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Base of the Pyramid Week Strategic Partners Dialogue ď‚˝May 30th Speakers Bios* *Alphabetically by name


Andrés Maz Executive Director of Advanced Technology Policy CISCO www.cisco.com amaz@cisco.com Andres is Executive Director of Advanced Technology Policy in Cisco’s Global Policy group and member of Cisco’s Brazil and Mexico boards. Andres is a recognized business leader in the ICT space and frequently speaks at industry forums on technology policy and service providers’ strategy. Andres has an outstanding track record in the telecommunications and technology industry, providing strategic advice to business and policy leaders worldwide on the intersection between technology and policy. Andres plays a vital role in crafting Cisco’s vision and strategy for Latin America, which is one of the fastest growing regions for the company. Andres has built strong partnerships with senior government leaders across the region, counseling them on broadband deployment strategies, mobility, wireless, and security. Andres has also partnered with service providers advising them on tech policy, new business models, cloud computing, managed services, and strategy development. Andres previously worked for Verizon Business, where he focused on corporate strategy, M&A, regulation and business development. Prior to the Verizon-MCI merger, he was responsible for MCI's corporate and regulatory subsidiaries in emerging markets. Over his career, he has worked in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Andres holds a B.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Telecommunications, and an MBA from Columbia and London Business School. He is fluent Spanish and English and is continuing to improve his Portuguese. Antonio García Zabayos Lead Communications Specialist Inter-American Development Bank Antoniogar@iadb.org Mr. García is Lead Telecommunications Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank since October 2010. In this position he coordinates the broadband platform for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region. He’s the focal point to the IDB President on ICT and broadband matters. Previous to the IDB, Mr. García worked with the head of Regulation and Strategy in the practice of Telecommunications Media & Technology at Deloitte (2008-2010), where he did consulting operators, National Regulatory Agencies and multilateral organizations in countries such as Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Argentina, among others. He has also occupied important positions at Telefónica in Spain and the Spanish National Regulatory Agency. Mr. García has a PhD (Hons) in Econmics from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) and has a background in business organization from the Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland) and the Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain). He’s an Associate professor of finance applied to telecommunications at Instituto de Empresa Business School in Spain.


Diego Molano Vega Minister of Information Technology and Communication of Colombia www.mintic.gov.co ana.rosales@mintic.gov.co The Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Diego Molano Vega is an electrical engineer, born in Tunja, Boyacá a Department of Colombia, with a master in economics from the Universidad Javeriana and a Masters in Business from the Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry of information technology and communications, ICT, in both public and private sectors. He has held executive positions in multinational companies such as Ascom (Switzerland), Bellsouth (USA) and Telefónica (Spain), in which he has been responsible for the operation in areas of corporate relations, regulation and wholesale businesses in 18 countries of the world. In the firm Telefonica, for example, he directed research and publications on the impact of technology on public health, banking, in the justice sector, education, small and medium enterprises and productivity, competitiveness and innovation in Latin America. Molano Vega was director of the National Telecommunications Commission (CRT) between 1996 and 2000. His management focused on the liberalization of the sector. He has served on the boards of important major international business organizations like the Iberoamerican Association of Telecommunications Operators (Ahciet) the Business Economic Forum of Mercosur (MEBF), European Business Forum, EUBrasil and the Chamber of Commerce of Colombia in Spain. He was founder and president of the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Latin America (Regulatel) and member of the board of 4-72, the postal network in Colombia that operates the National Postal Services SA. Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Principal Specialist Opportunities for the Majority elizabethd@iadb.org www.iadb.org/om Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is a Principal Specialist at the IDB’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative. Earlier in her career at the IDB, she served as a policy advisor to the IDB’s Executive Vice President, providing oversight on issues related to social sectors, the environment, public management, science and technology, competitiveness, tourism and disaster prevention. She also served as the principal coordinator of the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund, which uses both grant and investment mechanisms to strengthen the environment for doing business. Before joining the IDB, Elizabeth spent six years working for the United Nations in the United States, Africa and Europe. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.


