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Hector E. Morales

Professional affiliation

Managing Director, Chairman, Latin America, Macquarie Capital; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States

Full Biography

Ambassador Hector E. Morales, Jr. is Of Counsel in Washington, D.C. Both in government and in the private sector, Ambassador Morales has been engaged in Latin American affairs for over 20 years as an attorney, businessman, and diplomat. He provides strategic advisory and investment services to leading international businesses, with a particular focus on Asia, the US, and Latin America.

Ambassador Morales served as the United States Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. Before the OAS, Ambassador Morales served as US Executive Director to the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and as Alternate US Executive Director to the IDB. He has also held several senior executive positions, including Senior Vice President of Viamericas Corporation, and President and General Manager of Reliant Energy Argentina in Buenos Aires.

Ambassador Morales serves concurrently as Vice Chairman of Global Strategic Associates, LLC, in New York City and on the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Latin America Program. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin Texas in 1989, and holds a B.A. from Columbia College in New York.