General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier
Banco de México
BiographyAlejandro Alegre (57) is General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier at the Banco de México. He has been with the bank since 2001 and has held different positions including Advisor to the Board of Governors, Security Director, and General Director of Planning and Budget. Previous to this, he spent 14 years working in Civilian Intelligence Services in Mexico. He was General Director of the Planning Center for Drug Control, the Intelligence Agency of the Office of the Mexican Attorney General and General Director of the National Security Intelligence Center (CISEN). He is a qualified lawyer.
About the companyBanco de México is the central bank of Mexico.
PresentationCurrency management in crisis: the Covid-19 pandemic
The Covid 19 pandemic came as a surprise to the world.This panel session will debate how well prepared central banks were to deal with the pandemic at the outset, what the main challenges were, and how they were overcome. The panelists will also discuss the key lessons learned and actions taken after nearly 2 years of the pandemic.