Guido Javier Valdivia Rodríguez Director Instituto Ciudades Siglo XXI, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Peru valdivia.guido@gmail.com www.urp.edu.pe/ciudadessigloxxi/ Guido Valdivia Rodríguez is the current Director of the Instituto Ciudades Siglo XXI a center at the Universidad Ricardo Palma of Peru that provides technical assistance, professional training, and consultancy services on territorial development and urbanism. He was National Director for Housing (2002-2004) and Viceminister of Housing and Urbanism of Perú between 2004 and 2006. An Industrial Engineer from the University of Lima, Mr. Valdivia was President of the Board of the Bank of Materials and played leading roles in the Mivivienda Fund and the Commission for Property Formalization (COFOPRI), the three main government institutions in charge of financing housing and formalization. He led the implementation of the National Housing Plan 2002-2006, as well as in its update for 2015, and the Techo Propio y Mibarrio programs. He also designed and implemented the Support Program for the Housing Sector (PASH) financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. Javier Gavito General Director, Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal of Mexico www.shf.gov.mx nespinosa@shf.gob.mx On October 2007, Javier Gavito Mohar was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Mortgage Bank (Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, SHF), a Mexican government bank that promotes the development of primary and secondary markets for residential mortgages. Previous to the SHF Gavito (2007) was CEO to the National Savings and Financial Services Bank (Banco del Ahorro Nacional y Servicios Financieros, BANSEFI) and the Patronato del Ahorro Nacional (PAHNAL) (2001). From November 1999 to November 2000 he was General Director of Banking and Savings in the Mexican Ministry of Finance (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, SHCP). He was Vice Chairman of Financial Analysis and Development of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, CNBV) from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Gavito has played a key role in the academia. For 14 years (1980-1994) he was a professor at the Mexican Autonomous Technological Institute (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, ITAM), becoming the Antonio Carrillo Flores Professor of Finance in 1990. He was also Head of the Academic Department of the School of Business and Coordinator of the Finance Department of ITAM. Mr. Gavito has an MBA with a Major on Finance from Tulane University and a College Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Anáhuac. He has published several articles, papers and essays dealing with finance; participating organization systems; banking Supervision; Banking Crisis, the Mexican Experience; and the Impact of NAFTA on the Financial Sector.


Juan Sebastian Pardo Founder and CEO Credifamilia Compañía de Financiamiento S.A. jspardo@credifamilia.com www.credifamilia.com Born and raised in Bogota, Juan Sebastian Pardo-Lanzetta is the founder and CEO of Credifamilia Compañía de Financiamiento S.A., a regulated deposit taking financial institution focused on mortgage lending for low-income homebuyers in urban areas in Colombia. Mr. Pardo returned to Bogota to start Credifamilia right after graduating in mid-2007 from the MBA program at Stanford University. The company recently started operations in Bogota after obtaining a banking license from the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia. Credifamilia’s low-income mortgage origination targets stand at US$ 10 mill for 2011 and US$ 40 mill for 2012. Other entrepreneurial experiences include a successful venture in residential real estate development, the building of a traffic control products division at a medium-sized Colombian company, and founding and operating a retail flower business. In addition to his MBA, Mr. Pardo holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and a certificate in Public Management from the Stanford University. Lina Salazar Ortegón Research Fellow Opportunities for the Majority Inter-American Development Bank linasa@iadb.org @LinaSalazar Lina Salazar Ortegón is a Research Fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ) since January 2012. At OMJ she assists management with the Initiative’s strategic communications strategy, outreach and partnerships, and the quality control of grants. She also accompanies OMJ's adoption of the IRIS standards and the relationship with the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN). Previous to the Bank, Ms. Salazar worked for the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (ASCOA) in New York, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD in Paris, and the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce in Bogota. Ms. Salazar is a Lawyer and a Political Scientist from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and has a dual Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Sciences Po in Paris, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, in New York. She has published articles in Colombian newspapers such as El Espactador and Portafolio, and regional magazines like Americas Quarterly and LatynPyme. Luis Alberto Moreno President Inter-American Development Bank www.iadb.org Luis Alberto Moreno assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank on October 1, 2005. He was re-elected to a five-year term during a special meeting of the Bank’s


Board of Governors on July 6, 2010. As President of the Bank, Moreno also serves as Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and Chairman of the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). Previous to joining the IDB, Moreno served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. Ambassador Moreno oversaw a dramatic improvement in Colombian-U.S. relations during his tenure in Washington. Prior to his post as Ambassador, Moreno served a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors in Colombia as representative for the Andean Region of WestSphere Capital and as a senior advisor to the Luis Carlos Sarmiento Organization, the leading banking & financial group in Colombia. During the the administration of President César Gaviria, Moreno was the President of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial (IFI), the Colombian government’s industrial finance corporation, as well as Minister of Economic Development (1992). Throughout his career, Moreno has received some of the highest decorations and distinctions awarded by the Colombian state and the country’s private sector, including the “Orden de Boyacá en el Grado de Gran Cruz”—the highest distinction given by the Colombian state—, awarded by the President of Colombia on August 2, 2002. Moreno obtained bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Florida Atlantic University in 1975, and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird University in 1977. For his distinguished work in the field of journalism, he was awarded a Neiman Fellowship by Harvard University to undertake studies at that institution from September 1990 to June 1991. Luiz Ros Manager, Opportunities for the Majority Inter-American Development Bank luizros@iadb.org www.iadb.org/om Luiz Ros was appointed Manager for the Opportunities for the Majority (OM) Sector Office in January 2008, with responsibility for promoting and coordinating activities corresponding to the OM initiative. He joined the IDB in 2007, as Principal Business Development Specialist for the OM Office. Before entering the Bank, Ros was the Global Manager for Markets and Sustainable Enterprise at the World Resources Institute (WRI), where he built partnerships with venture capitalists, large corporations, business schools, and enterprise development institutions in key emerging economies to support sustainable investment that brought opportunities to underserved sectors of the population. He was an advisor to the DuPont company’s presidency for Latin America, which was simultaneously the vice presidency of emerging markets growth. Ros has served as a member of the strategic board for VC III Stratus Investment Fund, based in São Paulo, Brazil, that supports small, sustainable businesses. He also served as a member of International Finance Corporation’s advisory panel under the Sustainable Finance Initiative and the Latin America Financial Initiative Advisory Group of the United Nations Environmental Programme. Ros lectured at the Harvard Business School on private sector strategies to serve low-income markets in Latin America.


