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Former Minister of Finance, Chile, and CEO, Anisal International Consultants Ltd.

Dr. Eduardo Aninat served as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1999 to 2003.

He was the Finance Minister of Chile from 1994 to 1999. He was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IMF and World Bank in 1995-96, and served three years as a member of the Development Committee of the World Bank and the IMF, representing Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay. In that capacity, Dr. Aninat has been involved in the discussions on initiatives ranging from international policies for heavily indebted poor countries to the proposals for reform of the international financial architecture.

Dr. Aninat previously held a range of economic positions in the Chilean Government ; these included chief senior negotiator for bilateral Canada-Chile trade agreement, and chief debt negotiator and senior advisor of the Central Bank of Chile and the Ministry of Finance. He has also been working as a consultant with large firms, and international institutions such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and has advised a number of governments on matters ranging from tax policy to debt restructuring. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies and institutions Chile and abroad.

Dr. Aninat was the President of the Social Equity Forum (SEF), organized under the sponsorship of the Inter-American Development Bank, whose main objective was to elevate social equity concerns to the forefront of macroeconomic and sectoral policy debates, and advance successful public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Aninat was a member of the Board of Directors of ACCION Internacional, a non-profit corporation, and one of the world’s leader microfinance organizations. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Americas, which is dedicated to promoting economic growth through public-private partnerships in trade, infrastructure and investment. Dr. Aninat is presently a Contributing Editor of the Institute of the Americas official magazine.

Dr. Aninat has a M.A. and Ph. D. in Economics from Harvard University. He has taught Public Finance and Economic Development at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University.