Full Name
Caterina Giordano
Job Title
Chief Impact Officer
Speaker Bio
Caterina Giordano is Chief Impact officer at Alterfin. She manages the impact department including steering ofthe global microfinance and sustainable agriculture portfolio at Alterfin; supervision of the Investment unit;management of the TA unit; management of the Environmental and Social Impact Unit; management of the
portfolio analytics Unit and Marketing & Communication one.
Caterina joined Alterfin in 2013 at first as Africa and then Asia Regional Manager, to become in 2017 Head ofInvestments and in 2022 CIO. She started her career in microfinance with K-Rep Bank (Kenya) conducting anextensive survey to understand the Bank’s outreach and assess its mission drift risk. She spent 6 years in Kenya
first managing an agri-financing project under an Italian NGO and then as Africa Regional Manager forMicrofinanza Rating. In 2010, she finally joined the social investment sector. Prior to Alterfin, she worked for anEquity Investor and participated to the set-up of a microfinance institution in Zambia. She holds a master’s
degree in economics of public Administration and International Administration at Bocconi University.
Caterina Giordano