The United Nations appoints Mario Simoli, Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) Reported that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, appointed Argentine economist Mario Simoli, Acting Executive Secretary Effective April 1, 2022 and until further notice.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said in a statement Mario Simoli will replace Mexican diplomat Alicia Barcena, who on March 31 ended his nearly 14-year administration at the head of the regional committee.

Mario Simole He holds a PhD from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. Professor of Political Economy at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, He has over 20 years working for the United Nations and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

At ECLAC, he held the position of Economic Affairs Officer in the Production and Business Development Division (1999-2009), Head of the Innovation and Digital Technologies Unit in the same Division (2009-2010), Director of the Productive and Business Development Division (2010-2018) and Responsible for the Department of International Trade and Integration (2015-2020).

Through his experience as a teacher, he has had extensive experience as a visiting professor and researcher in various academic institutions such as the University of Udine, the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico (UAM)and the University of Pisa, the University of Pavia and the National University of General Sarmiento.

simoli It has an extensive publishing record that reflects a significant contribution in the areas of micro and macroeconomic policywith a focus on development paths, economic growth and the interrelationship between industrial policy, technological development and innovation.

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like that He was the Co-Director of the Working Group on Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property Rights for DevelopmentWith Giovanni Dossi and Joseph E. Stiglitz of Columbia University (2004-present).

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