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Governments Nominate Five Candidates for IDB Presidency

Member countries have proposed five candidates for the position of President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The nomination period closed on Friday, November 11, 2022.

  • Cecilia Todesca Bocco was nominated by Argentina.
  • Gerard Johnson was nominated by Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Gerardo Esquivel Hernández was nominated by Mexico.
  • Ilan Goldfajn was nominated by Brazil.
  • Nicolás Eyzaguirre Guzmán was nominated by Chile.

The IDB's Governors, who are usually finance ministers or other high-ranking economic authorities from the Bank’s 48 member countries, will have the opportunity to interview the candidates at a virtual meeting on November 13, 2022.

The election is set to take place at a hybrid meeting of the Board of Governors on November 20, 2022.

More information about the election process is available in the Regulations for the Election of the President of the IDB.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public- and private-sector clients throughout the region.