Senior Scotiabank economist to hold talks in Jamaica

(Friday, May 10, 2013) Pablo Breard, senior economist, Vice President and Head of International Research at Scotiabank will be visiting the island from the bank's international headquarters in Toronto from May 14 – 17.

During this time he will meet with clients and other stakeholders of Scotiabank, including representatives of multilaterals. On May 15, he will be the key presenter at an invitation only forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. His presentation will examine global economic trends with particular focus on Jamaica's major trading partners. "As we continue to map the path through this tough period in the Jamaica's economic history, we know that many of our stakeholders are looking for answers and clarity on the way ahead. Some tough decisions have been made, but there are others that are critical to move this country forward. We are pleased to welcome Pablo who will offer insights to our stakeholders with the aim of mutual exchange of ideas and information," Mr Bowen said.

As head of international research, he is also Chief Latin American Economist and is responsible for Emerging Markets Intelligence. His position involves fundamental and technical sovereign risk analysis, institutional client development, international public speaking, frequent publishing of reports and extensive travelling throughout the Americas to support Scotiabank's global businesses. Pablo is a frequent contributor to the broadcast networks and print media specialized in global finance and emerging markets. Mr. Bréard completed the Executive Development Programme at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He taught a course on "Latin American Finance & Economics" at the International MBA Programme of York University (Canada) for eight years. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Belgrano University (Argentina) and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Prior to joining the Scotiabank Group, Mr. Bréard worked as a Senior Economist for the Royal-Dutch Shell Group and as a Management Consultant in Strategy & Organization at Andersen Consulting. He has been a guest lecturer in several universities in the Western Hemisphere. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the Institute of International Finance, a global association of financial institutions based in Washington D.C. (USA); the Emerging Markets Group of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CA RI); and of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship of IAE, School of Business of Universidad Austral (Argentina).