COA Symposium: Latin America's Fintech Revolution

Leaders from MercadoPago, Mastercard, PayPal, Konfio and IDB Lab discussed the role on fintech developments in Latin America's pandemic recovery.


  • 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)

In an event on November 10, top leaders from multilatinas and multinational corporations with business in Latin America shared their perspectives on the acceleration of fintech trends and its impact in the region's ability to build more inclusive and resilient societies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the 2020 COA Symposium and BRAVO Virtual Series, the executives discussed the opportunities that financial technologies have presented for Latin America, which is one of the fastest growing markets in the world for fintech services.

The speakers also shared what financial inclusion means for their companies and how that evolving concept shapes their business strategies in the region to reach the large unbanked and underbanked population in Latin America.