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Mr Giorgio Trettenero is currently Secretary General of the Federation of Latin American Banks – FELABAN, grouping together more than 600 banks from 18 countries through their respective local banking associations in Latin America. He has over 30 years’ work experience and achievements on maximizing profitability, exceeding sales budgets, and increasing efficiencies at a multinational financial sector level, mainly in the areas of commercial banking and risk management for retailers, SMEs, banking companies, and financial enterprises of different sizes across several countries (Perú, Chile, and Colombia). He was part of the top steering group for Grupo Santander at global level, and worked at Banco Santander Colombia.
Mr Carlos Eduardo Troetsch Saval holds a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and and MBA (banking and finance track) from INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.
Carlos Eduardo Troetsch is partner of Morgan & Morgan Group, company operating for over 90 years and a wide operations network in more than 20 cities across America, Asia and Europe, offering its clients a wide range legal, fiduciary and financial services under the best international industry practices. Currently he serves as Partner, Director and Executive Vicepresident of MMG Bank Corporation. Throughout his career in this organization, he has been member in boards of directors and boards of management of several companies and ventures such as founding member of MMG Bank & Trust Ltd and MMG Bank Corporation, companies operating in the private banking segment. He is also director and manager of two local investment funds, in real estate and fixed income
Luis Almagro was re-elected for a second term as Secretary General of the OAS on March 20, 2020. He was first elected as Secretary General of the OAS on March 18, 2015, with the support of 33 of the 34 member states and one abstention. Upon taking up the leadership of the OAS, he announced that the central theme of his administration would be “more rights for more people” and that he would work “to be the voice of the voiceless.” His priority at the helm of the General Secretariat is to put the Organization in touch with people’s needs and the new realities in the Hemisphere, as well as helping to ensure greater democracy, more rights, more security, and more development and prosperity for all.
As Secretary General, Almagro has prioritized defense of democracy and human rights in his daily work and has not hesitated to speak out when democracy and human rights are being trampled, as in the case of Venezuela, where he pressed for the enforcement of the Inter-American Democratic Charter (IADC), the “Constitution of the Americas,” as he calls it. He is the first OAS Secretary General to have invoked Article 20 of the IADC
Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University. · Published The Atlas of Economic Complexity, which predicts the growth potential of different countries · Served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela · Chief Economist of the Inter-American D22evelopment Bank and Director of the Development Committee of the World Bank. Ricardo Hausmann is Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development and professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government. Previously, Professor Hausmann served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994 – 2000), where he created the Research Department, Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee, Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992 – 1993), and as a member of the board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He was professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración IESA in Venezuela, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues Director of Center for International Development Ricardo Hausmann is Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government. Previously, Professor Hausmann served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994 – 2000), where he created the Research Department, Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee, Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992 – 1993), and as a member of the board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración IESA in Venezuela, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues related to growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development. He’s been widely published in economic journals such as Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economic Growth, and is frequently featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Forbes Magazine, among others. Ricardo Hausmann holds a Ph.D in Economics from Cornell University. An experienced teacher, Professor Hausmann clearly explains and puts across complex ideas in an easy to understand format. He is in great demand as a conference speaker at leading financial events around the world. Topics: · Emerging Markets · International Finance · Economic perspectives · Economic growth and development
Colombian Financial Superintendent, Mr Jorge Castaño Gutierrez, has spent most of his time to academic studies and research on topics related to the Colombian financial system. His professional career was mostly developed at Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia – SFC (financial sector’s Colombian supervisor). On may 2017 he became the first Superintendent chosen by a meritocratic process by the Colombian government, according by best practices from OECD. He was confirmed in his positions for the period 2018 – 2022.
He has also been Director of Financial Institutions Guarantee Fund – FOGAFIN, and has a proven record as professor, at undergraduate and graduate levels, at the faculties of Law and Finance at Universidad Externado (Colombia) and Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), respectively.
Economist and Political scientist with a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University. He has been Director at Aeronáutica Civil, position in which he achieved (amongst others) the final delivery of the new El Dorado airport. He has also been Congressman at Colombia’s Parlament, position in which he led several tax and financial reforms. Similarly, he has been Representative from Valle del Cauca department and Councilman in the city of Cali. He currently serves as President of Asobancaria – Colombia Banking Association.
Mr Julio José Prado, Executive President at Asobanca – Ecuador Private Banks Association, has a PhD in Management & Economics from Lancaster University (United Kingdom). He got his EMBA (Executive Master in Business Administration) from IDE Busines School and a graduate certificate in Competitivity and Industrial Development at Harvard Business School. Besides, Julio José is professor and Director of Economic Environment ar IDE Business School, member of the editorial board at the International Journal of Competitiveness and consultant in areas related industrial competitivity and clusters development. His current focus is on creating a competitive financial services ecosystem in Ecuador fostering alliances, competition and collaboration of every actor relevant to the financial industry within Ecuador.
Ms Zulma Cucunubá is Physician with a graduate certificate in tropical diseases, MSc in Public Health and PhD in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology. She worked for several years at Colombia’s National Health Institute, where she undertook research on tropical and epidemic diseases. Between 2011 and 2013 she designed and coordinated the National Program for Research on Chagas Disease. She has lived from 2013 in the United Kingdom, country in which she completed a PhD in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases at Imperal College London and a Postdoctorate in Vaccine modelation in low and middle income countries. She has iover 100 publications and scientific reports in epidemiology, modelling and vaccines.
Mr Eduardo Cavallo is Lead Research Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in Washington DC. Before joining IADB, Eduardo was Vicepresident and Lead Economist for Latin America for Goldman Sachs in New York. Eduardo also worked at IADB as Economic Researcher between 2006 and 2010.
Previously, he worked as Researcher in the Center for International Development (CID), visiting researcher at Atlanta’s Federal Reserve and member of the teaching team in the summer program of Harvard University’s Jhon F. Kennedy School of Government.
He is Commercial Engineer from Universidad Concepción (Chile), and holds an MSc in Economics from ILADEs (Chile) and a PhD from Georgetown University (USA). From July 2019, he serves as General Manager at Asociación de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras – ABIF (Chile Banking Association). Currently, he is also Director at Guillermo Subercaseaux Institute for Banking Studies, SINACOFI, COMDER and New Era Foundation (MIM). Preiously, from 2014 mr Opazo was Head of Economic Studies at ABIF, position in which he advised banking industry on several regulatory initiatives, particularly, in the discussion of the new Banks General Law.
Mr Martín Antonio Naranjo Landerer got his BSc in Social Sciences and his BSc in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and his masters degree in Economics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, as well as professor and Head of MSc in Finance at Universidad del Pacífico (Perú). Throughout his professional career, some positions to highlight are CEO of Banco de Desarrollo del Perú (COFIDE), Superintendent at Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and Pensions Fund Managers (Peruvian financial supervisor), Financial Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at World Bank, Evaluation Officer at Inter-American Development Bank, CEO of Leasing Perú, as well as Representative and Country head of Bancolombia group in Perú. He has also been member of the Consumer Protection Commission at Institute for Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (INDECOPI), Director at the Association of Banking Supervisors of the Americas (ASBA), at Consortium for Social and Economic Research (CIES), at Peruvian Scientific Network (RCP) and at Peruvian Institute for Corporate Action (IPAE), member of the Board of Directors and President of UNACEM’s Audit Committee, and CEO of Financiera Confianza (a company of BBVA Microfinance group).
Master of Public Administration in Economy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Master of Finance and Risk Management from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB), Postgraduate degree in Finance from UASB and BSc in Economics from Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
She has extensive experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis both in the public and private sector, at both national and international level. During her track at Ecuador’s Ministry of Economy and Finance she was Director of Macroeconomic Consistency and National Director of Local Governments. Furthermore, she was Economic Researcher at Latin America’s department of the International Institute of Finance in Washington, has also been consultant for several multilateral companies, Economist at Banco de Estado, and Director of Research and Public Policy Evaluation at think tank Faro Group, amongst others.
BSc in Law and Political Science, MBA graduate, PhD in Development and Strategic Security, and CERT and INICIBE Cybersecurity certified. He is an expert in strategy and crisis management related to fraud, security and operational risk incidents. Lawyer graduated from UNMSM specialized in case practice of cybercrime and financial fraud. MBA graduate from Ecole Sup de Co Montepellier (France), Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Advanced studies on Strategic Management from Lehigh University (Pensilvania, USA). PhD in Development and Strategic Security from Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales – CAEN, certified on Crisis Management by Peru’s Naval Army, certified on Responses over Cybersecurity Incidents from INCIBE- OEA-BID Spain, certified on CERT management from Carnegie Mellon University and Spain Cybersecurity Institute, certified in Fraud Prevention by ACFE (USA) and Policy Makers from INCIBE/OEA – Spain.
Mr Carlos is Director of Blockchain Technologies Director at FELABAN/Némesis/Club de Riesgos. He holds a PhD in Economics and is also an academic researcher in areas such as blockchain in the financial sector, tech finance and digital financial inclusion. He is member of EFPA and is also CAIA Charterholder.
At a professional level, he has over 19 years’ work experience in the financial sector. Over the last years he has served as Senior Advisor at Grant Thornton, where he was involved in projects linking new technology apps such as artificial intelligence and blockchain in the financial sector. He also led similar projects at Spanish banking institutions.
Besides, Carlos undertakes teaching activities within his specialized areas, training professionals from the Spanish financial sector, as well as professionals all over from Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as regulators and supervisors.
Vicepresident of Legal Counsel and Trusteeship at Banco Aliado (currently)
President of the Latin American Committee on Financial Law (2018 – currently)
President of the Legal Affairs Committee of Panamá Banking Association (2015-2019)
Vicepresident of Legal Counsel at Banco Nacional de Panamá (2007-2020), Uni Bank (2010-2012) and Banco Panameño de la Vivienda (2013-2019)
Director of trust, brokerage and leasing companies at Grupo Mundial (2013-2018)
Distinguished by GC Powerlist Central America, in 2016 and 2018, as one of the best in-house lawyers in financial affairs in Central America.
Ms Diana Mejia currently Works as Senior Specialist, Productive and Financial Development at CAF – Latin America’s Development Bank. Before joining CAF, she worked at Banco de la República (Colombia’s Central Bank) and held the positions of Director of Financial and Economic Education and Director of Corporate Communications, amongst others. She holds an Economics degree and master’s degree from Unievrsidad de los Andes (Colombia) and a Masters of Public Administration form Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She has worked in various financial education and financial inclusion projects in Latin America such as measuring the financial capabilities of several countries across the region, as well as counseling national governments on the design and implementation of national strategies on financial education and financial inclusion. Similarly, she has led innovation, productivity and work-oriented education projects in several Latin American countries. She has also been author on several publications on these affairs
Associate Professor at the Faculty International Political and Urban Studies at Universidad del Rosario (Colombia). He has a PhD on Political Science from University of Paris III – Sorbonne (Thesis on Populism transformations in Latin America, approved in 2009 with merit). DESS (master’s degree) in International Exchanges Europe – Latin America (internship report carried out at CEPAL, in Santiago – Chile) from Latin American High Studies Institute (IHEAL) from University of Paris III – Sorbonne. Political Sciences undergraduate degree from Sciences Po Bordeaux
Economist from Universidad del Valle (Colombia) and MSc in Securities, Investment and Banking from University of Reading (United Kingdom). He was Ministry of Mining and Energies, General Vice-minister of Finance, General Director of Public Credit and National Treasury, President of National Hyrocarbons Agency, and General Manager of Colombia’s Adaptation Fund. Within the financial sector, Mr Arce has over 18 years’ work experience in investment banking and capital markets in banks such as HSBC, ABN Amro Bank, Banco Santander and Corfivalle (nowadays Corficolombiana), amongst others. He currently is President at Asofiduciarias (Colombia Trustee Companies Association). He has served as member of the Board of Directors of the National Hyrocarbons Agency, National Mining Agency, National Infrastructure Agency, Mining-Energy Planning Unit, Colombian Geological Service, as well as President of Gas and Energy Regulation Commission, amongst others.
