In 1994 Martín Redrado founded “Fundación Capital”, a leading economic research and public policy think tank, where he served as Chief Economist until 2001. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and specialized in Finance and International Economy.
While pursuing a career in the private sector, he was called upon by the Government on several occasions to occupy public positions.
In 1991 he was appointed President of the Argentine Securities and Exchange Commission where, among many other achievements, he established the new regulatory framework for the Argentine capital market. He was designated as Emerging Markets Committee President of the International Organization of Securities Commissions in 1992.
Between January 2002 and September 2004 Redrado served as Secretary of Trade and International Economic Relations.
Redrado served as President of the Central Bank of Argentina from 2004 to 2010.
He took the first steps in his professional career in 1985 as a member of the Jeffrey Sachs’ team, implementing the Bolivian stabilization program.
In the following five years, he worked in the United States, particularly for Salomon Brothers, 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 was also a 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’ eurobonds on international capital markets and provided consultancy services for the restructuring of Teléfonos de México S.A.
He wrote several books; among the most recent ones, it is worth mentioning “Cómo sobrevivir a la globalización” (How to survive globalization) published by Prentice Hall, “Exportar para crecer” (Exports for growth) and “Sin Reservas” (Without Reservations) published by Planeta.
Geographer, historian, anthropologist and author, Pulitzer Prize Winner.
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