Jose Echeverría is a 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow and the executive president of Movimiento Cívico Nacional, a nongovernmental organization that works to strengthen institutions, promote civic leadership, and improve democracy and rule of law in Guatemala. He focuses on promoting solutions for institutional weaknesses through political and strategic analyses. This includes creating open dialogues and relationships between key players in the industry and designing and implementing operational plans. He also oversees the organization’s strategic plan and fundraising efforts. Additionally, Echeverría is a political and strategic advisor to companies and nonprofit organizations.
Echeverría is a lawyer by trade and graduated from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has ample experience in media as a radio and TV host, political commentator, and analyst, and currently coordinates a column called “CIVITAS,” a space for young professionals to write about Guatemalan political issues in Prensa Libre, one of the largest newspapers in the country.