Hector R. Torres, is a former Executive Director of the IMF and a former Chair of the G-24 Bureau in Washington, D.C.
Between March 2004 and October 2008 Hector was Executive Director and Alternate ED at the IMF, representing the interests of a constituency of six Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay).
In November 2008 Hector is senior staff in the WTO where he has been assigned to WTO's Task Force on the Financial Crisis. He is also at WTO's Institute for Training and Technical Co-operation, from where he is responsible for WTO's Technical Assistance to the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
Between 2001 and 2004, Hector worked as a legal counsellor at the WTO's Appellate Body (a Court of Appeal for trade disputes).
Previously he had been a diplomat at Argentina's professional Foreign Service.
He has law studies, a specialization on Economic International Law and several publications on international economic matters
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