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1. Oral history interview with Pedro Carlos Aspe Armella 2012

Aspe Armella, Pedro
  • Name: Aspe Armella, Pedro (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 2012
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
  • Abstract: (b. 1950); Senior Managing Director and Co-Chairman Evercore Partners. Appointment to the Carnegie Corporation of New York Board: met Vartan Gregorian at Brown University and McGraw-Hill Companies, notable individuals on the Board; led transition to new auditing firm: auditioning the Big Four and other auditing firms, transition from KPMG to McGladrey & Pullen, processes implemented to facilitate transition; sense of American philanthropy, experience with Mexican NGOs, transparency and foundations, Edward Sermier, D. Ellen Shuman, Robert J. Seman, Denise A. Clare, Thomas H. Kean, Helene L. Kaplan, Geoffrey T. Boisi; expertise in accounting: undergraduate years at Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology, accounting and economics, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles instruction at University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; programming fiscal oversight: programming in Africa and other developing economies; 2008 financial crisis: bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, 2009 recovery, management of liquidity, Internal Revenue Service; reflection on programs: partisanship and bipartisanism in U.S. education reform debates, balance between public and private sectors, the power of philanthropy; reflections on Mexico: work on opening Mexican economy, the North American Free Trade Agreement, success of NGOs, work of Aspe's daughters, migration to the U.S., “War on Drugs.”