Directorate General 

Manuel Ramos Francia
General Director
Roberto Marino
External Advisor to the Directorate General

Roberto Marino is an external advisor to the general director since January 2019. His experience includes positions in the public service and multilateral organizations, which has allowed him to represent his country in various international forums, as well as to participate in the discussion of different economic issues related to the design of adjustment programs, issues of over-indebtedness in Latin America, monetary and exchange issues, fiscal consolidation and banking crisis, among others. In particular, during the last twenty years, he regularly attended meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the IMF, meetings of the G24 and the G20, and other international forums such as the Annual Meeting of the Governors of Central Banks of Latin America and Spain, APEC and BIS. In recent years, he was a special representative for the G20 Presidency in Mexico (2011-2012); until mid-2011, he was manager of International Economic Affairs at Banco de México. Prior to that, he held various positions in the IMF, including the position of executive director representing Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and Central America in the Executive Board of the Fund. In the academic field, between June and August 2011 he was Senior fellow of the German Development Institute, where he carried out an investigation on the IMF's precautionary loan facilities. He has also been a professor at several universities in Mexico City.

He completed a PhD in Economics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and obtained his BA degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

 

Management

Matías Ossandon Busch
Director of Financial Stability
Isela Elizabeth Téllez León
Director of Financial Markets Infrastructures
Nelson R. Ramírez Rondán
Director of Economic Research
Jesús Cervantes González
Director of Economic Statistics

Jesús Cervantes González is the Manager of Economic Statistics and Coordinator of the Remittances Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean at CEMLA. The work of the area focuses on the training of officials from the central banks of the region in statistical and economic measurement topics; instrumentation of manuals with international standards, and aspects related to the prevailing economic climate. On the other hand, the Remittances Forum helps to coordinate the work of CEMLA with the central banks in the several different aspects of remittances, including their impact on the country economies and financial sectors. Previously, he coordinated the Program of General Principles for the Remittances Markets of Latin America and the Caribbean that concluded in 2015 and that was a joint effort by CEMLA, the World Bank and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB). This program obtained an international recognition by the Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD) that took place in Milan, Italy, in 2015.

Before working at CEMLA, he worked for 33 years at the Bank of Mexico, where among other positions he served as director of Economic Measurement. He has published several academic articles, mainly on issues of international economy and income distribution, and more recently on issues of migration and remittances in Latin America, especially in Mexico and Central America. In addition, until 2014 he was professor of economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universidad Anáhuac Norte, and the Department of Economics of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Azcapotzalco Unit, both in Mexico City.

He holds a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, a master's degree in Economics from El Colegio de México, and a master's and doctoral studies from the University of Chicago.

Nabiha Mohammad Sáade Záblah
Director of Corporate Services

Nabiha M. Sáade has a degree in Economics, graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and has a Master in Science in International Economics, Banking and Finance, from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, in Great Britain. She worked in the international area of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit from 1990 to 2000, both in Mexico City and in the Delegation of Mexico to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris, France. From 2001 to 2013 she worked in various areas of the Mexican Social Security Institute on issues related to economic and social benefits, as well as affiliation, collection and auditing. For the past five years Nabiha M. Sáade was in charge of the customer service and marketing areas at the largest pension fund management company in Mexico, Afore XXI Banorte.

 

Researchers

Carola Müller
Researcher