Mr. Gutiérrez has 36 years of experience as an expert in decision-making processes and capacity building. He has extensive experience in BRT and urban transportation projects in policy and planning arenas. An engineer and economist, Mr. Gutiérrez holds a master’s in development planning from the National University of Engineering of Lima, Peru, as well as a master’s in economics and a Ph.D. in political science from Boston University.
Mr. Gutiérrez has been an economic research professor at some of the most esteemed universities in his native Peru. He managed the preparation phase of the BRT Transportation Project for Lima and Callao, Peru from 1996 to 1998 for the World Bank. As a consultant for the World Bank, he worked on a variety of sustainable transport and poverty relief projects in Latin America. In 2001, he was recruited for the position of Vice-Minister of Transport in Peru and later became the executive director of an ambitious reconstruction program aimed at rebuilding the area affected by the 2000 earthquake in southern Peru.
Mr. Gutiérrez has been the strategic director for Latin America at EMBARQ since 2003. From this position, he helped establish CTS-Mexico, CTS-Brazil and CTSS-Andino; and built strategic partnerships with the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). In September, 2009 Mr. Gutiérrez was honored with the WRI President Award. He is a founder of the Association of Latin American Integrated Transport Systems and BRT (SIBRT) and serves as the Executive Secretary of SIBRT. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Center of Excellence ACL BRT (Across Latitudes and Cultures Bus Rapid Transit). Throughout his career as an academic, journalist, public official, consultant, and director, he has authored a number of books, essays and articles.