OUR TEAM

Juan Carlos Pereira

Managing Partner

San José, Costa Rica

+ 506 8392-5110

jcpereira@addvaluesa.com

Economist by the University of Costa Rica, and MBA in Finance and Investments by the George Washington University. More than 25 years of experience in corporate and project financing, development finance, and impact investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, including impact investment fund design, structuring, fund raising, and management. Partner and Manager at Omtrix, Inc. for a period of 12 years ending in June 2016. Responsible for the design, structuring and management of several impact funds and technical support facilities that worked with financial intermediaries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, such as the Higher Education Finance Fund (HEFF), The Emergency Liquidity Facility (ELF), and the Risk Management Facility (RMF). Also worked for the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) for a period of 11 years structuring debt and equity transactions with corporations and financial intermediaries in México, Central America, and the Andean region.

Cynthia León Herrera

Partner

San José, Costa Rica

+ 506 8923-5086

cleon@addvaluesa.com

Holds university degrees in business administration, from ULATINA and an MBA in Finance from ULACIT in Costa Rica. Has an 18-year track record in project analysis, implementation of technical assistance, and social impact investments. Has done substantial consulting work for the Multilateral Investment Fund and the IADB ́s Social Entrepreneurial Program, as well as for the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE), and for the Forestry Climate Change Fund (FCCF). Worked as an Investment Officer at Omtrix, Inc. for a period of 8 years, where she was part of the team that designed and structured the Higher Education Finance Fund (HEFF) and was later responsible for the implementing the fund ́s technical assistance program. Also did substantial work in energy efficiency and renewable energy with E+Co, where she worked as an Investment Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean for a period of 6 years.

Carlos Membreño

Senior Climate Finance and Microfinance Expert

Toronto, Canadá

+ 1 416 826-8360

cmembreno@addvaluesa.com

Holds degrees in industrial engineering and computer science from universities in Costa Rica and Canada. A certified expert on climate adaptation finance (CECAF) by Frankfurt School, and Certified trainer by the International Labor Organization. A total of 22 years of experience in commercial banking, sustainable finance, climate finance, and financial inclusion. Worked strengthening technical capabilities and business processes with microfinance organizations in 19 countries located in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Worked at ACCION International as Technical Assistance Director leading the design and implementation of various technical assistance projects funded by ACCION, USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As an international consultant in climate adaptation finance, worked for organizations such as Frankfurt School and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). As Coordinator for FS ́Microfinance for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (MEbA), led the design and implementation of climate adaptation solutions for agricultural producers in Perú and Colombia.

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