Jonathan Coles is a partner at Renaissance Growth Advisory. He was president of the  Institute for Advanced Management Studies (IESA), one of Latin America’s leading business schools, from 2000 to 2007, and Venezuela’s minister of agriculture from 1990 to 1993. Coles has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 1995.

Coles has had a long and distinguished career in the private sector. From 1985 to 2000, he was chair and CEO of Mavesa. In addition, he served as president for Latin America of AES from 2007 to 2008. Coles has been a director of S.C. Johnson and Banco Mercantil. He presently sits on the board of Ron Santa Teresa.

Coles holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from IESA.