Barclays Names Casillas as Latam Chief Economist
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: October 6, 2021
Barclays has announced the appointment of Gabriel Casillas as the new chief economist for Latin America.
He will be based in New York and will focus on driving Barclays’ economic research across Latin America, in addition to covering the Mexican economy. He will report to Christian Keller, head of economics research.
Casillas joins from Grupo Financiero Banorte, where he was chief economist and head of investor relations and ESG. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry and previously worked at JP Morgan and UBS as chief economist for Mexico and Chile, as well as at the central bank of Mexico in different divisions.
Casillas is also chair of the National Committee of Economic Research at the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives and a member of the Economic Advisory Committee at the Institute of International Finance.
“Gabriel’s appointment underscores our commitment to investing in top level talent and we are confident our clients will benefit from his insights and expertise, as well as his diverse experience in the economic and financial sectors,” says Ajay Rajadhyaksha, head of macro research at Barclays.