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Mauricio Benitez

Sectorial Specialist, Food Systems
  • Oversees the development of new investment solutions related to climate finance, sustainable food and natural capital. He is currently working in a climate impact fund to help address key challenges of the global food system.

  • Joined responsAbility in 2009, after 10 years working in various countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe, supporting small banks to improve credit risk management and strategy.

  • In 2012, after 3 years as Senior Risk Officer for financial inclusion debt transactions, he took the role of Head of Portfolio for sustainable food debt investments, a recently launched business line.

  • For 8 years, he led the design and implementation of lending procedures for resposAbility's direct investments in Ag and Food SMEs. Responsible for the daily underwriting and portfolio strategy, he oversaw over USD 1 billion in disbursements.

  • Mauricio is a Swiss-Bolivian Economist and holds an MEcon degree from the University of the Western Cape and a MA in Development Management from the Ruhr Universit√§t Bochum.

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