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Maria Raurell Carulla

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Due diligence
  • Environmental and social performance measurement, reporting, management
  • Market research
  • Microfinance

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Managed the portfolio of a Microfinance Investment Vehicle in Caucasus for 1.5 years. Worked as member of the Regional Credit Committee that assessed loans to be provided to MFIs and agricultural cooperatives in the region of Eastern Europe Central Asia.

Analyzed over 130 project proposals (credit & equity investments) to MFIs, SACCOs, agricultural cooperatives, health centers, schools and other socially-oriented organizations located in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Trained regional colleagues on analysis of loan proposals, social performance management, risks assessment, internal software and supporting systems.

Collaborated as volunteer with NGOs and entrepreneurs to develop business strategy and communication plans.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

The Netherlands, Spain, US, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

EDUCATION:

BA & Master in Business Administration, ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain). Graduate Exchange Program in Warrington College of Business, University of Florida (Gainesville, US)

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

I wake up every day convinced that I am working in a sector that aims to change the current status quo. I am a firm believer that with the right empowerment, skills and motivation we can improve the life of millions of people and communities, protect the environment, promote sustainable economic activities, and (why not?) “be the change you want to see in the world” – a statement originally from Ghandi which I have integrated as my own.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Maria Raurell Carulla
Title: Consultant, Inclusive Finance
Email: mraurell@encludesolutions.com