Matilde Olazábal is currently CEO of FFHAlcance, a Grameen Foundation-Freedom from Hunger sister organization, and works to promote initiatives that have an impact on improving the quality of life of people living in poverty. Contributing to strengthening human and community development capacities with training and education proposals for community-based institutions’ staff in charge of addressing poverty issues. Matilde has also been negotiating strategic partnerships between FFHAlcance and other international and national development organizations in addition to supporting innovation, the improvement of comprehensive financial services for microfinance institutions, the development of training of trainers and the development of educational products on relevant topics for people living in poverty. A focus of her work has been the design, development, and advance of complementary developmental services to the provision of financial services for the microfinance sector. Directed her team’s participation in due diligence activities for private equity investment in microfinance institutions, focusing on the assessment of rural financial products and complementary services for the poor. Recently she directed the organization’s Latin America Team in the development and operation of an E-Learning Platform to offer Development Sector Front Line Staff training programs to enhance their Key Competencies. Matilde is a member of various Civil Society Organizations’ Boards recognized for its commitment to improving social problems. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Anahuac University, a Specialization in Social Development and Social Policy from CIDE, a Senior Management Program in Private Equity from IPADE and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Anahuac University.