Federico Burone is Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, in Montevideo, Uruguay. He joined IDRC as Executive Director of the Environmental Management Secretariat. Federico has held numerous other positions at IDRC over the years, including acting Vice-President of Programs and Partnerships as well as acting Vice-President of Strategy, Regions and Policy in Ottawa. He previously taught and conducted research in the fields of environmental management and development economics in Latin America at the University of the Republic, Uruguay; the University of Valencia, Spain; and for the United Nations Development Programme. He holds a PhD in Economics and an MSc in environmental sciences from the University of Valencia, Spain.