Keynote speakers

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Global Chairman of the Institutional Clients Group at Citibank

Mr Verme joined Citi in 1994.

Over the last 2 decades, Alberto has had a most notable career in the industry and occupied most significant leadership positions at Citi, ranging from Co-CEO of EMEA Region, Co-Global Head of Investment Banking, Global Head of Energy and Head of Latin American Division.

Alberto Verme began his career at the World bank in 1979, and has a BA in Economics from Denison University and an MBA from Columbia University.

A Peruvian national, he is married to Milagros and has three children.

Mr. Verme is a member of Citi's Global Foundation, Member of the European Chapter of Pro-mujer, and member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia University School of Business.

His passions are philanthropy, literature, music and football.

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Carlos Salinas de Gortari

former president of MEXICO

Carlos Salinas de Gortari holds Masters in Public Administration, Arts, and a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University, as well as several honorary doctorates.

From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Salinas was President of Mexico and started an ambitious project aimed at promoting economic, social and political modernization of the country. Some encouraging results, after intense negotiations with both local and international institutions, are the following:

  • The North American Free Trade Agreement was successfully negotiated with the United States and Canada.
  • The modern history of social programs in Mexico started during this period, specifically with the National Program of Solidarity (Solidaridad), aiming to achieve greater social justice in Mexico.
  • President Salinas not only re-structured but also succeed in negotiating better terms of payment and reduction of the heavy debt that overwhelmed Mexico’s public finances. At the end of his administration total public debt (external and internal) was only 19% of GDP.
  • His administration created many institutions that are, until this day, a cornerstone of Mexico’s political modernity, among others, an independent Federal Electoral Institute, IFE, and the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH). At the same time, he made the Central Bank autonomous and eliminated any subordination of banking activity to the Finance Ministry.
  • President Salinas also gave juridical status to religious organizations in Mexico. This was achieved while maintaining the separation of state and church and invigorating the democratic liberties for all religious and non-religious citizens. 
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CEO of Itaú BBA International PLC

Renato Lulia is the Chief Executive (subject to regulatory approval) of Itaú BBA International plc, based in London. Before taking on this role in January 2016, he was Managing Director in charge of Corporate and Investment Banking for Northern Europe, Portugal and Asia. Prior to that, he led the expansion of Itaú BBA in Latin America and launched the bank’s operations in Argentina, where he served as Head of Corporate Banking and member of the Executive Committee.

Before joining Itaú BBA in Brazil as a senior banker, Renato held various roles both in Brazil and in the USA, working for other financial institutions. He studied civil engineering at the University of São Paulo (USP) and recently completed the Advanced Management Program at Wharton.

He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, as well conversational French.


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CEO BCP & COO Credicorp Peru

Walter Bayly was named Chief Executive Officer of BCP and Chief Operating Officer of Credicorp effective April 2008. Before becoming CEO he was the Chief Financial Officer of the organization. Previously, Mr. Bayly held various other management positions within BCP, which included managing the Wholesale Banking Group, Investment Banking as well as Systems and Reengineering.

Mr. Bayly joined BCP in 1993, after three years at Casa Bolsa México where he was Partner and Managing Director in Corporate Finance. Prior to that, for ten years he was with Citibank in Lima, New York, México, and Caracas, where he worked primarily in corporate finance and loan syndications.

Mr. Bayly received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru, and a Master’s degree in Management from the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mr. Bayly is currently Chairman of the Board of Prima AFP (Private Pension Management Co), a Member of the Board of Directors of The Institute of International Finance, Cia de Seguros Pacífico Peruano Suiza, Inversiones Centenario, and the Fondo de Seguro de Depósitos (Deposit Insurance Fund), and Member of the Board of Advisors of Universidad del Pacífico and the Peruvian chapter of Universidad Tecnológica de Monterrey.