Dr. Julio Velarde
has been Governor of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru since October 2006. He has held senior positions in the business and public sectors such as Chairman of the Latin American Reserve Fund ( FLAR) from 2004 to October 2006, Member of the Board of Governors at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru from 1990-1992, Dean of the Department of Economics at Universidad del Pacifico in 2003, and Senior Full Professor of the Department of Economics at Universidad del Pacifico from 1986 to 2003.
Julio Velarde received a B.A. in economics from Universidad del Pacifico in 1974, later completed an M.A. and a PhD in economics at Brown University by 1978. He has published numerous books and articles on macroeconomics and economic policy.
José E. Gonzáles is the Managing Partner of GCG Advisors, an investment banking boutique focused on the Andean Markets, and a Director at Lifeinvest Asset Management in Panama and EMC Managers in New York. He was a Director at Grupo de Empresas Econoinvest and Vice-President of corporate finance at Econoinvest Casa de Bolsa in Caracas, Venezuela. Prior to 2000 he held senior positions at Credit Lyonnais Securities, Credit Lyonnais, and ING-Barings in New York City.
Mr. Gonzales conducted and produced a weekly TV column from the New York Stock Exchange for DesdeWallStreet TV and currently has a weekly radio segment at Capital Radio in Madrid and Globovision in Caracas. He is a frequent commentator on financial and economic affairs at Fox Latino, Univision, Telemundo and CNN from New York.
He has been recognized by Institutional Investor, Reuters Survey, Greenwich Survey, Global Investor, Latin Finance, Columbia University, The Ford Foundation, University of California at Berkeley, the World Press Institute and the Inter American Press Association. He has published books on the military industry in Latin America, the press, and the phenomenon of Sendero Luminoso and drug trafficking in Peru.
He holds a BA in Communication Sciences from the Universidad de Lima in Peru, a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University in the city of New York, and has done studies towards a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.