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Domingo Cavallo
Former Economy Minister and Central Bank President
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Domingo Cavallo is among the most influential figures in Argentina’s economic history. He was responsible for designing and implementing reforms that liberalized the country’s economy and opened Argentina to international trade during the 1990s. He is often called to bring his deep knowledge and expertise to policy decisions...
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Esteban Fernández Medrano
Former Advisor, Economy Ministry
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Esteban Medrano is a leading analyst of Argentina’s macro and market dynamics. Over a career in government and in the private sector he has developed a reputation for his incisive macroeconomic analysis, deep knowledge of the country’s sectoral dynamics, and his project finance expertise. Based in Buenos Aires, Mr. Medrano i...
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Affonso Pastore
Former Central Bank President
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Affonso Pastore is one of Brazil’s leading economists and authorities on the country’s macro dynamics. During a lengthy career reaching the highest levels in academia and public service, including as President of Brazil’s Central Bank, he has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s most rigorous and unbiased analysts o...
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Cristina Pinotti
Former Chief Economist, DIVESP
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Maria Cristina Pinotti is GlobalSource’s local partner in Brazil, serving in conjunction with Affonso Pastore. She is a senior economist and consultant and has been a partner with A.C.Pastore & Associados since 1994. She previously served as chief economist at DIVESP (Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários de São Pau...
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Murillo de Aragão
Founder, Political Consultancy Arko Advice
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Murillo de Aragao is Brazil’s leading political analyst. He is deeply respected and sought after for his knowledge and understanding of Brazil’s regulatory, legislative and executive dynamics. In addition to his consulting work, he writes extensively on Brazil’s congressional workings as well as on comparative political syst...
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Cristiano Noronha
Partner, Political Consultancy Arko Advice
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Cristiano Noronha is a partner and chief of the Political Analysis department at Arko Advice, the premier public policy and political consulting firm in Brazil. He is also GlobalSource’s local partner in Brazil, specializing in Brazil’s politics. Mr. Noronha is an authority on regulatory and congressional affairs, as well as...
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Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez
Former Finance Minister and Central Bank President
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Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez is one of Costa Rica’s leading economists and policymakers. During his service at the highest levels of government, he helped formulate policies that guided the country through turbulent times and contributed to its prosperity. Dr. Gutiérrez is the president of Consejeros Economicos y Financieros...
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Felix Delgado
General Manager, Central Bank
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Felix Delgado is a leading authority on Costa Rica’s economy and banking systems. He is widely respected for his contributions to policy formulation and implementation in Costa Rica’s financial and capital markets. In addition, he is a well-known authority on comparative Central American economies. Based in San Jose, Costa R...
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Andrés Velasco
Former Finance Minister
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Andres Velasco is one of Chile’s best known economists and influential policy makers. During a career spanning academia and public service, including service as the country’s finance minister, he has gained respect for his deep understanding of international macro and fiscal dynamics and for the design of policies that have ...
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Igal Magendzo
Former Manager of Macro Analysis, Central Bank
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Igal Magendzo is a leading authority on Chile’s macroeconomy. He has held top-level positions in the public and private sectors as well as in academia, specializing in foreign exchange structures, growth, inflation and their impact on financial markets.Dr. Magendzo is a partner and chief economist at Pacifico Macroeconomia y...
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Robert Funk
Former President, Political Science Association
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Dr. Robert Funk is one of Chile’s leading political scientists. In addition to a distinguished career teaching and fostering democratic reform, he is widely sought by the media for his balanced analysis of current political events.Dr. Funk is Executive Director of .Plural, a think tank dedicated to promoting democratic refor...
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FAN Gang
Board Member, People's Bank of China
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Dr. FAN Gang is one of China's most influential economists and a respected adviser to the country's leadership on economic reform and strategic development. He is an authority on the macroeconomics of long-term development, international trade and currency, foreign relations and China's regional integration within Asia. He s...
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Michael Pettis
Professor of Finance, Peking University
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Michael Pettis is one of China’s best-known theorists and commentators on the country’s economy and markets. Over a career that has included investment banking, merchant banking, teaching and writing, Michael has established himself as a leading independent voice on China’s economic and financial development. Based in Beijin...
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RUSSIA: Alex Teddy
Head, EMEA Operations, Urus Advisory
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Alexander has worked for many years in risk consulting, beginning with his tenure at the London firm GPW & Co as part of its corporate investigations team. There he worked on multi-jurisdictional problem-solving and market-entry risk advisory for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 firms. He subsequently worked for nearly five years in...
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RUSSIA: Alexei Panin
Head, CIS Operations, Urus Advisory
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Alexei formerly ran the corporate risk consulting division at the Centre for Political Information, a Moscow think tank. He has years of experience managing end-to-end complex investigations and advisory projects on a range of sectors in Russia and across the CIS. His work at the Centre involved hundreds of detailed examinat...
