Building the Future:
Infrastructure and Growth in Peru
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host its fourteenth 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 to revamp Peru’s infrastructure in order to make the country’s economic growth more sustainable and equitable. Experts and stakeholders from the public and private sectors will discuss President Martín Vizcarra’s National Infrastructure Plan for Competitiveness, as well as best practices to increase transparency, efficiency, and sustainability in the infrastructure sector.
Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.
This event will be conducted in Spanish.
- Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Minister of Foreign Affairs @GMeza_Cuadra @CancilleriaPeru
- Julio Velarde, President, Central Bank of Peru @bcrpoficial (Download his presentation.)
- Gabriel Daly, Director General, General Administration for Private Investment Policy, Economy and Finance Ministry @MEF_Peru
- Roberto Fantoni, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company @McKinsey
- Viviana Caro, Representative in Peru, Inter-American Development Bank @el_BID
- Kate Harrisson, British Ambassador to Peru @kate_harrisson @UKinPeru
- Alejandro Olivo Villa, Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Group, Associate Managing Director and Head for Latin America, Project and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Services @MoodysLatAm (Download his presentation.)
- Leonie Roca, President, Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN) @mlrvb @AfinPeru
- Randy Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @ASCOA
*Additional speakers to be confirmed.
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Foreign Affairs Minister of Peru
Gustavo Meza-Cuadra is a career diplomat with more than 30 years in Peru’s foreign service, where he has held various positions, including national director of sovereignty and boundaries from June 2008 to July 2009. He was the director of World Trade Organization Affairs and head of the Peruvian delegation in the negotiations for an Association Agreement with the European Union from 2007 to 2008.
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.
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Roberto Fantoni is a director at McKinsey & Company that has worked both in its New York and São Paulo offices. Since joining the Firm in 1996, he has served clients in Latin America, Europe and North America and has done extensive work with family-owned conglomerates and companies in the infrastructure industry, leading our Latin American practice in the sector. Mr. Fantoni focuses on issues related to portfolio strategy, corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, organization and corporate governance. Before joining McKinsey, Mr.
Representative in Peru, Inter-American Development Bank
Viviana Caro has been the representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Peru since mid-May 2015. From 2010 to 2015, she was the Bolivian minister of development planning. Caro has been involved in the Bolivian government for many years. For over 10 years she was part of the Unity of Social and Economic Analysis (UDAPE), an entity in charge of aiding the executive branch. Caro has also been an avid researcher at the Center for Agrarian Development (CEDLA) and worked at the Group of Analysis for Development (GRADE) in Peru from 1990 to 1992.
British Ambassador to Peru
Kate Harrisson has been the British ambassador to Peru since April 2018. She joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2000 after working in the private sector in China. Her previous roles in the FCO include deputy head of mission to Vietnam, political counselor in Beijing and economic consul in Hong Kong. In London, she has worked on the UK’s relations with India, policy planning and the UK’s work in the United Nations including on refugee policy, and conflict prevention.
Alejandro Olivo Villa
Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Group, Associate Managing Director and Head for Latin America, Project and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Services
Alejandro Olivo heads the Sub-Sovereign, Project, and Utilities teams of analysts covering the sector’s issuers in Latin America. Prior responsibilities in Moody’s include managing the activities of Moody’s Sub-Sovereign franchise in Latin America and Canada. Prior to Moody’s, Olivo held increasingly senior positions in both the government and the private sectors. In the public sector, he was CFO of Financiera Rural, Mexico’s rural development bank, deputy director of Technical Assistance at Banobras, and treasurer of the government of Mexico City.
Leonie Roca Voto Bernales
President, Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN)
Leonie Roca Voto Bernales is the president of Peru’s Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN). She is a lawyer, graduate of the Catholic Pontificia University, with postgraduate studies in senior government managers at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and in the Upper Management Program at Piura University. She’s taken a variety of programs specializing in negotiations, strategic business management, enterprise management, airline management, and aeronautics.
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.
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**All times are in local Lima time (GMT-5), which is in the same time zone New York.**
8:00–8:30 a.m. Coffee Registration
8:30–9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
- Randy Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
- Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Foreign Minister, Peru
9:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker
- Alejandro Olivo Villa, Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Group, Associate Managing Director and Head for Latin America, Project and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Services (Download his presentation.)
9:45–10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
- Julio Velarde, Governor, Peru’s Central Bank (Download his presentation.)
10:30–11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00–11:30 a.m. Keynote
- Gabriel Daly, Director General, General Administration for Private Investment Policy, Economy and Finance Ministry
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Panel: "Building the Future: Infrastructure and Growth in Peru”
- Roberto Fantoni, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
- Kate Harrisson, British Ambassador to Peru
- Leonie Roca, President, Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN)
- Viviana Caro, Inter-American Development Bank’s Representative in Peru (moderator)