Impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners has formed a new Latin America Board of Directors. The Board will support Bamboo’s Latin America hub in the areas of corporate governance, strategy, and fund management.
Members of the board include Bamboo Founder and Managing Partner Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, alongside experienced banking professional Victor Toledo; Executive Vice President of Programs at the Financial Alliance for Women Rebecca Ruf; Vice Chairman of BDMG Development Bank in Brazil Carlos Braga; and CEO and co-founder of the boutique investment bank Pronus Banca de Inversión Camilo Zea. The board members bring expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries, including private banking, corporate and investment banking, impact investing, gender lens finance, financial regulation, public policy, and technology.
‘In the last decade, Bamboo has invested in some of Latin America’s biggest success stories, such as Mibanco, the region’s largest microfinance provider, and Kubo, Mexico’s only regulated peer-to-peer platform. Our investments have undoubtedly improved the lives of Latin America’s most marginalised and underserved communities,’ said de Schrevel, Bamboo’s Founder and Managing Partner.
‘Our challenge for the next decade is to double down on the impact we have already had in the region. While many businesses are grappling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain fully committed to supporting and investing in innovative companies in Latin America who want to ‘build back better’.’
Bamboo Capital Partners hopes that the new board will help develop their impact investing business in Latin America in order to significantly contribute to the firm’s mission to improve the lives of the world’s most marginalised communities, while delivering sound financial returns.