CFP welcomes two new Advisory Board members

The CFP is pleased to announce the addition of two new and distinguished members, Ms. Carla F. Avila and Dr. Sung Hwan Shin, to its Advisory Board. The CFP Advisory Board convenes annually at MIT, and provides essential oversight, guidance and support to the Center and its mission.

Ms. Avila is Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions at Baron Capital Management. She has been with Baron since 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Avila worked at UBS AG as an executive director in new business development. From 1997 to 2004, Avila worked at JPMorgan Chase as a vice president. From 1993 to 1995, Avila worked at Banamex as an economic and industry research associate. From 1991 to 1992, Avila worked at Ludwig von Mises Institute as a project director of NAFTA. Carla graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana with a B.B.A. in 1991 and from MIT Sloan School of Management with an M.B.A. in 1997.

Dr. Sung Hwan Shin became President of Korea Institute of Finance in March of 2015. Dr. Shin is also professor at Hongik University, and senior advisor at Korea Fixed Income Research Institute. Dr. Shin has been leading MOSF’s public fund evaluation board in 2014. Dr. Shin has participated in several committees and working groups in NPS and KIC. He was a member of KIC’s steering committee from 2007 to 2009. He is currently a non-executive board member of KB Financial Group. Dr. Shin has publications in various areas in finance including asset management, risk management, pension, and public private partnerships in Korea. He was a president of Korea pension academic association in 2013 and a board member of several academic associations in Korea. He was a senior financial officer in the corporate finance department at the World Bank in Washington DC from 1998 to 2001 and a research fellow at the Korea Institute of Finance from 1993 to 1995. Mr Shin received a BA in economics from the Seoul National University in 1985 and a PhD in finance from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1993.