Richard N. Sinkin
Phone: (619) 298-9883
Fax: (619) 574-0856
Dr. Richard Sinkin is the founder and partner of InterAmerican Group (IAG), a diversified consulting, management, and investment firm headquartered in San Diego, with an office in Chicago. Founded in 1987, the company specializes in structuring and implementing investment and sales activities in Latin America. IAG principals have managed the direct investment of over $500 million in Latin America, including the start-up of 31 manufacturing operations in Mexico that now occupy over 2 million square feet and employ over 3,000 direct workers. IAG also provides in-depth market research for companies seeking to sell products and services in Latin America. Recently, IAG took a subsidiary public with a $45 million IPO that then merged with a Chinese infrastructure development company. The combined companies are now traded as CNC Development Ltd.
Prior to forming IAG, Sinkin was the vice president of the Institute of the Americas in La Jolla, California, one of the nation's leading centers of private and public sector collaboration on Latin American business issues. During the 1980s, he was a director of Texas Bank in San Antonio, Texas, where he assisted in the development of the bank's international financial operations in the Mexican capital markets. From 1981 to 1986, he was the executive director of the Latin American Studies Association, the world's largest organization of Latin American specialists. In 1979, he was appointed senior policy analyst at the U.S. Department of State, Agency for International Development, where he directed an international development program with an annual budget of $100 million.
From 1969 to 1986 Sinkin was a professor of Latin American history at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published a book on 19th-century Mexican political development and more than a dozen articles on Mexican politics and economics. Sinkin is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles, and the San Diego Dialogue in San Diego. He received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.