October 02, 2021. Lima, Peru.- Julio Velarde has received numerous international awards for his management at the head of the BCR. Among the various recognitions he received, the international magazine The Banker, from the Financial Times publishing group, stands out, which distinguished him as the Central Banker of the Year at a global level in 2015 and as the Central Banker of the Americas of the Year 2020.
Velarde has master's and doctorate studies in Economics from Brown University, USA and advanced studies in Economy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany. He has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacífico.
He was president of the Advisory Council for the Americas of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for two years from January 2018, president of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-four Countries for International Monetary Affairs and Development (G24) in the period 2018 / 2019, President of the Governing Board of the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA) between 2007 and 2009 and Executive President of the Latin American Reserve Fund (FLAR) from 2004 to October 2006.
He also held the positions of director of the BCR, from 1990 to 1992 and from 2001 to 2003, and was dean of the Faculty of Economics of the Universidad del Pacífico in 2003.
Now the Executive's proposal, including the appointment of three directors, will have to be submitted for ratification by the Permanent Commission of Congress.
The directors appointed by the Executive are the economists Roxana Barrantes, José Távara and Germán Alarco.
José Távara: graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Ph.D), University of Barcelona - PUCP (Master in University Policy and Management); PUCP (Master in Economics), UNI (Bachelor's degree in Science).
He has worked as Deputy Defender in the Ombudsman's Office, Vice Minister of Communications, President of CIES, Vice President of Osiptel, member of TASTEM, Director of Osinergmin and CONCORTV. Visiting researcher at IBEI-Barcelona and the University of Oxford.
Távara resigned weeks ago from the Indecopi Board of Directors, after the appointment of Julián Palacín.
Germán Alarco: full-time research professor at the Graduate School of the Universidad del Pacífico and member of the macroeconomics area of CIUP. He has a master's degree in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching, A.C. (CIDE) in Mexico and a degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacífico.
He has been president of the National Center for Strategic Planning (Ceplan), vice minister of economy and advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance, official of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, and advisor to the Head of the National Planning Institute. He was also an economic affairs officer in the Statistics and Projections Division of ECLAC-United Nations.
Roxana Barrantes: economist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In the public sector, she has been Chief of the Advisory Cabinet of the Ministerial Office of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, a member of the Petroperú board of directors and a member of the Ositrán Dispute Resolution Tribunal.
She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and senior researcher at the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP).