Esteban Altschul

President, Accion Impact Management
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Esteban Altschul serves as President of Accion Impact Management, Accion’s platform for impact investments in financial inclusion leveraging third-party capital. In this role, he leads fund strategy and operations, building a strong platform for future growth and helping to connect millions of people around the world to responsible financial solutions.

Esteban was formerly Accion’s Chief Operating Officer, where he managed strategy implementation and led global operations, ensuring Accion achieved its social and financial objectives. He oversaw regional work in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, as well as Accion Advisory, Accion Venture Lab, and Human Resources, working across departments to ensure internal collaboration. He serves on multiple Boards of Directors and is currently the Chairman and President of BancoSol in Bolivia. 

Prior to joining Accion, Esteban was Principal Investment Officer and later led Human Resources at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. He brings more than two decades of investment experience, including expertise in equity funds, small and medium enterprises, and investment exits. At the IFC, he led and structured investments in Latin America and Eastern Europe that totaled over $1.3 billion in loans and equity and managed a $1.5 billion portfolio of more than 30 companies. He was the architect of the first-ever variable compensation incentive plan for any multilateral organization.

Esteban began his career in investment banking at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York and has undertaken work across more than 80 countries. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

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