Felipe Jaramillo is the Senior Director of the World Bank Group's Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice (MTI). MTI leads the World Bank Group’s dialogue and engagement with clients in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, trade, competition and investment.
Prior to this, he was the Senior Director of the World Bank Group’s Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice (MFM). In this position, Mr. Jaramillo led a team of over 350 country economists and macroeconomics experts, providing integrative development strategies, policy-based lending, macro data, global perspectives, real-time policy analysis, country risk assessments, and innovative projection tools to countries around the world.
Before this, Mr. Jaramillo was Director of Strategy and Operations, in the Office of the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and the Senior Vice President for Operations. Since joining the Bank, in 2002, he has been Country Director for the Central America countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama); Country Director for the Andean countries (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela); Sector Manager in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) network in the Europe and Central Asia region and Lead Economist for Central America.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Jaramillo was a public servant in the Government of Colombia, holding offices in the Ministry of Finance, the National Planning Department and the Ministry of Trade.
Mr. Jaramillo holds a Ph. D. in development economics from Stanford University. He has taught at the Department of Economics of the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota and at the University of Maryland at College Park.