Martín Redrado

Economist and Director at Fundación Capital. President Central Bank of Argentina (2004-2010)


English, Spanish


Specific topics

ArgentinaInnovationbusiness leadereconomic growtheconomical outlookglobal economylatin america economy

Martín Redrado is a renowned economist and Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina (2004 to 2010). An international policy-maker and investor specialized in emerging markets, Martín is Chairman of Fundación Capital, a leading institution in Latin American economic trends and public policy design. He is also partner at MR Financial Services, a consulting firm focusing on venture markets.

As a speaker, he actively participates in forums in Asia, Europe, the United States, Africa and Latin America, regarding topics such as Global Economics & Emerging Markets, Finance & Investing and Economic Forecasts.

During his tenure at the head of the Central Bank of Argentina, he was responsible for a monetary and financial framework that helped to overcome the worst economic crisis in the country's history. In addition, his management played a vital role in the face of the global economic and financial crisis of 2008.

Previously, he has worked at the American investment bank Salomon Brothers, providing advice during the public offerings of British Airways, British Gas and Compagnie Financière de Suez. He was also Managing Director at Security Pacific Bank, and between January 2002 and September 2004, he was the Chief Trade Representative for Argentina.

As the Chief Economist of Fundación Capital, an institution for economic research and public policy, which he founded in 1994, he created the Center of Economic Research for the analysis of global economic trends. In 1991, he was elected Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Previously, Martín Redrado was part of the team of US economist Jeffrey Sachs, where he helped implement Bolivia's stabilisation programme. He is also the author of the books "Time of challenges" (1994), "How to survive globalization" (1999), "Exporting for growth" (2003) and "No reserves, a limit to absolute power" (2010). Additionally Martin is Director of the Master's Degree in Central Banking at the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur.

Speaking Topics:
- Megatrends and its impact on your business: Martin sorts out what are the essential economic trends which have an impact on your decision making process. Technology, business and economics in a unique and ready to use analytical framework.
- Economic and political scenarios in Latam. Its effects on your companies: An in depth analysis of the key variables in Latam economies. A country by country approach which underlined the heterogeneous development in the region.
- Artificial intelligence and its consequences on the economy: The impact of artificial intelligence on our businesses and economies. How to use these tools to improve competitiveness and understand the changing behavior of consumers.
- Challenges in Latin America, complementarity with Asia: Latam should further explore the partnership with Asian countries. A look beyond China and India. The opportunities in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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