Jorge E. Restrepo

Managing Director, New Frontiers International FZ LLE​

Jorge E. Restrepo

Managing Director, New Frontiers International FZ LLE​

Biography

Mr. Restrepo is an American practicing attorney and former military officer with international leadership experience gained through managing programs in high-pressure, austere environments, across national, cultural, and organizational boundaries in Iraq, Egypt, the Balkans, Kuwait, Pakistan, Colombia, the U.A.E and Japan. He is experienced in building rapport with foreign parties, which facilitated and improved interaction and cooperation between U.S. and foreign officials in Iraq, Kuwait, Egypt, Japan, Bosnia, and Croatia.

Mr. Restrepo has strong strategic and analytical skills with in-depth knowledge of Iraqi and Kurdistan Region government procurement, budgeting, governance, inter-agency relations and contract execution with a focus on the multi-billion dollar Iraqi hydrocarbon sector, the government contracts arena, the aviation sector and investment fields. Mr. Restrepo was instrumental in executing Iraq’s historic commercial aircraft fleet acquisition transactions with Boeing and Bombardier, totaling over $5.8 Billion dollars; in structuring a PPP drilling JV between the Iraqi Oil Ministry and a British oil company; in advising the Ministry of Oil in preliminary aspects of its mega gas development project joint venture in Basra; establishing an IOC’s structure and operations in Iraq, in planning and executing the soft opening of the new Erbil International Airport and the creation of its international legal and contracts section, in assisting a large financial entity close on a historic loan for projects in the Kurdistan Region and other fascinating projects. He has well-honed interpersonal skills, research, writing, and presentation skills, which helped shape U.S./Iraqi government procurement, aviation, and oil policy in Iraq during 2006-2010. Mr. Restrepo is a native English and Spanish-speaker.

Mr. Restrepo is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar in the United States, received his Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2003, and received his Bachelors in International Relations from the Florida International University in Miami, Florida in 1998.

Mr. Restrepo founded both NEW FRONTIERS INTERNATIONAL FZ LLE Legal and Business Consulting in the U.A.E. and NEW FRONTIERS CONSULTING, LLC in Iraq; he currently advises the private sector, including large U.S. Government Contractors on international legal, contractual, and other business matters throughout Iraq. He is also an active member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and a Member of the Board of the American Kurdistan Friendship Association (AKFA).

All session by Jorge E. Restrepo

Private Sector Growth – Strengthening Transatlantic Partnership

17:30 - 18:45
Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C.