Prior to joining the WRI, Ros was the director of the National Environmental Fund at the Ministry of Environment in Brazil, where he was in charge of funding more than 100 projects, including those involving local communities and indigenous peoples in the Amazon region. He managed World Bank managing projects in Brazil financed by the Global Environmental Facility. Ros has undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and a Master of Science in International Relations and Environmental Economics from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. He was a visiting scholar at the state university of New York in Syracuse. Ros has been recently selected among the top six business leaders by Época Negócios, a leading business magazine in Brazil. Michael Randel Director Randel Consulting michael.randel@gmail.com www.randelconsultingassociates.com Michael Randel brings more than twenty years’ experience working as an organizational consultant to support the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organizations. He is Director of Randel Consulting Associates, a Maryland-based firm founded in 2006 that works with clients at local, national and global levels. Michael engages with his clients in facilitating change, improving performance and increasing impact. He works with the environment and systems within which his clients are located, and carefully selects tools and interventions designed to positively influence their results and impact. He supports his clients as a facilitator, consultant, coach, and trainer. Michael's broad experience ranges from coaching individuals to designing and running learning programs for up to four hundred people. He has worked in both face-to-face and virtual environments with clients from the private sector, public sector and non-profit sector at local, national and global levels in more than twenty five countries. Michael has published extensively and regularly addresses conferences and specialist groups. His educational qualifications include a master’s degree in Social and Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and a post-graduate qualification in education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. His advanced training as a facilitator took place in South Africa and the United States He is a member of ASTD, the Chesapeake Bay OD Network, the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). He is recognized as a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) by the IAF. Michael Fairbanks Co-Founder SEVEN Fund mike@michaelfairbanks.com Michael Fairbanks co-founded the SEVEN Fund in 2005. SEVEN is a philanthropic foundation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts run by entrepreneurs, whose strategy is to produce films, books and original research to markedly increase the rate of diffusion of enterprise solutions to global poverty. He is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the OTF Group, a strategyconsulting firm based in Boston, and the first venture-backed U.S. firm to focus on developing nations. He was a U.S. Peace Corps teacher in Kenya. A long-time angel investor in the life sciences, he is a founding shareholder in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which has drugs currently undergoing FDA trials to fight cancer. Mr. Fairbanks


is also a founding board member of Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals, based in San Francisco, which is focused on solutions to heart disease. He is helping to launch Akagera Pharmaceuticals, which will focus on solutions to infectious disease. He has been a Senior Advisor since 2001 to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on private sector development and export competitiveness. Other recent projects include advising the President of the Inter-American Development Bank on creating its USD 250 million Opportunities for the Majority private sector initiative; and advising the Minister of Finance of Afghanistan on private-sector reforms. Mr. Fairbanks testified to U.S. Congress twice in the last twelve months on enterprise solutions to poverty in Haiti. He conceived and oversees the Global Pioneers of Prosperity Program, in cooperation with OTF, Legatum, the Multilateral Investment Fund, and the Templeton Foundation, which finds and recognizes role model businesses in the world’s poorest nations. He has authored numerous popular articles in the Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post and Washington Post. He has over 500,000 subscribers to his writing. He studied philosophy and biochemistry at the University of Scranton, a Jesuit university in Pennsylvania where he was a trustee for six years, and African politics at Columbia University, SIPA ’83, in New York City. He will spend the 2011-12 academic year as a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Pedro J. Uribe Director International Organizations for Latin America Microsoft Corporation Pedro.Uribe@microsoft.com www.microsoft.com Pedro J. Uribe B. is the Director for International Organizations for Microsoft Latin America and The Caribbean. He has the responsibility to develop partnerships with multilaterals, bilateral and Inter Governmental Organizations such as Inter-American Development Bank –IDB-, Organization of Americas States – OAS-, World Bank, United Nations among others, to promote technology into the development world. Prior to this role, Pedro occupied important managerial positions at SBG (Startup Business Group) for Latin America, UPG (Unlimited Potential Group), Andersen Consulting (today Accenture), and IBM. Before he moved to Latin American headquarters, Pedro was the General Manager for Microsoft Colombia. He has been part of Microsoft for 12 years. Pedro was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia. He is a Cum Laude Systems Engineer of the Industrial University of Santander with several training in business and information technology strategy at Andersen Consulting and he also has an MIT specialization in Corporate Strategy. Rodrigo Caldera Founder and CEO Rafcasa rodrigocaldera@rafcasa.com.ni @rafcasa Rodrigo Caldera was born January 31, 1964, in Managua, Nicaragua. He graduated in 1985 from Georgia Tech with a BS in Industrial Management, and accepted a position as Distribution Manager for a large multinational.


