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Argentina and the G20

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

April 16, 2018


(Image: Presidencia de la Nacion Argentina)

In partnership with Fundación Embajada Abierta

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #CouncilARG | @ASCOA

Argentina assumed the presidency of the G20 in December 2017. More than 20,000 officials and representatives from G20 members, guests, and invited organizations will participate in over 50 meetings throughout the year in cities across Argentina.

Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with Fundación Embajada Abierta, will hold a discussion on Argentina’s G20 presidency and its finance track with Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, the Argentine G20 sherpa, and Laura Jaitman, G20 finance deputy.

Villagra Delgado will discuss the agenda priorities for the Argentine G20 presidency—future of work, infrastructure for development, and food security—and Jaitman will address key issues related to the G20 finance track agenda, its challenges, and opportunities.


  • Pedro Villagra Delgado, Argentina’s Sherpa to the G20 @g20org
  • Laura Jaitman, G20 Finance Deputy, Ministry of Treasury, Argentina @laurajaitman
  • Jorge Argüello, President, Fundación Embajada Abierta @JorArguello
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal

This event is complimentary. Space is limited.
Online registration is now closed. You may still register at AS/COA on Monday, April 16, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Event Information: Rodrigo Riaza | | 212-277-8376
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 212-277-8358
Membership Information: Natalia Williamson | | 212-277-8374
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

Jorge Argüello

President, Fundación Embajada Abierta

Jorge Argüello is the president of the Fundación Embajada Abierta. He previously served as ambassador of Argentina to Portugal and Cape Verde. Prior to that, he was ambassador to the United States from 2011 to 2012 and served as the permanent representative of Argentina to the UN from 2007 to 2011.

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Laura Jaitman

G20 Finance Deputy, Ministry of Treasury, Argentina

Laura Jaitman is the G20 Finance Deputy at the Argentine Ministry of Treasury. In this role, Laura leads the G20 Finance Deputies under Argentina's G20 Presidency. Previously, she was an economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Her principal areas of research are the economics of crime, development economics, and political economy. Before joining the IDB, she worked for a decade as a consultant to the World Bank, the IDB, and J-PAL in the evaluation of public policies in different countries of Latin America. Jaitman holds a Ph.D.

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Pedro Villagra Delgado

Argentina’s Sherpa to the G20

Pedro Villagra Delgado is Argentina's Sherpa for the G-20. He has participated and headed numerous Argentine delegations to international negotiations and conferences, as well as being an expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency (AIEA) in Vienna on nuclear matters, safeguards, and nonproliferation. He is also counselor at the Argentine Council of International Relations (CARI). From 2016 to 2017, Delgado served as chief of cabinet of the Foreign Minister and later Deputy Foreign Minister.

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Susan Segal

President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in 2003 after having worked in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. Prior to her appointment, Segal was a partner at Chase Capital Partners/JPMorgan Partners focusing on private equity in Latin America and pioneering early stage venture capital investing in the region.

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