Martin Redrado is a complex individual. He is a symbiosis of thinker, public policy maker, and analyst who just so happens to specialise in emerging countries. His expertise in these areas has made him a popular speaker in various areas across the globe, e.g., Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the United States of America.
Someone with extensive experience in international organisations, Martin Redrado has worked as a Senior Economic Advisor for the World Bank, was a member of the Dispute Resolution Council of the World Trade Organisation and held the role of President of the Council for the Americas of the Basel Compensation Bank, i.e., BIS.
As President of the Central Bank of Argentina from 2004 to 2010, Martin Redrado has seen his policies contribute to the protection of the Argentinian economy during the 2008-2009 financial crises. When the president at the time tried to remove him from office because he refused to transfer reserves to the Bicentennial Fund, his character and integrity brought him to the attention of the international media.
The period from January 2002 to September 2004 saw Martin Redrado serve as Argentina’s Secretary of Commerce and International Economic Relations. The position saw him responsible for forming new strategies to open world markets to Argentinian production.
Regularly summoned by the National Government to occupy various public positions, Martin Redrado, in 1991, took on the role of President of the National Securities Commission. While there, he organised a new regulatory structure for the Argentine capital market. He was also Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commission, i.e., IOSCO.
In 1994, Martin Redrado founded the Capital Foundation. The entity is dedicated to economic research and designing public policies.
Concerning his academic background, Martin Redrado graduated from Harvard University with a master’s in administration. His particular areas of specialisation were finance and international economics. He is also a bestselling author.
His career thus far has been littered with awards. Amongst these Martin Redrado includes the French Order of the Legion of Honour, the Brazilian Order of Rio Branco, the Mexican Republic’s Order of the Aztec Eagle, and the Republic of Chile’s Order of the Grand Cross. He was also named one of the hundred young leaders of the new millennium by Time Magazine in 1994 and granted the Exceptional Young Professional in the Area of Economic Innovations by the Junior Chamber of Buenos Aires.
As a sought-after conference speaker, Martin Redrado is an expert in the analysis of the main economic trends for emerging countries. He regularly gives talks in Europe, the United States, Latin American countries, and Asia. He lives in Argentina and speaks English and Spanish.