In 1990, Rodrigo returned to his native Nicaragua to work in a family owned business and he did post- graduate work at the Incae Business School in 1995. In 2003 Rodrigo was invited to become a member of the Bancentro’s board of directors, one of the largest Banks in Nicaragua and in 2004 was chosen by Trans Union to lead the effort to establish the first credit bureau in the country. In 2007 Rodrigo founded Rafcasa Nicaragua. Rafcasa, a financial enterprise that helps the working class Nicaraguans in the informal sectors of the economy establish a savings history and become creditworthy for long term financing. Rafcasa has negotiated agreements with Banco de Finanzas, auto dealerships and low income housing developers, whereby clients are considered creditworthy automatically after a 6, 9 or 12 month period of time. This is a positive force for change aimed at a large segment of the population. An estimated 70% of the Nicaraguan labor-pool works in the informal sector. Rafcasa bridges the gap between a working person’s immediate cash flow and their ability to qualify for the long term financing to purchase their first house. Raúl Ricardo Pérez-Reyes Espejo Vice minister of Communications Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Peru rperezreyes@mtc.gob.pe www.mtc.gob.pe Mr. Pérez-Reyes Espejo is the Vice minister of Communications of Peru since August 2011. He’s also a member of the Commission for Market Access at the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI). Previous to his position as a Vice minister, Mr. Pérez-Reyes Espejo held managerial positions at the Peruvian Association for Authors and Composers (APDAYC) and the agencies overseeing investments in energy and mining (OSINERGIM), and telecommunications (OSIPTEL) He’s a professor for the Economics Faculty at the Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Mr. Pérez-Reyes Espejo is an Economist from the University of Lima, has a Master in Economics and is a PhD candidate in Economics from the University of las Palmas of Gran Canaria in Spain. Regenie Fräser Secretary General CANTO rfraser@canto.org www.canto.org Ms. Fräser is the Secretary General of CANTO (since August 2004). She holds a first Degree in Law from the University of Suriname and a Master of Arts Degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. She has served TELESUR (Telecommunication Corporation Suriname) in several positions between 1976 and 2003. She has increased CANTO Membership with approximately 300% in the past seven years.


Santiago Levy Vice-president for Sectors and Knowledge Inter-American Development Bank www.iadb.org Mexican economist Santiago Levy Algazi became the Vice President for Sector and Knowledge on March 1, 2008. From August 2007 to Feburary 2008, he served as General Manager and Chief Economist for the IDB Research Department. Previously, he was General Director at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) from December 2000 to October 2005. Under his tenure, he promoted changes to the Social Security Act to increase transparency and accountability in IMSS finances and create long-term reserves. From 1994 to 2000, Levy served as the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, becoming the main architect of the renowned social program ProgresaOportunidades that benefits the poor. He managed budgetary adjustments during the 1994-95 economic crises and the 1998 fall in oil prices. Previous positions include President of the Federal Competition Commission and Director of the Economic Deregulation Program at the Ministry of Trade and Industrial Promotion. Levy is the author of at least 75 articles, monographs and book chapters on such diverse subjects as poverty reduction, competitiveness, foreign exchange policy, export imbalances, pricing, microeconomics and energy. His paper Poverty in Mexico won the 1992 National Research Prize in Economics awarded by the Bank of Mexico. His recent published books are Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality and Economic Growth in Mexico, Brookings Institution Press, 2008; Progress against Poverty: Sustaining Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades Program, Brookings Institution Press, 2006; Sin Herencia de Pobreza, Editorial Planeta, 2005 (with Evelyne Rodríguez); and Ensayos sobre el Desarrollo Económico y Social de México, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 2004. Levy holds a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University and a Masters in political economy from the same university. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Cambridge University. Steven J. Puig Vice President for the Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations Inter-American Development Bank www.iadb.org Steven J. Puig, a dual citizen of the Dominican Republic and the United States, was appointed Vice President for the Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations, at the InterAmerican Development Bank, effective November 7, 2007. Mr. Puig is responsible for coordinating the private sector and non-sovereign guaranteed operational programs of the IDB Group, the development and implementation of a private sector integrated business plan, as well as the business plans of each of the group´s private sector entities. The IDB Group is composed of the IDB, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). The area under Mr. Puig´s responsibility includes the IDB´s Structured and Corporate Finance Department (SCF) and the Opportunities for the Majority Sector (OMJ).


