President Jorge Quiroga

Former President of Bolivia

President, board member and shareholder of a large private bank in La Paz (1993-97); with Mintec in the mining sector in Bolivia (1989-90); as a Systems Engineer with IBM in Texas (1981-88); as a university Calculus Teaching Assistant (1980-81); and several others. He is currently active in the private sector and many international organizations, among them: as Vice-President of Club de Madrid with almost 100 former heads of state and government; on the boards of the Inter-American Dialogue and Results for Development-R4D in Washington D.C.; as a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Economic Club; and in different capacities on the Global Adaptation Institute, the Foro Iberoamericano and many others.

He has presided FUNDEMOS since 2002, a Bolivian public policy foundation. His areas of expertise are: management of international aid and cooperation for developing countries; macroeconomic policy; constitutional, legal and institutional reforms; private and official external debt restructuring and relief; programs to reduce drug trafficking and cocaine production; and broadly in Latin American public policy, trade, economics, finance and banking, integration, politics and development issues. Jorge Quiroga holds a Summa Cum Laude B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from St. Edwards’s University, Texas. He has 4 children. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and has some basic Portuguese.