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Ragnhild Melzi

Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, AS/COA

Ragnhild Melzi is Americas Society/Council of the Americas’ vice president of Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations. She provides leadership for the organizations’ international programming, which attracts top government officials, global business leaders, and prominent policy analysts to confront matters of critical hemispheric importance at discussions that take place across the Americas. Randy has extensive experience in Latin American corporate finance and wealth management. At MHT/Chemical/Chase/JPMorgan she originated leveraged finance transactions for private equity sponsors; led large syndicated loans and bond offerings for corporations, banks, and government agencies in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina; and worked on corporate restructurings. Randy also managed the private banking group at Banco Continental de Panama (now Banco General), and worked in the private banking divisions of Citibank, HSBC, and JPMorgan. She holds an MBA and a BA from Cornell University and a Maitrise en Administration et Gestion from the Universite Catholique de Louvain. Born in Peru, she grew up in the Panama Canal Zone. Randy is a native speaker of English and Spanish, and is fluent in French.

Contributions from Ragnhild Melzi

AS/COA Online Explains: What Comes after Panama's Canal Expansion?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Watch: The rise in natural gas is the "icing on the cake" for Panama's expanded canal. ... Play Video

The Main Idea: Beyond the Panama Canal – Logistics as an Engine of Growth

Thursday, July 14, 2016

At AS/COA's 2016 Latin American Cities Conference, public- and private-sector leaders discussed how to take advantage of the country's logistics sector. ... Play Video

Video Q&A: IMF's Alejandro Werner on Latin America's Economic Growth

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The IMF director for the fund's Western Hemisphere Department explains in depth what's at stake for the region's economy in 2015. ... Play Video

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