Prior to joining the IDB, Mr. Puig held a number of positions with Citigroup. From 2004 to 2007, he was Global Head of Trade for Latin America in Miami. From 2001 to 2004, he was Country Corporate Officer in Colombia. From 1998 to 2000, he was Country Corporate Officer in El Salvador. Prior to that, Mr. Puig was Vice President of Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance in the Dominican Republic. Before joining Citigroup, Mr. Puig served on the management team of two commercial groups in the Dominican Republic, Grupo Ambar and Grupo Reid & Perellano. Mr. Puig holds a master’s degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management of Arizona, and a degree in Economics and International Finance and Commerce from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C. Valeria Budinich Founder & CEO of Full Economic Citizenship Ashoka Leadership Group Member vbudinich@ASHOKA.ORG www.ashoka.org Valeria is a social entrepreneur who has worked for 25 years in the creation and expansion of new businesses with social impact in 22 countries worldwide. At Ashoka in 2003, Valeria founded the Full Economic Citizenship (FEC) Initiative, a global initiative enabling large commercial alliances between social entrepreneurs and private companies to deliver products and services to small producers and low-income families through the articulation of Hybrid Value Chains (HVC™). Ashoka’s FEC work is focused on housing, healthcare, and agriculture. Prior to Ashoka, Valeria was the Chief Operating Officer at Appropriate Technology International, a founding Vice-President for Latin America at Endeavor, and a Vice President for New Initiatives at BDA, a California-based consulting firm specializing in business process redesign and technology innovations for private sector clients worldwide. She currently sits on the Advisory Boards of Lemelson Foundation & Leapfrog Investments. She was brought up in Chile and Central America and trained as an industrial engineer.


Base of the Pyramid Week Client Workshop ď‚˝May 31st Speakers Bios* *Alphabetically by name


Agustin Zamora Specialist Opportunities for the Majority Inter-American Development Bank agustinz@iadb.org www.iadb.org/om Agustin Zamora Joined the IDB in 2008 as an Investment Officer in the Opportunities for the Majority Initiative to structure, assess, and analyze private sector operations that have a positive impact for low income communities in Latin America and the Caribbean under base of the pyramid (BOP) business models. Before joining the IDB, Agustin worked as an Investment Officer for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI) identifying, evaluating, negotiating, and helping close investments in infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ana Cristina Rendón Chief, Social Financial Credit Program Empresas Públicas de Medellìn, EPM ana.rendon@epm.com.co www.epm.com.com Mrs. Ana Cristina Rendón has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Univesidad Pontificia Bolivariana and a major in Financial and Social Project Assessment from the Universidad de Antioquia. With 22 years of professional experience in the utilities industry, she has had a number of executive managerial positions at Empresas Públicas de Medellín, EPM, in the Generation and Natural Gas Distribution businesses. She is currently the executive manager of the Social Financial Credit Program created by EPM three years ago. Caroline Misan Director, Global Partnerships Vision Spring cmisan@visionspring.org www.visionspring.org Caroline Misan is the Director of Global Partnerships for VisionSpring, responsible for developing partnerships with organizations that wish to replicate VisionSpring’s work. Prior to managing the Global Partnerships division, Caroline managed VisionSpring’s El Salvador program where she oversaw implementation of VisionSpring’s comprehensive eye care model and the program’s rapid expansion. Caroline previously worked at a variety of private and public sector organizations in New York and Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, which is where she first became passionate about international development. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has lived and studied in several Latin American countries. Whenever possible, Caroline likes to spend her time traveling to new places (both for VisionSpring and on her own), while toting her trusted camera.


Daniela Carrera Marquis Chief, Financial Markets Division Inter-American Development Bank danielac@iadb.org A Venezuelan national joined the Bank in 2002. She currently manages the financial markets group of the Structured and Corporate Finance Department, which is responsible for capital markets development, trade finance and financial institutions. Previously, she served as senior investment officer focusing in capital markets transactions, being housing finance one of the primary targeted areas. Daniela Carrera-Marquis has over 14 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the IDB she worked at ING Bank London, UK, as Director Latin American product specialist. Previously in Venezuela, she was Head of financial markets in charge of financial markets activities in ING Venezuela. Prior to joining ING Bank in 1994, she worked at the capital markets unit in Confimerca (local brokerage house) and as relationship manager in Citibank in Venezuela. Mrs. Daniela Carrera-Marquis holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a Masters degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Mrs. Daniela Carrera-Marquis is a Fulbright scholar. Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Principal Specialist Opportunities for the Majority elizabethd@iadb.org www.iadb.org/om Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is a Principal Specialist at the IDB’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative. Earlier in her career at the IDB, she served as a policy advisor to the IDB’s Executive Vice President, providing oversight on issues related to social sectors, the environment, public management, science and technology, competitiveness, tourism and disaster prevention. She also served as the principal coordinator of the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund, which uses both grant and investment mechanisms to strengthen the environment for doing business. Before joining the IDB, Elizabeth spent six years working for the United Nations in the United States, Africa and Europe. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Enrique Coronado Co-Founder & Board Director, Chief Executive & Financial Officer Por ti, Familia enrique.coronado@portifamilia.com www.portifamilia.com After receiving his MBA at Columbia Business School, Enrique returned to Peru to build the first private company in the region that seeks to improve access to health care with a profit-making business model. Enrique has previous experience in health care investment banking at Bank of America Securities, international development consulting at Endeavor and operations management and finance at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Recently, Enrique has been featured in a special edition for the 25 years of SEMANA económica (‘Forbes’ equivalent in Peru) as one of the 25 young leaders that will shape the economy and future of Peru in the next 25 years.


