Enrique García

Bolivia  |  Co-Vice Chair

Executive President & CEO, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, Former Planning Minister of Bolivia

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Enrique García is the executive president and CEO of CAF—Development Bank of Latin America. He has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2000 and is co-vice chair of the Board of Directors.

A Bolivian national,  García served as minister of planning and coordination and head of the economic and social cabinet from 1989 and 1991. Previously, he was deputy minister of planning and coordination and a member of the board of the Bolivian Central Bank.

García served as an officer of the Inter-American Development Bank for 17 years. During his tenure, he held several high-ranking positions, including that of treasurer. In addition, García  has been governor for his country in the World Bank Group, the  Inter-American Development Bank, and the Financial Fund for the River Plate Basin and a member of the development committees of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Monetary Fund, representing Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Presently, García is vice president of Canning House and a member of the Advisory Council of Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown Washington University’s Policy Council, the Advisory Council of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the Dean’s Council at the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

García is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates and has been decorated by the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and the Sovereign Order of Malta. His accolades include the Award for Latin American Integration from the Business Council of Latin America – CEAL and the Award for Excellence in Regional Integration from América Economía magazine in 2004. In 2005, Latin Finance named him Man of the Year and in 2006, La Razón selected him as their Person of the Year.

García holds a master’s degree in economics and finance from St. Louis University and conducted doctoral studies at American University. He was professor at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Catholic University, both in La Paz, Bolivia, and is the author of various publications. 

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Member in the News: Enrique García

Enrique García, co-vice chair of the Inter-American Dialogue, was awarded the “Enrique V. Iglesias” business award presented by King Felipe VI of Spain during the VVXI Ibero-American Summit in Guatemala.