Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IGNIA, an impact investing venture fund for Latin America focused on commercial enterprises that serve the base of the pyramid with positive impact. He is Chairman of the Board of Compartamos Banco, the largest microfinance institution in the Americas.
Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACCION International and UNIDOS Lo Lograremos; Chief Financial Officer of Vitro; Chief Executive Officer of Farmacias Benavides; and Chief Financial Officer of Grupo Elektra. In 2008, he was invited as a Member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Councils. He is also a Board Member of Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; LASPAU-Harvard University; Banamex, Mexico (Advisory Board); World Microfinance Forum of Geneva; MetroNet/Xertix (Mexico); Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado (AMEXCAP); a Mentor of Endeavor; and a Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
He is a Pan-American rowing medallist (1991) and was eighth in the World University Games (1989). He holds a BSc from ITAM and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui is a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, and the co-founders HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland and John Hope Bryant, founder of Operation HOPE, along with the board of directors of Global Dignity, were honored to name him the country co-chair of Global Dignity, Mexico.