Bernardo Gonzalez Rosas is a Senior Adviser to the Financial Integrity Network. Bernardo Gonzalez is an expert in the Mexican financial sector with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked for different multilateral organization such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program.
Bernardo has held senior positions in development banks, were he has been in charge of their financial inclusion strategies and products. As Assistant Secretary for Development Banks at the Ministry of Finance he coordinated the public policy for Mexico’s state banks and chaired their boards of directors and credit committees.
For more than 6 years he has been a financial sector regulator. First as vice president for Regulatory Policy at the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), later as Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of Finance, and finally as Chairman of CNBV, the most important regulatory and supervisory entity in the financial sector. During these years, Bernardo Gonzalez participated in the design of the 2014 Financial Reform and was instrumental in its implementation. As Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings he lead the team to renegotiate the financial services chapter of NAFTA. In that capacity also, Bernardo was responsible for the design, coordination and approval process in congress of Mexico´s Fintech law, the first law of its kind. He was also responsible for the design of the National Policy for Financial Inclusion and the National Strategy for Financial Literacy.
Bernardo Gonzalez is highly recognized in the Mexican Financial Sector and abroad due to his wide knowledge in subjects such as digital transformation of financial institutions, Fintech, cybersecurity, and financial inclusion.
Bernardo Gonzalez has represented Mexico in standard setting bodies and multilateral organizations such as the G20 Financial Stability Board (FSB), the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the Basel Committee, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and others.
Bernardo has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and a Master’s of Science degree from McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He has taught Public Finance at ITAM and at Universidad Ibero Americana.