Rodrigo Rato Biography
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
- Economic Environment
- Political Leadership
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16th January 2013
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24th April 2012
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17th February 2012
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21st March 2011
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1st May 2009
Gordon Brown, Boris Johnson and Michael Eavis are among the most influential 100 figures in the world, according to Time Magazine's annual list. Gordon Brown manages to feature twice as all entrants have a profile written about them by a third party. Mr. Brown's honour was to write the profile for President Barack Obama
22nd May 2013
Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey will be this yearâ€™s speaker at the prestigious James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
4th April 2013
Keynote speaker and leading futurist, Noreena Hertz has finished her most recent book, which will be published in the US and the UK in September 2013.
7th January 2013
Forbes has released a list of the twelve women to watch over the coming year.
24th December 2012
CBC News has released its list of the 12 most influential people of 2012, including politicians, activists and the South Korean singer who has recently taken the world by storm.
24th July 2012
The Dalai Lama joins former Chairman of the International Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Hans Blix, on the long list of stars from the world of business, sport and politics, who have headlined the Yorkshire International Business Convention.
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