Daniel Funes de Rioja

Daniel  Funes de Rioja

Founding Partner

Buenos Aires

Daniel C. L. Funes de Rioja founding partner of Funes de Rioja & Asociados, is a lawyer and Doctor in Law and Social Sciences, specialized in Political Science and Constitutional Law; University of Buenos Aires.

Vice President Academic of the National Academy of Business Science.



  • Professor, Labour Policy Chair at the Business Management School (EDDE) and Professor at Postgraduate Human Resources Course at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).
  • Former Full Professor at the Constitutional Law chair of the Argentine Catholic University and Director of the Labour Studies Center of the Argentine Business University (UADE). Former President of the Labour Law and Social Security Board of the Buenos Aires Bar Association.

Local Positions:

  • President of the Consulting Board of the Evaluation and Studies Center of Social Economy to Mitigate Poverty (CESyP) Torcuato Di Tella University.
  • Member of the Executive Board (7th. Vice President) and President of the Social Policy Department at the Argentinean Business Federation (UIA)
  • President of the Coordinator for Food and Beverage Industries (COPAL);
  • President of the Federation of Foodstuff Products (FIPAA).

International Positions:

  • Executive Vice-President- International Organization of Employers -IOE-;
  • Vice-President of the Governing Body. International Labour Organization -ILO; President of the Employers Group of the Governing Body and the Conference. Member of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization;
  • President of the Business Technical Advisory Committee on Labour Matters since 1997 CEATAL/OAS - Organization of American States since 1997.

Honored by:

  • The Government of France with the Academic Award in 1999;
  • The Chilean Government with the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins as "Gran Oficial", 2002
  • The Colombian Government with the Order of San Carlos as "Gran Oficial", Decree 1787 passed by President Alvaro Uribe 6/2/2006.

Lecturer in national and international fora.