The MICI operates independently of IDB Group Management (departments responsible for the design and financing of the project of each institution, including the staff members of each country office), and reports directly to the Boards of Executive Directors of the IDB and the IIC, and to the Donors Committee of the MIF.

The office operates under the leadership of the MICI Director, who is selected by the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors and to whom he/she reports directly. The Director’s duties and powers are established in the MICI-IDB Policy and the terms of reference for the position are annexed to it. While providing services to the IIC, his/her duties and powers are outlined in the MICI-IIC Policy.

MICI governance is structured around its dual phase processes, and the MICI Director is assisted by two Phase Coordinators responsible for managing each process:

  • the Consultation Phase Coordinator
  • the Compliance Review Phase Coordinator


Andrea Repetto Vargas, MICI Director. She is a lawyer, expert in conflict resolution, dialogue processes, and accountability mechanisms Read more

Argentine lawyer, specialized in dialogue, conflict prevention and conflict management. Languages: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese Read more

Costa Rican lawyer with extensive experience in the field of international law and accountability mechanisms. Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. Read more

Colombian Lawyer, with extensive professional experience in Environmental, Criminal, and international Law. Read more

María Elisa is a native Spanish speaker, in addition she is fluent in English. Read more

Mexican citizen with extensive experience in the administrative field and on issues concerning the operation of the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. Languages: Spanish and English Read more

Andrea Guevara, an Ecuadorian lawyer, with specialization in international environmental law. She has experience in environmental and social strengthening in accountability mechanisms. Read more

German citizen with experience in sustainable development in both, the private and non-profit sectors. Languages: Spanish, English, German, and Portuguese. Read more

Argentinian, with experience in conflict resolution and public policy, developed through his work with civil society organizations and the public sector. Languages: Spanish and English. Read more

Esteve Sala, Communications Officer of MICI, has over 20 years of professional experience in Journalism, Corporate Communications and digital media projects. Read more

Mexican citizen, with experience in both the private and public sectors in Mexico, with a focus in the aviation industry and social communications. Languages: Spanish and English. Read more

Citizen of Mexico and the United States, Julio is a Case Assistant for the Compliance Review Phase. Languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese Read more

Dominican citizen, with experience in paralegal in International Arbitration. Languages: Spanish and English. Read more

Marcos Favero, Brazilian, is a facilitator, mediator and researcher. He has worked mainly with non-governmental organizations but has also experience in the private sector and in the academia.  Read more

Our people
Director Andrea Repetto Vargas
Consultation Phase Coordinator Gastón Aín Bilbao
Coordinator, Compliance Review Phase Kattya Araya
Case Officer, Compliance Review Phase Andrés Bornacelli
Case Analyst Maria Elisa Dugo
Senior Office Support and Administrative Assistant Rebeca García
Case Officer, Compliance Review Phase Andrea Guevara Mantilla
Senior Specialist Eva Heiss
Case Officer, Consultation Phase Martin Packmann
Communications Officer Esteve Sala
Registration Officer Esteban Tovar
Case Assistant, Compliance Review Phase Julio Vázquez
Case Assistant, Consultation Phase Sara Ureña
Case Officer, Consultation Phase Marcos Favero



For case management, we rely on external experts that are tailored to the specific needs of each case. We have a pre-identified Roster of independent experts for both Consultation and Compliance Review.


The Consultation Phase relies on experts to facilitate dialogue and alternative dispute resolution processes, when the cases processed in this Phase so require. Maintaining the principles of impartial and fair treatment of the parties involved in a process, the facilitation experts direct and / or help the technical and substantial work aimed at the design, implementation, facilitation and systematization of processes within the Phase.

For this, it has constituted a Roster of experts:

Consultation phase Roster of experts

  • Vladimir Aguilar
  • Sylvia Aguilera
  • Fernando Aramayo
  • Rodrigo Arce
  • Patricia Arechaga
  • Carcius Azevedo
  • Antonio Bernales
  • Ana Bourse
  • Ana Cabria
  • Mitzy Canessa
  • Javier Caravedo
  • Mirna Cuentas
  • Elena Diez Pinto
  • Juan Dumas
  • Camilo Duplat
  • María del Rosario Espinosa
  • Luis Fallas
  • Bruno Gomes
  • Nicolas Gonzalez
  • Giselle Huamani
  • Maria Clara Jaramillo
  • Ivan Lanegra
  • Bautista Logioco
  • Pablo Lumerman
  • Cristina Martin
  • Barbara Oliveira
  • Jared Ordway
  • Luis Oré
  • Ivan Ormachea
  • Jorge Oroxon
  • Julian Portilla
  • Mery Rodriguez
  • Cesar Rojas
  • Manuel Salamanca
  • Eliana Spadoni
  • Graciela Tapia
  • Katherine Torres
  • Susan Wildau
  • Yoriko Yasukawa


The Compliance Review Phase investigates if the IDB Group has complied with its Operational Policies. To this end, the Phase has a Roster of independent technical experts who contribute substantively, objectively and impartially to the investigations on a variety of social, environmental and transparency problems. 

For this objective the experts constitute a Compliance Review Panel comprised by the Coordinator of the Compliance Review Phase, who acts as Panel Chair, and two independent technical experts selected ad hoc. The current roster of experts of the Compliance Review Phase is:

  • Ana María Cecilia Ibacache Burgos
  • Augusto Ferreira Mendonça
  • Chiqui Arregui 
  • Ignacio Eduardo Osvaldo Zelmeister
  • Ione Novoa Jezler 
  • Jay Paul Wagner 
  • Jean-Roger Jacques Mercier  (1946-2020)
  • Luis Enrique Sanchez  
  • Luis López García  
  • Mehrdad Nazari  
  • David Nyheim
  • Oscar Eduardo Link Lazo  
  • Susan Joyce

Former directors

Mexican economist with an extensive international career in the philanthropic and social sectors at both, public and private institutions. Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French. Read more

MICI Director, 2015-2020 Victoria Márquez Mees