Jonathan Davis Arzac
Chairman, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Mr. Davis has developed a long professional career in the financial sector, having worked in the public and private sectors as well as with multilateral agencies. Currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Macquarie Mexico Infrastructure Fund. He also is President of Davar Consultores S.C.; a consultant firm that specializes in different projects supporting private sector financial initiatives. He has been named an Independent Board Member in Banco Wal-Mart, Adelante, S.A., Corporación Actinver S.A.B.; The Mexico Fund, Inc., (listed on the New York Stock Exchange) and Asociacion Mexicana de Distribuidores de Automotores, S.C.; also has been appointed as a financial expert to the Audit Committee of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. In 2011-2012 he became the President of the Australian, New Zeland and Mexico Business Council;. In 2008 joined ING as Regional Vice President for Strategic Planning in Latin America. In 2007 was appointed Executive Director for Mexico and the Dominican Republic at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). From 2000-2006 was President of the National Banking and Securities Commission of Mexico (CNBV), and previously (1995-2000) was Treasurer of the Federation at the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Davis began his career working for Banco de México (The Central Bank 1978-1984), where he held different responsibilities in the International Operations Department.
Mr. Davis has vast experience in international financial markets. He was a member of the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO-OICV), where he served as Vice-President; within this Organization, he was responsible for coordinating and drafting the international standard, known as “Client Identification and Beneficial Ownership (CIBO)”. Additionally, he was a member of the Board of the Association of Banking Supervisors of the Americas (ASBA), where he served as Regional Director for North America, representing Mexico, USA and Canada.
Mr. Davis has been invited as a speaker to numerous conferences and seminars. He earned his Undergraduate Degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he graduated with honors. He also earned a Masters Degree in Development Economics at the University of Sussex in The United Kingdom. Mr. Davis taught the undergraduate course of International Trade as well as Monetary Theory and Policy at the National School of Economics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).