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Mr. Nicolas Aguzin
Head of Latin America Investment Banking, JP Morgan

Mr. Aguzin joined JP Morgan in 1990 as a financial analyst. In mid 1990, he moved to JP Morgan's Buenos Aires Office where he covered several Argentine clients. In 1991, he moved back to New York, where he worked in the Corporate Finance Services group focusing primarily on cross border mergers and acquisitions for U.S. clients. In 1992, Mr. Aguzin returned to the Buenos Aires Investment Banking Unit where he participated in several capital markets and advisory transactions. In 1996, he moved to the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in New York, with primary responsibility for the Latin America Consumer Industry Group. In 2000, Mr. Aguzin was appointed Managing Director and Head of the Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions group. In 2002, Mr. Aguzin was appointed Head of Latin America Investment Banking Advisory. Most recently, Mr. Aguzin was appointed Chairman of JPMorgan's Latin America region.

Over the last 15 years, Mr. Aguzin advised in many of the transformational transactions that took place in the region.

Mr. Aguzin is an Argentine citizen and is fluent in Spanish and English. He graduated in 1989 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Economics.


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Ms. Lisa Anderson
Dean of School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University

Lisa Anderson is the sixth Dean to lead the School of International and Public Affairs, established in 1946. She has been on the faculty of Columbia since 1986 and, just prior to her appointment as Dean, served as Chair of the Political Science Department at Columbia. Dean Anderson also served as Director of Columbia's Middle East Institute from 1990 to 1993.

One of this country's most eminent scholars of the Middle East and North Africa, Dean Anderson's academic specialty is state formation and regime change. Author of The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980 (Princeton University Press, 1986), co-editor of The Origins of Arab Nationalism (Columbia University Press, 1991), and editor of Transitions to Democracy (Columbia University Press, 1999), she has written more than 35 scholarly articles. She has testified before the Foreign Relations Committees of both the House and the Senate, published commentary in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and appeared as an expert on the news programs of the major television and radio networks.

Dean Anderson holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She earned a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, where she also received a Certificate from the Middle East Institute. From 1981 to 1986, she was an Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies at Harvard University.

In addition to her responsibilities at Columbia, Dean Anderson is on the Boards of Directors of the Social Science Research Council, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, and Human Rights Watch, where she serves as Co-chair of Human Rights Watch/Middle East. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the editorial committee of Comparative Politics.


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Mr. Bob Annibale
Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup

As Global Director of Microfinance at Citigroup, Bob Annibale is a leading figure in the world of microfinance. Citigroup is working with leading microfinance institutions, as partners and clients, to expand access to financial services to those not reached by the financial sector in many countries.

Mr. Annibale joined Citibank in 1982 and since then has held a number of senior treasury, risk and corporate positions, living and working around the globe including: New York, London, Athens, Bahrain, and Nairobi.  In addition to his current role as Global Director of Microfinance, he also represents Citigroup on the Microfinance Network as well as the Board of the Microfinance Information Exchange and the Council of Microfinance Equity Funds.

In addition to his financial expertise he also has extensive experience in academic and governmental circles, serving on the UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office Africa Policy Group, and the Boards of the University of London, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and Oxford University's St. Anthony's College (Centre for the Study of African Economies).

Mr. Annibale completed his undergraduate studies at Vassar College where he received BA degrees in History and Political Science.  He also graduated from the University of London 's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) with a Masters degree in African Studies (History). 


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Mr. Alberto Bernal
Senior Research Scholar & Emerging Markets Economist, Bear Stearns

Alberto J. Bernal-León currently works as AD of Emerging Fixed Income Research at Bear Stearns Inc., in New York City . Mr. Bernal is responsible for covering the Colombian, Venezuelan, Argentinean, Ecuadorian, and Mexican economies. Mr. Bernal joined Bear in September of 2005. Prior to such appointment, Mr. Bernal was the Head of Latin America Economic Research at IDEAglobal Inc. in New York City , where he conducted in-depth economic analysis on the Latin America region, to support trading ideas on local and external markets. Mr. Bernal is a frequent contributor to major newswires, local press in Latin America , prominent world newspapers (WSJ, Financial Times), and appears regularly on financial television networks (CNN Spanish, CNNfn, Bloomberg TV, CNBC Europe). He has also been invited to participate as a panelist on a series of official, economic, and academic events in the US and all around Latin America . Mr. Bernal was recently named one of the top five future economists of Colombia by the newspaper La República, and one of the future top 40 executives under 40 years old by the Revista Poder. Mr. Bernal is a research scholar for Columbia University 's Chazen Institute. Mr. Bernal holds a Masters Degree in Macroeconomics from Germany 's Kiel Institute of World Economics from which he received a full scholarship. He received his Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of New Orleans , where he finished as top of his class. Mr. Bernal is fluent in Spanish, English and German.

