Miguel Silva

Independent Senior Consultant

Miguel Silva is a respected political consultant, crisis management expert and strategic communications advisor who has counseled political leaders and corporate executives around the world.

He is the Founder of Galileo 6, a strategic communications, political and crisis management firm based in Bogotá, Colombia. Prior to this, Mr. Silva was a Senior Managing Director at FTI’s strategic communications practice in Latin America. Mr. Silva joined FTI Consulting when his company, Gravitas, was acquired by FTI in 2007.

Before joining FTI, Mr. Silva was Counsellor at Large for Latin America for Weber Shandwick Worldwide, an Interpublic Group communications agency, and founded Shepardson Stern & Kaminsky´s international practice.

A lawyer, journalist and communications consultant, Mr. Silva served as Chief of Staff to the President of Colombia and to the Secretary General of the Organization of the American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.

He has advised the governments of Brazil, Panama, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Colombia, El Salvador, as well as presidential campaigns and referendums in Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, and the Andean region.

As a journalist, Mr. Silva has been the Political Editor of La Prensa, a daily newspaper; an Op Ed columnist in the Colombian daily papers El Tiempo and El Espectador, the Los Angeles Edition of The Huffington Post and Dinero Magazine; the CEO of the Semana Publishing Group, the largest publishing group in the Andean Region; as well as Founder and Editor in Chief of Gatopardo, a monthly magazine that was distributed through most Latin American countries and the Andean Edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

Mr. Silva was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics of The University of Chicago, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Los Andes, of the Cardioinfantil Foundation and of the Board of Best Buddies Colombia.