RODRIGO VILLAR

RODRIGO VILLAR

MEXICO

Founding Partner at New Ventures

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Passionate social entrepreneur with a clear objective of changing business paradigms to generate a positive impact for the society and planet.

Latin America

Rodrigo is the Founding Partner of the New Ventures Group based in Mexico. Driven by his curiosity and strong motivation, he has succeeded in consolidating a team of talented individuals who are committed to changing the status quo in business.

Since its establishment in 2004, New Ventures has striven and succeeded in catalyzing companies with a social and environmental impact that contributes to the development of Latin America. Through engagement with the public and private sector, New Ventures conducts various acceleration programs, operates one investment vehicle, Adobe Capital, and organizes the largest impact investing conference in the region every year: FLII.

As an Ashoka Fellow, Rodrigo is widely recognized as a pioneer and leading voice in Latin America’s social entrepreneurship and impact investing sectors. Rodrigo is currently Chair of the GSG National Advisory Board in Mexico and sits on the board of various portfolio companies of Adobe Capital, CI Banco and Iniciativa Mexico. Rodrigo has a Master of Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management degree from the ITESM.

 

New Ventures

Since 2004, New Ventures has mobilized a new generation of innovative companies that are both profitable and dedicated to solving social and environmental problems in Latin America.