PATRICIA VÉLEZ

Sustainability and Gender Officer, Lafise Investment

BIOGRAPHY

I worked for six years as the Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at a multinational chain of convenience stores. Currently, I have been serving for two and a half years as a Sustainability and Gender Officer for Lafise Investment Management LTD, the administrator of CASEIF funds (the longest-running investment fund manager in Central America and the Caribbean, having managed four different funds), where my work focuses on advising both at the fund and portfolio investment levels on Gender and Human Resources issues.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations. American University “UAM.”
Postgraduate degree in International Cooperation for Development. American University “UAM.”
Master’s degree in Strategic Human Talent Management. EUNCET Business School.
Specialization in Leadership Skills. The George Washington University.
Specialization in Personnel Management. The George Washington University.

Brief description of personal interests or relevant hobbies:
I love spending my free time with my family! My two children are my greatest inspiration to continue advancing in my professional career. Additionally, I enjoy attending networking events, where I can connect with colleagues and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in my field.

Interests: Gender Lens Investment, impact investing, Gender equality, women empowerment, women entrepreneurship, business sustainability, community empowerment, gender equity.