4 to 5:15 pm ET

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COA Symposium: Latin America's Fintech Revolution

Join us on November 10 as we hear from top business leaders on the role on fintech developments in Latin America's pandemic recovery.

4 to 5:15 pm ET

Cisco Webex



Join Council of the Americas to hear from top business leaders who will discuss the opportunities that fintech and the technological transformation of money provide for a growingly digital Latin America as it responds to and recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The fintech industry, which was rapidly evolving and becoming a leading contributor to the region’s development and stability, is quickly emerging as a key player in Latin America's post-pandemic reconstruction. Although online transactions in the region have risen and evolved, they have yet to reach the large unbanked and underbanked population where just 54 percent of adults have a bank account.


  • David Arana, Founder & CEO, Konfio
  • Osvaldo Gimenez, CEO, MercadoPago; EVP, MercadoLibre
  • Federico Gomez Schumacher, General Manager, Latin America, PayPal
  • Kiki del Valle, Senior Vice President of Digital Partnerships, Latin America, Mastercard
  • Irene Arias Hofman, CEO, IDB Lab (moderator)

This panel is part of the 2020 COA Symposium and BRAVO Virtual Series: Leadership and Transformation in Times of Crisis. The series addresses the unprecedented challenges brought globally and regionally by the pandemic, as well as the various responses across sectors and stakeholders in order to reshape the post COVID-19 world.

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To register, please use the registration feature at the top of this page.

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David Arana
Founder & CEO, Konfio

David Arana is the founder and CEO of Konfío, a fintech and SaaS platform that builds digital banking and software tools to boost SME growth and productivity throughout Latin America. Prior to this he spent over six years at Deutsche Bank, based in New York as vice president of...

Osvaldo Gimenez
CEO, MercadoPago; EVP, MercadoLibre

Osvaldo Gimenez has been responsible for leading MercadoPago since 2004, MercadoLibre’s digital payments solution, which is available in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, and Peru. He is in charge of setting MercadoPago’s strategy, defining product priorities...

Federico Gomez Schumacher
General Manager, Latin America, PayPal

Federico Gomez Schumacher is the general manager for Latin America. In this role, he is responsible for the growth of the PayPal business in the region working to promote the advancement of financial inclusion and digital payments. During his tenure, he has managed the team...

Kiki Del Valle
EVP Market Development, Latin America and Caribbean, Mastercard

Kiki Del Valle is the EVP Market Development for Latin America and Caribbean at Mastercard. In her role, she and her team are responsible for executing Mastercard’s digital strategy with LAC digital merchants, fintechs, and technology partners. Along with her team, Ms. del Valle...


Irene Arias Hofman has led the IDB Lab since January 2018. The IDB Group innovation laboratory is a purpose-driven platform open to the world that mobilizes capital, connections, and knowledge to promote innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, she...

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