 2011 through 2014, he served as an External Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Committee. He previously served as a co-chair of the ABA Task Force on International Standards for Corrupt Practices, and as a member of the Board of Advisers to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reporter.  Currently he is a member of the ABA’s Anti-Corruption Committee. Jack is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B.) and Harvard Law School (J.D.).

Mrs. Maria Camila Uribe Sánchez

Internal Member of the IDB Group Sanctions Commitee

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Mrs. Maria Camila Uribe serves as Principal Technical Lead of the Housing and Urban Development Division, coordinating the Cities Network of the IDB. Served as Representative of the Bank in Chile, and later worked in the coordination of the Institutional Strategy of the IDB Group. Additionally, served as Head of the Services Section for the Committees and the Executive Directors in the IDB Secretariat. Economist from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, Maria Camila has studies in a master’s degree in Economics from the same university and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. Has over 18 years of experience in the Colombian public sector, having served as Secretary of Planning of Bogotá, Director of Cadaster and Tax Director of the same city, advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Colombia and to the National Planning Department. Local and urban fiscal matters stand out amongst her many specializations.

Mr. Jorge Pacheco Klein

Alternate Internal Member of IDB Group Sanctions Commitee

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Mr. Jorge Pacheco Klein is the Chief of the Special Assets Division at IDB Invest. As such, he is tasked with maximizing recoveries and minimizing losses from non-performing loans, guarantees and equity investments, and sharing lessons learned throughout the organization. A Uruguayan lawyer with more than thirty-three years of experience, he joined the IDB Group in 2001, where he has always led the workout and recovery efforts, both at the IIC and later at IDB Invest. Before that, he served as General Counsel for EnergyWorks, LLC (Iberdrola Group), associate with Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP in the project finance group, and before that, he served as an elected Member of Congress, House of Representatives, in Uruguay. He has been appointed as Alternate Internal Member of the Sanctions Committee for IDB Invest in November 2022. Jorge holds a law degree from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay and an LL.M. from the Washington College of Law, American University, in Washington D.C. He is admitted to practice in Uruguay, New York, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also holds executive education certificates in finance from Columbia University and ITAM (Mexico).