Analyst Profile

Luis Anavitarte

Luis Anavitarte

Research VP

22 years at Gartner ,  21 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Mr. Luis Anavitarte, Research Vice President, is currently the member of the newly formed (2017) Midsize Enterprise Research team. He developed Gartner's Latin America research in 1996, expanding his responsibilities (2008-2016) as Agenda Manager for all emerging markets (Latin America, emerging Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). He has reinforced his focus on strategy for users and vendors. His coverage includes advising clients on midsize enterprises, IT and macro trends, digital transformation, go-to-market, IT demand fundamentals, regional and country segmentation, channel partner selection criteria, dynamics between business and IT, business proposals and messaging. He is the keynote speaker at Gartner's Latin America CIO Summit that takes place in Mexico every year. He advises user organizations and vendors and is extensively recognized among clients, colleagues and the media.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in early 1996, Mr. Anavitarte as a career diplomat from Peru was trained as an analyst, with his last diplomatic post as Director of the Economic and Commercial office in Peru's embassy in Italy. Working with CEOs and high government officials, he has had several previous-to-Gartner years of hands-on international economic, financial and marketing experience in the United States, Latin America and Europe, covering both the private and government sectors.

Professional Background

State Department of Peru, Analyst and Economic Counselor, 21 years


B.A., International Relations, School of Foreign Affairs, Lima, Peru
Has been a three months' guest of the government of Japan as a research fellow in Latin America-Japan business relations.
Has completed extensive university-level course work in information systems in the United States
Has completed five years of course work in law at Peru's National University "Federico Villarreal"
M.A., International Relations, San Francisco State University, U.S.
M.A., Latin American Economics, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.


Working knowledge of Portuguese