Ivonne Cuello is Director of Business Development and Strategy at LAVCA. In this capacity she leads the Public Policy and Global Standards Council, including production of the LAVCA Scorecard (a ranking of the PE/VC environment in key markets) and ongoing coordination with industry regulators across the region. She also manages the LAVCA | MIT Inside Private Equity, Deal Making in Latin America, a private 4-day intensive course lead by MIT faculty and 10 leading Managing Directors and Partners from PE firms active in the region.
Prior to joining LAVCA, Ivonne was Director of Entrepreneurship at ANDI (Asociacion Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia), a private sector organization in Colombia with over 1,100 members. In this role she headed and launched their Entrepreneurship Program called ANDI del Futuro with 300 high potential entrepreneurs. She also built the National Mentor and Investment Angel platform for the program, with the support of MIT and over 50 C-Level Executives and HNWI. Ivonne previously worked at Proexport Colombia, a government investment agency where she worked with over 30 private equity investors from the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Asia. In addition, she collaborated with the Ministry of Finance and a local development bank in an effort to enhance the regulatory framework for private equity in Colombia.
Master of Science, Global Management, Université Paris-Dauphine
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Universidad de los Andes
Languages: Spanish, French, and Conversational Portuguese