Guillermo Perry

Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank

Guillermo Perry has been Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank since 1996. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Perry served in several senior policy-making positions in his native country, Colombia, including that of Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Minister of Mining and Energy; and Director of the General Directorate of National Taxes. He served as a member of the Constitutional Assembly and of the Senate of the Republic in Colombia.

He was also Director of two of Colombia’s leading economic think-tanks (Fedesarrollo and CEDE) and has been Professor at Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Perry undertook doctoral studies in Economics and Operational Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1968 and 1970. His professional experience also includes international consulting on public finance and energy policy for several institutions and governments around the world.

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