Heine Argues for Latin American Presidency at IDB

Ambassador Jorge HeineResearch Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, wrote an op-ed for CLARIN, the Buenos Aires daily and one of the most widely read publications in the Spanish-speaking world, on leadership at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

The column, entitled “Latin America and the Presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank,” discusses President Trump’s planned appointment of U.S. official to lead that the IDB – a position traditionally held by a Latin American. Heine argues that the IDB has worked well for 60 years with a management formula that includes a Latin American president that sets policy and a U.S. VP as COO that handles day-to-day affairs and holds veto power on loans. The proposed candidacy of an American to the presidency of the Bank would wreak havoc with this formula and imperil its future.

The full op-ed can be found here.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more on him here.