Vice-Minister of Finance, Ecuador

H.E Veronica Gallardo Aguirre holds a Master in Economics of UDLA University (best graduate), a Master in Public Policy from the IESA Caracas, Financial Auditor. She has an International Certificate in management Skills and Leadership Skills in Monterrey Technology, and she is CPA of Central University of Ecuador.

She is currently Vice-minister of Finance of Ecuador. Previously, she has served as Under-secretary of Public Finance Innovation of the Minister of Finance (2010-2013). Planning manager of the State Bank (2008-2010), Vice President of Finance of Andinatel (2007), Director of Decentralization Unit and Structure of the State and General Coordinator of the Project support Decentralization of EX Modernization Councial (2005-2006).

She has worked for numerous International Cooperation organizations like Servicio Holandes de Cooperacion al Desarollo (SNV) where she was in charge of advising the Government on policies issues on inclusion and economic development. Within the Agencia of Cooperacion Alemana (GTZ) and the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), she worked as a consultant on financial management and decentralization of subnational governments projects.

She has published on issues related to fiscal policy and national and sub-national finance for the State bank of Ecuador, CEPAL as well as the National University of Cordoba.