Argentina 18 Mar 2020

The first 100 days of Alberto Fernandez


The first one hundred days of a government are usually considered a precedent, based on which it is possible to forecast some of its guiding principles. During this period, the presidential imprint and style are defined. In the case of Alberto Fernandez’s Argentina, this stage is even more relevant, considering the fact that his party is a coalition between different factions of Peronism that now coexist in power.

The complexity of these coexisting political forces is further enhanced by a fragile economic and social scenario that the new Argentine government must face, with an economic recession—drops in the GDP of 2.5% and 2.1% in 2018 and 2019 respectively—and a high inflation (over 50% last year). Furthermore, society has been seriously affected by the crisis and hefty foreign debt, of about 97% of the country’s GDP, both with private creditors and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that must still be addressed. Added to this is the looming coronavirus crisis, causing further turbulence.

In “The first 100 days of Alberto Fernandez” you will find an analysis of this situation carried out by Mariano Vila, Partner and Managing Director at LLYC in Argentina; Lautaro Mazzeo, Public Affairs Director at LLYC in Argentina; Hernan Maurette, specialized in public affairs and communications; Teban Kim, Founder & CEO at THET Studio, and Kevin Aguiar, Research & Planning area Cordinator at THET Studio.

Mariano Vila
Managing Director at LLYC in Argentina
He managed the area of Public Affairs at Edelman Argentina, where he worked with clients from diverse industries in issues regarding public-private interactions. He is a specialized political analyst and crisis management, he has great experience in the management of interests, and in 2016 he joined LLYC as a Senior Manager of Public Affairs. After, he took the role of Operations Manager for the firm in Argentina, thus also becoming responsible for the area of Corporate Leadership and Positioning. He undertook a great deal of his career within the national public administration as an advisor for the Federal Tourism Council from the Ministry of Tourism. He was then responsible for developing how to promote Argentina abroad, with responsibilities over the so-called Distant Markets and of coordinating Argentina’s inter-ministerial agenda as well as that of the South Cone and Andean regions, in order to promote those countries in said markets.
Lautaro Mazzeo
Public Affairs Director at LLYC in Argentina
Before he joined LLYC in 2016, Lautaro was a member of the editorial staff for magazine Gente and newspaper Clarín. He also worked in Boca Juniors’ institutional communications area. He then began working in the legislative area for the private sector with Agencia FOIA, eventually directing the regulatory affairs area for LatAm of Directorio Legislativo. He has worked with clients from diverse industries, including food, telecommunications, construction, automotive and finance, among others. He holds a degree in Communications from UCA and is working to obtain a degree in Political Sciences from the same institution. He also holds a degree in Journalism from TEA.
Hernán Maurette
Specialized in public affairs and communications
He served as a corporate affairs executive in companies such as Metrogas and Nidera, among others. He has experience working with political parties from his time as a candidate for councilor for Convocación Ciudadana in 2001 and as mayor of San Isidro for CC + Unión PRO in 2007). Furthermore, Maurette has experience with both the governmental (Defense, Agroindustry and Telecommunications) and non-governmental (he led the Fundación Para el Progreso en Libertad, the Fundación Banco Provincia) sectors. He also founded and chaired Grupo Sophia and was President of the Argentine Public Relations Council. He holds a degree in Political Science (UCA) and a master's degree Public Policy (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).
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