Cate Ambrose is President and Executive Director of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA). She speaks and writes regularly on a range of topics related to public policy and private investment in Latin America, and is a regular commentator on CNN En Español, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and a guest lecturer at The Wharton School. Cate is also on the Board of Directors for Youth INC, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of New York City’s youth and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a nonpartisan network of prominent global citizens, which works to demonstrate the value of international economic cooperation.
Prior to joining LAVCA, Ms. Ambrose was Chief of Advocacy for the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, a United Nations initiative co-chaired by Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, where she directed research projects on business regulation and property rights in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, India, Kenya and Tanzania. Until 2005, Ms Ambrose was Executive Director of Programs at The Economist, where she founded the first industry gathering on private equity investment in Latin America, and chaired annual roundtables with the Presidents of Mexico and Colombia. She also chaired a range of meetings on finance, economic policy and business strategy in the US and Latin America, and founded The Global Agenda, a high-level panel of economists, policymakers and business leaders. Ms. Ambrose began her career as a journalist in Spain.
Master of Public Administration, International Economic Policy, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies, St. Lawrence University & the University of Madrid
LinkedIn: Cate Ambrose
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese