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Juan Fonseca

Juan is a Senior Investment Officer of the Manufacturing Unit at IDB Invest for the Central American region. He is a Costa Rican citizen and has worked for almost eighteen years at the IDB Group, promoting the sustainable development of Latin America and the Caribbean through the structuring and implementation of financial solutions for private sector clients. During this time, he has led more than 50 projects in most of the Central American countries and some in South America. His professional career in banking, finance, and management has been carried out more than 25 years, where his main focus has been working with companies and projects at corporate level. His extensive experience includes financial and risk management, loan structuring, syndications, investment banking, project financing, equity and mezzanine financing, mainly. Juan holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from INCAE Business School and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Costa Rica. Likewise, he is a Technician in Stock Exchange Operations of UCR/FUNDEPOS and graduated from IPADE’s Top Management Program of Mexico.

Posts by Juan Fonseca

Boosting Exports While Reducing Carbon Emissions

In addition to offering various tax, customs, regulatory and other incentives for investors, free zones and industrial parks in Latin America and the Caribbean are increasingly adding another benefit to the mix: a reduced carbon footprint through self-supplied renewable energy for production.