Office of the Executive Director for
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay,
Perú and Uruguay
Fernando Filartiga was born in Asunción, Paraguay. He graduated from the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Paraguay, the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, ranked first in his class, with a GPA of 5,00 over 5,00. As best graduate and Valedictorian of the law class: “1811-2011: Bicentenario de la Independencia del Paraguay,” Fernando received the Gold Medal Award, the highest academic distinction given by the Rector of the Universidad Nacional de Asunción.
While at university, Fernando worked as trainee at Julio César Cantero & Asoc., a Paraguayan law firm specializing in corporate and civil law, and civil litigation. At the same time, as a law school student, he was involved in extracurricular activities, having being class president and contributor to major academic journals.
In 2010, Fernando was awarded the Building the Fulbright Future scholarship by the U. S. Embassy in Asuncion. The scholarship program allowed him to improve his English skills and take the TOEFL test. In 2011, after a rigorous selection process, he was chosen from over 590 highly qualified applicants, and joined the Central Bank of Paraguay. As a legal advisor and Acting Director of the Legal Department for Financial Institutions, Fernando participated in the preparation and application of rules designed to move toward a Paraguayan financial system that meets MERCOSUR and global requirements.
In 2013-2014, Fernando attended NYU School of Law as an Arthur T. Vandebilt Scholar. He received the degree of Master of Laws. Since February 2015, he has been Advisor to the Executive Director for Paraguay at the World Bank Group.