Team

Meet our team

We immerse ourselves in our clients’ companies in order to obtain a deep understanding of their needs and work hand-in-hand with them to create specific, collaborative solutions that resolve their main communication challenges.

Damian Fraser

Partner

Damian founded Miranda Partners in 2018; he was Mexico Country Manager of UBS from 2001 to 2018, where he oversaw the 180-person local Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Equity businesses. Previously he ran UBS’s Latin American Equity division, worked as Head of UBS LatAm Equity Research, and was “Number One” ranked LatAm “Institutional Investor” equity analyst for Strategy for multiple years. Prior to banking, Damian was a journalist at The Economist (economics correspondent), and at the Financial Times (Mexico bureau chief). He holds a CFA, an MPA from Harvard University, and BA from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

Damian Fraser

Partner

Damian founded Miranda Partners in 2018; he was Mexico Country Manager of UBS from 2001 to 2018, where he oversaw the 180-person local Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Equity businesses. Previously he ran UBS’s Latin American Equity division, worked as Head of UBS LatAm Equity Research, and was “Number One” ranked LatAm “Institutional Investor” equity analyst for Strategy for multiple years. Prior to banking, Damian was a journalist at The Economist (economics correspondent), and at the Financial Times (Mexico bureau chief). He holds a CFA, an MPA from Harvard University, and BA from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

Paulo Carreño

Senior Advisor

Paulo is Director of Corporate Governance at Grupo Industrial Durandco, a leading company in the energy, logistics and infrastructure sectors in Mexico. Until December 2018, he served as CEO of ProMéxico. Previously, Mr. Carreño served as Undersecretary for North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   

In the financial sector, his responsibilities as Director of Communications and Government Relations of Grupo Financiero Banamex and Spokesperson in Mexico for Citigroup stand out. Additionally, he was Chairman of the Communications, Marketing and Social Responsibility Committee of the Mexican Banking Association (ABM). He was Managing Director of his own strategic communications firm and previously, Associate Director of Media and Crisis Management at Burson-Marsteller Mexico.  

Paulo holds a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) and a master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He is a member of the Institute of Public International Law and has collaborated for publications such as El Economista, Esquire, and Life & Style.  

Paulo Carreño

Senior Advisor

Paulo is Director of Corporate Governance at Grupo Industrial Durandco, a leading company in the energy, logistics and infrastructure sectors in Mexico. Until December 2018, he served as CEO of ProMéxico. Previously, Mr. Carreño served as Undersecretary for North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   

In the financial sector, his responsibilities as Director of Communications and Government Relations of Grupo Financiero Banamex and Spokesperson in Mexico for Citigroup stand out. Additionally, he was Chairman of the Communications, Marketing and Social Responsibility Committee of the Mexican Banking Association (ABM). He was Managing Director of his own strategic communications firm and previously, Associate Director of Media and Crisis Management at Burson-Marsteller Mexico.  

Paulo holds a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) and a master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He is a member of the Institute of Public International Law and has collaborated for publications such as El Economista, Esquire, and Life & Style.  

Gabriela Jiménez

Senior Analyst

Gabriela is a journalist and communications specialist, with a focus on the economic and financial sectors, from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She has worked with outlets such as La Jornada and elEconomista.es, and was the director of EconomíaHoy.mx for three years. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Public Policy from CIDE. Gabriela’s main areas of interest are financial inclusion and the gender wage gap.

Gabriela Jiménez

Senior Analyst

Gabriela is a journalist and communications specialist, with a focus on the economic and financial sectors, from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She has worked with outlets such as La Jornada and elEconomista.es, and was the director of EconomíaHoy.mx for three years. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Public Policy from CIDE. Gabriela’s main areas of interest are financial inclusion and the gender wage gap.

Joe Leonard

Senior Analyst

Joe completed his MBA at Georgetown University in 2019, with a certificate in Consumer Analytics. His work experience includes being the financial and procurement specialist for a public policy research institute in DC, a project manager for a USAID Rule of Law project in Mexico, and a paid staff member on Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. His BA is in International Relations and Spanish from California State University Chico.

