César Arias

Ministry of Finance, Colombia
Director of Public Credit and National Treasury

Cesar Arias is the General Director of Public Credit and National Treasurer of the Ministry of Finance of Colombia since November 2018. He is responsible for the domestic and international funding strategies, risk management programs and treasury operations of the Republic of Colombia. Additionally, he is part of the board of several state-owned enterprises and represents the nation in several multilateral forums and financial markets. Previously, César has served as Chief Economist for Latin America in the Global Economic Research and Emerging Markets Departments of Deutsche Bank in New York; as Director in the Latin American Sovereigns Group at Fitch Ratings; as a Research Officer in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC; and finally, as a Specialist in the Secretariat for Political Affairs at the Organization of American States in Washington DC. César holds a Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.A. on Government and International Relations from the Externado University in Colombia.