About us

Why we exist and our team

Deheza was established in 2014 to fulfil an unmet need for high-quality, independent, intelligence on opportunities and risks in Latin America for global executives and investors. The business has maintained its strategic focus on the region and today is recognised as one of the leading sources of knowledge on commercial, political, social, and governance issues in Latin America.
Meet our people


Elizabeth Deheza


Elizabeth founded the company in 2014 and has built it into the leading source of strategic intelligence on Latin America and the Caribbean. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and German.

Cecilia de Orbegoso

Business Development

Cecilia opens new doors for the company. She has over 10 years experience as an equity analyst, treasury analyst and as an investment specialist. She has deep knowledge of Latin American politics, policy and economics.

Rosemary de Arce

Manager of network

Rosemary joined Deheza in 2020, prior to this, she had an extensive career as an Executive Assistant in various embassies in Bolivia including for the Italian and Korean ambassadors.

Álvaro Correa

Advisory Board

Álvaro is CEO of Alicorp. Until recently, he was Chairman of the Board at COSAPI and Prima AFP, Vice President of CONFIEP, board member at Grupo Efe, board advisor to the Peruvian chapter of GIZ’s Alliance for Integrity and to Lideres por la Equidad in Peru. Previously, he was deputy CEO at Credicorp.

David Charters

Advisory Board

David is a former diplomat turned investment banker, venture capitalist, author and businessman. Previously, he was a director of SG Warburg Securities and a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank

Mariano de Alba


Mariano is an associate at Deheza and was previously a lawyer with over ten years of experience advising companies and governments, on how to operate and deal with conflicts in Latin America.

Ben Ashworth Kwasnik


Ben is an analyst at Deheza. After studying law as an undergraduate Ben completed postgraduate studies in International Political Economy. Having lived in Mexico, Ben is fascinated by in all things LatAm.

Jessica Wells

Executive Assistant & Creative Manager

Jessica supports the executive team and leads the company's creative function. Previously she was a director of a global creative agency and held various roles in the events and entertainment industries.

Alastair Bryce

Advisory Board

Alastair is a senior banker with extensive experience in Asia, LatAm and UK. He spent 30 years at HSBC in Global Banking, Global Markets, Risk Management and as country CEO.

Alex Yew

Advisory Board

Alex is a senior infrastructure investor with experience across Latin America, Europe and Asia. He spent 14 years at John Laing where he was a member of senior leadership and the investment committee.