Speakers

Speakers

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Jennifer Johnson-Calari

Consultant

Central bank and sovereign investments

Ms. Johnson-Calari created and led the World Bank's Reserves Advisory and Management Program (RAMP), which is one of the world's leading providers of consulting and capacity building services to public sector asset managers. In this capacity, she worked globally with central banks, national pension funds and sovereign wealth funds in strengthening governance and building investment management capacity. She contributed to setting global standards of best practice for the management of sovereign assets and liabilities working with the IMF on the Reserves Management Guidelines and the ISWF's "Santiago Principles". Ms. Johnson-Calari has contributed to several books on the topic of portfolio and risk management and was a contributing author and editor of Sovereign Wealth Management, London: Central Banking Publications, 2008. She is a well-known expert on issues relating to central bank reserves management and portfolio management and has spoken widely at international conferences in both official and private sector fora.

She began her career with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in banking supervision with a focus on commercial bank asset/liability and risk management issues. She has earned advanced degrees from the Harvard Business School (GMP, 2004) the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) (MA, 1981) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She currently serves as a consultant to several international financial institutions.

Alexei Alvarez

Monetary operations team leader

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

Alexei D. Alvarez Drobush, CFA, FRM is a monetary operations team leader at Central Reserve Bank of Peru, where he oversees the open market operations to secure an adequate implementation of monetary policy. Prior to that, he spent more than 7 years working in a wide variety of positions within the Reserve Management Division, such as: Project Head, Senior investment strategist, Fixed income portfolio manager and FOREX trader. In addition, Alexei teaches undergraduate courses on capital markets and financial statement analysis in the Department of Finance at Universidad del Pacifico, as well as courses on fixed income and portfolio management at the graduate level in other institutions.  Alexei holds an MBA degree with concentration in Finance from London Business School and he also is a CFA© Charterholder and certified FRM.

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Marco Ruiz

RAMP Engagement Manager

World Bank

Marycela Diaz-Unzalu

REIN director Miami branch

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Julia Weekes

Director, Banking, Currency & Investments

Central Bank of Barbados

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Elisa Vilorio

Deputy Director of the Treasury Department

Central Bank of Dominican Republic

Elisa Vilorio Medina is a Technical Consultant and Deputy Director of the Treasury Department of the Central Bank of Dominican Republic, where she is responsible for the Management of the International Foreign Reserves, including quantitative analysis of risk management and portfolio management. She is a Fulbright Scholar and is pursuing a PhD in Economics at Florida International University (FIU). Miss Vilorio holds Master's degree in Finance and a post-graduate degree in Risk Management from the IAE Aix en Provence in France. She has participated in different projects with World Bank under the Reserve Advisory Management (RAMP) program. Likewise, Miss Vilorio has published several articles in the Central Banking Journal related to active management of a portfolio of International Reserves and hedging strategies using interest rate futures.

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Alexandre Tombini

Chief representative of Americas

BIS

Cleopatra Davis

Head of Banking

Central Bank of The Bahamas

Cleopatra Davis serves as Head of Banking, Central Bank of The Bahamas. In this role, she has oversight of payments operations, foreign and domestic debt markets activities, and eSolutions.


Cleopatra serves as co-chair, for a dynamic payments modernization – digital fiat currency – strategic initiative undertaken by the Bank. She also serves on other of the Bank’s committees including the Investment Committee and Monetary Policy Committee.
She is also a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), Digital Financial Services (DFS) Working Group, and a member of the DFS Gender Diversity sub-committee.


She is a Chartered Banker MBA (MCBIS), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She is a member of the Chartered Bankers Institute in Scotland, ISACA, and past president of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Bahamas Chapter.