Fernando Jiménez Latorre, a Spanish national, serves since November 2016 as an Executive Director at the World Bank Group representing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, and Republic of Venezuela.
From 2014 to October 2016, he was the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Mexico, Spain and Venezuela.
He has held positions in the government of Spain including Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (2011-2014); Director General of the Spanish Competition Authority (2002-2004); Deputy Director of Economic Policy and International Economy (1998-2002); Economic Counsellor at Spain's Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (1993-1998); and Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance (1989-1993).
Mr. Jiménez Latorre also worked as Associate Director at NERA Economic Consulting (Marsh & McLennan Companies), leading NERA’s Competition Policy Group in Madrid with expertise in Antitrust (2004-2011).
Mr. Jiménez Latorre holds a BA Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain in 1999, and graduated as State Economist in 1984.