 

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Mr. Moctar Fall

Managing Director
Head of Latin America Debt and Capital Markets JP Morgan

Moctar Fall joined Chase in March 1997 in his current capacity and prior to that spent twelve years at Salomon Brothers in New York . While at Salomon Brothers, Mr. Fall held a variety of positions in the Capital Markets Group including the coverage of US Energy companies, US Finance companies, and the West Coast Region, and Supranational as well as European Sovereign issuers. Before leaving Salomon Brothers, Mr. Fall was head of its Latin America Capital Markets group.

During his capital markets career, Mr. Fall worked directly and spearheaded a number of notable bond issues. In 1989, Mr. Fall led the team that brought the first Global Bond for the World Bank and again in 1993 he headed the team that led the first Deutschemark Global Bond for the World Bank. In 1997, he headed the Chase team that led the $4.0 billion 30-year Brady exchange for Venezuela, making it at that time the largest fixed-rate Global Bond offering by a non-US issuer. Before that, during his years covering US energy companies, Mr. Fall brought the first 40-year industrial bond for Arco as well as numerous offerings for Exxon, Chevron, Unocal, Oryx and Lyondell. Mr. Fall also led a number of notable issues for the European Investment Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Chile , Mexico , Argentina and Brazil .

Mr. Moctar Fall received an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an MS in Engineering from MIT, a Civil Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and a Mathematics & Economics degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris .

 

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Mr. Paul Glasserman
Senior Vice Dean Columbia Business School


Professor Glasserman, vice dean of Columbia Business School, join the school in 1991. Professor's Glasserman's research and teaching address risk management, the pricing of derivative securities, Monte Carlo simulation, statistics and operations. Prior to joining Columbia, Glasserman was with Bell Laboratories; he has also been a visiting professor at Princeton University. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Moody's Corp. and the Electric Power Research Institute.

Glasserman was named a Fellow of the FDIC Center for Financial Research in 2004, and he received the 2004 Wilmott Award for Cutting-Edge Research in Quantitative Finance. He is a past recipient of the National Young Investigator Award from the NSF (199499), University Partnership Awards from IBM (19982001), the TIMS Outstanding Simulation Publication Award (1992), the Erlang Prize in applied probability (1996) and U.S. Patent 6,381,586. He is also a two-time recipient of the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (1994, 2000).

Glasserman is author of the book Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering (Springer, 2004), which received the 2005 Outstanding Simulation Publication Award from INFORMS. He serves as departmental editor of Management Science and associate editor of Finance & Stochastics, Mathematical Finance, the Annals of Applied Probability and the Journal of Computational Finance.

Glasserman is a member of the Education and Standards Committee of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers International Association. He has also served as a consultant to industrial corporations, management consulting firms and financial firms.

Professor Galsserman graduated from Princeton and holds a PhD from Harvard.


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Mr. Kurt Koenigsfest
CEO & General Manager, BancoSol S.A. - Bolivia

Kurt Koenigsfest is the CEO, or General Manager of BancoSol, a private commercial bank which provides loans to low-income micro entrepreneurs in Bolivia . The Bank started as an NGO, and incorporated as a fully-fledged bank in 1992 in order to meet the growing demand for micro loans on a self-financing basis. He has held a variety of high responsibility positions in the credit, operations and business development areas of the Bolivian banking industry since 1989. Among others, he spent nine years with Banco Nacional de Bolivia, the largest Bolivian private Bank. He is an active member of a number of banking and microfinance boards including the boards of ASOBAN (the Bolivian Private Banking Association), AFIN (the Microfinance Training Institute of Bolivia), and ATC (credit and debit card processor). He is Chairman of the Board of ASOFIN, the Association of Regulated Microfinance Institutions of Bolivia. A native of La Paz he graduated in Business Administration from the University of North Texas , USA .


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Mr. Jamil Mahuad
Former President of Ecuador

Former President of Ecuado Jamil Mahuad served as President of Ecuador from August 1998 to January 2000, capping a career of nearly 20 years in Ecuadorian politics, which included two terms as Mayor of Quito and membership in the National Congress. His experiences, including the coup that ended his government, have led him to a second career of scholarship and teaching on the challenges of governing struggling democracies in the age of globalization. He has served as a fellow at three units of Harvard University the Institute of Politics, the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and as a visiting professor in political science and a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Mahuad holds a masters' degree in public administration from Harvard, as well as a JD from the Catholic University of Ecuador. He serves as a visiting professor at the University of Saint Gallen, Switzerland.

