Senior Advisor — Latin American Program
Andres Calderon has twenty-five years of diversified technology experience at both large and small enterprises; technical personnel management capability at different levels of the organizational structure; project management, and enterprise system administration experience. He also has vast experience in aligning technology to corporate vision and extensive background in business development, product design, system architectures and information systems implementations.
At the Institute, Andres provides strategic advice and supports initiatives with a practitioners emphasis on disaster risk reduction and applied research for the sustainable and balanced use of water for the more resilient development of the Latin American and Caribbean people.
Andres was recently nominated to the Board of Advisors for the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research in the area of PSYcho-social Support in CRISis Management (PsyCris) that is under the leadership of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.
Previously, Andres led the development of scientific methodologies and computer-based models used by the US Army for risk quantification of chemical weapons. Andres was also responsible for the architecture and deployment of emergency management decision support systems that support emergency managers in the event of chemical events. He has worked for fifteen years in the Homeland Security industry and contributed to marketing, customer relations, and all information technology initiatives at a company that grew with him from 15 to over 350 employees.
Andres acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, concentration in Network Communications from Louisiana State University, a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University, and a MBA from Tulane University.