Head of Global External Affairs, World Animal Protection
Ricardo is trained as a solicitor in Colombia and holds a Masters in Research of Law from Birkbeck College (University of London). He is the author of the book El Derecho de los Animales (“Animal Law”), published in Colombia in 2007. From 2004-2007 Ricardo was the legal advisor and lobbyist for the Colombian Businessmen Association and lecturer in 2007 for law undergraduates at the Javeriana University in Bogota.
Ricardo joined World Animal Protection in late April 2012, having worked for a small international animal campaigning organisation as a Parliamentary Affairs associate for two years, lobbying on animal legislation in Europe and the Americas. Ricardo led the team behind the Animal Protection Index - a comprehensive global review of policy and legislation on animal welfare for World Animal Protection and is currently the Head of Global External Affairs for the organisation. He has also published a number of articles on philosophy of law and legal theory for legal publications in South America.