Alejandro Urizar is NDI's resident director for Honduras. Mr. Urizar has over 18 years of experience working on issues of transparency, anti-corruption and electoral reform in Latin America, at both the local and international level. Originally from Guatemala, Mr. Urizar served as executive director of the Guatemalan civil society organization Citizen Action (Accion Ciudadana) from 2008 through 2010, where he was responsible for fundraising, managing institutional resources and coordinating collaborative actions across civil society groups on issues of transparency. Mr. Urizar then spent five years in Washington, D.C., at the Organization of American States working on electoral observation, serving as chief of the electoral observation section from 2013 to 2016. During this time, he organized, monitored and evaluated election observation missions for over 17 elections in Latin America, establishing relationships with political parties, public institutions and civil society organizations in each country in the process. Prior to joining NDI, Mr. Urizar was the regional coordinator and advisor for the Americas at Transparency International's secretariat in Berlin, Germany, where he focused on coordinating regional plans and activities in the Americas and provided technical and political analysis. Mr. Urizar is an expert on transparency in political and electoral financing and has published several articles and reports on the topic. Mr. Urizar received an undergraduate degree in sociology at San Carlos University (Guatemala) and has completed coursework for a master's degree in Hispanic literature at Rafael Landivar University (Guatemala). He is a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in English.