Gabriel Casillas (Managing Director) is currently Investor Relations Officer and Chief Economist at Banorte, based in Mexico City. Dr. Casillas previously worked at J.P.Morgan as Chief Mexico Economist, as well as at UBS Investment Bank as Chief Economist for Mexico and Chile. He also worked at the Central Bank of Mexico in the economic research department as well as in central banking operations division. He is a member of the select group of “Future Leaders” of the IIF and Chairman of the Committee of Economic Studies of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF). On the academic arena, Dr. Casillas has taught several courses on Macroeconomic Theory, Monetary Economics, Finance Theory, and Financial Derivatives, -among others-, at ITAM, Monterrey Tech, Endicott College, and Universidad Anáhuac, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He has dictated several conferences about economics and risk management at the G20 meetings as well as in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. His academic work has been published in the Journal of Policy Modeling. He regularly reviews papers for academic journals, attends and organizes conferences and workshops. He obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, specializing in Monetary Theory, Econometrics, and Information Economics.