International Board

Gregor Heindrich, Basel (Switzerland)
President of the International Board
Gregor is a retired senior official from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). He held positions in the BIS Legal Department and the BIS Monetary and Economic Department, and was Chief Representative for the Americas, based at the BIS Representative Office in Mexico City. He holds a law degree from the University of Hamburg (Germany) as well as an “Assessor” degree, with admission to the bar. In his earlier capacity as Secretary to the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (now Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures) he has collaborated with the IMF, Worldbank, CEMLA, JVI and other institutions. He was an Editorial Board Member of Payment Systems Worldwide. He has published and lectured on numerous topics relating in particular to payment systems, legal issues regarding central bank governance and financial stability. Gregor has also worked as consultant with Systemic Policy Partnership (SPP) in London and is still  occasionally involved with that partnerhship.


Ana Esmeralda Martínez Saenz, Madrid (Spain).
Ana is Ph.D. in Economics (University of Alcalá). She’s Economist and civil servant, member of the Trade Expert and State Economists Corps. Economist from the University of Alcalá and doctoral candidate in Economics. She completed her training at the London School of Economics, Harvard University and IESE. Ana has held a number of economic advisory positions on economic and budgetary policy for senior Spanish government members, among which its activity in the Economic Office of the Prime Minister between 2008 and 2012 is noted . She is currently Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State for Environment at the Ministry for Ecological Transition in Spain. She has been research staff and lecturer of international macroeconomics at the University of Alcalá. She has several publications in Spanish and European budgetary policy and in the area of structural reforms in the reform process of the former centrally planned economies.


Evelyn S. Devadason, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Evelyn is Ph.D in Economics (University of Malaya). She’s a Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. She obtained her Economics from the National University of Singapore in 1992. Her research focuses on international trade and regional integration. Her research work has seen print in international journals such as World Development, Journal of International Development, Pacific Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Economic Journal, Singapore Economic Review, Global Economic Review and Agricultural Economics. She has been engaged in a number of international research projects, including the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions-Asian and Pacific Regional Organization (ICFTU-APRO), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, Economic Research Institute of Asia and ASEAN – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (ERIA-UNCTAD) partnership, Food Industry Asia (FIA), United Nations Economic Programme – Denmark Technical University (UNEP-DTU) partnership, and more recently in the European Union’s Horizon 2020- Research and Innovation Framework Programme on Competing Regional Integration in Southeast Asia (CRISEA). of Eastern Europe.”


Viktor Pál, Miskolc (Hungary)
Viktor is Ph.D in Economics from the University of Tampere (Finland). Currently is International Posdoctoral Fellow at University of St. Petersburg (Russia). He was Ph.D exchange at UCLA (International Institute, 2007 and at the Department of History in 2010-2011). Previously he was Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Helsinski (Finland). Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of History of Sciences and Technologies (Solovak Academic Sciences, Slovak Republic). Post-doctoral fellow at New College Europe (Buncharest, Romania). Lecturer at University of Economics (Vienna, Austria). Viktor was awarded by the Academic of Finland by his research: “Pour Me a Cold One: A Cold War History of Beverage Containers”. In the last 12 years he received grant support from important Universites located at  the United States, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia like The University of Tampere (Finland), The International Fellowship of the New Europe College (Romania), the Aktion Österreich-Slowakei (Austria). He is member of American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), Hungarian Historical Society (MTT), Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). He taught many courses and public conferences in Nanterre (France), Vienna (Austria), Stockholm (Sweden), Tallin (Estonia), Helsinksi and Tampere (Finland), Bratislava (Slovak Republic), Oxford (United Kingdom), and Darmstadt (Germany).  In 2018, Routlegde published his co-editor book: Environmental Politics and Policy under Authoritarian Regimes: Myth and Reality. In 2017, Palgrave Macmillan published his book: “Technology and the Environment in State-Socialist Hungary: An Economic History. He is  author of many research papers in Economic History, History of Technology, Urban Economic, and Enviromental Studies.


Estela Lutero, Campinas (Brazil)
Estela is Ph.D. in Economics (PhD, MSc. P.M.P.), Economic & Project Management Professional with over 15 years of experience in a variety of challenging roles in Project Management, Program Evaluation, Performance Measurement, Supply Chain Management, Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs), Infrastructure Economics, Urban Planning, Construction Project Management, Rural Development and Sustainability, International Trade and Securities Markets. Experience with a number of Government and Private Organizations in Canada: CIDA, CAC, CRA, Infrastructure Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Immigration and Refugee Board; in Brazil: Sabesp, Instituto Agronomico de Campinas; Arthur Andersen; Grupo DPaschoal, Auctus Consulting, SantaConstancia Textil, Hangar 360, Shell Oil, and General Electric. Also professor, senior researcher and analyst with an outstanding academic background and a proven record of publications; experience in worldwide known institutions such as Huijia Organization (China), University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), University of Calgary (Canada), University of St-Andrews (Scotland), ESALQ (Brazil), UFLA, PUC, among many others.


Shri Amit Gupta, Kolkata (India)
Shri is MSc in Mathematics (University of Burduwan, West Bengal, India). For more than 35 years, Shri has been part of the “High Statistical Service” of the Government of West Bengal (India). He has been Head of Human Resources of this department at a regional level. Assuming responsibilities of Controlling, Drawing. In the year 2001, he was summoned by the Government of India to execute the Population Census. As well as in the Pilot Project related to the National Population Registry. Among other responsibilities, he has made the technical supervision for the GDP / NSDP, Per Capital Income (PCI). Fellow of the Council of Engineers and Technology of India and a member of the Market Research Society of India (MRSI). Shri specializes in the Central Statistical Organization (CSO, New Delhi), the Administrative Training Institute (Kolkata), and the National Institute of Rural Development (Hyderabad). Among his publications we can highlight.


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