Associate Fellow, International Security
Irma Arguello

Contact information

(+5411) 4311 2427 (based in Argentina)


Irma founded and chairs the Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation, a private, non-profit initiative oriented to help reduce risks derived from the proliferation and use of armaments, with a special emphasis on weapons of mass destruction.

She worked as a scientist specializing in nuclear safety, design, and calculus at the Laboratory of Radiochemical Processes (LPR Project), and her managerial career has included international positions with a focus on strategic planning, business analysis, communications, education and training, and human resources with ExxonMobil and the Latin American Petrochemical Association.

Since 2000, she has worked as an independent consultant, focused on strategies formulation and implementation, new projects, and management of change as well as a publisher of academic publications.

She is a member and Head of the Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Network for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation – LALN – organization that gathers high-level former state persons and leaders in the region to propose measures to reduce nuclear, regional and global risks.

Areas of expertise

  • Nuclear disarmament and arms control
  • Non-proliferation
  • Nuclear Security

Past experience

2007 - Founder and Chair, NPSGlobal Foundation
 Member, Nuclear Security Governance Expert Group - NSGEG

Member, Steering Committee, Fissile Material Working Group

 Director, Regional Postgraduate Course in International Security, Disarmament and Non-proliferation
2001 - 06Consultant
1989 - 2000Manager, Exxon Mobil