Shunko Rojas is co-founder and partner at Quipu. He is a non-resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), and senior advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Argentina Business Council (USABC). He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment.
Prior to founding Quipu, Shunko served as Undersecretary of International Trade (2016-2019), and President of the National Commission of Foreign Trade (2016) of Argentina, playing a key role in the country's successful international insertion strategy. While in government, Shunko led key international trade negotiations (including Mercosur- European Union), represented Argentina at international fora (World Trade Organization, OECD, and the G20), and spearheaded the country’s National Export Strategy.
Before joining government, Shunko led the creation of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he also helped structure international trade and investment projects, and promoted the creation of Retina Latina, a regional online movie platform. Shunko has an extensive international experience at both public and private organizations, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES), and the law firm Chadbourne & Parke (today Norton Rose Fulbright).
Shunko holds a Doctor of Laws (S.J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School, a Master of Sciences in Global Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE) (2006), and a BA in law, with honors (top 1%), from Universidad de Buenos Aires (2002). He was both a Fulbright and a Chevening scholar.
Lucas E. Barreiros is co-founder and partner at Quipu. He has previously served as Director of Strategic International Trade Affairs at Argentina’s Ministry of Production, where he led the team that negotiated with the United States for Argentina’s readmission in the Generalized System of Preferences and the exemption on the application of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. In that role, he also delivered a consensus report as Chair of the G20 Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity during 2018 and designed the first-ever private sector engagement mechanism during a WTO Ministerial Conference.
He was previously an advisor at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he steered the consolidation of the Americas Business Dialogue and guided its high-level policy advocacy strategies with Heads of State and Ministers in areas including Energy, Infrastructure Financing, Innovation, Finance and Regional Integration. At IDB, Lucas was engaged in designing and implementing projects addressing trade facilitation, services trade and investment attraction in support of member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Lucas holds a law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires (2005), with honors, and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School (2008), where he pursued a concentration in international law. He has held senior academic and leadership positions as law professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Universidad de San Andrés and Universidad de Palermo.