Guadalupe de la Mata

My main motivation is to support businesses, ideas, people and projects to generate a positive social impact and to contribute to changing lives.

I have a large experience working in development finance worldwide. As a senior member of International Development Institutions (such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund), I have been responsible for financing development projects and microfinance institutions, the definition of country development strategies and the design of governmental policies supporting economic growth and job creation. I have also been Board Member of various microfinance banks in Eastern Europe.

Currently I am Head of Madrid Office, representing the EIF in Iberia.

I am passionate about Social innovation and I am founder of Innovation for Change Institute a Think Tank to promote Social Innovation. ( and co-founder of the Impact HUB Madrid, incubator for social entrepreneurs.

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