Irene Arias Hofman


Irene Arias Hofmanis theCEOof IDB Lab, the innovation laboratoryof the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the leading source of development finance forLatin America and the Caribbean.The purpose of IDB Lab is to drive innovation for inclusionbysupporting early-stage entrepreneurial solutions capable of transforming the lives of vulnerable populations.Previously, Ireneworked for 20 years at the IFC, theprivate sector arm of the World Bank Group, where she managedthe Financial InstitutionsGroup and also the LAC region with its16-billion-dollarportfolio.Her focus has been on innovationand technology,venture capital, andorganizational development.