Director, Latin America Country Risk and Forecasting, S&P Global Market IntelligenceCarlos Cardenas manages S&P Global Market Intelligence's Latin America Country Risk team. He covers Latin American politics as well as the region's security and business environment assessing risks such as expropriation, non-payment, contract frustration, civil unrest, business disruption, extortion, kidnapping, crime and terrorism.
Carlos, Director of Latin America Country Risk Analysis and Forecasting, is responsible for the generation of commercially relevant political and violent risks forecasts for a variety of sectors in Latin America, including energy, manufacturing, mining and insurance. He manages a team of Latin American experts, as well as a remote network of contributors based in the region, covering risks such as expropriation, non-payment, contract frustration, civil unrest, business disruption and security-related risks (extortion, kidnapping, crime and terrorism). Carlos has also worked and delivered numerous consulting projects for a variety of clients interested in understanding the role of stakeholders and risks at the project level in Latin America. His areas of expertise include petroleum policy and economics, public governance in natural resource rich countries, international relations, criminal dynamics in Latin America and political economy.
He holds a BA in International Studies from Universidad Central de Venezuela (Magna Cum-Laude), an MA in International Political Economy from Birmingham University (distinction) and an LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy (distinction) from Dundee University.
- Country / Territory Risk
- Regional Economics
- Energy Geopolitics
- Supply Chain Risk