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Veronica Navas
Former Director, Ministry of Finance
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Veronica Navas Ospina is one of Colombia’s foremost authorities on the country’s fiscal and macro dynamics. She has participated in every aspect of the country’s fiscal decision-making process and is equally at home in the analysis of private sector dynamics. Ms Navas is a partner at Econcept, an independent consulting firm ...
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Mauricio Santa Maria
Former Planning Minister
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Mauricio Santa María is one of Colombia’s foremost public policy authorities, specializing in social welfare, income and labor issues, and infrastructure development. Over a career spanning decades, he has been a catalyst of progress and reform at the highest levels of policy making, involved in all aspects of policy formula...
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Pavel Isa
Former Adviser, Economy and Finance Ministry
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Pavel Isa is one of the Dominican Republic’s foremost authorities on the country’s economic development and trade policies. He has worked in the public and private sectors, for multilaterals and think tanks, on issues facing the country’s economy, fiscal situation, politics and progress. Dr. Isa is faculty member of the grad...
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Magdalena Barreiro
Former Finance Minister
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Magdalena Barreiro is one of Ecuador’s leading authorities on the country’s financial system, fiscal sustainability, and capital markets. She has moved the country forward while in key positions at the Central Bank and in government, especially as Finance Minister, when she successfully concluded the country’s first sovereig...
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Istvan Racz
Former Director, Central Bank
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Istvan Racz is one of Hungary’s leading macroeconomists and a recognized authority on the country’s financial sector. During his career in the public and private sectors, he has been instrumental in developing the macro and financial framework used by analysts to evaluate the country today. Based in Budapest, Mr. Racz is an ...
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Ajay Shah
Former Advisor to Finance Ministry; Professor at NIPFP
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Ajay Shah is one of India’s most influential policy advisors and economists. As the leading authority on the framework and functioning of the country’s financial markets, he has advised the government on crucial issues concerning the opening of the country’s capital and financial markets. He currently leads the research team...
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Ila Patnaik
Former Economic Advisor at the Ministry of Finance
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Ila Patnaik is one of India’s leading economists and financial journalists. A specialist in open economy macroeconomics, she has served the government and the central bank in key research and advisory roles. In addition to her distinguished academic career, she is also an influential and well-respected media spokesperson. Dr...
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Cyrillus Harinowo
Former Director Central Bank
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Dr. Cyrillus Harinowo is one of Indonesia’s leading economists and financial commentators. He is in high demand as a speaker for his depth of experience in government and industry advisory roles, as well as for his body of work on Indonesia’s economic and financial history.Dr. Harinowo served the Central Bank of Indonesia fo...
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Jonathan Katz
Former Chief Economist, Finance Ministry Budget Department
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Jonathan Katz is a leading authority on Israel’s macroeconomics and financial markets. In a career spanning government and private sector service, he has achieved national stature as a source for macroeconomic and fiscal analysis, as well as analysis of the country’s fixed income markets. Based in Tel Aviv, Mr. Katz authors ...
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Mauricio Gonzalez
Former Director of Economic Policy, Finance Ministry
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Mauricio Gonzalez is a leading authority on Mexico’s macro and political dynamics. During his career in the government and the private sector, he has explored all aspects of country’s development, and in addition to his work as a consultant, he is a widely sought-after commentator in the national press.Based in Mexico City, ...
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Guillermo Valdes
Former Director, Center of Investigation & National Security
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Guillermo Valdés is one of Mexico’s leading authorities on politics, public security and political governability issues. Among his many roles directing and advising governmental agencies, he has worked at the highest echelons of government, most recently as Director of Mexico’s Center of Investigation and National Security (...
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Esteban Manteca
Former Advisor to Director of Pemex
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Esteban Manteca is an associate at GEA Grupo de Economistas Asociados, specializing in politics and energy issues. He is also a member of the GlobalSource Partners team in Mexico City. He has had a distinguished career in the government and in academics, and has been recognized for his research and work in politics and the s...
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Jesus Reyes Heroles G.G.
Former Secretary of Energy; Ambassador to the U.S.
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Jesus Reyes-Heroles is the premier name in Mexico’s energy, infrastructure and foreign affairs. In his long career at the highest echelons of government, he has served as President of Pemex, Ambassador to the United States, and as chief of the country’s national infrastructure bank, developing policy and promoting progress i...
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Kingsley Moghalu
Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank
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Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu is one of Nigeria’s premier economists. In a career spanning public and private service, he has served at the highest institutional levels, formulating policy on macroeconomic, social and political issues, including helping steer the country through the 2008 financial crisis. Dr. Moghalu is Chief ...
