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Carlos Herrera Rodríguez

Ambassador of Peru to The Netherlands

Embassy of Peru in The Netherlands

Carlos Herrera Rodríguez is Ambassador of Peru to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As a Diplomat he has been posted to the Embassies of Peru in France, Ecuador and the United States of America. He has also been the Deputy Representative of Peru to UNESCO.

He holds an MA in International Relations from L´Université de Paris and an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Academia Diplomatica del Peru.

Carolina Trivelli

General Manager and former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru

Pagos Digitales Peruanos (Peruvian Digital Payments)

Carolina Trivelli is former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion in Peru (2011-2013) and former General Director of the Institute for Peruvian Studies (IEP).  She currently works as the General Manager of Pagos Digitales Peruanos (Peruvian Digital Payments). She is also President of the Board of Administration of Backus Foundation and a member of the board of several national and international organisations.

She is an economist with an MA in Agricultural Economics from the Pennsylvania State University, USA and a Bachelor in Social Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She has been a faculty member of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and of the Universidad del Pacífico.

Gustavo Meza-Cuadra

Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations

United Nations

Gustavo Meza-Cuadra is the Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations and co-Chair of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion (United Nations). As a Diplomat he has been posted to the Embassies of Peru in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France and Guatemala.

He holds an MA in International Public Policy from John Hopkins University, an MA in Diplomacy and International Organization Management from l’Université de Paris, and an MA in International Relations from the Academia Diplomatica del Peru.

Nanno Kleiterp

Chief Executive Officer


Nanno Kleiterp is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Management Board FMO, The Netherlands Development Finance Company. Nanno Kleiterp was appointed as CEO and Chairman of FMO’s Management Board in 2008.

Before that, he was Chief Investment Officer from 2000. From 1987–2000, he held a number of positions within FMO, including Manager Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, Regional Manager Latin America and Chief Finance Officer. Prior to FMO, he gained extensive experience in private-sector development while working in Nicaragua, Mexico and Peru.

Nanno joined the board of IUCN NL as chairman in April 2013 and he chairs the board of the Natural Capital Coalition. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, member of Advisory Board of The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and also member of the advisory board of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). Since May 2015 Nanno Kleiterp is chairman of the European Development Finance Institutions.

Georgina Gomez

Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Local Development

International Institute of Social Studies

Georgina M. Gómez is Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Local Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She obtained a PhD with distinction with a thesis on Community and Complementary Currency Systems in Argentina.

She has published and supervises doctoral candidates on local economic development in Latin America, social and solidarity economy, institutional and evolutionary economics, and social monetary innovations.

Alejandro Lorca

Chief Financial Officer

BBVA Microfinance Foundation

Alejandro Lorca, currently serves as CFO of BBVA MicroFinance Foundation, a non-profit, non-consolidating initiative established in 2007 by the Spanish based lender, with the purpose to strength the focus of the microfinance industry into low income-rural environment populations. In 2016, Foundation together with its affiliates, serves 1.7 million people in LatinAmerica, with 8,000+ employees and a EUR 1b loan portfolio.

Born In Valencia, Spain in 1960 he graduated from University of Valencia with a BA in Law and received his MBA at ESADE in 1993. He started his professional career in BBVA, latter this year, as a business associated in Corporate Banking. In 1985 he moved to Madrid and joined the bank´s Trade Finance unit where he served as LDC financing officer until 1988. He latter moved to C&IB to join the large corporate unit until 1998. In this very same year, he was transferred to NYC as head of US Corporate Banking to cover the relationship with multinational accounts In 2000 he was appointed Head of Corporate Banking in Asia, based in Hong Kong, China. In 2001, he was appointed to lead the EU Corporate M&A of the bank.

He joined Foundation at its early stages and started planning and executing the purchase of key assets, partnering with International Development Agencies and Impact Investment Funds, with a transformational view of them into licenced, microfinance only banks in the Andean and C/A Caribbean regions: Colombian Bancamía, Peruvian Financiera Confianza, the Dominican Republic Banco Adopem, the Panamenian Microserfin, and Chileans Fondo Esperanza and Emprende.

Reintje van Haeringen

Program Manager Women Empowerment & Business Development

CARE International

Reintje van Haeringen leads projects and programs that involve private companies and entrepreneurs in development processes. She has developed research, evaluations, methodologies and publications in this field, among others for Ford Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank.

In 2011 she was appointed Regional Director for SNV in Latin America, leading the organization through the final stages of a change process from a subsidized entity to an organization operating in the marketplace, successfully fulfilling its mission of poverty reduction and economic inclusion. In 2014 she moved on to lead a global program on Women and Enterprise Development, funded by H&M Foundation and implemented through CARE International. This program is geared towards financial inclusion and economic empowerment of women in 12 countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Peter Knorringa

Professor of Private Sector & Development

International Institute of Social Studies

Peter Knorringa is a Professor of Private Sector and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the leader of the Civic Innnovation Research Initiative at the ISS, principal researcher and investigator of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, and co-investigator and coordinator of the Consumer-Civil society work package, ESRC-funded programme on Rising Powers, Labour Standards and the Governance of Global Production Networks.

Inge Hutter


International Institute of Social Studies

Professor Inge Hutter is the Rector of ISS/EUR. She has held this post since August 2015.

Previously, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen. Professor Hutter holds an MA in cultural anthropology and an MSc and a PhD in demography.

She chairs the WOTRO International Advisory Committee for the knowledge agenda on security and the rule of law. Her research interests include population, mortality and health, reproductive health and their embedding in cultural meaning systems. She has also done work on aging and migration.