InterAmerican Development Bank
Sergio Navajas is a senior specialist at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, where he leads projects and research on how to advance a more inclusive, efficient and transparent financial sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Recent projects include the Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion, a regional initiative on corporate governance and on regulation with the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA). Currently, he focuses on bridging Fintech innovation to incumbent financial institutions, especially for institutions that privilege inclusion. Prior to joining the IDB in 2005, he worked as a senior economist at the US Agency for International Development in Bolivia, his home country, as senior researcher for the Ohio State University’s Rural Finance Program and as loan officer at Banco Industrial (BISA). He holds a Ph.D. in finance and development and a master’s degree in economics from The Ohio State University.