Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IGNIA, an impact venture capital fund for Mexico focused on commercial enterprises that serve the base of the pyramid. He is also Chairman of the Board of Compartamos, the largest microfinance institution in the Americas. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of ACCION International and UNIDOS Somos Iguales, Chief Financial Officer of Vitro, Chief Executive Officer of Farmacias Benavides and Chief Financial Officer of Grupo Elektra. Rodriguez Arregui is a Board Member of Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard Business School Alumni Board, Banamex, Mexico, the Social Performance Index, ACCION International (Emeritus), Consejo Coordinador Empresarial and Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. He is also a Mentor of Endeavor and a Member of the Young Presidents' Organization. Since 2008, he has been a Member of the Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils. Rodriguez Arregui was named one of Forbes 30 Top Social Entrepreneurs. He is Pan-American rowing medallist (1991) and came in eighth in the World University Games (1989). Rodriguez Arregui holds a BSc in Economics from ITAM and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.