Roland Holst Director of Bladex since 2017, was Treasurer and Member Ex-Officio of the Board from May 2017 to October 2017 and was previously a Board member from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Holst is a board member of Sudameris Bank, Paraguay since 2017 and served as a Director of the Board of Banco Central del Paraguay from 2012 to 2017. He was Head of Fixed Income Research at State Street Global Markets in Boston, Massachusetts and Quantitative Analyst at Starmine Corp. in San Francisco, California. He was a Teaching Assistant of Econometrics, Public Finance, Finance, Program Evaluation, Macroeconomics and Labor Economics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Holst worked at Garantia PFP, a pension fund, as an Investment Manager and was General Manager of Bolsa de Valores de Asunción, Paraguay. He is the author of “Social Security and Policy Risk: Evidence of its effects on welfare costs and savings” published in 2007.
Dr. Holst holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and a Master in Economics from the University of Chicago. He also holds a Master in Economics from Universidad Católica de Asunción, Paraguay, degrees in Economics and Agronomy from Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification. Mr. Holst’s professional experience in the fields of finance and economics and his academic accomplishments qualify him to serve on the Board.