Constanza Nieto– Co-founder
Over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, founder, CEO, consultant, investor, and business executive focused on innovation and global expansions for corporations and government institutions in Latin America and the United States. She co-founded Global Tech Bridge and GaussSoft in the US, BBvA Horizonte in Colombia, AFP prevision in Bolivia and AFP prevision in El Salvador. She served as CEO for more than six years at BBvA Horizonte, and has also served as a Chief Information officer (CIO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at several government institutions and financial corporations. During her professional life she has been university professor and counselor, international lecturer, and member and president of Boards of Directors of several companies and organizations. Currently she is CEO of GaussSoft Inc, the US subsidiary of a Latin American software company.
Andrew Don– Executive Director
Andrew has 10 years of professional experience as a senior strategy and operations advisor and entrepreneur with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He currently specializes advising technology start-ups and growth companies on market entry, revenue growth strategy and the investment climate. He has experience in a variety of sectors, including extractive industries, logistics, tele-health, utilities, telecommunications, and agriculture. Formerly a financial advisor at the World Bank, he worked to improve the financial performance and service delivery of African state-owned enterprises. He also previously advised Ministers of Commerce and Finance on private sector development and customs and trade infrastructure.
Alejandra Linares-Rivas-Director of Partnerships & Advocacy
For the past 15 years, Alejandra has specialized in building partnerships across institutions, stakeholder relations, managing international projects, and communication. She previously worked at the World Bank, where she provided technical assistance, and policy and investment advice to governments in the Middle East and North Africa to improve the resilience of their populations and the risk management of their critical drivers of economic growth. Alejandra was formerly a journalist and foreign correspondent for Spanish-speaking media, covering a wide variety of topics.