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Regional Director of Africa and Latam, BlueOrchard Finance

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Development finance and impact investment expert with 15 years experience in Micro and SME finance, education finance, green finance and agricultural finance.

BlueOrchard is a pioneering impact investor, dedicated to:

-Generating lasting positive impact for communities and the environment
-Providing attractive returns to investors
-Contributing to the United Nations #SDGs through #impactinvesting #IncludeTheExcluded

The power of an idea:

It all began with the idea to mobilize market forces to alleviate people from poverty and empower them to create a better life. Founded by initiative of the UN as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments, BlueOrchard has grown into one of the world’s leading impact investment managers, proving for over 20 years that financial returns and social and environmental impact go hand in hand. Today, BlueOrchard offers impact investment solutions across asset classes and is connecting millions of entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets with investors. The majority of BlueOrchard’s multinational and diverse staff is located in emerging and frontier markets, with deep local expertise and maintaining extensive networks in the respective regions. BlueOrchard’s aim is to make impact investment solutions accessible to all, and advancing the conscious use of capital. As an expert in innovative blended finance mandates, BlueOrchard has a sophisticated international investor base and is a trusted partner of leading development finance institutions. BlueOrchard is part of the Schroders Group and is sharing and contributing to its objective to deliver positive outcomes for all.

To date, BlueOrchard has invested more than USD 8bn across more than 90 countries. Over 215m poor and vulnerable people in emerging markets received access to financial and related services as of December 2020.