Andres is originally from Colombia, multilingual in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. He completed both his undergraduate studies and his masters in Political Science at the Los Andes University, in Colombia. Aponte is currently a Master candidate in International Security at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris – France) and has over four years in professional experience.
Aponte’s roles have ranged from being a graduate research assistant on Colombia’s foreign policy, as a consultant for an international organisation on the Colombian armed conflict; and as an analyst for a consultancy firm on socio-political risk, due diligence, and stakeholder engagement.
Aponte accomplished an internship at the OECD on disaster risk management for Colombia and thereafter completed an internship at Synergy Global Consultancy in the Paris office; whereby he advanced to a consultant position.