Mariel Juárez Olvera
Climate Finance Consultant
Inter-American Development Bank
Senior economist with nine years' extensive experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis supporting reforms in the power and gas sectors as well as the shift towards utilities of the future and increasing resilience to climate change. Currently, Ms. Mariel is a Climate Finance Consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she collaborates within the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Division providing technical leadership in climate finance, project structuring, and management of the climate finance project pipeline with major climate change funds. Before joining IDB, she worked as Senior Energy Analyst at IHS Markit where she developed an in-depth knowledge of the fossil based power and natural gas industry. Being part of global energy finance consultancy firms such as Boston Strategies International and Bergen Energi exposed her to the analysis of investment projects in the energy sector of developed and middle-income countries, allowing her to become strongly familiar with all types and schemes of energy activities and development from traditional to renewable sources of energy. Her experience at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and at the Trust Funds for Rural Investments (FIRA) allowed her to improve her experience in managing relationship with government officials and her knowledge using innovative financial instruments to help address the growing demand for development support. Mariel holds a MSc in Economics, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment from the Norwegian School of Economics, a Master’s Degree in Finance from EGADE Business School, and she is part of the Yale School of Management’s Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM).
The IDB is the main source of multilateral financing in Latin America. It provides solutions to development challenges and support in key areas of the region. The Bank’s current focus areas include three development challenges – social inclusion and equality, productivity and innovation, and economic integration – and three cross-cutting issues – gender equality and diversity, climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law.