Pablo Zárate is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment, based in Houston and Mexico City. Mr. Zárate focuses on developing and overseeing issue management programs to address high-stakes corporate challenges such as acute political risk, disputes, complex financial transactions, regulatory issues, and reputational crises.
During Mr. Zárate's time at FTI Consulting, he has provided strategy, communications, and issue management advice to boards of directors and senior management teams within a broad range of companies and trade associations, from leading Mexican groups to Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Zárate’s practice focuses primarily on energy, industrials, and infrastructure.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Zárate acquired significant policy, communications and politics expertise through his tenures serving as a government official (advising two Mexican cabinet agency heads), as a political consultant, and as an international advocacy fellow at a public affairs boutique firm in Washington D.C.
Awards & Recognition:
- Author of the ‘Beyond Cantarell’ weekly column, published by El Economista
- Regularly quoted by leading domestic and international media outlets, including the FT, Bloomberg, the WSJ, El País, Reforma, El Financiero
- Recurrent guest to leading national TV and radio analysis shows, including Leo Zuckermann’s La Hora de Opinar, Sergio Sarmiento’s La Entrevista
- Named one of the "100 most influential individuals in energy" by Líderes Mexicanos group in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
B.A., Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
B.A., Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
M.A., Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
T: +52-55 4107 9795
1301 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010