Patricia Alejo, CAIA, CFA, Chapter Head, Colombia

Investment Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
Patricia Alejo

Patricia has recently joined the Investments Team of the Inter-American Development Bank -IDB- as an Investment Officer, responsible for managing the corporates and banks portfolio, as well as leading the ESG implementation, among other Asset Management and Advisory projects of the bank.

Previously, Patricia worked as a Senior Investment Officer of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana for more than 10 years, accountable for the asset allocation, execution and monitoring of the university endowment, identifying the best investment opportunities, and performing manager selection activities. In addition, Patricia headed the ESG efforts of the endowment since 2019, developing practices and procedures included in all the investments and due diligence processes.

Ms. Alejo’s former experience includes risk management at a multilateral institution focused on foreign reserves management for some Latin-American countries, and she also worked at the Colombian Ministry of Finance. Ms. Alejo holds a BS in Finance from Universidad Externado de Colombia, plus postgraduate studies in Risk Management and executive education programs.

Ms. Alejo’s main areas of expertise have been risk and portfolio management, particularly in Alternative Investments. In addition, Patricia is member of the board of the CFA Society Colombia and CAIA Latam Chapter Country Head of Colombia.

Ms. Alejo is a CAIA and a CFA Charterholder.