PANELISTS

ALBERTO ARENAS

Ministro de Hacienda, Gobierno Presidenta Michelle Bachelet

Alberto Arenas de Mesa es desde el 11 de marzo de 2014 Ministro de Hacienda del Gobierno de la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet. Ingeniero Comercial con mención en economía de la Universidad de Chile (1990), Doctor en Economía de la Universidad de Pittsburgh (1997).
Ha desarrollado una vasta trayectoria en el sector público, que inició en 1990 como asesor de la Dirección de Presupuestos del Ministerio de Hacienda, en la que se ha especializado en fin anzas públicas, protección social, seguridad social, servicio civil y recursos humanos.
En 1997 asumió como jefe del Departamento de Estudios de la Dirección de Presupuestos y en 2000 fue nombrado Subdirector de Racionalización y Función Públicas de dicha repartición.
Durante todo el primer Gobierno de la Presidenta Bachelet (2006-2010) fue Director de Presupuestos y desde allí se encargó de liderar los equipos que elaboraron e implementaron la reforma del sistema de pensiones chileno que impulsó la Mandataria, que empezó a regir el 1 de julio de 2008.
Permaneció en ese cargo hasta el 10 de febrero del 2010, cuando fue nombrado por Bachelet para formar parte del directorio de la minera estatal Codelco, en virtud de la puesta en vigencia de la Ley Nº 20.392 que estipuló el gobierno corporativo de la empresa. Dejó esa responsabilidad el 11 de mayo de 2010.
Desde marzo de 2010 a junio de 2013 se desempeñó como investigador del Centro de Microdatos, del Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Chile.
Ha realizado consultorías para organismos internacionales como el BID, OIT, Banco Mundial y Cepal. Fue profesor del magister de políticas públicas del Departamento Economía de marzo de 2010 a 2012
Es autor del libro “Historia de la Reforma Previsional Chilena. Una Experiencia Exitosa de Política Pública en Democracia. 2010”. Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT). Santiago, Chile.
Y es coautor de más de una treintena de publicaciones. Entre las más recientes están “El Enfoque de Balance Estructural en la Política Fiscal en Chile: Resultados, Metodología y Aplicación al período 2006-2009”, (Coautores: Andrés Velasco, Jorge Rodríguez, Michael Jorratt y Cristóbal Gamboni); “Presupuesto por Resultados y la Consolidación del Sistema de Evaluación y Control de Gestión del Gobierno Central” (Coautor: Heidi Berner Herrera); “Proyecciones Fiscales del Sistema de Pensiones: Bonos de Reconocimiento y Déficit Operacional 2010-2050” (Coautores: Paula Benavides; José Luis Castillo y Leonardo González); “La Reforma Previsional Chilena: Proyecciones Fiscales 2009-2025” (Coautores, Paula Benavides; Leonardo González y José Luis Castillo); “The Chilean Pension R eform Turns 25: Lessons from the Social Protection Survey”. (Co-author, Jere Behrman; David Bravo; Olivia Mitchell; Petra Todd; Andrés Otero; Jeremy Skog; Javiera Vásquez and Viviana Vélez-Grajales).
Alberto Arenas es casado y tiene tres hijas.

LUIS FELIPE CÉSPEDES

Ministro de economía, Fomento y turismo

Luis Felipe Céspedes es Doctor en Economía de la Universidad de Nueva York y economista de la Universidad Católica de Chile. Es casado y padre de tres hijos.
En el ámbito público, ha sido coordinador de políticas económicas y asesor económico jefe en el Ministerio de Hacienda. También fue gerente de Investigaciones Económicas en el Banco Central de Chile. Entre 2012 y febrero de 2014 integró el Consejo Técnico de Inversiones, instancia que cautela el régimen de inversión de los fondos de pensiones y de cesantía.
Al momento de ser designado en su cargo se desempeñaba como profesor en la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. También ha sido académico en la Universidad de Chile y en la Universidad Católica.
Durante su carrera profesional fue investigador del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y de la Universidad de Rutgers. Ha publicado diversos trabajos de investigación en las áreas de su especialidad en prestigiosas revistas de economía internacionales y análisis sobre materias económicas en la prensa local. Ha sido editor de dos libros y de la revista académica Economía Chilena.

