Carolina Trivelli Elected New Chair of CGAP’s Executive Committee

Carolina Trivelli

YANGON, Myanmar, May 18, 2017 – Carolina Trivelli, an economist specializing in financial inclusion and the former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion in Peru, was elected chair of the Executive Committee for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at its annual meeting on Thursday.

Trivelli will succeed Kazuto Tsuji, visiting senior advisor at the Japan International Cooperation Agency, whose five-year term on the committee ends on June 30, 2017. 

“Carolina brings a rich knowledge of ways to deepen access to financial services and socially inclusive policies from her many years working in the public and private sectors in Peru. CGAP is very fortunate to have someone of her talents and experience,” Greta Bull, CGAP’s CEO, said.

Trivelli is a senior researcher at Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, a prestigious think tank in Peru. She chairs the board of Pagos Digitales Peruanos, a company that runs the interoperable platform for electronic money that aims to advance financial inclusion in Peru, and she serves on the Fiscal Committee of Perú, an independent oversight body for the country’s public finances. Trivelli was Peru’s Minister of Development and Social Inclusion between 2011 and 2013.  An economist, she specializes in social policy, rural development and financial inclusion issues. Trivelli holds a MSc in agricultural economics from Pennsylvania State University and BA in social science majoring in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She has sat on CGAP’s 11-person Executive Committee since 2014.

“I am honored to lead the Executive Committee for CGAP, an organization that does such important work in opening pathways toward a better life for poor and vulnerable people,” Trivelli said. “I am excited by the immense promise of financial inclusion as a valuable tool for supporting the achievement of broader development goals.”

About CGAP

CGAP is an independent think tank that works to empower poor people to capture opportunities and build resilience through financial services. We test, learn and develop innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with our partners on building responsible and inclusive financial systems that help move people out of poverty, protect their gains and advance global development goals. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP is supported by over 30 leading development organizations committed to making financial services meet the needs of poor people.