The environment for productive investments in Argentina

jaime campos

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Speaker: Jaime Campos (President of the Argentinean Business Association)

Jaime Campos is the President of the Argentinean Business Association (Asociación Empresaria Argentina). Mr Campos has a BA in Sociology from the Argentine Catholic University (UCA) and MA in Economic Development from Yale University (USA). He has professional experience in three different areas. First, he has been consultant to various international organizations such as the IDB, IDRC, and UNCTAD as well as Professor on Argentina’s Economy at the UCA Mr Campos has written a series of papers on international investment and technology transfer. He is coeditor, with Peter Buckley and others, of the book “International Technology Transfer by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises”, Macmillan Press, 1997. Second, he was Executive Director of the Argentine Investment Foundation. An institution aimed at the promotion of productive investments in Argentina, responsible of performing actions to attract foreign investments and to improve the local environment for investments, as well as assisting Argentine firms in their international development and expansion. Finally, during the last 7 years he has been the President of the Argentine Business Association (AEA), an organization that gathers entrepreneurs from large firms, many of them with international activities. Responsible of putting forward to the Government, as well as opposition parties and the public opinion, diverse points of view from the business community, his tasks include the coordination of technical work on different topics relevant to business activity, and the reception of business delegations from abroad.