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Julius Landell-Mills

Julius leads the Equity and Mezzanine Team at IDB Invest, which he joined in 2020.  He is responsible for developing and structuring the value proposition in IDB Invest direct equity and mezzanine investments. His responsibilities include developing the business strategy for these products and for the relationships with other private equity investors and development finance institutions (DFIs), either of which may become co-investors with IDB Invest. Before joining IDB Invest, he was a Managing Partner at Asesores Mesoamericanos, a strategy consulting and M&A boutique firm in San José, Costa Rica. Earlier, he was a Founding Partner at Mesoamerica Investments, an investment bank with offices in San José, Costa Rica and Bogotá, Colombia, that focused on private equity and M&A. At CDC Group, a DFI owned by the UK government, in London, Julius worked in project finance, where he contributed to establishing the Group’s first venture capital fund in Central America.  Julius began his career in finance as an Associate at JP Morgan’s London office. For five years, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Fundes, an NGO specializing in the development of SMEs in Latin America. Julius earned a master´s degree in business administration (MBA) from INSEAD (France) and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cambridge University (UK).

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Using Incentives and Nudges to Help Companies in Latin America & the Caribbean

Donor funds can be combined with equity investments to create incentives and nudges for corporate management teams, to achieve a particular outcome that is good for society or the planet, and hopefully both.