Latin America Regional Advisory Council /

Gabriela Warkentin

Gabriela Warkentin is a distinguished communicator, academic, and businesswoman. Since 2016, she has directed and hosted the popular morning news programme “Así las cosas” on W Radio in Mexico. She is also the host and producer of “Al Habla… con Warkentin,” a weekly interview podcast on El País, where she fosters constructive and grounded conversations on the challenges facing Mexico. In addition to her broadcasting roles, Gabriela serves as a columnist for the newspaper Reforma.

A founding member of the IFIT Mexico Brain Trust, Gabriela is a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana and a founding partner of Tridente Aceleradora. From 2002 to 2011, she served as the director of the Department of Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana. During this period, she also played a pivotal role as the creator and director of the radio station Ibero 90.9 and later as the director of W Radio from 2013 to 2017. 

Gabriela holds memberships in various influential organisations, including the Council of Article 19, the Council of OXFAM Mexico, the Governing Council of Mexican Transparency, and the Assembly of the Information Group on Chosen Reproduction (GIRE).

Gabriela has earned recognition as one of the 50 most important women in Mexico, according to Forbes magazine, and as one of the 300 top leaders of Mexico, according to Líderes magazine. Her writings have been featured in El País, El Universal, Reforma, La Crónica de Hoy, and Rolling Stone México.

Gabriela holds a degree in communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She has also pursued postgraduate studies in comparative literature at UNAM and in communication at the University of Navarra. Fluent in English, German, and French, Gabriela is also a skilled translator of Spanish.