Valeria Gelsi

Equity Officer, Oikocredit. Responsible for managing new investment opportunities and existing investments in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay).

Oikocredit is a social impact investor and worldwide cooperative that has over 40 years’ experience funding organizations active in financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy. Oikocredit’s loans, equity investments and capacity building aim to enable people on low incomes in Africa, Asia and Latin America to sustainably improve their living standards. Oikocredit finances over 700 partners in over 70 countries, with total outstanding capital of € 980 million (at 30 June 2018).

Previously, Valeria worked in the microfinance sector in Bolivia, and several years in AB InBev, in various finance, planning and commercial roles, as well as in audit sector in KPMG. Valeria is a professor at the University of Uruguay.

She has a Masters in Management and Costs from University of Uruguay (University of Uruguay) and graduated as a public accountant (University of Uruguay).

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