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Felipe Estefan

Open Government Strategist, The World Bank

Felipe Estefan specializes on open government, public diplomacy and strategic engagement. Estefan is currently part of the World Bank’s Open Government practice – which is focused on initiatives in open contracting, open budgeting, open private sector and on digital engagement. Prior to joining the World Bank, Estefan served as Planning Producer for CNN, where he supported the launch of three shows: “John King, USA”, “Directo USA” and “Choque de Opiniones”. He has designed and implemented strategies for clients and organizations in the public and private sectors, including the Office of the Vice President of Colombia and hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons. Estefan, a native of Bogotá, Colombia, graduated from the Public Diplomacy program at Syracuse University.

He holds an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and an MS in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He can be reached at festefan@worldbank.org or on Twitter: @FelipeEstefan.