Mr Lluis Girbau Cabañas has a degree in Law from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Public Affairs (European and International Economic relations track) from CEI International Affairs (University of Barcelona and Autonomous University of Barcelona). He started his professional career at Spain’s General Consulate in Los Angeles (USA) and afterwards at Caixabank’s Department of Public Affairs, position in which he participated in the ratification process UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking on behalf of Caixabank. He currently serves as Advisor at World Savings and Retail Banking Institute – European Savings and Retail Banking Group in Brussels, in charge of institutional international relationships, project management and banking regulatory affairs analysis at both European and international level.
Past President of the Latin American Committee of Experts on Banking Security and member of the FELABAN Advisory Committee, Past President of the Ecuadorian Committee of Banking Security of the Association of Private Banks of Ecuador and Manager of Security Cash Management and Valued at Banco Pichincha Ecuador. He’s a Ground Force Passive Duty Officer,
Commercial Engineer of the National University of Loja, studied the Diploma in Security and Safety in the “”Technical and Business Institute (Florida Departament of Education)/ Instituto de Desarrollo Gerencial (Lima, Peru)”” Engineer in Public and Private Security at the Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas y Magister en Prevención de Riesgos Laborales at the Universidad Internacional SEK.
Vicepresident of Audit at Produbanco Grupo Promerica (Ecuador) and member of Promerica Financial Corporation’s Audit Technical Committee. He has over 20 years’ work experience on Internal Aduti and Risk Evaluation in financial institutions from his previous roles as Internal Auditor, Director of Risks and External Audit. He is Commercial Engineer and Public Accountant, with a postgraduate certificate in Risk Management from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, holds a masters degree in Banking and Finance and an MBA from IDE Business School. He is President of FELABAN’s Latin American Internal Audit Committee, and has participated as speaker in national and international conferences in topics such as Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Audit.
BSc in Business Management from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra – PUCMM (Dominican Republic), MSc in Business Management and Graduate certificate in Management and Productivity from APEC University. He started his professional career at KPMG in 2007 and, during his tenure in this company, he led over 100 compliance examinations on Anti-money laundering laws, and performed consultancies on best practices on money laundering prevention aligned to Bank Secrecy Act, GAFI and USA Patriot Act.
Graduated in Car and Diesel Mechanical Technology. He also has studies in Propulsion systems and combined cycles from former RODMAN Naval Academy of the US Army, NAVCIATSS, in Panama. Graduated from Dominican Republic Navy Army with a degree in Naval Sciences in 1988. Degree in Management, Human Resources Management track from Universidad del Caribe in Dominican Republic. Degree in Law, with studies in Forensic Audit applied to financial crimes, Legislation for high-tech and financial crimes. Hw worked at Banco Ademi, where he held the position f Director of Security for 22 years, previously he worked in Dominican Republic Army as Officer, in Refinería Dominicana de Petróleo (refining oil company) as Loading Master and Facility Operator, and from 2019 he holds the Senior Directorship of Security of CRECER Pension Funds Management company.
Auditor and Management professional specialized in Management, Marketing and Communications.
From 2014, she currently serves as Media and Financial Education Coordinator at ASOBAN – Bolivia Banking Association
Mr Daniel Juvinao is Commercial Director of Fraud Information Control Platform and Special Projects at FELABAN – Federation of Latin American Banks. His responsibilities focus on implementing the special projects commissioned by FELABAN’s Secretariat by establishing qualified work teams over the stages of the projects to be carried out. Executive with over 20 years’ work experience and achievements in objectives meeting and regional projects management, mainly at areas such as Financial Planning, Banking Businesses and Digital Transformation consultancy assisted by tech tools over several countries (Chile, Colombia and Venezuela).
Juan Carlos has been involved in Latin America’s tech evolution over the past years, and has been able to bring his expertise towards developing the concepts we currently know as digitalization and disruption in the region. He is very focused on financial inclusion affairs, and has been invited to participate in events organized by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), as well as financial inclusion projects jointly developed with multilateral banks and private equity funds. He has been speaker in several conferences organized by the Federation of Latin American Banks – FELABAN, as well as in many meetings of Latin America’s local banking associations. It should be stressed that, over his 25 years’ work experience he has been distinguished himself as entrepreneur with a strong drive towards TICs affairs, as he has developed ISPs, data transmission companies, a data center company. Similarly, he has been business consultant of several core banking providers. He is currently consultant on innovation, user experience and digitalization.
He has over 28 years’ work experience in fields such as Internal and External Audit, Operations, Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, Antifraud, IFRS, International Standards for Internal Audit Practice, Tax as well as Strategic Planning, Tax Planning and Culture and Work Environment. He has worked in banks such as BAM (currently Bancolombia Group member), Banco de Antigua (back-then member of Chile’s Grupo Financiero Altas Cumbres), SCI, BAC Credomatic Network (currently member of Colombian Grupo Aval)m and currently serves as Internal Audit Director at Grupo Financiero Promérica for the last 12 years, position in which he has applied his knowledge and experience in the implementation of new controls and has ensured compliance with general regulation, preventing any contingency as well as assurance on implementation and improvement of the institution’s internal controls, risk management and strengthening the institution’s corporate governance profile.
Audit Coach, over 20 years’ work experience on internal audit in national and international banks. Head of Corporate Audit at Banco de Chile and Head of Audit at Citibank. President at Chile’s Audit and Corporate Governance Institute – IAI Chile. First Vice-President of FELABAN’s Latin American Committee on Internal Audit and Risk Evaluation. Agile Audit Project implementer. Co-creator of Scrum model for Audit. Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner. Founder and Director of the Graduate certificate on Internal Audit 4.0 at IAI Chile.
Mr Jaime Andrés Rincón is a lawyer and economist from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), LLMM from Georgetown University (USA) and MBA from Vanderbilt University (USA). He has over 10 years’ work experience in the Colombian financial system, as he has worked as Regulation Lawyer at Autorregulador del Mercado de Valores (Colombias’ stock market self-regulator), Competition Lawyer at Bancolombia Group and Head of Products and Structuring at Bancolombia Fidutiary. Over the last 2 years he serves as Director of Operational and Security Management at Asobancaria (Colombia Banking Association).
Is Chief Economist at Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s largest private-sector bank. He holds a doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University. Mario has served as a senior partner at Banco Brasil Plural, a Deputy Governor for the Central Bank of Brazil, the Chief Economist at ABN AMRO Brazil and LATAM, the Economics Director at FEBRABAN (the Brazilian Bankers Federation) and an economist for the IMF.
Is currently chief economist and director of the Research and Economic Studies Department of Bradesco. He is also coordinator of the Macroeconomic Advisory Group of Anbima, a member of Fiesp’s senior economics board and Funcex. Guest member of the G100 and of the Chief Economists Community of the World Economic Forum. During his 18 years in the Bradesco organization, he has held several positions. He was executive superintendent and chief economist, as well as responsible for the credit and stock research areas of Bradesco Asset Management (2011-2016), deputy chief economist at the Bank’s Economics Department (2008-2011), chief economist at Bradesco BBI (2007-2008), and senior economist at Bradesco from 2003 to 2007. He has 20 years of experience in economic analysis and has articles published in magazines, newspapers, and books in Brazil and abroad. As well as his experience with Bradesco, he also worked for BBVA, BankBoston, and Rosenberg & Associados. Fernando Honorato Barbosa has a master’s and a degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP) and PMD in management by IESE. His academic work focuses on the Brazilian foreign sector and macroeconomic policies from the Real Plan. He is a regular participant in events organized by the Central Bank of Brazil, Ministry of Finance, National Treasury, IMF, and World Economic Forum.
