Head of Government Affairs, Latin America

18 Aug, 2019


Head of Government Affairs, Latin America

Washington, DC

Head of Government Affairs, Latin America


Company Overview

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.  We help scientists make new discoveries, doctors and nurses improve the lives of patients and lawyers win cases.  We prevent online fraud and money laundering, and help insurance companies evaluate and predict risk.  Our events enable customers to learn about markets, source products and complete transactions.

In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.

Job Overview


A global information solutions company is seeking a senior Latin America Government Affairs professional to join its Global Government Affairs (GGA) team. The mission of GGA team is to support the company’s interests across various markets and policy fora, including specifically as it relates to engagements with governments and other stakeholders on public policy challenges and initiatives. The candidate will have primary responsibility for legislative, regulatory and other public policy opportunities in Latin America, with particular focus in priority markets Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, among others. Priority issues include: privacy and data protection; trade; higher education policy; national health and digital health policy; intellectual property; and related issues.



The Head of Government Affairs for Latin America is an integral part of the GGA team and will be responsible for meeting objectives across Latin America to further the mission of the global team. To meet these responsibilities, the candidate must work closely with legal and business representatives to identify potential business opportunities and threats and develop and implement effective strategies to pursue identified business opportunities and minimize legislative and regulatory threats.


The candidate will interact with external organizations, including trade associations and coalitions, leveraging their support to achieve the company’s public policy goals and objectives. A successful candidate will develop and implement effective advocacy strategies on priority issues and will represent the company before U.S., European and Latin American officials at all levels.


The candidate will either be based in Washington, D.C. or Brazil and will report directly to the Head of Global Government Affairs. This position requires regular international travel (6-8 trips/year, though subject to team needs).


Key Objectives

  1. Positively influence legislative and regulatory proposals and policy initiatives of interest to the company and its businesses;
  2. Build coalitions with industry and business peers to achieve public policy goals and objectives;
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with key legislators, Ministerial staff, Administration officials, and other relevant public policy makers.
  4. Remove obstacles and support business development initiatives that will position businesses to pursue new government-funded business opportunities.

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RELX Group is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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Job posted: 2019-08-18