Alejandro Grisanti is the head of research and strategy for Latin America at Barclays Capital Inc. In 2005, Alejandro founded his own company, Ecoanalítica, which he directed until 2007. The company was an important source of information to understand the economy and politics of Venezuela. Previous to Ecoanalítica, Grisanti was the chief economist of Banco de Venezuela, Grupo Santander from 2000 to 2004. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a degree in economics from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, and a degree in computer engineering from the Universidad Simón Bolívar.