President of Brazilian Federation of Banks-FEBRABAN. Graduated in law, Isaac Sidney made a specialization in Law with an area of concentration in criminal law and Criminal Procedure, and is master’s degree in law, with an area of concentration in constitutional law. Within the framework of the financial system, Isaac Sidney started his career in the Bank of Brazil in 1990 and worked for 18 years at the Brazilian Central Bank, where he held four positions in the last 10 years: Executive Secretary, Attorney General, Presidency ́s Chief of Staff and Institutional Relations & Citizenship Director. Isaac Sidney has lectured in disciplines such as Compliance in Regulated Activities and Criminal Law. He also implemented and coordinated the Banking Law areaatWarde Lawyers’ Office. In May 2019, he assumed the Executive Vice-Presidency of FEBRABAN –Brazilian Federation of Banks and since March 2020, he has been the President of the entity.
Is Chief Economist and Prudential Regulation and Risks Director at FEBRABAN – The Brazilian Banks Federation. He held the position of Deputy Secretary at the Brazilian National Treasury, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Investor Relations of Banco Nossa Caixa, Chief-Economist at Banco ABN/Real and at the Treasury Division of Citibank – Brazil. Mr. Rubens Sardenberg holds a bachelor´s degree in Economics from the School of Economics and Administration (FEA) at the University of São Paulo (USP).
Mr Francisco Nugué is lawyer, and President of Generatrust, a fidutiary funds management company and securitization processes agent, with corporate offices in Quito and Guayaquil (Ecuador). He has been involved to the fidfutiary business from the expedition of the Securities Market Act in Ecuador, has worked for leading groups in this sector, and has participated in the creation process of three companies of this kind at a national level. His academic background focuses on stock, financial and tax affairs in universities such as INCAE (Costa Rica), IDE (Ecuador), Universidad Austral (Argentina) and professional internships in Colombia and Panamá, and has developed his professional career on Stock markets, Fidutiary structuring and management, and Wealth planning. He has been columnist on Ecuatorian newspapers and held a political and economic analysis program on national TV system. He has been speaker in academic and professional events both in Ecuador and overseas.
“Brian Coulton re-joined Fitch Ratings in October 2015 as Chief Economist. His previous roles were Legal and General Investment Management in London where he worked as an Emerging Market Strategist from November 2010 to September 2015.
Prior to that, Brian worked for eleven years in the Sovereign Group at Fitch Ratings, which included spells in Hong Kong as Head of Asia Pacific Sovereigns, and in London as Head of EMEA Sovereigns and Global Economics. He was formerly an Economic Adviser at HM Treasury – Treasury Department of the Government of the United Kingdom.
Brian has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and a BSc (Econ) from the University of Wales.”
Graduate in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao), Master in Advanced e-Management from the Ramon LLull University in Barcelona and PDD -Executive Program at IE Business School in Madrid.
He has worked at Banco Santander since 1992, having developed various professional roles in Business Banking. Since 2003 with a special focus on international business, he has been Director of International Business at Banco Santander in Catalonia and later as Director of International Business Development at Grupo Santander, where, among other projects, has been involved in innovation initiatives in trade finance on blockchain/DLT technology.
Alvaro Acevedo is a Product Manager of APIs at SWIFT. He has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. Alvaro has held a variety of technology roles in the sector, including Software Engineer, Integration Consultant, API Specialist and Product Manager.
He spent five years supporting SWIFT’s bank and corporate clients, from Latin America and North America, with their SWIFT integration. In 2019, he returned to Europe to look after SWIFT API and community APIs, his focus has been on API standardisation and enhancing the customer integration experience.
Thiago Dias is Vice President, Fintech Strategy and Labs, Mastercard Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). In this role he is responsible for developing and executing on regional strategic priorities to protect Mastercard´s partner of choice position with fintechs. He manages the Mastercard Accelerate Program for fintechs, working on delivering speed and simplicity, commercial adaptability, global scale and expansion, and product and innovation for fintechs.
As the regional lead for Labs, his main responsibility is to increase share of LAC startups on Start Path program and level of engagement and business with LAC startups, while driving innovation combining Mastercard’s existing assets, acquired companies and startup portfolio to go beyond cards.