WILLEM VAN TWEMBEKE

Executive Vice President, Gdf Suez
in Charge of Energy International
Chief Executive Officer
Gdf Suez Energy International
(International Power Ltd.)

Willem Van Twembeke became the Chief Executive Officer of GDF Sue z Energy International on 1 April 2013, having previously been the Company’s CEO and President for the IPR-GDF SUEZ Asia region.
Prior to this, Willem was the Chief Operations Officer in IPR-GDF SUEZ Latin America.
Willem joined the group in 1991 as project manager at Tractebel Energy Engineering. In 1997 he was transferred to South America where he held different executive p ositions in Chile and Peru. He was CEO of Electroandina from 2001 to 2004 and CEO of EnerSur, Gas Natural de Lima y Callao and Suez Energy Peru from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he returned to Brussels as Deputy General Manager Trading and Portfolio Management, in Electrabel.
Willem has a Science Masters in Electromechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). He also holds a Masters in Engineering majoring in Nuclear Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY, USA) and a Masters in Business Administration.

RODRIGO VERGARA

Governor, Central Bank of Chile

Rodrigo Vergara has been Governor of the Central Bank of Chile since December 2011, and was appointed member of the Board of the Central Bank of Chile in December 2009 for a term of ten years. Mr. Vergara graduated in economics from Universidad Católica de Chile in 1985, He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University (1991).
Between 1985 and 1995 he worked at the Central Bank of Chile, r ising to the position of Chief Economist in 1992. In 1995 he joined the Center for Public Stud ies—an independent Chilean think tank—where he was coordinator of the Macroeconomics Department. From 2003 until his appointment to the Bank’s Board, Mr. Vergara was full professor at the Economics Department of Universidad Católica. He was also an economic consultant and member of the board of several companies.
Mr. Vergara has been economic advisor to the central banks and governments of several countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, and has been an external consultant for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations. He has been member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Work and Equity, of the Advisory Council on the Chile-United States Free Trade Agreement, of the National Savings Commission, of the Conicyt Economics Group. He is member of the editorial board of journals Estudios Públicos and Economía Chilena.
Mr. Vergara has authored numerous articles published in specialized professional journals and has edited five books..

IRENE MIA

Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Irene is regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In her role, she provides intellectual and strategic leadership to the regional editorial team within the EIU's Country Analysis division, fostering intellectual debate and publishing high quality and timely forecasts, reports and articles on economic, political and business developments within the region. She also plays a core role in communicating the company's forecasts and views to clients and other high--level audiences around the world.
Previously, she was director and senior Economist within the Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance at the World Economic Forum, where she was also responsible for competitiveness research on Latin America and Iberia. She has written and spoken extensively on issues related to national competitiveness and development, serving as lead author and editor on a number of regional and topical competitiveness papers and reports; notably, she was the editor of the Global Information Technology Report series for six year, one of the flagship publi cations of the World Economic Forum.
Before joining the World Economic Forum, she worked at the headquarters of Sudameris Bank in Paris for a number of years, holding various positions in the interna tional affairs and international tradedivisions. Her main research interests are in the fields of development, international trade, economic integration, innovation, ICT, competitiveness, cities and Latin America.
Irene holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the Institute for the Studies of the Americas, London University, and a PhD in International Economic and Trade Law from L. Bocconi. She speaks Italian, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

