Bernardo Guillamon, an Uruguayan national, is the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) manager of the Office of Outreach and Partnerships. He also is in charge of the IDB’s office in Europe, in an interim capacity, effective August 2012.
Guillamon has worked at the IDB in the area of private sector development since 1992. From 2007 until July 2008, he was in charge of the Bank’s operational program in the Integration and Trade Sector (INT), developing and managing its portfolio of loans and technical assistance grants to expand trade and promote regional integration among all borrowing member countries.
During 2006 and 2007, Guillamon was the principal private sector specialist in the Private Sector Coordination Office, leading the development of the IDB Group’s Integrated Business Plan for Private Sector Operations. Between 2001 and 2006, Guillamon led the private sector evaluation area of the IDB’s independent Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE).
Prior to his career at the Bank, Guillamon worked in agribusiness with small, large and multinational companies. He graduated as an agricultural engineer from Uruguay’s Universidad de la República, and holds an MBA from Santa Clara University in California. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.