NEW YORK—Weber Shandwick has named Miguel Silva to oversee the agency’s Latin America operations. Silva is based in Washington, D.C.
Founder and partner of Gravitas, a Colombian strategic communications firm affiliated with Weber Shandwick, Silva will continue to run that firm while serving as director of Weber Shandwick’s Latin American network. He has experience working in Colombia, Bolivia, Panamá, El Salvador, Brazil, Nicaragua and Mexico, and for corporations including American Airlines, BP, The Latin American Banking Federation, GM, Siemens Mobile, Microsoft, and the World Bank.
During the early 90s, Silva was chief of staff to the President of Colombia and to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States in Washington. He has served as a member of the Colombian National Security Council, the Council of Ministers, the Council for Economic and Social Policy and the National Council for Communications. As a journalist, he was political editor of La Prensa, a daily newspaper, and founded Gatopardo, a Latin American monthly news magazine, in 2000.