Joe Leonard

Senior Analyst

Joe completed his MBA at Georgetown University in 2019, with a certificate in Consumer Analytics. His work experience includes being the financial and procurement specialist for a public policy research institute in DC, a project manager for a USAID Rule of Law project in Mexico, and a paid staff member on Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. His BA is in International Relations and Spanish from California State University Chico.

Tania Rojas

Senior Analyst

Tania studied International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. She also was a partner in the civil association Mujeres a Proa! which is dedicated to generating entrepreneurship and job training projects for women from several communities in Mexico City. She served as General Secretary of the student organization Debate ITAM and was a member of the representative team in national and international tournaments.

Tania Rojas

Senior Analyst

Tania studied International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. She also was a partner in the civil association Mujeres a Proa! which is dedicated to generating entrepreneurship and job training projects for women from several communities in Mexico City. She served as General Secretary of the student organization Debate ITAM and was a member of the representative team in national and international tournaments.

Santiago Díaz Dopazo

Senior Analyst

Santiago holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from UP and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication from the same university. He has experience working with clients in Mexico and LATAM such as Walmart de México y Centroamérica, BIC Latinoamérica, Berrymex, WWE, 3M, Repsol, Credit Suisse, among others. His background includes extensive knowledge in public relations, corporate communications, content strategy and public affairs.

Santiago Díaz Dopazo

Senior Analyst

Santiago holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from UP and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication from the same university. He has experience working with clients in Mexico and LATAM such as Walmart de México y Centroamérica, BIC Latinoamérica, Berrymex, WWE, 3M, Repsol, Credit Suisse, among others. His background includes extensive knowledge in public relations, corporate communications, content strategy and public affairs.

Carolina López Banzán

Senior Analyst

Carolina has a degree in International Relations from UNAM and a Diploma in Geopolitics from the same university. She has experience working with corporate and energy clients such as Rengen Energy Solutions, CIPRO, MEOR, AMIS, among others. Her trajectory includes extensive knowledge in public relations, communication strategies, management of guidelines, organization and production of corporate events.

Carolina López Banzán

Senior Analyst

Carolina has a degree in International Relations from UNAM and a Diploma in Geopolitics from the same university. She has experience working with corporate and energy clients such as Rengen Energy Solutions, CIPRO, MEOR, AMIS, among others. Her trajectory includes extensive knowledge in public relations, communication strategies, management of guidelines, organization and production of corporate events.

Diego García Mondragon

Senior Analyst

Diego is a Communications Consultant. He has seven years of experience in content creation, development of creative concepts and key messages for organizational campaigns, crisis management and branding. During his career he has been involved in strategic communication for several industries including the financial, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Some of the companies for which he has developed projects, campaigns and strategies are Mercado Libre, Zurich Insurance Group, Advent International, Fortinet, Lumen Technologies, Volaris and BIVA. He graduated in Communication Sciences from La Salle University, with a master’s degree in Marketing and Commercial Management and various courses in visual narratives and digital strategies.

Diego García Mondragon

Senior Analyst

Diego is a Communications Consultant. He has seven years of experience in content creation, development of creative concepts and key messages for organizational campaigns, crisis management and branding. During his career he has been involved in strategic communication for several industries including the financial, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Some of the companies for which he has developed projects, campaigns and strategies are Mercado Libre, Zurich Insurance Group, Advent International, Fortinet, Lumen Technologies, Volaris and BIVA. He graduated in Communication Sciences from La Salle University, with a master’s degree in Marketing and Commercial Management and various courses in visual narratives and digital strategies.

Sofia Fraser

Analyst

Sofia graduated in 2019 from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with a BA in Liberal Arts, after which she returned to her native Mexico. She has worked in the art world at Christie’s (Mexico), Phillips (New York), and Artnet (New York), and has had experience in both event planning and marketing at organizations such as David Stark (New York), Another Company (Mexico), and Harper’s Bazaar (New York). She most recently held a position at the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce in New York City. She is a British and Mexican citizen.

Sofia Fraser

Analyst

Sofia graduated in 2019 from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with a BA in Liberal Arts, after which she returned to her native Mexico. She has worked in the art world at Christie’s (Mexico), Phillips (New York), and Artnet (New York), and has had experience in both event planning and marketing at organizations such as David Stark (New York), Another Company (Mexico), and Harper’s Bazaar (New York). She most recently held a position at the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce in New York City. She is a British and Mexican citizen.

