AlejandroGonzález Arreola

Chief Engagement Officer

Alejandro González-Arreola is the Chief Engagement Officer at the World Justice Project, where he is responsible for building, strengthening, and supporting WJP’s global network of rule of law stakeholders; leading global policy engagement, advocacy initiatives, and campaigns on rule of law topics; and spearheading WJP’s work to advance the rule of law through strategic convenings, including the World Justice Forum.

Prior to this role, Alejandro served as Country Director and Director of Rule of Law Projects in WJP’s Mexico office, where he successfully engaged dozens of Mexican federal and state agencies to harness data from the WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index to strengthen justice, anti-corruption, human rights, and other reform efforts; and built a partnership with Mexico’s National Transparency Institute to co-create and operationalize a new Open Justice Metric that measures the transparency, accountability, participation, and collaboration in Mexican justice institutions.

Between 2012 and 2020, Alejandro was a top civil society leader at the Open Government Partnership, which promotes accountable, responsive, and inclusive governance around the world, which now includes government and civil society reformers from 76 countries and 106 local governments. His previous experience includes consulting for the World Bank, where he advised Global South countries on enhancing accountability and social protection systems, and founding GESOC, a Mexico-City-based think tank working to enhance accountable, effective, and responsive policies in the areas of fiscal governance, social development, and human rights through an open and evidence-informed policy approach.  

Alejandro holds a BA in International Business from LaSalle University Northwestern in Mexico, an MBA Public Service degree from the School of Public Policy of University of Birmingham in the UK, and a PhD in public administration from the Institute of Public Administration in Mexico. He teaches postgraduate courses on public policy at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and is the co-founder and board member of influential fiscal, social justice, and open governance coalitions in Mexico, including the Accountability Network, the Collective for Transparency, Nosotrxs (We), and the Mexican Community for Public Management.