 

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Mr. Carlos Medina
Executive Director, Latin America Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

Carlos Medina is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley's Latin America Group. He is based in New York. During his career with Morgan Stanley, Mr. Medina has advised clients on Mergers, Acquisitions, Debt Restructurings and financings. Mr. Medina holds a Master in Business Administration degree from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

 

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Mr. Marcelo Mesquita
Deputy Head of Latin American Research, UBS

Marcelo Mesquita is an Executive Director of UBS Investment Bank based in Rio de Janeiro . Deputy Head of Latin America Equity Research and Head of Brazil Research and Equity Strategy, Marcelo has a degree in Economics from Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a degree in French Studies from University of Nancy II . Marcelo has been with UBS since 1998, and, prior to that, has been a Basic Materials Analyst at Banco Garantia for 7 years.

Since 1995 Marcelo has been ranked among the top equity analysts in Latin America by various surveys and more recently has been ranked the #1 Brazil Analyst according to the Institutional Investor Magazine Latin America Research Team Survey in 2005, 2004 and 2003.


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Mr. Jonathan Morduch
Professor of New York University and Author of the book The Economics of Microfinance

Jonathan Morduch is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  His research and teaching focuses on international economic development, the spread of financial markets, and the reduction of poverty.  He is the author of The Economics of Microfinance (The MIT Press, 2005), written with Beatriz Armendariz de Aghion.  Professor Morduch serves as Chair of the United Nations Expert Committee on Poverty Measurement and is an advisor to the board of Pro Mujer, an innovative provider of microcredit and health services for women in Latin America.  Professor Morduch has taught on the Economics faculty at Harvard University, was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a MacArthur Foundation Research Fellow at Princeton University, and an Abe Fellow at the University of Tokyo.  Professor Morduch received his Ph. D. in Economics from Harvard University.


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Mr. Jose Antonio Ocampo
Under-Secretary General of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Dr. José Antonio Ocampo is the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations. Prior to assuming his present position Dr. Ocampo served as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He held a number of posts in the Government of Colombia, including those of Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Director of the National Planning Department and Minister of Agriculture. His academic pursuits have included service as Director of the Foundation for Higher Education and Development, Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Visiting Professor at both Yale and Oxford Universities. He is the author of numerous books and articles on macroeconomics policy and theory, economic development, international trade and economic history. Dr. Ocampo obtained his doctorate in Economics from Yale University and has been honored with the Alejandro Angel Escobar National Science Award.

 

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Mr. Donald Terry
Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)

Mr. Donald F. Terry has been the Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank since its inception in 1993. The $1.3 billion Fund which is principally sponsored by Japan, the United States, and Spain, along with other 27 donor countries, was established to provide grant and equity funding to accelerate the market transformation of economies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Over the years, the MIF has approved more than 400 projects directed at creating appropriate regulatory mechanisms to encourage private investment; supporting innovation and building institutional capacity to train the region's workforce for the future; promoting the development of the small enterprise sector as the greatest source of economic growth and employment generation; and using equity as a development tool, by establishing special funds to invest in small-scale private sector enterprises.

Before joining the MIF, Mr. Terry held a number of key positions in the United States Congress and the United States Treasury Department. Mr. Terry served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from 1979 to 1981 where he was principally involved in shaping U.S. policy toward international financial institutions. He was a recipient of the U.S. Treasury's Meritorious Service Award in 1980.

From 1983-1993, Mr. Terry served as Staff Director of three different U.S. Congressional Committees: the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Small Business, and the House Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions.

Mr. Terry came to Washington, D.C. in 1973 when he served on the House Judiciary Committee Staff and then as the Staff Director of the House Committee on Ethics from 1977-78. Mr. Terry holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Yale University (1968) and a law degree from the University of California Law School at Berkeley (1972). He also graduated from the Senior Managers in Government Program at the Harvard Business School in 1978.

 

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Dr. Tom Trebat
Executive Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS)

Thomas J. Trebat is Executive Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies and of the Institute's Center for Brazilian Studies. He joins Columbia after a lengthy career on Wall Street dedicated to economic research on Latin America . Prior to joining ILAS in February 2005, Tom was Managing Director and Head of the Latin America team in the Economic and Market Analysis department of Citigroup. He joined Citicorp Securities in 1996 as the head of Emerging Market Research. Previously, he worked at Bankers Trust, the Ford Foundation, and Chemical Bank. As a senior international economist at Bankers Trust, he was involved in many aspects of country debt negotiations in Brazil , Chile , Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America during the 1980s. At the Ford Foundation, he served for four years as the Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean Programs. At Chemical Bank, Tom organized and directed the emerging markets research group. Mr. Trebat has a Ph.D in economics from Vanderbilt University and remains active in teaching and publishing. He is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. His book, Brazil 's State-owned Enterprises: A Case Study of the State as Entrepreneur, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1983.


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