Senior Managing Director
Gabriel Sánchez Zinny is Senior Managing Director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC where he advises global companies on public policy and investment challenges focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean. He is also a non-resident senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development and a member of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Working Group on Innovation and Technology in Education.
Previously, Mr. Sánchez Zinny served as executive director of the Integral Assessment Unit of Educational Quality and Equity in the Ministry of Education of Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 2017 to 2019, he served as minister of education of the province of Buenos Aires, overseeing an education system with more than 4.7 million students in 18,400 schools. From 2015-2017, he served in Argentina’s National Ministry of Education as executive director of the National Institute of Technological Education where he coordinated public policy related to the development and strengthening of professional skills and technical training.
Mr. Sánchez Zinny’ experience includes coordinating the anti-human trafficking program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he organized Hispanic civil society groups in 17 states to develop health services for victims of trafficking. He has also served as director of the Argentina Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC and as a senior fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. He is the co-founder of two social impact initiatives, Edunexo and Kuepa, focusing on the introduction of technologies in educational systems.
Mr. Sánchez Zinny is the co-author of several books on education policy, including Educación: Lo Que No Nos Cuentan; Education 3.0: the battle for talent in Latin America; Education and New Technologies: Fashion or Cultural Change?; and The Protagonist School. He publishes monthly opinion columns on international politics and regional relations with the United States in several Latin American newspapers.
Mr. Sánchez Zinny received his Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and an Economist degree from the University of San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina.