Rosanna Ramos-Velita, Chairman of the Board, Caja Rural Los Andes

Rosanna Ramos Velita is Chairman of the Board of Caja Rural Los Andes, a microfinance bank serving rural entrepreneurs in the Andean regions of Peru.

Ms. Ramos Velita led a group of investors to acquire Caja Los Andes with the objective of developing a leading rural bank in Peru.  She brings to this venture passion and commitment to microfinance coupled with significant experience in international finance, technology and entrepreurship.

She has held senior positions at Citigroup, where she was CFO of Global Marketing and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Global Consumer Group, Citigroup’s largest business worldwide.  Prior to Citigroup, she started a company which focused on providing financial services to the US Hispanic community.  As Investment Banker at Bankers Trust and UBS, she led and participated in key Latin American M&A and capital market transactions. She started her career as a designer of microcircuits at AT&T Microelectronics.

Ms. Ramos Velita is a Member of the Board of Grameen Foundation where she is currently Chairman of the Latin American Council and has served and Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee.  She is a Member of the Wharton Executive Board for Latin America and a Member of the Board of Enseña Perú, the Peruvian chapter of Teach for America.

Ms. Ramos Velita holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Business from The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.  She received an MS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.