Pedro Antonio Guazo Alonso
Acting Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Mr. Guazo is the Finance Director at the United Nations in New York. He manages a portfolio of more than USD$10 billion and annual revenue of US$13 billion and leads the organization’s finance operations in practically every country in the world. Prior to joining the United Nations in 2012, he served in a similar capacity for more than two years as the Director of Finance and Treasury at the United Nations World Food Programme, managing a Portfolio of USD$4 billion and supervising finance officials in more than 75 Country Offices. During a 15-year banking career, he contributed to the modernization of the Mexican Financial System, while serving as its regulator and supervisor. As CFO and Treasurer at the Federal Mortgage Bank (SHF), he negotiated and managed loans from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Similarly, he championed financial inclusion among people with low and middle incomes as CFO and Treasurer of the National Savings and Financial Services Bank (BANSEFI). His government service included posts at the Ministry of Finance and at the National Banking and Securities Commission, as a member of its Financial Sector Supervisory Body. While a student, he started his professional career at PWC. A former professor of Finance at ITAM, Mr. Guazo received an International Executive MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid. He earned a Master's degree in Business Economics from ITESM and graduated from ITAM in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.