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Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ignia Partners LLC

Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IGNIA, a venture capital fund in Mexico investing in businesses that serve the emerging middle class. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Gentera (Compartamos Banco), the largest microfinance institution in the Americas. Also former Chairman of the Board of ACCION International, 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 Latin America Advisory Board, the Social Progress Index, Oxford University Saïd Business School Global Leadership Council and Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. In 2005 Alvaro was named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Forbes named Alvaro as one of the 30 Top Social Entrepreneurs of the world. In 2012 the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) awarded Alvaro with the SEN Sustainability Award on Economic Justice/Community Impact. In 2014, the President of Mexico honored him with the National Entrepreneurship Award. In 2015 YPO’s Real Leaders magazine, named Alvaro as one of the 100 visionary leaders leading us toward a better world. He holds a BS in Economics from ITAM and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.