Armand Peschard-Sverdrup

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Armand Peschard-Sverdrup founded PS International in 2004. During the past 15 years, he has expanded the firm’s area of specialization from its initial Mexico-specific focus to its present global reach with offices in Atlanta, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City. Peschard-Sverdrup brings over 30 years of experience assisting Fortune 500 clients globally. He has helped companies to navigate the intersection between policy and business.

Since founding the firm, he has led and participated in numerous projects involving the following:

  • Operational risk assessments in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Peru.
  • Risk mitigation and management strategies resulting from our operational risk assessments.
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and private equity financing in Argentina, Chile, Ghana, Mexico, Panama, and Peru.
  • Business intelligence to achieve operational certainty or to overcome complex barriers inherent in accessing international markets in Colombia and Mexico.
  • Identification of business opportunities for agricultural companies in various subsectors in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Poland.

Peschard-Sverdrup has lent his expertise to a wide range of industries including mining, energy, private equity, pharmaceutical, communications/technology, gaming, defense, and agroindustry. He leads and closely oversees all of the firm’s engagements to ensure the quality of the firm’s products.

During the past 15 years, he has successfully led numerous projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and the United States, across many different sectors.

Before he started PS International, Peschard-Sverdrup spent 13 years at the prestigious Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an independent, bipartisan think tank based in Washington, DC—where he remains a distinguished nonresident senior associate. During his tenure at CSIS, he developed expertise in all issues related to Mexico and rose from a position as research assistant to become director of the Mexico Program. His focus on Mexican politics, economics, security, and trade and investment, as well as on the broad range of issues that encompass the complex US-Mexico bilateral relationship, have enabled Peschard-Sverdrup to gain a well-deserved reputation as a foremost expert on Mexico. He has had the distinction of briefing presidents, cabinet ministers, members of Congress and staffers, corporate officers, and boards of directors, as well as testifying before Congress as a Mexico subject matter expert. Some of Peschard-Sverdrup’s more recent publications include, “The Future of North America, 2025: Outlook and Recommendations”—a collaborative effort by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, and the Conference Board of Canada—and “U.S.-Mexico Select Land Ports of Entry: Analysis of Capacity and Recommendations for Increased Efficiency”—a collaborative effort between PS International and the Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

Prior to his stint in Washington, DC, Peschard-Sverdrup served as senior consultant at Econolynx International in Ottawa, Canada. During his four years there, he led and supported various projects in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Poland, which ranged from conducting sectoral analyses to identifying foreign business opportunities for companies.

Armand Peschard-Sverdrup graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, with a degree in political science and economics, and did his graduate work at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Center for Latin American Studies.