As a former field researcher, Diego Solis collected primary data for Strator's forecasts and analyses, focusing on potentially overlooked anomalies and unreported events. While he leads field research in Latin America, his work extends to other areas of the world as well. In addition to his research, Mr. Solis analyzed economic, political and security-related trends in Latin America.
Mr. Solis' research has taken him around the globe to more than 50 countries, among them Afghanistan, Iran, Haiti, and Venezuela, and to diverse regions such as Equatorial Africa and the Russian North Caucasus. Before joining Stratfor, he worked for more than five years in geopolitical consulting. He also carried out a six-month ethnographical study focused on geopolitics and identity within London's Somali community.
Mr. Solis holds a degree in business administration with a focus on commercial geography from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as well as a master's in geopolitics and security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He speaks five languages fluently: Spanish, English, Italian, French, and Portuguese.