Rodrigo Valdés was appointed Minister of Finance on May 2015. Prior to this, he served as President of the Central Bank. Until March 2014, he served as Head –Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru– Chief Economist at Banco BTG Pactual S.A. Research Division.
He worked at the IMF in 2010, serving as Deputy Director of the European Department and Deputy Director of the Western Hemisphere Department and mission chief for the US.
Before joining the IMF, he was Barclays Capital’s Chief Economist for Latin America from 2008-09. He has taught at the Universidad de Chile and Universidad de Santiago, and has written many academic publications on economic policy