Hernando  de Soto

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Hernando de Soto

One of Time magazines "Leaders for the New Millennium"; Expert on CSR"

Hernando de Soto was named by The Economist as running one of the two most important think tanks in the world; TIME magazine chose him as one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century and Forbes Magazine named Hernando as one of 15 innovators “who will reinvent your future”.

Hernando has served as an economist for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, as President of the Executive Committee of the Copper Exporting Countries Organization (CIPEC), as CEO of Universal… 

Hernando de Soto was named by The Economist as running one of the two most important think tanks in the world; TIME magazine chose him as one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century and Forbes Magazine named Hernando as one of 15 innovators “who will reinvent your future”.

Hernando has served as an economist for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, as President of the Executive Committee of the Copper Exporting Countries Organization (CIPEC), as CEO of Universal Engineering Corporation (Continental Europe’s largest consulting engineering firm), as a principal of the Swiss Bank Corporation Consultant Group, and as a Governor of Peru’s Central Reserve Bank.

Currently, Hernando is focused on designing and implementing capital formation programs to empower the poor in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and former Soviet Nations. Some 30 heads of state have invited him to carry out these programs in their countries.

Hernando has published two books about economic and political development: The Other Path, and at the end of 2000, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else.

In 2007 he received the Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work to help poor people participate in the market economy.

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