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José Luis Lupo Flores

Manager, Southern Cone Country Department


José Luis Lupo Flores was appointed manager of the Southern Cone Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on January 1, 2012.

Previously, Mr. Lupo Flores served as the Bank’s Country representative in Argentina (2010–2011), representative in Brazil (2007–2010), Chief of the Office of the President and Executive Advisor to the President (November 2005–May 2007), Country Representative in Colombia (2004–2005), and Special Advisor to the Manager of Regional Operations Department (2002–2004).

Prior to working at the IDB, he held several ministerial positions in Bolivia, including Minister of State, Minister of Economic Development, and Minister of the Presidency. He also served as executive director of the Strategic Unit of the Presidency (UNASEP); executive director of the National Statistical Institute; director of the newspaper Hoy in the city of La Paz; and chief of the Division of Macroeconomic Policy in the Political Economy Analysis Unit (UDAPE).

In Venezuela he served as chief economist and corporate strategies manager at the Andean Development Corporation (1994–1998) and was a consultant for several international organizations.

Mr. Lupo Flores has taught at the university level for more than 10 years in the fields of political economy and national economic analysis, and was responsible for a thesis seminar at the Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB). He was also a professor of microeconomics at the Universidad Nuestra Señora de la Paz and a post graduate professor in international economic relations at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO).

Mr. Lupo Flores is an economist with a master’s degree in international economics, money, and banking, and has pursued doctoral studies in production and operations management at the University of Colorado in the United States. He has participated in seminars, conferences, and courses in a number of countries, and has produced a large number of specialized publications on economic subjects.

February 2012