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The National Social Security Council (CNSS) met to discuss the profiles of the candidates proposed to occupy the position of superintendent of Pensions. The shortlist approved yesterday by resolution No. 558-01 includes three state-functional economists.

In the resolution are proposed to Jeffrey Lizardogeneral director of the Single System of Beneficiaries (siuben), Francisco Torres, Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII) and Juan Jiménez, technical coordinator of the Superintendency of Pensions (sipen) to occupy the position.

The sipen is the institution that must ensure the social security rights of the affiliates Y beneficiaries of the Dominican Republic pension system.

On October 5 of this 2022 the last period management of Ramón Emilio Contreras Genao, who held the position since 2014, after being appointed and subsequently ratified for four more years by past President Danilo Medina.

Jeffrey Rafael Lizardo Ortiz (siuben)


ANDs the general director of the Single System of Beneficiaries (siuben) and professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

According to his resume he is economistspecializing in public policy and protection Social. He has worked as a researcher and professor at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (Intec), where he was director of the School of Economics, director of Development, and associate dean of Business.

In his resume he included his experience as adviser and consultant on issues of pensionslabor market, health economics and education for the UNDP, IDB, WB, ILO, among other organizations.

He has played several functions in the Governmentamong them, director of Economic and Social Development of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development and financial and health director of the National Health Insurance, the document indicates.

In addition, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (skinny) in the Dominican Republic, from movement civic Citizen Participation and president of the National Bioethics Commission in the period 2019-2021.

Francisco Alberto Torres Diaz (DGII)

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Since 2020, he has been deputy director of Compliance Management in the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII).

According to the portal of the collecting institution, he has a degree in Economy Y Management of Companies with a concentration in finance and international trade with a master’s degree in Applied Macroeconomics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

He has studies and certifications in the Leadership Program for Public Management (PLGP) from Georgetown University and Barna Management School. At the International Monetary Fund, she studied Monetary and Financial Statistics programs in Brazil, Monetary and Financial Programming with Inflation Targets in Washington, among other studies at the international level.

In his professional portfolio some experiences in the private sector stand out. He has been founder, CEO and chief investment strategist of Towers Capital Group, as well as financial advisor to Dominican companies in the sectors of: construction, commerce, health, finance, tourism, among others.

The web portal of the DGIIindicates that he was head of the Division of Macroeconomic Models of the central bank of the Dominican Republic, in charge of the projection of key macroeconomic variables and policy recommendations of the direction of the Department of Monetary Programming and Economic Studies.

Juan Carlos Jimenez (sipen)

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Juan Jimenez, He is currently the technical coordinator of the Superintendency of Pensions (sipen), specialized in banking, financial and pension sector issues in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain and Uruguay.

The official is a graduate of the Faculty of Social and Administrative Sciences of the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University, with a bachelor’s degree in Management of Companies, Magna Cum Laude. Subsequently, he studied economics obtaining a Magister’s degree in Economy International with a specialization in Industrial Organization, stands out in his resume.

He has several studies on the industry of the Administrators of Funds pensions in Uruguay. Likewise, she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences (Actuary), at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo.

In addition, he completed Postgraduate studies in International Studies, Financial Management and Banking Supervision, which allowed him to obtain a reward international to the excellenceas indicated in his professional profile posted on the page of the sipen.

He also highlights his experience in the financial area of ​​the private sector, holding management positions in various companies in the country. Likewise, he was part of the Young Professionals Program at the Superintendence of Banks from the Dominican Republic.

Dominican journalist specializing in economics and finance, graduated from the Dominican O&M University.

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