Camilo Mondragon-Velez is a Senior Research Officer and Head of the IFC Modeling Team, under the IFC Development Impact Unit since early 2015. In his current capacity he leads a team of economists designing and implementing frameworks and economic models, to assess and quantify the development impact of IFC and private sector interventions ex-ante. He is also leading the Macro Modeling Working Group within the Let’s Work Partnership.
Previously, Camilo worked for eight years in IFC Corporate Portfolio building modeling and analytical frameworks to assess the financial impacts of global and country macroeconomic and political scenarios on (debt and equity) investments and client firms. In that capacity he led the design and implementation of the IFC investment portfolio stress testing framework and the team that implemented these analyses since 2008, as well as individual detailed assessments for more than 200 banks and 150 client companies across the globe. He also worked in his native Colombia in the late 1990s and early 2000s for the state-owned oil company (Ecopetrol), coordinating the upstream investment portfolio and implementing models for policy design of the Colombian oil and gas industry. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University and has published in various areas including entrepreneurship, labor market rigidities, informality, banking, asset allocation, market reform, and venture capital.