Francisco Vizcaya Founder and CEO FINAE fvizcaya@finae.com www.finae.com Mr. Vizcaya has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector mainly in commercial banks. He has worked as: Executive Director of Private Banking of Banco Santander in Mexico, Business Development VP for GE Capital in Mexico, CEO of Factoraje Serfin a joint-venture between Grupo Serfin and GE Capital (the largest factoring company in Mexico), Executive Director of the International Division of Banca Serfin with offices in several cities and countries including Los Angeles, New York and London. Mr. Vizcaya participated in the creation of Banco Alianza bank (currently GE Capital Bank Mexico) as CFO and he created and managed a Banking Institution owned by Banca Serfin in the Cayman Islands designed to serve Mexican individuals in their international transactions, offering products as checking accounts, investments, credit cards, loans, investments in derivatives and other products. Mr. Vizcaya has a BS in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autónomo de México. In 2006 he founded FINAE, a social impact financial institution specialized in student loans, with a group of Mexican entrepreneurs in order to support low income Mexican students who do not have enough economic resources to pay for their undergraduate tuitions. Mr. Vizcaya is involved in other social causes that improve and provide education to women with scarce resources that praise their skills to cover the labor needs of their region. Johannes Kling Mazuera Founder and CEO of VTU Colombia S.A. and DD DEDO Johannes.Kling@dddedo.co www.dddedo.com Johannes Kling is the founding CEO of VTU de Colombia S.A. operating under its brand “DD DEDO”. It is a partnership in Colombia between local entrepreneurs and Net 1 UEPS technologies Inc, of South Africa. DD DEDO is in the process of setting up a large network oriented to the bottom of the socioeconomic pyramid in Colombia. It is currently linking up Mom and Pop stores in the traditional channel to offer a transactional service through a cellular phone given to the store owner. The current service offering includes not only the sale of airtime top up and other prepaid services, but the possibility to open electronic accounts, receive electronic payments, make utility payments, and perform other banking transactions such as deposits and withdrawals. DD DEDO is currently the largest Bank Correspondent in Colombia (CNB). It operates over 6,000 RED CERCA outlets in an alliance with BANCO AV VILLAS. Previously to starting DD DEDO, Johannes had worked in the financial sector in Colombia, and has been involved with mass consumption companies operating in the region. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston University, and an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.


Johnny Jirón Specialist Opportunities for the Majority Inter-American Development Bank johnnyj@iadb.org www.iadb.org/om Johnny Jiron is an Investment Officer for Opportunities for the Majority. He joined the IDB Group in 2005 as an Investment Officer for the Inter-American Investment Corporation. Before working for the IDB, Johnny worked as a Corporate Loan Officer for a commercial bank in his native Nicaragua. He holds an MBA in International Finance and Marketing from Western Illinois University, and his BSc and MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Juan Pablo Bonilla Chief Advisor, Executive Vice-presidency Inter-American Development Bank jbonilla@iadb.org www.iadb.org/ Mr. Juan Pablo Bonilla is Chief Advisor for the Executive Vicepresidency at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he also performed as the Chief of the Sustainable and Climate Change Unit. Before joining the IDB, Mr. Bonilla was Senior Environmental and Sustainable Development Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, and Member of the Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board to the United Nations. In his country, Colombia, Mr. Bonilla had the following positions: Deputy Minister of Environment, acting Minister of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development; principal advisor to the Vicepresident of Colombia, Executive Director of Fundesarrollo (Foundation for the Development of the Caribbean of Colombia), and National Environmental Manager of ANDI (National Industry Association). He graduated with a BA in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and holds a MSc in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and a PhD in Environmental and Energy Management from George Washington University. Juan Sebastian Pardo Founder and CEO Credifamilia Compañía de Financiamiento S.A. jspardo@credifamilia.com www.credifamilia.com Born and raised in Bogota, Juan Sebastian Pardo-Lanzetta is the founder and CEO of Credifamilia Compañía de Financiamiento S.A., a regulated deposit taking financial institution focused on mortgage lending for low-income homebuyers in urban areas in Colombia. Mr. Pardo returned to Bogota to start Credifamilia right after graduating in mid-2007 from the MBA program at Stanford University. The company recently started operations in Bogota after obtaining a banking license from the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia. Credifamilia’s low-income mortgage origination targets stand at US$ 10 mill for 2011 and US$ 40 mill for 2012.


