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Alberto Solano

PRESIDENT AND Executive Director

Alberto joined Agros in September 2015 as our new President and Executive Director.

Alberto brings more than 15 years of experience in microfinance and sustainable development in Central America to Agros. Most recently he spent nearly 6 years as the Regional CEO of Latin America at Grameen Foundation, and prior to that served for 7 years as the Latin American Program Director for Global Partnerships, which brought him frequently to Seattle. He began his career with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration as part of their Microfinance and Technical Assistance Programs teams and went on to run his own consulting firm specializing in sustainable development and microfinance.

Alberto earned a degree in agronomic engineering from Zamorano in Honduras and his MBA from the INCAE Business School in Costa Rica/Nicaragua. He is also a fellow of the prestigious Aspen Institute.

A native of Guatemala, Alberto has a passion for the rural poor and their capacity to build better lives:

“Over the years, I have witnessed firsthand the remarkable capacity of rural families to overcome the difficulties and material deprivation of poverty, when given a fair chance to take control of their lives and build a future for their kids. Agros represents that unique fair chance for thousands of families in Central America."

Alberto lives in Seattle with his wife Yadira and their four children.

 

Alberto Solano