Gabriel Podesta Ornes
I am a lawyer from the Dominican Republic, a developing country located in the Caribbean. For three years I´ve worked as an attorney in a law firm specializing in constitutional and administrative law. As an attorney, I have experienced firsthand the negative effects associated to the lack of regulation and poor implementation of effective economic public policies. As a response, I have been involved in founding “Liderazgo Conceptual”, a think tank formed by lawyers, journalists and economists aiming to propose potential reforms in the formulation and implementation of public policies in the DR. My key policy interest is the energy sector, a sector which is in constant crisis affecting citizens and significantly decreasing our economy’s competitiveness in the global market and appeal to foreign investment.