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Magali Lamyin

Managing Partner, Deetken Impact


Latin America and the Caribbean

Magali Lamyin


Magali is an impact investor passionate about advancing gender equality. Born and raised in Mexico City, she understands the challenges Latin America faces given the prevalent inequalities and social norms that perpetuate them. She's committed to supporting impact entrepreneurs that aim to have a transformational change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Magali is Managing Partner of Deetken Impact and her work focuses on areas of Business Development, Impact Management and Communications. She leads business development efforts for current funds under management and co-leads the strategic development of new funds.

She has actively participated in the company's investment decisions for the past ten years and currently leads the pipeline development for various segments and countries. As a member of the Investment Committee of the Ilu Women's Empowerment Fund and the Adobe Mezzanine Funds I and II, she ensures the integration of social and environmental impact metrics, risks and opportunities in the investment decision process.

Magali leads the management and implementation of the impact measurement and reporting frameworks for all funds, ensuring capacity building of both team members and portfolio companies in areas of gender equity, social and environmental impact and sustainability best practices.

She has overseen the implementation of a comprehensive effort to advance gender practices in Latin America and the Caribbean through capacity building, technical assistance projects and knowledge dissemination efforts enabled by a USAID Technical Assistance Facility.

She has led the communications and branding strategy of the company from the start and continues to focus on amplifying the impact of our investee companies to help grow the impact and gender lens investing ecosystem.

Magali holds a BA in Economics from Mexico’s ITAM and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

About Deetken Impact

Deetken Impact is a registered investment fund manager based in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in San Jose, Costa Rica and Mexico City. We have a 10-year track record of delivering strong, stable returns to investors by supporting businesses that make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. Together with its affiliates, Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy and Deetken Impact Alternative Finance, Deetken Impact currently manages US$150 million in 5 impact investment funds focused in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Ilu Women's Empowerment Fund - a joint venture with Pro Mujer. Through a multicultural gender-balanced team distributed across the region, Deetken Impact not only provides capital to companies in the region but also accompanies them with technical assistance to improve their business models and gender business practices. Deetken Impact is a 2023 Impact Assets 50 Manager and a signatory of the Operating Principles of Impact Management.