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
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
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
To open AS/COA's 2014 Lima conference, the two speakers spoke about Peru's role in fighting climate change. ... Play Video
Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas outlined Colombia's economic strides and its perspectives for growth. Fedesarrollo Executive Director Leonardo Villar contextualized Colombia's economic growth within a global scenario. ... Play Video