Entrepreneurship and the private sector have a strong role to play in expanding economic opportunity

Danielle Wainer

Danielle joined Elevar in 2016 and is based out of the Bogotá office. She believes that: “Entrepreneurship and the private sector have a strong role to play in expanding economic opportunity.” Danielle is committed to the development of scalable, market-based solutions that address the needs of communities throughout Latin America and elsewhere.

Prior to joining Elevar, Danielle worked as an investment banker – first in the Latin America group at Citi and later in the Financial Institutions group at Morgan Stanley. Danielle has also worked in the Small & Medium Enterprise Finance division of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Latin America Credit Risk division of Morgan Stanley, and Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in affiliation with SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation in Lima, Peru. Danielle began her career in the Americas division of Human Rights Watch.

Danielle holds an MBA from The Wharton School, where she majored in Finance, and a Master of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she majored in International Economics and International Development. She graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, where she concentrated in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. Danielle enjoys cooking, travelling, and running.