Who are we


We are the Latin American community of philanthropists and social investors that connects and mobilizes capital (human, intellectual, and financial) committed to achieving a more profound and lasting positive social and environmental impact by promoting the exchange of knowledge on the most innovative and effective models of social investment, management, and impact measurement and by facilitating connections for greater collaboration and co-investment.

The Latimpacto network is closely connected to the regional Venture Philanthropy networks in Europe, Asia and Africa which have proven effective catalysts and facilitators for impact. These Networks are connected through the International Venture Philanthropy Center.

Latimpacto is closely associated to the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), who together now have well over 1.000 members in over 50 countries. These networks are now joined by the nascent African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA). 

OUR TEAM


María Carolina Suárez Visbal

CEO

14 years of experience in the fields of private social investment and philanthropy. Former Senior Advisor at the International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC); Founder and former CEO of the Association of Family and Corpotate Foundations, AFE Colombia. Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario in Colombia with a Master's degree in International Business Law, from Bond University, Australia.



Greta Gogiel Salvi

Country Manager – Brazil

She holds a master's degree in sustainability from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and has worked in organizations such as the Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency, System B and the Tide Setubal Foundation. Greta is currently country manager at LatImpacto, where she has the mission of leading, articulating and facilitating the development of the Latin American Venture philanthropy network in Brazil.


David Ferreira

Programme Manager

He has been linked to organizations such as Fundes in Mexico and the Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia. He worked in the creation phase of LatImpacto as a consultant for IVPC. He studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Sheffield, UK and holds a Master's degree in International Political Economy from King’s College London.



María José Céspedes

Regional Manager- Mexico and Central America

Maria José has over 10 years of experience in the field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship. She was the Director of Business Growth at Hero Guest, a Mexican EdTech startup, and prior to that, the Executive Director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean at Ashoka. She holds an MA in Development Studies from the University of Sydney and a BA in Communications at Iberoamericana University in Mexico City.


Alan Wagenberg

Knowledge Centre Director

Alan has more than 15 years of experience advising multinationals, multilaterals, and guilds on strategic and sustainability issues. Alan also advised the Colombian government in the design and implementation of entrepreneurship and vocational guidance programs for vulnerable populations. He also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.



Agustin Landa

Senior Advisor for Mexico

President of COMUNALIA (Alianza de Fundaciones Comunitarias de México), with 30 years of experience in the philanthropic and academic sectors. Specializes in fundraising, community foundations, and creation of civic society councils. Agricultural Engineer with an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. Synergos Fellow; Fulbrigít-García Ríbles Fellow, and Fundación Compartir Social Leader of 2015.


Lina María Piñeros

Communications and Marketing

Experience in strategic planning, design and execution of marketing and communication plans, brand positioning, achievement of strategic alliances, and design of digital marketing strategies. Bachelor in Business Administrator from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with a Master's Degree in Marketing Management from the EAE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.



Sergio Zúñiga

Ecosystem Development Director

13 years of experience promoting investing and impact ecosystems development. He has been an external consultant for the IDB ecosystems mapping; professor at the Faculty Group ADEN Business School; Village Capital Regional Manager for Latam; Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at BBVA Bank; manager at Bavaria´s Foundation Business Angel Network; Financing Executive at Innpulsa Colombia and Innovation Consultant for Inventta. He is a molecular biologist from Lund University in Sweden and has a master's degree in entrepreneurship from the same university.


Board of Directors

Pablo Gabriel Obregón Santo Domingo

Pablo Gabriel Obregón Santo Domingo
Board Member, Fundación Santo Domingo, Colombia


Lina Montoya

Lina María Montoya Montoya
Executive Director, Fundación Bancolombia, Colombia


Georgia Pessoa

Georgia Pessoa
CEO Instituto Humanize, Brazil


Armando Casis

Armando Casis
CEO, Asociación UNACEM, Peru


Martha Herrera

Martha Herrera
Global Responsible Business Director, CEMEX, México


Tania Rodríguez

Tania Rodríguez
Director and Founding Partner Co Capital and Co Plataforma, Mexico


Alexandre Lindebojm

Alexandre Lindebojm
Founding Partner Wright Capital, Brazil


Luisa Mariana Pulido

Luisa Mariana Pulido
Vice-president Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, Venezuela


Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Álvarez
Founding Partner, IVPC, Spain


ADVISORY BOARD

Daniela Konietzko

Daniela Konietzko
President WWB, Colombia


Luiza Serpa

Marcia Soares
Network and Partnerships Leader, Fundo Vale, Brazil


Roberto Navas

María Mercedes Barrera
Executive Director Fundación SURA


Roberto Navas

Vicente de León
Finance Vice-dean at the Faculty of Economics and Finance at the Universidad del Pacifico, Peru


Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo
Institutional Relations Director, Promotora Social México, México


Camila Aloi
Institutional Relations Coordinator GIFE, Brazil


Marcos Kisil

Marcos Kisil
Founder IDIS, Brazil


Samuel Azout

Samuel Azout
President Fútbol con Corazón, Colombia


Carmen Garza

Carmen Garza T.
Executive Director, Fundación FRISA, México


Renata Moraes

Renata Moraes
President Director, Instituto Iguá, Brasil


Luiza Serpa

Luiza Serpa
Founder Instituto Phi, Brazil


Marisol Fernández

Marisol Fernández
Social Investment Director, Nacional Monte de Piedad, Mexico


Roberto Navas

Maria Laura Tinelli
Director and Founder, Acrux Partners, Argentina


Jose Aguirre

José Francisco Aguirre
Executive Director, Fundación Santo Domingo, Colombia


Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz
Executive Director, Instituto da Cidadania Empresarial -ICE-, Brasil


Luiza Serpa

Manuel Vega
Co CEO Co Plataforma, Mexico


Roberto Navas

Roberto Navas
Executive Director Fundación Arturo y Enrica Sesana, Colombia


Roberto Navas

Daniel Uribe
Director, Fundación Corona, Colombia


Vivianne Naigeborin

Vivianne Naigeborin
Executive Director, Fundaçao Arymax


Lorena Guillé

Lorena Guillé
Executive Director, Fundación FEMSA, México


Patricio Mayr

Patricio Mayr
Administrative Manager, Fundación Mustakis, Chile


Jorge Lozano

Jorge Lozano
Advisor, Fomento Moral y Educativo, México


Virgilio Barco Isakson

Virgilio Barco Isakson
Latin America Director, ACUMEN, Colombia


We have the full support of the IVPC Team

Doug Miller
Cofounder and president of IVPC
Philanthropist with 45 years of experience in investment banking and private equity in more than 40 countries. Doug inspired and co-founded the European Venture Philanthropy Association, EVPA, and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, AVPN, the International Venture Philanthropy Center, IVPC, the African Venture Philanthropy Association, AVPA, and recently Latimpacto.


Paul Carttar
Cofounder and partner of IVPC
Former director of the Social Innovation Fund, SIF, a program of the Obama Administration that, under his supervision, mobilized more than half a trillion public and private dollars to grow non-profit organizations. Co-founder of Bridgespan Group and former adviser to Monitor Institute.

Alejandro Alvarez Von Gustedt
Cofounder and partner of IVPC
Former representative in Europe of the Inter-American Development Bank, IADB; he was a partner and strategic consultant of Monitor Group. Alejandro inspired and led the creation of the Venture Philanthropy Network in Latin America, Latimpacto.


José Luis Ruiz de Munain
Senior Adviser of IVPC
CEO of the NAB, National Advisory Board on Impact Investing of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) in Spain. Founder of UnLtd Spain, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, where he sits on the Board of Directors. He has been a consultant to several private and public clients, such as the Multilateral Investment Fund (IADB Group), PwC or BBVA. Professor of entrepreneurship and impact investments at various business schools and universities (OBS, UNED, IESE).


Andrew Muirhead
Senior Adviser of IVPC
With extensive experience in the financial sector. Founder of Inspiring Scotland, a major UK philanthropy venture fund and former Vice President of AVPN in its initial development. Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, a former EVPA Board member, a member of the Advisory Board of the Charitable and Philanthropy Giving Center and a former chairman of the Scottish Grant Making Trust Group.


The International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC)


IVPC is a not-for profit UK-registered organization whose mission is to increase a) the flow of human, intellectual and financial capital to address critical social challenges; b) the effectiveness of that capital in generating lasting social impact. IVPC is a facilitator of collaboration, connection, capacity building, resource mobilization and advancement of Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment globally pursues its mission primarily by building and strengthening the social investment community through regional membership associations aiming to increase social impact. IVPC’s Chairman, Doug Miller, is the founding Chairman of both the European and Asian networks.

We are inspired by Doug Miller

Doug Miller is the founding president of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, EVPA, and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, AVPN, which together bring together nearly 800 members in 52 countries and have mobilized more than $ 7 billion to help create a change and substantial social impact.

Doug recently created the International Venture Philanthropy Center -IVPC- which aims to provide all the knowledge, talent and financial resources so that, hand in hand with regional leadership, it is promoted in other regions of the world such as Africa, the Middle East and North of Africa and Latin America networks such as those already existing in Europe and Asia.

He has 45 years of experience in investment banking and private equity in more than 40 countries.

“The power of a network is a thousand times more powerful than giving as an individual”
Learn more about Doug Miller's thinking in this interview.