Board of Directors | Duties

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.

To perform the duties as assigned or delegated by the Superintendent and to substitute the latter in case of absence, impediment or vacancy (BCRA Charter, Section 44).

Francisco E. Gismondi | Board Member - Vicesuperintendent (On secondment)

He graduated in Economics at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) and holds a BA degree in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).

He joined the Central Bank of Argentina in 1996. Until 2010, he was in charge of several areas—such as banking regulation, financial stability and macroeconomics—both at the Central Bank and the Superintendence of Financial and Exchange Institutions.

He has represented the Central Bank in different international forums, such as BIS, IMF and Mercosur. Afterwards, he worked as economic consultant for several banks, companies, national and international organizations and national legislators.

He has lectured on Statistics, Macroeconomics, Argentine Economy and Economic Policy, among other subjects. Today, he is a professor of Banking at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).

Fotografía de Francisco E. Gismondi