Gabriel Sánchez Zinny

Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

Gabriel Sánchez Zinny is a senior adviser with the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development. He currently serves as executive director of the Integral Assessment Unit of Educational Quality and Equity with the Ministry of Education of the city of Buenos Aires. Between 2017 and 2019, he was minister of education of Buenos Aires province, overseeing an education system with more than 4.7 million students in 18,400 schools. From 2015-2017, he was executive director of the National Institute of Technological Education (INET) in the national Ministry of Education of Argentina, coordinating public policies related to the development and strengthening of professional skills and technical training. Previously, he was managing director at Blue Star Strategies, focusing on the Latin America practice; director of the Argentina Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; and senior fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. He has co-founded two online education initiatives: Edunexo and Kuepa. Mr. Sánchez Zinny is coauthor of four books on education policy and publishes monthly opinion columns on international politics and regional relations with the United States in several Latin American newspapers. He studied economics at the University of San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received his master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.