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.
Pablo Curat was awarded an undergraduate degree in Economics by Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), and has undertaken executive programs at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He has devoted his professional life to consulting and management in the banking sector. He has worked for both public and private financial institutions, and was a consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (WB).
He was an advisor to the BCRA and the Committee on Finance of the Argentine House of Representatives. His areas of expertise include: bank regulation and supervision, covering aspects such as competitive analysis and bank strategies, opening of new financial institutions, development of bank products and services, restructuring of financial institutions, design and implementation of national and provincial financial aid programs for micro-, small- and medium-sized companies (MIPYMES), deposit insurance funds and reciprocal guarantee companies for MIPYMES, regional production trusts, as well as regulation and supervision of microfinance, just to name a few.
He was one of the founders of Curat, Martínez Larrea & Asociados—a firm providing consulting services to banks and other companies,—where he served until December 14, 2015.
Curat has written several articles on the financial and bank industry for both local and international newspapers and magazines.