Renzo Lavin is a lawyer with over ten years of professional experience working to advance democratic governance and human rights. He served as the Co-Executive Director of the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ), a leading NGO in Argentina, where he led multiple initiatives at the national and international levels, aimed at strengthening public institutions, increasing government transparency and improving access to justice. Lavin was a consultant for the World Bank providing technical assistance on the development of citizen engagement strategies and social accountability in Tanzania, Nepal, and Tunisia. He also worked with the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions in different projects to support countries of the region to strengthen their accountability systems. He was a member of the Coordination Committee of the UNCAC Coalition, a global network committed to promoting the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, where he advocated for the improvement of regulations, policies, and oversight mechanisms by State Parties to prevent and fight corruption.
Lavin holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he graduated as a Fulbright Scholar. He was a Ford Foundation Mason Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and is currently a Research Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard.