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Guillermo Foscarini

Guillermo leads the agribusiness team at IDB Invest. He joined the institution in 2019, and is responsible for the strategy, business plan, client management and structuring of transactions for the sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining the IDB Group, he worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for almost 17 years, holding development and investment banking positions as Senior Investment Officer in the Department of Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services. and in that of Investments & Credit. During his time at IFC, Guillermo originated, structured and oversaw multiple corporate finance transactions, as well as equity and quasi-equity investments throughout the agribusiness value chain in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Guillermo holds a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the Universidad del CEMA in Argentina, a master's degree in risk management from the University of New York in the United States and an undergraduate degree in public accounts from the Catholic University of Córdoba in Argentina.

Posts by Guillermo Foscarini

How’s the Digital Transformation of Agribusiness Going in the Region?

Agribusiness presents a great opportunity to increase value creation in a sector that is two to three times more effective at reducing poverty than any other, including manufacturing and services.

Digitalization May Help Latin America to Alleviate Global Food Shortages

Latin America and the Caribbean is in prime position to step in and alleviate global food shortages as climate change looms as a global threat, particularly if the region leverages digital solutions, a new report developed by IDB Invest in collaboration with Accenture shows.

Can We Cut Down Food Loss in Agribusiness?

Food insecurity continues to rise. Agribusinesses in the region believe that stemming their food loss is a relevant issue and see opportunities to recover food that is currently thrown away.

Here’s the New Ecological Alternative to Traditional Textile Fiber, Made in Latin America

Earth Day is a great time to remember that we can’t keep thinking about returns if we don’t consider our planet’s health. So-called "cellulose fiber" is an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional textile fibers that can help a great deal in that regard.

Post-pandemic, the agribusiness industry faces accelerating trends

COVID-19 has accelerated pre-existing trends in agribusiness. Changes that many thought would take years happen in real time. The focus is now on digitization, steps against climate change and the location or traceability of food production.

Behind the Scenes: Access to Food in the Time of COVID
Behind the Scenes: Access to Food in the Time of COVID

The agribusiness sector has proven particularly resilient. How have Latin American food production value chains fared during the crisis and what strategies are they taking to confront new challenges?