LINA RAMÍREZ

Director of Investments, Kiva

BIOGRAPHY
Lina Ramírez joined Kiva in February 2020 as an Investment Manager covering El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Chile and Colombia. Lina brings over 18 years of Financial Industry experience to the Kiva Capital team.Last year, she was promoted and now is the Director of Investments for the LAC Region. Prior to joining Kiva, Lina worked at the Financial Superintendence of Colombia, a government agency responsible for overseeing financial regulation and market systems under the Ministry of Finance, where she supervised the largest conglomerate in the country. At the agency, Lina also led the authorization of licenses for all new institutions and mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector. Prior to working for the Financial Superintendence of Colombia, Lina served as Senior Investment Manager for LAC at Incofin, a Belgium-based Microfinance Investment Manager, where she covered investments in financial service providers and SMEs in the agriculture sector. Lina started her career at Citibank Colombia in the corporate risk and the Financial Institutions groups. Lina holds an MBA from Vlerick Business School, Belgium, and an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering with a minor in finance.