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María Cecilia Alvarez Bollea

María Cecilia Alvarez Bollea is a Specialist in State Modernization in the Innovation to Serve Citizens Division (IFD/ICS) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). María Cecilia leads the Anti-Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) agenda, and technical and operational support to IDB member countries for compliance and implementation of international standards in this matter. Maria Cecilia's work includes technical support to private sector entities to implement transparency and corporate integrity reforms, in light of good practices and international standards. Before joining the IDB, she was a Senior Attorney in the Legal and Compliance Department of Aes Argentina and Pampa Energía (Argentina) and was a member of the Integrity team of the United Nations Global Compact in New York. María Cecilia has a law degree from the National University of Córdoba (UNC) and has a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna, Italy and an LL.M. (Master of Law) from Fordham Law School, New York.

Posts by María Cecilia Alvarez Bollea

Panama financial sector
Integrity for Business: an Integrity Guide for Financial Institutions in Panama

A new guide providing practical assistance when developing or enhancing compliance programs may help lower integrity risk, a key hurdle for some foreign investors looking to work with banks in the region.