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Ragnhild Melzi

Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, 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. At MHT/Chemical/Chase/JPMorgan she originated leveraged finance transactions for private equity sponsors; led large syndicated loans and bond offerings for corporations, banks, and government agencies in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina; and worked on corporate restructurings. Melzi also managed the private banking group at Banco Continental de Panama (now Banco General), and worked in the private banking divisions of Citibank, HSBC, and JPMorgan. She holds an MBA and a bachelor's from Cornell University and a Maitrise en Administration et Gestion from the Universite Catholique de Louvain.

Ragnhild Melzi é a vice presidente de Public Policy Programs e Corporate Relations da Americas Society e Council of the Americas. Ela lidera a programação internacional que congrega officiais do governo, líderes de negócios globais e analistas políticos de renome para discutir assuntos críticos para o hemisfério. Melzi tem extensa experiência em finanças corporativas e gestão de fortunas na América Latina. Na MHT/Chemical/Chase/JPMorgan, ela deu início a transações de leveraged finance para private equity. Ela também liderou empréstimos sindicalizados e ofertas de títulos para empresas, bancos e agências governamentais no México, Colômbia, Chile e Argentina. Ela trabalhou com reestruturações societárias, chefiou o departamento de private banking no Banco Continental de Panama (atual Banco Geral) e trabalhou nas divisões de private banking do Citibank, HSBC e J.P. Morgan. Ela possui bacharel e MBA pela Cornell University e Maitrise en Administration et Gestion pela Université Catholique em Louvain.