Belem is an Associate Manager with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group as part of the entrepreneurship team for global initiatives. In her work with SBG, Belem collaborates on projects with financial institutions to strengthen MSME ecosystems in developing countries.

Prior to joining SBG, Belem worked as a Senior Analyst on the Mexico Clean Energy Program implemented by DAI, coordinating technical and soft skills training with a gender and social inclusion approach. She also served as a Field Coordinator for the World Bank, managing the logistics for entrepreneurship impact evaluations centered on high-impact firms and gender empowerment. For nearly four years, Belem served as Deputy Director of Competition Analysis at BBVA, during which time she analyzed the banking sector and represented the entity in national associations.

Belem aims to reduce inequality and increase social impact through private sector initiatives –– an effort she pursued during her studies at Universidad de las Américas Puebla and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her previous research for local and international organizations has focused on financial inclusion and supply chain development from a gender perspective.



Barbara Habib

Barbara Habib is a Senior Manager for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group and Project Director for its Enterprise Development Center in Mozambique.

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