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Biography: Rodrigo Rato

Rodrigo Rato is an excellent political and economic keynote speaker through his experiences in the IMF and as the Minister of the Economy in Spain.  He is considered the mastermind of Spain’s impressive economic performance during the Popular Party’s 8-year mandate. As a result, Spain became the world’s eighth biggest economy.

Rodrigo Rato has been Vice President of the Spanish Government and Minister of Economy from 1996 to 2004. Afterwards he succeeded Horst Köhler as Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, stepping down on October 31, 2007. Currently, he is serving as Managing Director of the investment bank Lazard.

In his capacity as Minister of Economy, he was also Governor for Spain on the Boards of Governors of the IMF, the World Bank, and other institutions. He represented the EU at the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in 2002, when Spain held the EU Presidency. He was also in charge of foreign trade relations for the Government of Spain representing Spain at the World Trade Organization's ministerial meetings.

Rodrigo Rato, Spanish national, was born in Madrid, Spain on March 18, 1949.    He earned a law degree in 1971 from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974. In 2003, he earned a PhD in Economics from the Universidad Complutense.

Rodrigo Rato can deliver his keynote in both Spanish and English

General Speaking Topics

  • International Affairs 
  • State of the World
  • International Politics
  • Economy 
  • Trade
  • Economic Environment
  • Political Leadership

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