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Alfonso PRAT GAY

  • Former Minister of Treasury and Public Finance
  • Argentine


Experience in public sector : 

  • Minister of Tresury ans Public Finance (2015-2016)
  • Member of the House of Representatives (2009-2013)
  • President of "Coalicion Civica ARI" parliamentary bloc (2011-2013)
  • President of the financeCommittee of the House of Representatives (2009-2011)
  • President of the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (2002-2004)

Experience in private sector :

  • Founder of Tilton Capital, an asset management company based in Buenos Aires (2005-2015).
  • Founder and Chairman of “Andares”, an NGO fostering Microfinance Development (2005).
  • Head of JPMorgan Currency Research in London (1999-2001).
  • Strategist for JPMorgan's Emerging Markets Prop Trading team (1998-1999).
  • Member of JPMorgan Economic Research Team in New York and Buenos Aires (1994-1998).
  • Director of Macroeconomic Studies at Alpha S.A. in Buenos Aires (1989-1992).

Academic Activity

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Economics (University of Pennsylvania). Master of Arts in Economics (1994).
  • Degree in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina (1988; Suma Cum Laude).
  • Visiting Professor of Finance, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán.
  • Assistant Professor of Finance at Torcuato Di Tella University (2005-2008).
  • Teaching   Assistant   (University   of   Pennsylvania,   1993).
  • Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad Católica Argentina (1988-1992).

Board Memberships

  • ITAÚ UNIBANCO, Latin American Strategic Advisory Board
  • HAKLUYT, a British strategic intelligence and advisory firm
  • CARI-Consejo Argentino de Relaciones Internacionales
  • CEMIC- Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas
  • Africa´s economic performance
  • Fundación Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

Selected Awards

  • Finance Minister of the Year, 2016 (Euromoney Magazine).
  • Most active Representative in the Chamber of the House (2013).
  • Central Bank Governor of the Year, 2004 (Euromoney Magazine).