H.E. Gustavo Tarre
Representative to the Organization of American States from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Ambassador Tarre is the Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States from Venezuela. From 2015 to 2016, he was a senior adviser to the Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. Prior to this he was managing partner of the political risk consulting firm, Quórum Asuntos Públicos, for 15 years. He was also a member of the Presidential Commission for State Reform (Comisión Presidencial para la Reforma del Estado, COPRE) for 10 years. Ambassador Tarre served in the Venezuelan National Assembly from 1979 to 1999. He was the whip and minority leader for COPEI and presided over the Energy and Mining, Finance, and Internal Politics Committees. In these roles he worked on legislation regarding the Supreme Court and judicial system, corruption, decentralization, congressional ethics, banking, housing, human rights, oil regulations, and Chamber of Deputies regulations, among others. He received his law degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and holds graduate degrees in Public Law and Public Administration from the University of Paris.