FERNANDO JIMENEZ-ONTIVEROS, Deputy Manager for Operations
Fernando Jiménez-Ontiveros Diego, a native of Spain, joined the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) at the Inter-American Development Bank in 1999 as Chief of the Priorities and Programming Unit. Since then he has also served the MIF as Deputy Manager for Development Effectiveness, in charge of monitoring the execution of the MIF’s portfolio and the evaluation of its developmental impact, and as Acting General Manager. He was appointed to his current position in 2009.
Before joining the IDB, Mr. Jiménez-Ontiveros worked for the Spanish government. An economist by training, he joined the Spanish Ministry of the Economy in 1984. Between then and 1999, he served as Economic and Commercial Attaché for Central America and Panama, Principal Advisor on International Economics at the Office of the Spanish President, and Economic and Commercial Attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Mexico.
KEISUKE NAKAMURA, Deputy Manager for Knowledge, Communication & Evaluation
Keisuke Nakamura has been Deputy Manager at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) at the Inter-American Development Bank since March 2009. Previous to his current position, he was Country Office Affairs Coordinator at the MIF from June 2007 2007 to August March 2009. Mr. Nakamura was Deputy Manager of the Financial Support Services Sub-department of the Regional Operations Department II from September August 2000 until June 2007. Nakamura was Senior Advisor in the Sustainable Development Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in areas related to the development of small and medium enterprise. From June 1993 until July 1998 Mr. Nakamura was Deputy Manager of the MIF.
Before entering the IDB, Mr. Nakamura worked for the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan (OECF) from April 1979 until June 1993. During this period he was representative of the OECF in Washington D.C. for four years. Mr. Nakamura has a BA in Business Administration from the Yokohama National University, Japan. From 1983 through 1985, Mr. Nakamura was sent by the OECF to study at the University of Navarra in Spain.
ALFREDO GIRO QUINCKE, Chief of the Knowledge and Strategic Communications Unit
Alfredo Giró Quincke, a Uruguayan national, joined the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) at the Inter-American Development Bank in 1998. His roles at the MIF have included overseeing activities in the Andean Region and the Southern Cone countries and heading the Programming and Special Programs Unit. He has served in his current position since 2006, in which he is responsible for the creation of effective knowledge and strategic communications products and activities, and leads the effort to identify and develop strategic partnerships with organizations in order to achieve MIF objectives, including within the IDB.
From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Giró Quincke served as technical advisor to the Uruguayan Task Force for MERCOSUR, part of the Office of the President, on issues mainly related to strategies and policies for small and medium sized enterprise development. Mr. Giró Quincke has a Bachelors’ Degree in International Business and International Economics from Sophia University, Japan and a Master’s in Science Degree in Politics of World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
SANDRA DARVILLE, Chief of the Development Effectiveness Unit
Sandra Darville joined the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) at the Inter-American Development Bank in 1998. Under her leadership of financial inclusion activities, the MIF became the region’s most important donor and investor in microfinance and early stage equity investing. Ms. Darville was named Chief of the MIF’s Development Effectiveness Unit in 2010. She is responsible for implementing measures to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and knowledge assessment of MIF programs.
Prior to joining the MIF, Ms. Darville worked at the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector financing arm of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. When she left the IIC, she was senior investment officer for Mexico and Central America and regional investment funds. She has served on the boards of microfinance banks and investment funds, and on the investment committee of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). She has a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, Phoenix, Ariz., and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
TOMAS MILLER, Chief of the Access to Finance Unit
Tomas Miller joined the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) at the Inter-American Development Bank in 2000, where he has worked on microenterprise and small and medium-size business issues and has authored numerous publications. He currently heads the MIF’s Access to Finance Unit, which includes projects related to microfinance, early-stage equity, small business financing, and financial services for low-income people. He serves on the boards of directors of several financial institutions and investment funds specialized in microfinance. Earlier in his career he worked for Corporación Andina de Fomento in Caracas. In Costa Rica, his home country, he was vice dean of general studies at Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA). He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from Colorado State University, an MBA from the University of Dallas, and a bachelor’s degree from UACA.
CARRIE MCKELLOGG, Chief of the Access to Basic Services Unit
Carrie McKellogg joined the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) in 2011 as the Chief of the Access to Basic Services Unit, which includes the MIF's Environment and Clean Energy programs. Before joining the MIF, she spent more than ten years as an economist at the U.S. Treasury, including as the Director of the Treasury's Western Hemisphere Office, with responsibility for managing Treasury's engagement on economic policy with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.
CLAUDIO CORTELLESE, Chief of the Access to Markets and Skills Unit
Claudio Cortellese joined the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) in 1993, where his work has primarily focused on piloting different instruments and initiatives in support of small and medium enterprise (SME) development, especially in decentralized regions and through local economic development models. Since 2010, he has managed the Access to Markets and Skills Unit, which is responsible for MIF projects related to SME development, inclusive business, corporate social responsibility, and human resource development, specifically the integration of young people into the labor market. Before coming to the IDB, he collaborated with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, where he worked in policy design for SME competitiveness.