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Ilan Goldfajn

Governor, Brazil's Central Bank

Ilan Goldfajn is the governor of Brazil's Central Bank and a member of the BIS Board of Directors. Previously, Goldfajn was chief economist at Itaú Unibanco from April 2009 to May 2016. He was deputy governor for economic policy at Brazil's Central Bank from September 2000 to July 2003. Goldfajn was partner at Gavea Investimentos and founding partner at Ciano Investimentos. He held academic positions at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and Brandeis University, and was director of think tanks in Brazil such as the Center for Public Policy Debate and the Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa em Economia da Casa das Garças. Earlier in his career, Goldfajn worked as an economist for the International Monetary Fund and as a consultant at other international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. He holds a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in economics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.