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Martin  Redrado

Martin Redrado

Former Governor of The Central Bank of Argentina

Martin Redrado

Former Governor of The Central Bank of Argentina


The former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina, Martín Redrado is now Chairman of Americas Committee of the BIS.

In 1994, Redrado founded the Fundación Capital, an institution focused in economic research and public policy design, where he was Chief Economist until 2001. A Harvard University MA in Public Administration, he specialized in finance and international economy.

While he pursued his private sector career, he was invited by the Government on several occasions to act as a civil servant.  In 1991 he was appointed President of the National Securities Commission where, among other achievements, he designed the new regulatory framework for the Argentine capital market. In 1992 he was elected Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Emerging Market Committee. 

Between January 2002 and September 2004 Redrado was Secretary of Trade and International Economic Relations. 

He took the first steps in his professional career in 1985 as a member of Jeffrey Sachs’ team, implementing the Bolivian stabilization program.

Redrado worked for Salomon Brothers in the United States and in London, where he provided advisory services during the privatization and placement of shares of British Airways, British Gas and Compagnie Financière de Suez and helped arrange the first placement of warrants of a Spanish company on the international market. He became Managing Director at Security Pacific Bank, where he directed the Employee Stock Ownership Program for ENERSIS (Chile) and the placement of major Mexican private companies.

Redrado has written several books, among the most recent Cómo Sobrevivir a la Globalización (How to Survive Globalization), and Exportar para Crecer (Exports for Growth).

Speech Topics

Global Economics

Finance & Investing

Economic Forecast

Financial Crisis

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