A week before the Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) in May, the president of the Central Bank, Roberto Campos Neto, appointed Diogo Guillen to the Economic Policy Directorate and Renato Dias Gomes as director of Financial System Organization and Resolution, according to published ordinances. at BC Correio this Tuesday, 26.
At a critical moment for monetary policy, with a new failure to meet the target on the radar this year, the last two Copom meetings were missing. The hearing of Guillen and Dias Gomes took four months, amid friction between sponsors of nominees for agencies and regulatory bodies in the Senate and the Executive.
The Economic Policy Directorate had been vacant since December 31, when Fabio Kanczuk’s term ended. The former director of Organization of the Financial System and Resolution, João Manoel Pinho de Mello, extended his term, which also ended in December, until the February Copom, pending the hearing of his successor.
Guillen has been chief economist at Itaú Asset Management since 2020 and has 15 years of experience in the financial market. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics from PUC-Rio and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.
Renato Dias Gomes was a professor at the Toulouse School of Economics and a researcher at the Center National de la Recherche Scientifique. He holds an undergraduate and master’s degree from the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio and a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University.