Cecilia is the investment adviser for the UNICEF Innovation Fund where she leads the sourcing and selection process of open source and frontier tech start-ups in developing and emerging countries. She also manages the blockchain portfolio of investments and developed the measurement model to track the progress of all companies in our portfolio (including extended reality, IoT, drones, blockchain, data science and AI).
Before UNICEF, she founded Yunus & Youth, supported by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus where she has helped grow +100 social businesses in 44 countries. Cecilia has eight years of work experience in the for-profit sector (Johnson & Johnson), the non-profit sector (Junior Achievement, Ashoka, AIESEC, ‘Techo’), and the international field (Organization of American States, Grameen).
Originally from Argentina, Cecilia has lived and worked in Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, England, Germany, Spain and USA. She holds a Licentiate in Business Administration from ‘Universidad de San Andres’ and a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU where was a founding member of the first NYU student led Impact Investment Fund and she attended as a Fulbright Scholar.