Natasha is responsible for positioning GBF in the Latin America region while building partnerships, identifying and structuring new investment opportunities, and supervising GBF’s portfolio and BAS programs in Latin America. She is also in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Lima office. Natasha previously worked in international finance as a Transaction Leader for IFC’s Grassroots Business Initiative (GBF’s predecessor). She holds a BA in Economics from the International University in Moscow, an MA in Liberal Arts with focus on Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College, an MBA from Georgetown University and a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from INSEAD. Natasha speaks Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. She enjoys running, playing tennis, dancing salsa and traveling.