Allan is from Mexico City. He studied International Relations, specializing in International Law, at Universidad de Monterrey and El Colegio de México. Allan has been working in project management for development for more than eight years. He was initially employed at the Government of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade and he later collaborated in regional projects at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Allan has been working at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since 2012, where he has been responsible for operations management for investment programs, technical cooperations, and humanitarian aid projects in Mexico. Allan works at the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, incorporating the risk management methodology of the Project Management Institute (PMI) to programs funded by the IDB and to the analysis of execution capacity of public organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean.