The Board decides on the Bank’s monetary and financial policy implementation. It takes part in decisions affecting the monetary and foreign exchange markets; sets general policies related to economic regulations and to financial system growth; establishes the denominations and characteristics of bills and coins; authorizes the opening of new financial or foreign exchange institutions and revokes their authorization to operate, and establishes the rules for the Bank’s organization and management. It also performs all other duties assigned to him by BCRA Charter Sections 14 and 15.
Enrique Szewach holds a BA degree in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).
He is also a journalist and a writer. He served as Vice-President of Banco de la Nación Argentina from 2015 to 2017. He chaired Evaluadora Latinoamericana S.A. Calificadora de Riesgo and worked as an economic consultant for various domestic and foreign companies. He further served as an advisor to the Ministry of Economy of Argentina and as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. He was also chief economist of FIEL foundation.
He worked as Managing Editor of Panorama (a magazine on business and economics) and General Director at El Cronista newspaper. He was a columnist for Perfil and Ámbito Financiero newspapers, and other national and foreign media.
He was deputy professor of Economic Policy in Argentina at the School of Economics of Universidad de Buenos Aires. His latest publications include: “La eterna novela argentina. Historia de un suicidio” (The Never-Ending Argentine Novel. History of a Suicide), “La trampa populista. Riesgos de una economía a corto plazo” (The Populist Trap. Risks of a Short-Term Economy), and “Intervençao Estatal e Populismo: a Argentina do início do século XXI” (State Intervention and Populism: Argentina in the Beginning of the 21st Century).