Mario Blejer

Deputy Chairman, Banco Hipotecario; former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina

Mr. Mario Blejer is the former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina (2002) and was Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of England (2003-2008) as well as Senior Advisor at the IMF (1980-2001).He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago and a M.A. in Economics from Hebrew University. He currently serves as Deputy Chairman at Banco Hipotecario, one of Argentina’s largest commercial banks. He was also the President of Foro PAIS, a think-tank that promotes Argentina’s positioning as a guarantor of Food Security for Argentina and the world.  In addition to this, he is Board Director at IRSA, Argentina’s largest and most diversified real estate company with interests in shopping centers, office buildings, residential developments and land reserves. Mr. Blejer has been  Professor of Economics at NYU, San Andres University and Boston University, and currently is visiting  Professor at the London  School of Economy. He has published more than 100 articles and books.

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