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Cristina Paredes

Cristina is an Investment Officer, Financial Institutions at IDB Invest, which she joined in 2005. She is responsible for originating and structuring solutions that expand access to financial services with banks and financial institutions in the Southern Cone. Upon joining the IDB Group, she participated in the origination and structuring of financing operations for the financial sector in the Group’s Debt Investment Division at the Paraguay regional office and in the Development Effectiveness and Corporate Strategy Unit in Washington, D.C. Before joining the IDB Group, she worked as Private Banking Officer at Banco Alemán Paraguayo S.A.; for the PRIME Project at USAID and as a commercial manager for a Paraguayan private company. Cristina earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and a master’s degree in finance from Universidad Americana de Asunción (Paraguay), and a specialization in finance from INCAE Business School. She graduated as an accountant from Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay) and has a professional degree in agricultural administration from Universidad Comunera (Paraguay).

Posts by Cristina Paredes

Una emprendedora venezolana en su taller
Microfinance to Reduce Gaps for the Migrant Population in Chile

If the public and private sectors, financial institutions, and civil society collaborate, financial inclusion for immigrants could be an opportunity for innovation, social cohesion, and economic growth.

The Silver Economy: from Inclusive Responsibility to Thriving Business

Through the "silver economy", senior citizens are a source of business for the private sector. Financial inclusion of this growing population segment will create opportunities throughout the region.