Matteo Marinelli

CEO, Maha Agriculture Microfinance

Matteo Marinelli is the CEO of Maha Agriculture Microfinance. He began his career with Grameen Bank, in Dhaka, Bangladesh and after short term consulting assignments in Tanzania, Afghanistan, Serbia and Thailand, he relocated to Geneva, Switzerland to work for BlueOrchard Finance, an impact investing asset management firm specialized in lending to FIs in emerging markets. After half of his career spent on the “debt-side” of the microfinance industry, he began his “equity” journey with a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, Fullerton Financial Holdings first as a Project Manager based out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia and later as the shareholder’s representative based out of Yangon, Myanmar, responsible for the set-up and launch of Fullerton Myanmar. He holds a master of science in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. He has had academic exchange programs at the University of Niigata in Japan, at New York University, at the London School of Economics and at the University of California in Berkeley and an executive management diploma from INSEAD. Matteo speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and Italian.


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