23. Mr. Fernando Montes-Negret
Sector Manager, Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure Sector Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank
Mr. Fernando Montes-Negret, a Colombian national, is the Sector Manager, Finance Cluster in the Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure Sector (LCSFP) of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Mr. Montes-Negret joined the Bank in October 1984 as an Economist in the Latin America and Caribbean's Industrial Development and Finance Division 2, working in Chile (during the 1984-85 banking crisis), Costa Rica and Argentina. After a three-year break in service, during which time he served as Deputy Governor of the Banco de la Republica in Colombia, he returned to the Bank in June 1989 and held various positions as Sr. Economist--working in the East Asia Region (as Country Economist for China), Europe and Central Asia Region and the Financial Sector Development Department. In April 1994, he was promoted to Principal Financial Economist. He transferred to the Latin America and the Caribbean Region in August 1997 as Sector Leader in Mexico City. Mr. Montes-Negret moved to the Finance Cluster, Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure Sector Management Unit as Sector Manager in October 1999.
Mr. Montes-Negret is a graduate of the Universities of los Andes, Wisconsin and Rice. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Montes-Negret held various posts in Colombia, including as Under-Secretary of Finance, Advisor to the Monetary Board and Advisor to the Minister of Development of Colombia.
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