Mr. Restrepo is an independent American Attorney and former military officer with international leadership experience gained through managing programs in high pressure, austere environments, across national, cultural, and organizational boundaries in Iraq, Egypt, the Balkans, Kuwait, Pakistan, Colombia, and the UAE. He is an even-keeled team player known for integrity, fairness, loyalty, and dependability; a leader who will listen and apply keen multicultural negotiation skill to reach consensus. He is experienced in building rapport with foreign parties which facilitated and improved interaction and cooperation between US and foreign officials in Iraq, Kuwait, Egypt, Japan, Bosnia, and Croatia.
Mr. Restrepo has strong strategic and analytical skills with in-depth knowledge of government procurement, budgeting, governance, inter-agency relations and contract execution with a focus on capital projects in the multi-billion Iraqi hydrocarbon sector. Mr. Restrepo was instrumental in executing Iraq’s historic commercial aircraft fleet acquisition transactions with Boeing and Bombardier, totaling over $5.8 Billion dollars, and in the preparation for the soft opening of the new state-of-the-art Erbil International Airport. He has well-honed interpersonal skills, research, writing, and presentation skills reflected in several documents and presentations that influenced US/Iraqi government procurement, aviation, and oil policy in Iraq. Mr. Restrepo is a native English and Spanish-speaker, including technical and business terminology; and also speaks basic conversational French.
Mr. Restrepo is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar in the United States, received his Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and received his Bachelors in International Relations from the Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Restrepo founded NEW FRONTIERS BUSINESS CONSULTING, LLC in Erbil, Iraq, in 2012, and JORGE E. RESTREPO, P.A. In Miami, Florida, in 2010. He currently advises clients on international legal, contractual, and other business matters throughout the UAE, USA, and Iraq.