BSc and MA in Economics, St Louis University; doctoral studies, American University. Formerly with Banco Industrial; IADB. Former Vice-Minister of Planning and Coordinator and Member, Board of Directors, Central Bank of Bolivia; Governor, World Bank, IADB, River Plate Basin Development Fund; Member, IBRD and IMF Development Committee; Professor, Higher University of San Andres and Catholic University, Bolivia. 1989-91, Minister, Planning and Coordination. Head, Economic & Social Cabinet. From 1991, Executive President, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America. Former member of the board, industrial and financial institutions. Ranking Member, Bolivia Academy of Economic Sciences; Member, Science and Tech. Council, Bolivian Academy of Science. Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics (LSE) and Beijing Normal University. Member, directive councils of several institutions, universities, think tanks and foundations. Recipient, awards and honours.