This Is What a Public Servant Should Look Like

One man's hope for the future of politics and public service.

by TwentyThirty, September 14, 2018
Guillermo Navarro Sanz Public Service

This article originally appeared on TwentyThirty.

"Future generations should view politics as an attractive place for transformation."

-Guillermo Navarro Sanz

Politics can be a very human place, and Guillermo Navarro Sanz is living proof of that. He is Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, and Energy of the Government of the Province of Mendoza, Argentina.

Working as an intrapreneur in the public sector, Guillermo is out there to set a shining example of what politics and public service should be in the future: an inclusive space for collaboration and authentic human interaction, where systemic transformation is not only possible but requisite.

This way, politics and administration can again become attractive for the generations to come – not only in regions such as Latin America, where corruption is a big problem, but all over the world - and leave behind the image of a hierarchical and cut-throat environment for people who think only of themselves and their re-election instead of serving the citizens and improving people’s lives.

Guillermo considers himself an eternal apprentice who thrives in diverse cultures and environments. He has lived in different provinces of Argentina, in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, the United States, and South Africa. Guillermo has a deep connection with nature enjoying the outdoors through sport. He is also a talented photographer catching unique human interactions.

Guillermo Navarro Sanz graduated in Administration from the National University of Cuyo and holds a postgraduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Austral University in Buenos Aires. He is a member of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network and took part in the Responsible Leaders Forum in Marseille.


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