CARLOS PAVEZ

Superintendent, Superintendencia valores y seguros

Carlos Pavez Tolosa, Superintendent, Commercial Engineer, graduated in science of Business Administration at Universidad de Chile, and Lawyer, graduated of legal sciences at Universidad La República.
Mr. Pavez has 25 years of experience on issues related to regul ation, market conduct investigation, and supervision of financial institutions, corporate issuers and sec uritization and risk ratings societies. Since 2012 and up to his nomination as Superintendent on March 2014, he was Legal Director of the Superintendence of Banks and Financial Institutions (SBIF).
Previously, and for 23 years, he worked at the Superintendence of Securities and Insurance, (1989 - 2012). During this time, Mr. Pavez was chief of the Financial Analysis Department and also he was founder and chief of the Investigation Division, which today is the Market Compliance Area.
During his career, he has been representative of the SVS to the South American Financial Action Group (GAFISUD) and on the Working Teams (Chile) for the Convention Against Bribery (OECD) and Against Corruption (ONU).
Its programs include training in markets supervision, records of issuers and institutional investors in Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC (USA).

ANDRÉS R. GLUSKI

President and Chief Executive Officer, The AES Corporation

Andrés R. Gluski was named President and CEO of AES in September 2011. He possesses deep experience in the global electricity business, and is recognized as an industry thought leader on international finance and infrastructure issues. With more than 20 years’ experience, he has led the turnaround of some of the AES’s most significant operating busin esses and spearheaded major capital market transactions. Under Andrés’ leadership as COO, and late r CEO, AES was the first company to be recognized with four Edison Electric Institute awards within a seven-year time span. These awards were granted for innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electric industry in Cameroon, Chile, Philippines and Latin America. Mr. Gluski was named International CEO of the Year by Latin Trade Magazine in 2012. In September 2013, he was appointed by President Obama as a member of the President’s Export Council.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Gluski served as AES Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2011 and before that was Regional President for Latin America. Mr. Gluski has also held positions in banking, telecommunications, the public sector and multilateral agencies. He worked at the International Monetary Fund and served as Director General of Public Finance for Venezuela’s Ministry of Finance. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of AES, the Council of the Americas, the US Spain Council, and the Edison Electric Institute. He is currently Chairman of AES Gener and AES Brasiliana. Mr. Gluski is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.

DARAGH MAHER

Senior currency strategist, HSBC London.

Daragh Maher is a senior currency strategist working for HSBC in London. HSBC’s FX strategy team has been ranked either 1st or 2nd globally over the last four years for emerging market FX strategy. A recent analysis by FX Week placed HSBC at number 2 out of more than 40 institutions in terms of its forecast accuracy for G10 currency 3-month forecasts, and number 5 for its 1-month forecasts.
Prior to joining HSBC, Daragh worked for seven years within an FX strategy department, most recently as the Deputy Global head of FX strategy where the team was aga in frequently ranked first for 1M forecast accuracy in both Reuters and FX Week surveys.
Prior to 2004, Daragh worked for twelve years for a major financ ial institution. He was initially based in Hong Kong as an economist, covering the North Asia region. He later moved to Singapore with responsibility for the Bank’s forecasts for the economies of Southeast Asia. After six years in Asia, he moved to London in 1998 where he concentrated on G10 market economics and strategy, increasingly focused on foreign exchange.
Daragh is from Ireland, growing up in Dublin where he studied at University College Dublin. He holds a B.Comm (Econ).

HUGO SWIRE

Minister of State at the Fco

Hugo Swire was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and C ommonwealth Office on 4 September 2012. His portfolio covers:

  • • Commonwealth
  • • Australasia and Pacific
  • • The Falklands
  • • The Far East and South East Asia
  • • India and Nepal
  • • Latin America (including: Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba)

Hugo Swire was born in 1959. He is married with two children. He studied at St Andrew’s University for a year before going to the Royal Military Academy (RMA), Sandhurst and was subsequently commissioned with the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Mr Swire went on to work for Sotheby’s for nine years, five as Director. Previously he worked for the Nati onal Gallery for four years as their first Head of Development. He has also worked in independent televis ion and financial public relations. Mr Swire has also been a non-Executive Chairman and non-Executive Director of two PLCs. Hugo Swire was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for East Devon in June 2001. He served in David Cameron’s first Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Sec retary of State for Culture, Media and Sport between 2005 and 2007. He was appointed Minister of State for Northern Ireland in the coalition Government in May 2010. In 2011, Mr Swire was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council. His party and parliamentary roles prior to this included: Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Rt Hon Theresa May MP in her role as chairman of the Conservative Party in 2003; Opposition Whip between 2003 and 2004; and Shadow Minister for the Arts between 2004 an d 2005.
Hugo Swire was a member of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select C ommittee between 2002 and 2005, and Chairman of the Speakers' Advisory Committee on Works of Ar t between 2005 and 2010. He was previously a member of a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups and Chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council.

ERIC PARRADO

Superintendent of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile

Eric Parrado is the Superintendent of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile. He is also Professor of Economics and Finance at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Latin America of the World Economic Forum. He was a member of the Financial Committee of the Chilean Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). He was an active consultant with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and directly to Governments and Central Banks. He has advised the governments of Mongolia, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Panama, and PNG on fiscal policy and implementation of (SWFs) and the central ba nks of Dominican Republic, Paraguay, and Uganda, among the recent ones.
Mr. Parrado was the former International Financial Coordinator and advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Finance of Chile between 2007 and May 2010. He oversaw the resources of the Chilean SWFs as well as other government surpluses. Under his direction he built a strong institutional arrangement for the management of Chilean government' resources. He was particularly important to develop and promote the international code and principles of best practices for SWFs in the world. His active role in this international discussion helped to call this code internationally the “Santiago Principles”.
Mr. Parrado holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Economics from New York University, and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Chile. Mr. Parrado was selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as Young Global Leader.

MICHEL JORRATT DE LUIS

Director, Servicio de Impuestos Internos

Ingeniero Civil Industrial de la Universidad de Chile. (1995)
Magister en Ingeniería Industrial, en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Chile. (1995)
Jefe del Departamento de Estudios del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (1999 - 2007)
Asesor de la Dirección de Presupuestos del Ministerio de Hacienda (2007-2011)
Consultor internacional en política y administración tributaria (2007 -2013). Realizó diversos estudios en estos ámbitos, a través del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, el Banco Mundial, el Fondo Monetario Internacional y la CEPAL, para países como Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú y Venezuela.
Profesor jornada parcial (hasta 2013) del Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial y la Facultad de Economía y Negocios de la Universidad de Chile.
Profesor (hasta 2011) del Curso Internacional de Estimaciones Tributarias, organizado por CEPAL y la Asociación Argentina de Presupuestos.
Participación como expositor en diversos Seminarios y Conferencias Internacionales sobre política tributaria (1996 - 2014)
Integrante Grupo que elaboró Propuesta Reforma Tributaria para la candidatura presidencial de Michelle Bachelet (2013 – 2014).
Actual Director del Servicio de Impuestos Internos desde el 12 de Marzo de 2014

MICHAEL POWER, PH.D.

Senior Strategist, Investec Asset Management

El Sr. Power se unió a Investec Asset Management como Estratega en diciembre de 2002. Comenzó su carrera trabajando en el Departamento de Medio Oriente del Chase Manhattan Bank antes de ingresar al Departamento de Finanzas Corporativas de Anglo American en Sudáfrica.
Posteriormente trabajó en el Departamento de Finanzas Corporativas de NM Rothschild & Sons/Smith New Court, donde sus responsabilidades tuvieron un fuerte énfasis en recursos naturales.
Habiendo completado su safari 4x4 a lo largo de África, el Sr. Power trabajó para HSBC-Equator Bank en Kenya durante 4 años. Regresó a Inglaterra para trabajar en Baring Asset Management como Director en el Departamento de Mercados Emergentes. Estuvo a cargo de África y el Medio Oriente y del sector de recursos naturales, y también fue Portfolio Manager del Pan African Simba Fund.
El Sr. Power tiene un Ph.D., en Economía de la Universidad de Cape Town, un M.A. en Negocios y Leyes Internacionales de Fletcher School en Tufts y es B.A. en Política, Filosofía y Economía de la Universidad de Oxford.