Gabriela Zapata

Independent Consultant and BFA Senior Associate

Gabriela is a strategic advisor to various private and public institutions and fintech startups involved in financial inclusion in Latin America, with special emphasis on Mexico. She is also actively involved in a number of projects focusing on applied product innovation, user-centered design, behavioral sciences, product cross-sell, access channels, financial capabilities, and others with MetLife Foundation, CGAP and the Center for Financial Inclusion.

Previously, she was Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Director of Promotion of Financial Organizations at the Ministry of Agriculture in Mexico. She holds a master’s degree in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University and lives in Mexico City.

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Updated January 2017