Other entrepreneurial experiences include a successful venture in residential real estate development, the building of a traffic control products division at a medium-sized Colombian company, and founding and operating a retail flower business. In addition to his MBA, Mr. Pardo holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and a certificate in Public Management from the Stanford University. Julie Katzman Executive Vice-president Inter-American Development Bank www.iadb.org/ Julie T. Katzman, a U.S. citizen, is currently the Executive Vice-President. She previously served as General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). Ms. Katzman has over 15 years of experience in private equity, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the MIF, she had been based in Washington, D.C. working with companies on a broad range of strategic and financial issues in the U.S. Hispanic market and with Spanish alternative energy companies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Katzman worked for Lehman Brothers, focusing on the company’s High Yield and Private Equity businesses. In 1996, she left Lehman Brothers as Managing Director and co-founded Violy Byorum & Partners (VB&P), a New York-based investment bank focused on Latin America. During her tenure, VB&P was one of the top 10 M&A advisors throughout Latin America. She advised many large and influential companies in the region on both strategic issues and capital raising. Currently, Ms. Katzman serves on the Board of Visitors of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, the Board of Advisors of Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, and the Board of Directors of the International Center for Research on Women (“ICRW”). A summa cum laude graduate from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Ms. Katzman holds a degree in the Science of Foreign Service. She earned her Masters in Management with Distinction from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Lina Salazar Ortegón Research Fellow Opportunities for the Majority Inter-American Development Bank linasa@iadb.org @LinaSalazar Lina Salazar Ortegón is a Research Fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ) since January 2012. At OMJ she assists management with the Initiative’s strategic communications strategy, outreach and partnerships, and the quality control of grants. She also accompanies OMJ's adoption of the IRIS standards and the relationship with the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN). Previous to the Bank, Ms. Salazar worked for the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (ASCOA) in New York, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD in Paris, and the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce in Bogota. Ms. Salazar is a Lawyer and a Political Scientist from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and has a dual Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Sciences Po in Paris,


and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, in New York. She has published articles in Colombian newspapers such as El Espactador and Portafolio, and regional magazines like Americas Quarterly and LatynPyme. Luis Velasco Chairman of the Board Mi Tienda lvelasco@mitienda.com.mx www.mitienda.com.mx Mr. Velasco is Chairman of the Board of Mi Tienda, and a Managing Director at Atlas Advisors. Mr. Velasco has acted as financial and strategic advisor to numerous organizations and serves or has served on boards of publicly traded, private and 501 (c)(3) institutions in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe. He provides advice on various corporate strategy and financial matters such as fund raising, fund management and investment execution. During his finance career he has been involved in more than 70 investment banking related transactions where he initiated and executed capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, principal investment and other advisory assignments for clients across various industries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He spent 11 years in NY, with a brief stay in Hong Kong, working in the M&A and Corporate Finance departments of J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs & Co. Before leaving NY, he was global co-head of J.P. Morgan’s media M&A practice and co-captain of the firm´s US-European cross-border Tech, Media and Telecom transactions. He serves on the boards of Mi Tienda, Seguros Monterrey New York Life, World Education and Development Fund, International Bridges to Justice, and heads the Investment and Finance committee of Promotora Social Mexico. He also served on the board of Banco Compartamos and Jazztel plc. Mr. Velasco holds a Master´s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University and a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad Anahuac. Luiz Ros Manager, Opportunities for the Majority Inter-American Development Bank luizros@iadb.org www.iadb.org/om Luiz Ros was appointed Manager for the Opportunities for the Majority (OM) Sector Office in January 2008, with responsibility for promoting and coordinating activities corresponding to the OM initiative. He joined the IDB in 2007, as Principal Business Development Specialist for the OM Office. Before entering the Bank, Ros was the Global Manager for Markets and Sustainable Enterprise at the World Resources Institute (WRI), where he built partnerships with venture capitalists, large corporations, business schools, and enterprise development institutions in key emerging economies to support sustainable investment that brought opportunities to underserved sectors of the population. He was an advisor to the DuPont company’s presidency for Latin America, which was simultaneously the vice presidency of emerging markets growth. Ros has served as a member of the strategic board for VC III Stratus Investment Fund, based in São Paulo, Brazil, that supports small, sustainable businesses. He also served as a member of International Finance Corporation’s advisory panel under the Sustainable Finance Initiative and


the Latin America Financial Initiative Advisory Group of the United Nations Environmental Programme. Ros lectured at the Harvard Business School on private sector strategies to serve low-income markets in Latin America. Prior to joining the WRI, Ros was the director of the National Environmental Fund at the Ministry of Environment in Brazil, where he was in charge of funding more than 100 projects, including those involving local communities and indigenous peoples in the Amazon region. He managed World Bank managing projects in Brazil financed by the Global Environmental Facility. Ros has undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and a Master of Science in International Relations and Environmental Economics from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. He was a visiting scholar at the state university of New York in Syracuse. Ros has been recently selected among the top six business leaders by Época Negócios, a leading business magazine in Brazil. Marco Gorini Executive Director VoxCred mgorini@voxcred.com.br www.tendaatacado.com.br Executive Director at VoxCred (Brazil), part of the Tenda Group of companies, a leading Brazilian wholesale distributor. VoxCred is responsible for Grupo Tenda’s credit operations and risk management; it received a $10 million loan from the IDB’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative in 2010 to scale their credit and technical assistance program for microentrepreneurs in their value chain utilizing purchase patterns to determine income levels and credit risk. VoxCred understands the importance of investing in the growth and sustainability of its downstream partners and is clearly committed to their advancement. Mr. Gorini is an Economist, and also holds an Executive MBA. He specializes in strategic planning thanks to his experience in the financial market, open market, stock exchange and project finance. Michael Randel Director Randel Consulting michael.randel@gmail.com www.randelconsultingassociates.com Michael Randel brings more than twenty years’ experience working as an organizational consultant to support the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organizations. He is Director of Randel Consulting Associates, a Maryland-based firm founded in 2006 that works with clients at local, national and global levels. Michael engages with his clients in facilitating change, improving performance and increasing impact. He works with the environment and systems within which his clients are located, and carefully selects tools and interventions designed to positively influence their results and impact. He supports his clients as a facilitator, consultant, coach, and trainer. Michael's broad experience ranges from coaching individuals to designing and running learning programs for up to four hundred people. He has worked in both face-to-face and virtual environments with clients from the private sector, public sector and non-profit sector at local, national and global levels in more than twenty five countries. Michael has published extensively and regularly addresses conferences and specialist groups.


