OMFIF appoints Mario Blejer to senior advisory role

Associations, HR, Person Profiles — By on July 16, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Mario Blejer

Mario Blejer

Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), an independent platform for dialogue and research, announces today that Mario Blejer has been appointed senior adviser.

Mario Blejer is a former president of the Central Bank of Argentina, following a long career at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, where he held a number of senior positions between 1992 and 2001.

Blejer’s expertise and experience in both public and private sectors adds strength to the OMFIF Advisory Board.

Blejer joins Aslihan Gedik, deputy general manager, OYAK Anker Bank; Norman Lamont, former UK chancellor of the exchequer; Fabrizio Saccomanni, former italian minister of economy and finance and Ted Truman, senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics.

The Chairman of the OMFIF Advisory Board is Lord (Meghnad) Desai, emeritus professor of economics at the London School of Economics and Social Science.

Blejer said: ‘It is a special privilege to receive this appointment. OMFIF is a very dynamic organisation that has grown surprisingly rapidly and is fulfilling a very important informative and policy role. I hope to contribute to its continued growth and to enhancing its presence within the global financial community’.

Mario Blejer was previously a senior adviser to the governor of the Bank of England and subsequently director of its Centre for Central Banking Studies. Other senior positions include vice-chairman of Banco Hipotecario, one of Argentina’s largest commercial banks. Blejer has been professor of economics at a number of universities including Johns Hopkins University and New York University and has contributed to many economic policy publications including the International Economic Review and The Economic Journal.

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