Pedro Guazo
Chief Executive of Investment Management and Representative of the Secretary-General
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

Pedro is the Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive of the Office of Investment of the United Nations Pension Fund with US$90 billion assets under management (www.unjspf.org). Before that, he was the Finance Director at the United Nations Secretariat in New York for almost eight years managing a portfolio of more than USD$10 billion and an annual revenue of US$13 billion. He led the Organization’s finance operations in practically every country in the world. Prior to joining the United Nations Secretariat in 2012, he served in a similar capacity for more than two years as the Director of Finance and Treasury at the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome, managing a portfolio of USD$4 billion and supervising finance officials in more than 75 Country Offices.

During a 15-year banking career, he contributed to the modernization of the Mexican Financial System, while serving as its regulator and supervisor. As CFO and Treasurer at the Federal Mortgage Bank (SHF), he restructured the balance sheet, negotiated and managed loans from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank and worked as market maker of the incipient mortgage-backed securities market in Mexico. Similarly, he championed financial inclusion among the low and middle income population as CFO and Treasurer of the National Savings and Financial Services Bank (BANSEFI). His government service included posts at the Ministry of Finance and at the National Banking and Securities Commission, as a member of its Financial Sector Supervisory Body. While a student, he started his professional career at PWC.

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