Santiago Caviedes is an independent economist specialized in finance and strategy. He founded Humboldt Management in 2007, a boutique consulting firm, internationally awarded as the best economic analysis in Ecuador. He is also a director at GBS Finance, a Spanish investment bank.
He was Head of Economics and Strategy in Movistar (Ecuador), where he was part of the renegotiation of the concession contract. Previously he worked as Emerging Markets Economist in Unifund (Switzerland) covering Mexico, Brazil and South Africa. He also served as Deputy Minister of Economic Policy in 2010 and 2018. He successfully negotiated an IMF agreement for Ecuador in early 2019.
He has been awarded as the best macroeconomic forecaster for Ecuador by FocusEconomics. He also devotes part of his time to teach macroeconomics at IDE Business School.
He speaks fluently Spanish, English and French and holds a B.A. In Economics from PUCE, a M.A. in Economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a MPA from Harvard University.