Fernando Straface is the Secretary-General and Foreign Affairs of the City of Buenos Aires. In april 2016 Buenos Aires became part of OGP´s Subnational Pilot Program.

Straface is one of the founders and former Executive Director (2010-2015) of CIPPEC, the top think tank in Argentina and widely recognized in Latin America. He is also a member of Argentine Debates International and has been a driving force for the first ever presidential debate in Argentina, held in 2015. His areas of expertise include good governance, public sector reform and civil society. He has 20 years of experience that combine both, regional and international positions with a committed activity in the Argentine public policy field. Between 2003 and 2008 he acted as governance specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC, leading projects in 14 countries in Latin America. Straface writes regularly in mayor newspapers in Argentina on current affairs. He received his M.A. from Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government) and a B.A. in Political Science from USAL in Argentina.