Jorge Luis Cortés

Analyst

Jorge graduated with a degree in communication from the FES Acatlán of the UNAM; While studying the pre-specialty in Multimedia Communication and Culture, he began his career as a digital journalist in El Universal, later followed by jobs at Reporte Indigo and Economía Hoy. While working in digital media, his work focused mainly on breaking news coverage and social media management. He also authored articles on developing entertainment stories, politics, and security.

Jorge Luis Cortés

Analyst

Jorge graduated with a degree in communication from the FES Acatlán of the UNAM; While studying the pre-specialty in Multimedia Communication and Culture, he began his career as a digital journalist in El Universal, later followed by jobs at Reporte Indigo and Economía Hoy. While working in digital media, his work focused mainly on breaking news coverage and social media management. He also authored articles on developing entertainment stories, politics, and security.

Maite Santos

Analyst

Maite studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She was part of the PRAXIS program at Zimat Consultores, in addition to working as a researcher at Centro de Investigación para la Paz México A.C. She has published in El Sol de México and participated as a speaker in the Bitácora D.H program on Radio Ibero 90.9.

Maite Santos

Analyst

Maite studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She was part of the PRAXIS program at Zimat Consultores, in addition to working as a researcher at Centro de Investigación para la Paz México A.C. She has published in El Sol de México and participated as a speaker in the Bitácora D.H program on Radio Ibero 90.9.

Guillermo Gutiérrez ​

Intern

Guillermo is a student of communication and digital media at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey campus Santa Fe, and completed his specialization in digital journalism. He was part of the Debate Society of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Toluca, and participated in the World University Debate Championship in Spanish (CMUDE) in Lima 2019, and has collaborated in creative projects as a composer. He currently collaborates with Blua Media as a producer of audiovisual and podcast format programs, head writer and talent. His topics of interest are national and international politics and sports.

Guillermo Gutiérrez

Intern

Guillermo is a student of communication and digital media at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey campus Santa Fe, and completed his specialization in digital journalism. He was part of the Debate Society of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Toluca, and participated in the World University Debate Championship in Spanish (CMUDE) in Lima 2019, and has collaborated in creative projects as a composer. He currently collaborates with Blua Media as a producer of audiovisual and podcast format programs, head writer and talent. His topics of interest are national and international politics and sports.

Samuel López

Intern

Samuel is a Finance and Business Management student at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, where he participated as a member of the Board of Directors of the Finance Student Council performing various functions, mainly in project management. Additionally, Samuel holds the Figure 3 Certification, “Advisor in Investment Strategies” from the AMIB. 

Samuel López

Intern

Samuel is a Finance and Business Management student at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, where he participated as a member of the Board of Directors of the Finance Student Council performing various functions, mainly in project management. Additionally, Samuel holds the Figure 3 Certification, “Advisor in Investment Strategies” from the AMIB. 

Emilia Antúnez

Intern

Emilia is a student of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) who is currently part of the school journal El Supuesto as a Jr. Editor. She collaborated with ITAM professor, Rodrigo Chacon, as a research assistant in topics such as international politics and the historic development of the USA. She was selected as an intern at Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público in the Foreign Affairs department where she worked on issues related to the G-20 and the Pacific Alliance, aside from monitoring international economic reports and indicators. She was also part of the staff of the International Congress of Criminal Compliance that was held by Ontiveros Consulting in 2018. 

Emilia Antúnez

Intern

Emilia is a student of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) who is currently part of the school journal El Supuesto as a Jr. Editor. She collaborated with ITAM professor, Rodrigo Chacon, as a research assistant in topics such as international politics and the historic development of the USA. She was selected as an intern at Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público in the Foreign Affairs department where she worked on issues related to the G-20 and the Pacific Alliance, aside from monitoring international economic reports and indicators. She was also part of the staff of the International Congress of Criminal Compliance that was held by Ontiveros Consulting in 2018. 

Join our team!

We are always looking for new talent, please contact us to join the team.