Allen is part of RLH’s Executive Committee. He’s had more than 25 years of experience in investment banking around the world, mostly at Goldman Sachs. There, he was director of the Mexican office, director of operations for Latin America, Director of emerging markets for the investment banking division, director of the Russian office, director of the industrial groups in Europe and director of the Spanish office.
He finished his career at that bank as one of the seven members of the “Firmwide Commitments Committee” responsible for authorising all capital commitments undertaken by the company and for monitoring commercial and reputational risks. He is currently chairman of the Board of Millicom International Cellular (a telecom company focused on emerging markets),member of the Board of Directors of AB Investment Kinnevik (a company listed in Sweden) and chairman of the Board of RLD (first BK Partners fund focused on real estate and land development in Mexico). He is also chairman of the Board of the School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, member of the Campaign Board of the Historic Royal Palaces in the UK and a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Allen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico and earned a doctorate in Economics from Harvard University where he was a Fulbright Scholar.