THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE QUEST FOR TRANSPARENCY
Americas Society and Council of the Americas, in partnership with Peru's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host their thirteenth annual Latin American Cities Conference in Lima. In addition to exploring the economic outlook of Peru and the region, this year's conference will focus on how governments can collaborate with the private sector in promoting transparency and rebuilding trust. Panelists will discuss immediate and long-term strategies to strengthen institutions and promote accountability in the wake of regional corruption scandals.
Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.
Prior registration is required.
- Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru @MartinVizcarraC @PresidenciaPeru
- Néstor Popolizio, Minister of Foreign Affairs @NestorPopolizio @CancilleriaPeru
- Roque Benavides, President, National Confederation of Private Business Institutions @Roque_Benavides @CONFIEP (Baje su presentación.)
- Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión @ProInversionPe
- Carlos Santiso, Director of Institutional Development, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, CAF @AgendaCAF
- Susana Silva, Secretary of Public Integrity, Office of the Prime Minister @SIPIntegridad
- Francis Stenning, CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Lima @BVLPeru
- Miguel Uccelli, CEO, Scotiabank Perú @migueluccelli @ScotiabankPE
- Julio Velarde, President, Central Bank of Peru @bcrpoficial (Baje su presentación.)
- Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @ASCOA
- Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @BrazilBrian
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President of Peru
Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo became president of the Republic of Peru on March 23, 2018. In the general elections in 2016, he was elected to be first vice president and was also appointed minister of Transportation and Communications. In September 2017, Vizcarra became Peru’s ambassador to Canada. Before assuming his federal responsibilities, he was the governor of Moquegua from 2011 to 2014. In the private sector, Vizcarra led operations at CyM Vizcarra from 1992 to 2010.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Néstor Popolizio Bardales is the minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru. A career diplomat with 37 years of experience, Popolizio earned a degree in international relations from the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy, as well as a bachelor’s in law from the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM). At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has held the roles of undersecretary for American Affairs (2006–2009) and viceminister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions from 2009 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2018. Abroad he has held the posts of ambassador of Peru to Portugal and Colombia.
President, National Confederation of Private Business Institutions
Roque Benavides is the president of Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. He also serves as director of the Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía and president of the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions (CONFIEP). Benavides received a BS in engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima and an MBA from Henley Management College at Reading University (UK).
Executive Director, ProInversión
Alberto Ñecco is the executive director for ProInversión. He has vast experience in investment banking, corporate finance, financial management, and project management, both in Peru and abroad. Before assuming his current position, he worked as a special projects manager for the Retail Banking Collection at BCP. In 2001, he joined the Credicorp group and actively participated in the creation of Credicorp Capital, where he oversaw the purchase of leading investment banks in Colombia and Chile.
Director of Institutional Development, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, CAF
Carlos Santiso has been the director for Institutional Development at the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) since September 2018. He was the head of Institutional Capacity of the State Division at the Inter-American Development Bank, based in Washington from 2011 to 2018.
Secretary of Public Integrity, Office of the Prime Minister
Susana Silva is the general coordinator for the High-Level Anticorruption Commission, part of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. She is also Peru’s chief expert for the Follow-Up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC)—an anticorruption mechanism of the OAS in Washington, DC.
CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Lima
Francis Stenning has more than 20 years of experience in the Peruvian capital markets. He joined the Lima Stock Exchange (BVL) as CEO in 2009, after spending almost ten years as Chairman and CEO of CAVALI, the Peruvian CSD. Among other important initiatives, under his leadership the BVL founded MILA (Integrated Latin American Market) together with the Chilean, Colombian, and Mexican exchanges.
CEO, Scotiabank Perú
Miguel Uccelli was appointed CEO and country head of Peru at Scotiabank Perú. He also currently serves as vice chairman of the Board of CrediScotia Financiera, Profuturo AFP, Scotia Perú Holdings, and other Scotiabank subsidiaries in Peru. Uccelli joined Scotiabank in 2014 as senior vice president and head of Retail Banking. In 2015, Uccelli was appointed as CEO and country head of Scotiabank Perú. In his current role he oversees all of Peru’s retail, small business and commercial banking operations.
Governor of the Central Bank of Peru
Julio Velarde has served as the governor of Peru’s Central Bank since October 2006. He’s held important positions in the public and private sectors and has collaborated in publications and research related projects related to monetary and financial issues. Velarde was the CEO of the Latin American Reserve Fund from 2004 to 2006. Also, he served as director for the Peru’s Central Bank from 1990 to 1992 and again from 2001 to 2003.
Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
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. Melzi has extensive experience in Latin American corporate finance and wealth management.
Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly and Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years. Winter spent a decade living in Latin America as a journalist for Reuters, based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City.
#PeruCOA Video: Néstor Popolizio y Ragnhild Melzi sobre el rol del sector privado en la transparencia
December 06, 2018
El ministro de relaciones exteriores del Perú y la vicepresidenta de AS/COA iniciaron la conferencia anual en Lima....
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El presidente del banco central del Perú hizo una exposición de la situación económica del país en comparación con otros países de Latinoamérica....
December 06, 2018
"Estamos absolutamente comprometidos a la lucha contra la corrupción en Perú", dijo el presidente de CONFIEP en la conferencia de AS/COA....
December 06, 2018
Panelistas intercambiaron estrategias efectivas para mejorar la transparencia en los sectores públicos y privados, con énfasis en la digitalización....
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"El referendo de este domingo debe ser una apuesta de los peruanos para un país integro, transparente y libre de corrupción", dijo el presidente....
All times in local Lima time (GMT -5), which is in the same time zone as New York.
8:00–8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
8:30–9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
- Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
- Néstor Popolizio, Minister of Foreign Relations, Republic of Peru
9:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Economic Perspectives on Peru and the Region
- Julio Velarde, President, Central Bank of Peru
9:45–10:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Peru’s Fight against Corruption
- Roque Benavides, President, National Confederation of Private Business Institutions
10:30–11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00–12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Role of the Private Sector in the Quest for Transparency
What are effective, long-term strategies that can strengthen institutions and promote transparency? How can the private sector be more involved? Are there best practices from the corporate world that can be applied in a broader context?
- Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión
- Carlos Santiso, Director of Intitutional Development, CAF - Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina
- Susana Silva, Secretary of Public Integrity, Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros
- Miguel Ucelli, CEO, Scotiabank Perú
- Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly
- Francis Stenning, CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Lima (moderator)
12:30–12:50 p.m. Closing Remarks
- Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru