Ernesto Carrasco Ramírez, the director of BRG’s Mexico City office, is a lawyer who has specialized in criminal law and has more than twenty-five years of professional experience in state regulatory and prosecution agencies, as well as private multinational investigative firms in Colombia and Mexico.
He has led high-level investigations and cross-border disputes in several countries, and has managed large business intelligence, strategic, and risk analysis projects for public and private entities. He is an expert in litigation consulting, evidence gathering, due diligence, asset searches, complex investigations, corruption inquiries, and political intelligence.
Mr. Carrasco has held various government positions in his native Colombia. He headed the Special Investigations Unit for the country’s Procurator General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la Nación), where he was in charge of complex corruption probes targeting public officials and human rights violations.
He also managed the National Directorate of Prosecutors’ offices and the International Affairs Unit of Colombia’s National Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalía General de la Nación) at a time when the South American country tackled sensitive cases relating to transnational criminal organizations, such as Pablo Escobar’s Medellin drug cartel. He also worked closely with the mayor of Bogotá when he was appointed general director of Bogotá’s supervisory body (Veeduría Distrital), an entity dedicated to preserving institutional integrity in the capital.
Before joining BRG, Mr. Carrasco was a managing partner in Carrasco Consultores, his own consultancy. He also headed the Mexico and Colombia offices for the US investigations firm Kroll Inc.
ON Partners and Carrasco Consultores
2012 – 2015
Head of Operations and general director of Colombia
2006 – 2012
Independent consultant and counsel in criminal matters
2002 – 2006
Office of the Mayor of Bogota
Head of Veeduria Distrital
1998 – 2000
Fiscalia General de la Nacion de Colombia
Director, International Affairs
1994 – 1998
Procuraduria General de la Nacion de Colombia
Director, Special Investigations
1991 – 1994
Areas of Expertise
Diplomado en Gestion Publica, 1998
University Externado de Colombia