Richard Burns, is chairman of Latin Trade Group, which publishes Latin Trade magazine and digital news provider Latin Business Chronicle. The group also produces the BRAVO Business Awards, the Trade Américas Conference & Expo and the CFO Forum series. The company also recently invested in Datarisk, a Buenos Aires-based provider of risk mitigation and commercial assurance solutions for companies operating regionally in Latin America.
Burns is also general partner at Isis Venture Partners, the owner of Latin Trade Group, a private equity firm he co-founded in 2002. Isis Venture Partners’ holdings include Miami Media and Manhattan Media, publisher of Avenue magazine and specialty publications in New York City and the Hamptons. Burns previously served as president and CEO of Thomson Financial Media, a division of Thomson Corporation. Before joining Thomson, he was president and CEO of Euromoney Publications America, where he served as CEO and publisher of Institutional Investor as well as president and editor-in-chief of Latin Finance.
He has served as a director on several corporate boards, including 24/7 Real Media and Interaudi Bank, and since 2007 has been an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History. Burns was educated at St. John’s College, Oxford, the Ludwig- Maximilians Institute at the University of Munich and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.