Through his Twitter account, President Gustavo Petro announced on Tuesday that César Ferrari will be the director of National Planning (DNP).
Ferrari is a civil engineer from the Catholic University of Peru, Master in regional and urban planning from New York University, and Doctor in Economics from Boston University, current professor of Economics at Javeriana.
In addition to integrating the Colombian Academy of Economic Sciences since 2018, Ferrari’s work has focused on issues such as financial development, globalization and economic policy, according to the description of his profile on the portal of said association, in which highlights that he was an advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the Central Banks of Guinea-Bissau and Angola between 1994 and 1999.
Regarding the lines of work, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana highlights its experience in the analysis and design of economic policies, financial and micro-financial development, regional development and overcoming poverty.
Likewise, Ferrari has been an economic adviser and consultant in Latin America (Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela), Africa (Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Zambia) and Asia (India, Bangladesh).