Montevideo, Uruguay, 24-25 May, 2007    
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Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo
Banco República Oriental Del Uruguay
  Daniel Titelman
Special Representative of the Executive Secretary, José Luis Machinea, Economic Commision for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Mr Titelman is currently Chief of the Development Studies Unit of ECLAC. Before that he was the Coordinator of the Special Studies Unit of the Executive Secretary at ECLAC, and expert on Monetary and Financial Policies. He coordinates the joint ECLAC/GTZ project “Strengthening the role of the Financial Sector in Latin American and Caribbean Countries” He was also the principal expert of the joint ECLAC/ IDB project on “Public Banking and the Development of Productive Sector.” Mr Titelman has a long and substantive experience in Macroeconomic and Financial Issues and has published numerous papers on these subjects.
  Fernando Calloia Raffo,
Economist, is President of the Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay. He has been Consultant of national and international organisations and economic Adviser of companies, as well as professor in the Economic Sciences and Administration College at the La República and La Católica Universities. He is author of many publications referred to the economic activity, financial system and foreign debt.
  Luis Rebolledo Soberón,
President of the Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo (COFIDE) of Peru. He has occupied important positions in the public and private, multinational, academic and professional sectors. An expert in finance, foreign trade, strategic management, international negotiations, security and defense, he performs highly important activities within his area of expertise, in both Peru and internationally. Today he is Executive President of C y D Comercio y Desarrollo S.A., Vice-President of the Instituto Nueva Economía, and Professor of Graduate Studies at Peru’s Federico Villarreal National University and the National University of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  Mauricio Rojas,
Founder of Banco del Desarrollo’s “Microenterprise Program,” is currently serving as President of Bandesarrollo Microempresas and Manager of the Management Planning and Control Division of Banco del Desarrollo de Chile. He has also held the following positions in that same institution: Manager of the Banking Network Division, Manager of Small and Medium Enterprise Banking, Manager of the Operations and Technology Division and Manager of the Loan Standardization Division. He previously served as Director of Studies, Financial Analysis and Systems of the Office of the Superintendent of Banks and Financial Institutions (SBIF) and Acting Management Control Officer of Banco Osorno, as well as an IDB Consultant, Professor at the University of Chile and Director of the “Información Financiera” Magazine.
  Lawrence Pratt,
Deputy Director of the Central American Institute of Business Administration’s (INCAE) Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) in Alajuela, Costa Rica. He directs the CLACDS sustainable development programs and teaches Environmental Strategy and Environmental Policy in INCAE’s MBA and Executive MBA programs. He is also the founder and director of the internationally recognized Ecobanking Project and of the Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center (CIMS). Mr. Pratt’s research is aimed at incorporating the element of sustainability in the strategic positioning of countries, industries and companies.
  Cristian Palma,
CORFO’s Financial Intermediation Manager, holds degrees in Agronomy and Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and an M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University. His previous positions include Head of the Productive Development Division of the Ministry of Economy; National Customs Director; National Director of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF); and economic advisor to the Ministries of Agriculture and Finance and the General Secretariat of the Executive Office. He has also served as consultant for important institutions like FAO and ECLAC.
  Rose Cuten,
Serves as DEG Project Manager in the German KfW Bankengruppe’s representative office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which promotes the financing of private enterprises that contribute to sustainable growth and help improve living conditions in towns throughout the region. She was previously a Project Analyst in the Department of Corporate and Structural Finance of Rabobank International Brasil and a Marketing Analyst in Philips del Brasil. She holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Brazilian Getulio Vargas Foundation.
  Ramón Iribarren,
Deputy Director of the Office of the President of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) of Spain, is a journalist with a B.A. in Political Science and an official on the Management Roster of Autonomous Entities. He has occupied different positions in the Spanish Government in the area of labor and, since 1991, in that of communications. His last job was Information Counsellor in the Spanish Embassy in Morocco.
  Rodrigo Sánchez Mújica,
Director General of Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura (FIRA) - Banco de México, has over 20 years of experience in the public financial sector, occupying positions of great responsibility, like Deputy Director General of Credit and Risk Policy in Financiera Rural, Deputy Director General of Credit in Banco Nacional de Crédito Rural S.N.C., and Director General of Nacional Financiera’s Portfolio Recovery Trust. He holds an M.A. in Economics from the New School University of New York.
  Michel Bergeron,
Vice President, Corporate Relations, he is responsible for the development of strategic initiatives with BDC's external stakeholders. He is also currently developing a Business Ownership Transition (BOT) market strategy for BDC, which would respond to the needs of exiting entrepreneurs while taking into account the interests of potential successors. Since joining BDC, he has held various positions in account management and strategic corporate planning. Prior to working for BDC, Mr. Bergeron was an economist with the Department of Finance and Industry Canada in Ottawa. He is a lawyer by profession and holds a Master of International Relations degree.
  Bernardo Requena,
Director of Social Development of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF), previously served as Vice-Minister of Public Investment and External Financing in the Bolivian Ministry of Finance; Executive Director of the Economic and Social Policy Analysis Unit - UDAPE; and Alternate Governor for Bolivia of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has also provided strategic advisory services to the Governments of Ecuador and Nicaragua and has been a Professor of Econometrics at the Catholic University of Bolivia.
  Roberto Keil Montoya,
President of Global Risk Management S.A.C., an institution specialized in business and risk identification, control and management for financial intermediation agencies and companies operating in the production sector of the economy. He carries out consulting projects on Basle II, Corporate Governance and the application of best practices. Member of The Professional Risk Managers International Association. He has served as Director of the Lima Commodity Exchange and Vice-President of the Arbitration Board and was a founder and is a member of the risk classification committee of Duff & Phelps -DCR Perú- Clasificadora de Riesgo, S.A.C. for Peru and Bolivia. Lead analyst in the international classification of Banco Continental (BBVA Group), Banco Wiese – Sudameris (Intesa Group) and of several Latin American financial institutions.
  Felipe Tami,
Doctor of Economic Sciences. He served as Director of the Department of Institutional Research of the Catholic University and of the Department of Economics of the UCA School of Economic and Social Sciences. His international positions include Director of the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), ECLAC Regional Advisor in Mexico and Central America and consultant for several international organizations. Full Member of the National Academy of Economic Sciences and member of the Academic Economics Committee of the Professional Council of Economic Sciences.
(*) To be confirmed.
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