Rick Sinkfield

Chief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

Rick Sinkfield serves as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Laureate Education, Inc., a role he has held since June 2020. Rick is responsible for all legal affairs, corporate governance, corporate compliance, and all regulatory matters. Rick also co-chairs Laureate’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and champions company-wide efforts to deepen a commitment to this work.

Rick joined Laureate in 2004 and has held several senior leadership positions, including serving as Laureate’s Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Latin America and Regional General Counsel for Brazil.

Prior to joining Laureate, Rick practiced law at several top U.S. law firms, including the Washington DC offices of Sidley Austin LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School and has served on multiple non-profit boards in the United States and across Latin America.

Rick completed his undergraduate study at Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service and completed a JD at Harvard Law School where he also held the position of Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Rick Sinkfield
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

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