Liliana Rojas-Suarez is the Director of the Latin American Initiative and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. She is also the President of the Latin American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. In 2010, she was President of IBEFA (International Banking and Finance Association). From March 1998 to October 2000, she served as Managing Director and Chief Economist for Latin America at Deutsche Bank. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Ms. Rojas-Suarez was the Principal Advisor in the Office of Chief Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. Between 1984 and 1994 Ms. Rojas-Suarez held various positions at the International Monetary Fund, including as Deputy Chief of the Capital Markets Division. She has been a Visiting Advisor at the Bank for International Settlements and at the Bank of Spain and a Visiting Fellow at the OECD and the Institute for International Economics. She has also served as a Professor at Anahuac University in Mexico and as an Advisor for PEMEX, Mexico’s National Petroleum Company. Ms. Rojas-Suarez has also testified before a Joint Committee of the US Senate on the issue of dollarization in Latin America. In 2012, the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce distinguished her with the prize Economist of the Year.
Ms. Rojas-Suarez has published widely in the areas of financial markets, macroeconomic policy and international economicsin a large number of academic and other journals including Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Contemporary Economic Policy, and International Monetary Fund Staff Papers. She has also published or being cited in prestigious newspapers and magazines such as the Financial Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. She is also regularly interviewed by CNN en Español. Ms. Rojas-Suarezholds a PhD in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.