Guillermo Perry is a professor at Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, a Non Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington D.C, an advisor to the President of CAF and member of several Boards, among them GDN, Woodrow Wilson Institute (Latin American Advisory Board), FEDESARROLLO and Banco de Bogotá. He was Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank (1996-2007) and hold various positions in his home country, Colombia: Minister of Finance and Public Credit (1994 - 1996); Minister of Mines, and Energy (1986 - 1988); Member of the Constitutional Assembly (1991); Director of FEDESARROLLO (1988 - 1989) and the Center for Economic Development Studies (CEDE), (1972 – 1974). He has been a visiting professor at the Kennedy School at Harvard University (2010-2011) and Oxford University (1979-1980). Mr. Perry is author or coauthor of more than twenty books and many articles on diverse development issues: growth, inequality, public finance, natural resources and trade. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics from MIT (1970-1973).