Felipe Estefan


Principal, Investments

Felipe structures and manages investments in Latin America as part of Omidyar Network’s Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative. He leads the firm’s efforts to advance civic technology, independent media, open data, and fiscal governance in the region. In the context of his role, Felipe is a member in the Board of Directors of IMCO and Nossas Cidades, an observer on the Board of Colab.re, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Chequeado.

Before joining Omidyar Network, Felipe was the open government strategist at the World Bank, where he traveled to more than 30 countries advocating for and advancing efforts to make governments more open and to foster collaboration between state and non-state actors. He was also a founding team member of the Open Contracting Partnership, where he coordinated efforts to increase transparency in public contracting processes around the world. Prior to the World Bank, Felipe was a planning producer at CNN’s Washington, DC bureau and was part of the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations in Switzerland.

Felipe holds a master’s in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, a master’s in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in conflict resolution from Syracuse University. Felipe also received a bachelor’s in international relations and media & society from Hobart College, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. 

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