Thiago joined Mastercard in 2015 to help accelerate new businesses with Merchants and later leading the New Customers Onboarding team. At that time, he had the opportunity to get in contact with Brazilian innovation ecosystem and engaged with lots of VC´s, accelerators, incubators and other Corporate Programs.
Thiago is an Engineer graduated at FEI and holds a MBA in Business Management at FIA-USP.
Lindsay Lehr is the Practice Leader for the Payments industry at Americas Market Intelligence and Associate Managing Director.
As the Payments Practice Leader for AMI, Lindsay oversees research and consulting engagements in areas such as digital wallets, POS/mPOS, pre-paid cards, debit cards, credit cards, wearables, NFC/contactless, EMV, cross-border e-commerce, m-commerce, mobile top-ups, P2P payments, ACH, remittances, fintech and payments innovation. Under Lindsay’s leadership, AMI has produced more than 100 payments studies for global financial services brands. In total, since its founding AMI’s Payments practice has conducted 400+ market intelligence and advisory projects in the Latin American payments sector.
Joon Kim is the Global Trade Product and Portfolio group manager in the Treasury Services Product Management group. In his current role, Joon is responsible for managing, developing and executing Trade Finance Product and Distribution strategy, working with all Treasury Services Global segments and Global Sales organizations to grow revenues and ensure risk and compliance measures are met. Joon has 25+ years of experience. He has held various senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank and American Express Bank, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Transaction Banking for Corporate and Commodities for the Americas region. His various experiences include leading Trade Sales, Trade Product Management and Relationship Management teams, with an emphasis on development and sales of trade finance, supply chain financing, receivable services, trade processing and cross-border cash and liquidity management solutions to global financial institutions and corporations. He is a member of BAFT – Global Trade Industry Council and has written a number of articles, including a recent blog for ICC on “Business Unusual adapting to changes and facilitating Global Trade Finance” in June, 2020.
Alzbeta Klein is the IFC’s Director and Global Head of Climate Business. Her role is to facilitate business growth, provide thought leadership, fundraise and facilitate all work related to renewables, climate-smart agribusiness, green bonds and green loans, smart cities and other climate business areas.
Prior to her current appointment, she was a Global Co-Head of Industrials for IFC, investing and managing $15bn portfolio of investments in emerging markets.
She currently serves on the boards of Grupo Los Grobo in Argentina, an agribusiness company, LAAD in Curacao, an investment company, on the New York University Stern Business School’s Center for Sustainable Business Advisory Board, and on the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board.
Marcela Ponce has worked with IFC since 2009, where she serves currently as Regional Climate Finance Leader for Latin America and the Caribbean and where she coordinates the Sustainable Banking Network.
She has over 20 years work experience, of which more than 15 years have been focused on sustainability in Europe and Latin America, supporting financial entities in the development of sustainable businesses, governments in the definition of regulatory frameworks that promote sustainability, and in the planning and construction of Zero Carbon real estate developments.
Marcela holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, a degree in Climate Change: Economics and Governance and in Financial Management of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects and is currently a candidate for the master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge.
Gracia Maria Barahona is an Economist with over 20 years of experience in development banking, having spent a substantial portion of that time focusing on the field of sustainable finance, including the design, negotiation and implementation of numerous portfolios and innovative regional products in the areas of renewable energy, microfinance, biodiversity and climate change.
Ms. Barahona is currently the Executive Director of the Ecobanking Project, whose primary objective is to provide instruction and learning tools to thousands of Latin American bankers and worldwide on how to improve competitiveness through more sustainable credit practices, including topics such as green homes financing.
More recently, she is studying how business owned or led by women function, understanding their needs and helping financial institutions to identify and begin to offer financial services specifically tailored for this profitable and growing market.
Aniceto Huertas Corcelles, has more than 15 years of experience in the international financial sector, with a focus on origination, structuring and closing of advanced equity and project finance transactions in the infrastructure and energy sector in México and Latin America.
