Mario Guadamillas is currently Practice Manager, Europe and Central Asia in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice.
Prior to this helped coordinate the joint IMF-WB Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), the WB participation in the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and provided assistance to countries in the banking regulation and supervisory area.
Previously he was a Senior Financial Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, leading Bank operational work. Mario has numerous publications on financial sector issues, notably on financial infrastructure.
Before joining the World Bank, Mario was an Economist in the Ministry of Finance of Spain at the Research Department. He also worked for the Central Bank of Spain as an economic and financial analyst. He has lectured at the Universidad Autónoma, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Universidad Alfonso X, Universidad Europea de Estudios Superiores and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, all in Madrid, in the areas of macroeconomy, economic policy, international economy and financial system.
Mr. Guadamillas earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Business and Economics respectively at the Universidad Complutense and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid.