Alfonso Prat-Gay was appointed Minister of Treasury and Public Finances of Argentina on December 10, 2015. Previously, he was a Member of the House of Representatives for the City of Buenos Aires (between 2009 and 2013), where he was President of the Financial Commission of the House of Representatives. Mr. Prat-Gay was president of the Central Bank between 2002 and 2004, during the Eduardo Duhalde government.
In 2004, he won the “Best Central Bank President” for the year, granted by Euromoney Magazine for his work decreasing inflation from 40 to 5 percent while maintaining strong economic growth. He has also been recognized as “Best Economist of Argentina,” 1994-1998 by Institutional Investor and Latin Finance magazines.
Previously he was Head of JP Morgan Currency Research in London (1999-2001). Mr. Prat-Gay is the founder of “Andares” a foundation for microfinance development.