World Bank executive Fernando Jiménez Latorre returns to NERA

27 November 2020 Consultancy.eu
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Nine years after leaving the firm, Fernando Jiménez Latorre has re-joined NERA Economic Consulting with a wealth of executive experience under his belt, appointed a Director in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition practice. 

“We're thrilled to welcome Fernando back to the NERA Economic Consulting team. He returns having completed incredible roles as Spain's Secretary of State for the Economy, and at the World Bank and the IMF,” said Grant Saggers, a leader at the leading global economics consultancy.

Most recently, Jiménez Latorre was an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund and at the World Bank in Washington, DC. As a Board Member of both institutions, he supervised and guided management on issues such as multilateral and bilateral economic coordination, financial systemic risks, and special research papers.

Fernando Jiménez Latorre, Director, NERA Economic Consulting

At the World Bank, he also advised the Board in addressing poverty challenges in emerging markets and developing economies using the identification of solutions through public and private financing and technical assistance. 

Before that, Jiménez Latorre served as General Director for Competition for the Spanish Competition Policy Authority, Economic Counselor at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the EU (Brussels), and Secretary of State for the Economy for the Ministry of Economy of Spain. 

In the latter role, he led a team of around 500 people, end-responsible in charge of treasury and financial regulations, economic analysis and forecasting, macro and micro economic policy, financial services and regulatory aspects of competition policy. He also coordinated the restructuring and recapitalisation programme of the Spanish banking system that relied on an EU financing program of up to €100 billion. 

At NERA Economic Consulting, which is part of Marsh & McLennan subsidiary Oliver Wyman, Jiménez Latorre leads NERA’s Antitrust and Competition team in Madrid. In terms of client work, he focuses on antitrust and merger control cases in the EU and Latin America, as well as antitrust damage cases. His experience spans a wide range of industries including energy, telecommunications, retail, and media.