Leading experts - Tomas Miller
Tomas Miller heads the MIF’s Access to Finance Unit, covering microfinance, early-stage equity, small business financing and financial services for low-income people. He serves on the boards of directors of several financial institutions and investment funds specialized in microfinance. He has worked on microenterprise and small and medium-size business issues since joining the IDB in 2000, authoring numerous publications. Earlier in his career he worked for Corporación Andina de Fomento in Caracas. In Costa Rica, his home country, he was vice dean of general studies at Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA). He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from Colorado State University, an MBA from the University of Dallas and a bachelor’s degree from UACA.
Leading experts - Fernando Campero
Fernando Campero is a lead specialist in the MIF’s Access to Finance Unit, where he works on projects involving financial intermediaries focused on serving microenterprises and small businesses. Prior to joining the IDB in 2000, he was director of investments and finance at Nacional Financiera Boliviana, a second-tier bank in his home country, and executive director of a Bolivian program for regulatory reform. Earlier in his career as an economist he worked for the United Nations Development Programme in China. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
Leading experts - Sergio Navajas
Sergio Navajas is a senior specialist at the MIF’s Access to Finance Unit, where he leads projects and research on microfinance, focusing on the improvement of monitoring systems and indicators and the development of robust legal and regulatory frameworks to enhance the industry’s efficiency and transparency. Prior to joining the IDB in 2005, he worked as a senior economist at the US Agency for International Development in Bolivia, his home country, as senior researcher for the Ohio State University’s Rural Finance Program and as loan officer at Banco Industrial (BISA). He holds a Ph.D. in finance and development and a master’s degree in economics from the Ohio State University.