Claudio Loser President, Centennial Group Latin America; Former Director, Western Hemisphere, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
Claudio M. Loser is CEO and President of Centennial Latin America, and is Advisor for the Emerging Markets Forum. Loser is also a Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue. Since 2005 he has been an adjunct professor of Economics (Latin American Economic Development) at George Washington University, and has lectured at the Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State. For thirty years and until November 2002, he was a staff member of the International Monetary Fund. During the last eight years of his tenure he was Director of the Western Hemisphere Department at the IMF. He graduated from the University of Cuyo in Argentina and received his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. Loser has published extensively, including the book Enemigos together with the Argentine journalist Ernesto Tenenbaum, where they discuss the relations of the IMF and Argentina in the 1990s. He also is co-editor of “Latin America 2040—Breaking Away from Complacency: An Agenda for Resurgence” (2010).