Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, elected on April
14, appointed central bank governor Nelson Merentes as finance
minister. The move cheered analysts, who say Merentes is likely
to be more pragmatic than his predecessor, Jorge Giordani.
Commerce minister Edmée Betancourt was nominated as
president of the central bank.
Itaú BBA hired Morgan Stanley’s Charles
Stewart as CEO of its London subsidiary, to replace Almir
Vignoto, who moves to New York to run US operations in June.
Stewart worked at Morgan Stanley for 19 years, and previously
headed LatAm investment banking. BBVA Bancomer’s
Rafael Gamboa González was named CEO of Mexican
development bank Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación
con la Agricultura (FIRA), replacing Rodrigo Sánchez
BlackRock hired former Mexican undersecretary of finance and
public credit Gerardo Rodríguez as a managing director
in New York. He will...
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