Gabriela Zapata Alvarez

Gabriela Zapata Alvarez

Ecosystem Enrichment Lead

Gabriela is a strategic advisor to various private and public institutions and fintech startups involved in inclusive finance and financial health in Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico. She is actively involved in a number of projects focusing on financial health measurement, applied product innovation, digital transformation with a user-centric design, and market intelligence gathering, among others. 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 from Cornell University.

Publications by this author

NeoCo-ops as the next disruptors in the financial sector? A thought experiment
Financial Health |

NeoCo-ops as the next disruptors in the financial sector? A thought experiment

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexican financial cooperatives have continued to serve their nearly 8 million members primarily via physical...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Pruebas de estrés durante la crisis: Ayudando a las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito en México durante la crisis del COVID-19
Financial Health |

Pruebas de estrés durante la crisis: Ayudando a las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito en México durante la crisis del COVID-19

Todas las opiniones aquí expresadas son exclusivas de BFA Global. Los patrocinadores del proyecto no son responsables de la...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
FinnSalud: Project findings presentation
Financial Health |

FinnSalud: Project findings presentation

FinnSalud: Hallazgos del proyecto En esta mesa redonda, presentamos los hallazgos del proyecto a través del trabajo realizado con...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Diseñando datos: Creación de un tablero de negocio amigable para analizar la rentabilidad de productos financieros

Diseñando datos: Creación de un tablero de negocio amigable para analizar la rentabilidad de productos financieros

Por Jorge Hernández y Gabriela Zapata La mayoría de las instituciones financieras reconocen que los datos deberían estar en...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Designing for Data: Creating a User-Friendly Dashboard to Analyze Product Profitability
Digital Financial Services |

Designing for Data: Creating a User-Friendly Dashboard to Analyze Product Profitability

Most financial institutions recognize that data should lie at the heart of strategic decision-making. With technology playing an increasingly...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
‘Stealthy’ Saving: Building on Payroll Credit to Automate Savings
Digital Financial Services |

‘Stealthy’ Saving: Building on Payroll Credit to Automate Savings

Co-authored with Lauren Oldja Basic savings accounts are essential to helping people build assets, and they’re often the first...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Dos Problemas, Una solución: Cómo Fintech Impulsa el Acceso a Servicios Financieros y Atención Médica Para Trabajadores Domésticos en México
Financial Health |

Dos Problemas, Una solución: Cómo Fintech Impulsa el Acceso a Servicios Financieros y Atención Médica Para Trabajadores Domésticos en México

Versión en inglés Más de dos millones de trabajadores domésticos en México, en su mayoría mujeres, son prácticamente invisibles...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Two Problems, One Solution: How Fintech is Boosting Access to Banking and Insurance for Domestic Workers in Mexico
Inclusive Fintech |

Two Problems, One Solution: How Fintech is Boosting Access to Banking and Insurance for Domestic Workers in Mexico

Read the Spanish Version   More than 2 million domestic workers in Mexico are virtually invisible to the financial...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Una Empresa de Tecnología Financiera Lleva Servicios a Empleados Domésticos en México
Financial Health |

Una Empresa de Tecnología Financiera Lleva Servicios a Empleados Domésticos en México

Versión en inglés Lola es una madre soltera con tres hijos y se gana la vida limpiando casas en...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Fintech Finds a Way to Reach Domestic Workers with Financial Services in Mexico
Inclusive Fintech |

Fintech Finds a Way to Reach Domestic Workers with Financial Services in Mexico

Read the Spanish version Lola, a single mother of three, earns a living cleaning houses in Mexico City. She...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez