Guillermo Ortiz is currently Partner, Board Member of BTG Pactual and former Chairman of BTG Pactual Latin America ex-Brazil. During 2015, he served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Grupo Financiero Banorte. Prior to these positions, he was Chairman of the Board of Grupo Financiero Banorte from March 2010 to December 2014.
Dr. Ortiz is Chairman of the Per Jacobsson Foundation, a member of the Group of Thirty, a member of the Global Economic and Financial Advisory Board of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Financial Stability and of the Advisory Board of the Globalization Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He also serves in the Board of several companies.
He was Governor of the Bank of Mexico from January 1998 to December 2009, serving two consecutive six-year terms. From December 1994 to December 1997, Dr. Ortiz served as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit in the Mexican Federal Government. He served in the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
In 2006, he was appointed to the Board of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2009. At the BIS, he also chaired the Central Bank Governance Forum He chaired the External Panel for the Review of the Fund’s Risk Management Framework at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He also participated in several working groups to examine aspects of the IMF’s governance and finance.
Prior to heading the Ministry of Finance in Mexico, Dr. Ortiz served briefly as Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico. Previously he served as Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit from 1988 to 1994. Before holding those positions, he was Executive Director at the IMF and Manager as well as Deputy Manager in the Economic Research Department of the Bank of Mexico.
Dr. Ortiz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. He has taught at universities in Mexico and the United States.