Chief of Party , USAID Colombia Rural Finance Initiative Asdrubal Negrete
Asdrubal Negrete brings with him over 25 years of experience in microfinance, credit risk analysis, financial inclusion, and financial services information systems. Currently the chief of party of the USAID Colombia Rural Finance Initiative, Mr. Negrete works with banks, anchor firms, and producers to design and pilot innovative value chain finance mechanisms to help small and medium producers access credit. Prior to Chemonics, he spent two decades in Colombia’s financial sector spearheading business operations and portfolio development at Opportunity International. Mr. Negrete has a B.S. in systems engineering from the Universided Piloto de Colombia, a certificate in financial administration from the Escuela de Administacion de Negocios in Bogota, and an M.B.A from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.
by Asdrubal Negrete
This article originally appeared on the SEEP Network’s blog. In a large city, it probably would take you less than five minutes to find an ATM. In a small town, however, finding an ATM can be much more challenging. Imagine that you live in a small town torn by decades of armed conflict, and like…