Jose Antonio Ocampo
José Antonio Ocampo is professor of professional practice in international and public affairs and a fellow of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is also chairman of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy. When he worked at the UN, he was under secretary-general of Economic and Social Affairs and executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, he was a minister of finance and public credit as well as a minister of agriculture and rural development in Colombia, among other government posts. His most recent book (with Luis Bértola) is "The Economic Development of Latin America Since Independence."