His educational qualifications include a master’s degree in Social and Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and a post-graduate qualification in education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. His advanced training as a facilitator took place in South Africa and the United States He is a member of ASTD, the Chesapeake Bay OD Network, the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). He is recognized as a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) by the IAF. Nathaniel Jackson Senior Advisor Vice Presidency for Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations Inter-American Development Bank nathanielj@iadb.org www.iadb.org/ Nathaniel Jackson is Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations, who oversees the four private sector windows of the Inter-American Development Bank: the Structured and Corporate Finance Department (SCF), the InterAmerican Investment Corporation (IIC), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ). Previously he worked as a Senior Investment Officer with the Structured and Corporate Finance Department of the IDB providing credit enhancements such as partial guarantees for the issuance of securitized bonds and/or subordinated debt for private or state-owned financial institutions. Earlier he worked for as an investment officer for three years with the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and five years with the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). His work in the developing world started as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia for two years, where he worked closely with rural entrepreneurs. Mr. Jackson holds a B.A. in Management Science from Duke University and an M.A. in International Relations (International Finance concentration) from Yale University. Olivier Barrau CEO Alternative Insurance Company AIC obarrau@aic.ht @obarray www.aic.ht Olivier BARRAU is an entrepreneur committed to promoting innovative tools for economic growth in developing countries, especially Haiti. After graduating from the College of Insurance in New York, Olivier took over his family owned Insurance Brokerage firm as the General Manager. Quickly realizing, and understanding the growth and development of his country needed to go through investments and added values, he developed a business plan to transform the family owned agency into a corporation in order to satisfy the insurance needs of the country. In December 2001, Olivier Barrau in cooperation with strategic investors, reinsurance partners, and a dynamic staff introduced a multiline insurance company in Haiti; Alternative Insurance Company S.A (AIC). Olivier has not only worked toward implementing and educating the general public about insurance, but together with investors, colleagues and staff, he spends a considerable amount of time in research and development of insurance products that can fit the social structure, culture and cash flow of low income populations. He continues to build


enterprises facilitating creation of jobs in a country experiencing a very high unemployment rate. Olivier currently sits on the board of two other companies operating in different fields in Haiti such as water treatment and bottling (CBC) and food and agribusiness production (REBO). Rahul Desai Lead Specialist Opportunities for the Majority Inter-American Development Bank rahuld@iadb.org www.iadb.org/om Rahul Desai currently coordinates the operations of Opportunities for the Majority, an innovative impact investment unit developed at the IDB to support inclusive businesses targeting lower income communities as consumers, producers, owners or employees. Mr. Desai has two decades of experience working in Latin America in two principal areas - development finance and private equity investment. He has worked at all the private sector windows of the InterAmerican Development Bank, where he gained significant experience in SME lending, structured finance, and setting up and investing in private equity funds. Mr. Desai worked for four years at the AIG-GE Capital Latin American Infrastructure Fund, where he headed investment teams that made private equity investments in five companies, four in the telecom sector and one in transportation. Mr. Desai earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an A.B from Harvard College in Economics and Geological Sciences. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and has a working knowledge of French and Hindi. A firm believer in the power of education to transform society, he is currently supporting the high school or college education of low-income students in Mexico, Colombia and Peru. Rodolfo Muralles CEO Salud A Su Alcance www.saludasualcance.net rmuralles@saludasualcance.net Rodolfo Muralles has important experience in a diversity of sectors in Central America. He has been part of the Academic Board of the Don Bosco School of San Salvador and Academic Director of the Salesian Theological Institute. He has occupied managerial positions in important companies such as Operadora Recreacional El TajĂ­n, S.A., Embotelladora Central, S.A., and Carinter, S.A. Before founding Salud A Su Alcance, Muralles was General Manager of Quick Shipping. Muralles has a bachelor in Theology from Universidad Francisco MarroquĂ­n in Guatemala and a Master's Program in Business Administration of the same institution.

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