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Joan Larrea

CEO, Convergence, USA

Joan Larrea is the CEO of Convergence, the global network for blended finance, and an expert in catalyzing investment in places that need it most. She has over 25 years of experience in emerging markets investing, including at the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC, now the Development Finance Corporation), the Global Environment Fund, and the International Finance Corporation. Since 2016, Joan’s leadership has driven Convergence to become a global independent authority for blended finance. As CEO, Joan ensures Convergence continues to grow the field of blended finance through its products and services and accelerates the flow of private capital into SDG projects across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Joan also serves on the FinDev Canada Advisory Council, the Advisory Group for the Global Environment Facility’s Non-Grant Instruments Program, and the Advisory Council for the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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