Claudio Loser

Argentina |  Founding Director and CEO, Centennial Latin America


Claudio Loser is founding director and CEO of Centennial Latin America, where he leads advising on emerging market development in the region.

Previously, he held numerous positions in his thirty years at the IMF, including Director of the Western Hemisphere Department. A recognized authority on Latin American economies and institutions, he worked with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Latin American Development Bank (CAF), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), among other financial corporations, handling the evolving relations between member countries and the IMF. Loser is an advisor for the Emerging Markets Forum and adjunct professor in Latin American development and economics at The George Washington University.

He graduated from University of Cuyo, Argentina and holds an MA and a PhD in economics from The University of Chicago.

Loser is a frequent commentator for the Latin America Advisor.

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