Javier Santiso has been appointed director of OECD’s development centre
Franco-Spanish economist Javier Santiso has been appointed director of OECD’s development centre, two years after joining the centre as its deputy director and chief development economist.
He was previously chief economist for Latin America and Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) in Madrid. He has also served as senior associate expert on Latin American Emerging Markets for Crédit Agricole Indosuez (now Calyon).
The development centre serves as a bridge between OECD and developing countries, providing policy dialogue on issues such as financing development and business for development. Its publications include the African Economic Outlook, the Latin American Economic Outlook. Most OECD countries, as well as major developing economies such as Brazil, India and South Africa, are members of the centre.