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Ernesto Cuestas

Ernesto is an Investment Officer, Financial Institutions at IDB Invest, which he joined in 2017. He is responsible for originating and structuring solutions that expand access to financial services with banks and financial institutions in Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He previously worked at IDB’s Assessment and Supervision Office, where he analyzed the performance of debt and capital operations through financial institutions. Before joining the IDB Group, Ernesto worked for Bancolombia Group in El Salvador as Financial Analyst and Credit Risk Officer for corporate banking. He subsequently worked for the Salvadoran government in a project to develop public-private partnerships financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation and co-chaired the design of a facility to attract foreign investment. Ernesto earned a master’s degree in advanced management from Yale University (USA) and a professional degree in economics from Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios - ESEN (El Salvador).

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Beyond Words: Success Stories with Gender Impact in IDB Invest Projects

Six months after the launch of one of the first loan programs linked to results and entrepreneur training in Central America, companies owned and led by women are already reporting new access to financing via BAC Credomatic El Salvador.