In 2008, Jaime Ramirez joined part of the founding team of the Grassroots Business Fund (GBF). Prior to his current role as Chief Investment Officer/Chief Operating Officer, he served as GBF’s Portfolio Manager for the Latin America and Asia regions. Jaime has over 20 years of experience in finance, project management, risk analysis and operations consulting in developing countries. He has helped develop GBF’s operations, standards and initiatives. Jaime became familiar with high impact businesses as a business associate for Gone Rural in the Kingdom of Swaziland (now eSwatini), where he supported the management team through an assignment with MBAs without Borders.
Jaime holds a BSc in Physics from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, an International MBA from EAE Business School and a specialization in Structured Financial Products from Institut d’Estudis Financers in Spain. Jaime is fluent in English and Spanish and has lived in Kenya, India, the Kingdom of eSwatini, Colombia, Peru, United States and Spain.