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Marco Fernandez
Former Economic Advisor, Ministry of Planning
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Marco Fernandez is one of Panama’s leading economists and authorities on the country’s macro and financial dynamics. He has written extensively and is frequently sought by the press for his views on dollarization, labor and competitiveness issues and banking issues. He is a senior partner of the consulting firm INDESA, worki...
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Roberto Abusada
Former Central Bank Director
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Roberto Abusada-Salah is one of the leading authorities on Peru’s economic and financial development. In addition to key roles in the government and the Central Bank during Peru’s transformational decades, he founded the Instituto Peruano de Economia (IPE), one of the most important think-tanks in Peru, dedicated to economic...
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Jose Valderrama
Former Central Bank Director
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José Valderrama is one of the leading economists and experts on public financial management in Peru. In a career spanning public and private service, he has been in the vanguard of thought on Peru’s economic and financial development. As an advisor to ministers of finance and as a consultant to diverse international organiza...
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Romeo Bernardo
Former Deputy Finance Minister
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Romeo Bernardo is one of the Philippines’ leading public and private sector economists. He is in high demand as a speaker and commentator in the Philippine media for his vast knowledge of the country’s economic development and dynamics. His long career spans roles in government, industry and the multilateral sectors. Romy is...
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Christine Tang
Former Economist, Central Bank
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Marie-Christine Tang is GlobalSource’s local partner in the Philippines, serving in conjunction with Romeo Bernardo. She has been an analyst with Lazaro Bernardo Tiu and Associates since 1999, and as a CFA charterholder, has a focus on economics and finance.Ms. Tang previously worked at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, as well a...
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Leonid Grigoriev
Former Deputy Finance Minister
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Leonid Grigoriev is one of Russia’s top statesmen and theoreticians. He has served at the highest levels of government and academia and is an acknowledged authority on all aspects of the Russian economy, including its macro and fiscal dynamics, legal and institutional framework, and cultural trends. Based in Moscow, Dr. Grig...
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Marcel Salikhov
Director - Institute of Energy and Finance
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Marcel Salikhov is a leading authority on Russia’s macroeconomics, financial markets and energy sector. He is Director of Economic Research and Head of the Economic Department of the Institute for Energy and Finance, the well-respected think tank devoted to issues of development and modernization of the Russian economy, and ...
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Alexey Dolinskiy
Former Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister
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Alexey Dolinskiy is GlobalSource’s local political analysts in Russia. His research experience is in Russian and International politics and economy. He worked for the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, United Nations Peacekeeping Situation Centre, Fletcher Center for Emerging Markets and Enterprises, and Russia...
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Iraj Abedian
Former Member, President’s Panel of Economic Advisors
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Iraj Abedian is one of South Africa’s most trusted and well respected economists. He has been involved in institutional and economic policymaking since the Mandela Administration, bringing his knowledge and expertise to public and private organizations at the highest level. Based in Johannesburg, Dr. Abedian has been a membe...
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Murat Ucer
Former Advisor, Economy Ministry and Central Bank
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Murat Ucer is one of Turkey’s premier macroeconomists. In a career spanning government, private sector and multilateral advisory work, he has delved into every aspect of Turkey’s domestic and external economy, and is a leading authority on the country’s fiscal, banking sector and external dynamics. Dr. Ucer is a member of Gl...
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Atilla Yesilada
Former Director, Egebank Global Research
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Atilla Yesilada is Turkey’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expert...
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Dmytro Boyarchuk
Executive Director, CASE-Ukraine
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Dmytro Boyarchuk is a leading authority on Ukraine’s macro and political dynamics and its regional integration. He is recognized throughout the region for his thorough and unbiased approach to the issues facing Ukraine’s progress and development. Based in Kiev, Mr. Boyarchuk is one of GlobalSource’s local partners and is Exe...
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Vladimir Dubrovskiy
Former Advisor, State Property Fund
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Vladimir Dubrovskiy is among the leading authorities on Ukraine’s macro and policy dynamics. During a career leading projects at multilaterals and think tanks, he has become renowned for his deep understanding of the issues dominating the country’s fiscal and economic development.Dr. Dubrovkiy is one of GlobalSource’s local ...
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Ruth Krivoy
Former Central Bank President
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Ruth Krivoy is Venezuela’s leading economist and authority on the country’s political, monetary and fiscal dynamics. She is widely respected for the depth and integrity of her analysis, which are informed by her roles at the highest levels of government, academia and the private sector. Ms. Krivoy is President of Síntesis Fi...
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Tamara Herrera
Former Advisor, Banking Industry Association
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Tamara Herrera is GlobalSource’s local partner in Venezuela, serving in conjunction with Ruth Krivoy. She is also Director and Chief Economist of Síntesis Financiera, an economic consulting firm based in Caracas.Previously, Ms. Herrera was Head of Research at Sociedad Financiera Unión and served as an advisor to the Venezuel...