Daniel Schydlowsky

Distinguished Fellow

BA and MA in Economics and an LLB from San Marcos University, Peru
MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University

Dr. Daniel Schydlowsky served as Superintendent of Banking, Insurance and Private Pension Fund Administrators of Peru (SBS), August, 2011 – November, 2015. He concurrently served as President of the Association of Bank Supervisors of the Americas (ASBA), as Chairman of Governing Council of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), as Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), and as Vice President of the Association of Insurance Supervisors of Latin America (ASSAL). In October, 2015, he was awarded the inaugural Edward W. Claugus Award for Excellence in Regulation of Micro Finance.

From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Schydlowsky served in the administration of President Alejandro Toledo as Presidential Counselor for Economic and Financial Affairs, as President of Peru´s Development Finance Corporation, COFIDE, as member of the board of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, and of the Andean Development Corporation. He also served as Vice President of The Latin American Association of Development Finance Institutions, ALIDE.

Dr. Schydlowsky has had a long and distinguished academic career. After leaving government, he has served for two years as Senior Program Fellow, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. During 2010, he was Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and concurrently Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government of the Harvard Kennedy School. He was previously Professor of Economics at Boston University (1972-1990) and at The American University in Washington D.C. (1990-2001) and also a Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Since leaving government, he has served as consultant to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank on matters of financial inclusion and digital finance. In earlier years, he has been a consultant to different international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the World Bank, UNDP and USAID.  He has worked in most Latin American countries as well as in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa.

He has published eight books and ninety-three professional articles on economic issues in numerous professional journals.

Professor Schydlowsky holds a BA and MA in Economics and an LLB from San Marcos University, Peru, and an MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard. He was awarded a Doctorate honoris causa by San Marcos University, Peru, in November, 2015.

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