He is a founding partner of Beel Infrastructure Partners, an asset manager and financial advisor for infrastructure and energy projects in Mexico and Latin America (www.beelinfra.com)
Before founding Beel in 2018, Aniceto worked in CitiBanamex Afore, one of Mexico´s largest pension funds, where he was Risk Director, responsible for transaction origination, structuring, closing and monitoring of US$10bn AUM, including 55+ private equity & debt funds and co-investments.
Prior moving to Mexico, Aniceto was based in Washington DC for 10 years, where he was a senior investment officer in the infrastructure department at the Inter-American Investment Corporation, part of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, where he worked on more than 50 project finance and equity transactions in the infrastructure sector across Latin America.
He has also worked for the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, and the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in the USA.
Luis Maldonado is Senior Climate Finance Specialist and Green Banking Academy acting Project Manager for the IFC. He has developed his entire career in the fields of economics and finance, where he has held senior positions both in the public and private sector. He was advisor to the Vice-president and Minister of Economy in Spain.
He has an extensive experience in banking. He was CSO and member of the executive committee in one of the largest retail banks in Spain. He has also done consulting for the banking sector, as Director of Strategic Consulting for the Financial Sector at PwC in Spain, and as Managing Director of the PwC-IE Business School Financial Sector Center, where he did an extensive work of publishing and business development in Spain and Latin America.
He has also a long international experience. He worked for five years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC, where he held different positions, as advisor to the Managing Director and in the Monetary and Financial Markets Department. He also has done consulting for the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank, among other institutions.
He was founding partner of an IT firm specialized in Big Data & Analytics and has been member of several boards in financial sector companies.
Carlos Serrano plays a triple role at IFC. He works as IFC’s Global Relationship Manager for Santander Group and in this responsibility, he is the main institutional contact point between both institutions. He leads and supervises IFC’s strategy and engagement plan with Santander Group. Carlos has been managing the mutual relationship for the past 5 years and Santander has become IFC’s first global client in the financial sector.
Carlos is also IFC’s Business Development Lead for the Latin-American Financial Industry promoting IFC’s thematic priorities (climate, gender, digital, financial inclusion and SME sectors).
Carlos third role is to lead the business development efforts for IFC’s Climate business in LAC, promoting financing and advisory services to banks in the region and coordinating IFC’s Green Banking Academy initiative. Carlos has spent over 30 years in management and senior banking positions at BBVA, Inter-American Development Bank, BID Invest and IFC.
Martin Castellano joined the IIF as a Senior Economist in June 2011 after more than a decade at the Central Bank of Argentina delivering applied macroeconomic research. At the Central Bank he held a number of key senior positions, including the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Deputy Head of Economic Research and Executive Counselor to the Governor between 1999 and 2010. Mr. Castellano has actively taken part in international central bank gatherings delivering presentations on macroeconomic issues to a variety of audiences.
Previously, as a GFOA Cecil Partee Fellow and Management Fellow, he advised several local governments in the United States on public finance and economic policy. In addition, he carried out macroeconomic research at several consultant firms in Buenos Aires and he served as professor of macroeconomic theory and applied analysis at a number of universities in Argentina.
Mr. Castellano holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago, a Master in Economics from CEMA University in Buenos Aires and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Argentine Catholic University.
D. José María Roldán is President of the Spanish Banking Association (AEB) since April 2014, after 13 years as General Manager of Regulation and Financial Stability of the Banco de España and member of its Executive Board. From May 2015 to June 2019 he is also Vice-President of the European Banking Federation (EBF). During his tenure as Director General, he served on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), and chaired the Standards Implementation Group (SIG) and the Joint Forum during this period. He founded and was the first Chairman of the European Committee of Banking Supervisors (CEBS), forerunner of the European Banking Authority (EBA); previously he served as Chair of the International Financial Action Task Force against Money Laundering (FATF) and the now defunct EU Banking Advisory Committee (BAC). In 1989 he began his professional career at the Banco de España as Economist of the Study Service, and in 1994 he joined the European Monetary Institute (precursor of the European Central Bank) in Frankfurt. Between 1998 and 2000 he was a member of the Council of the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).