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Henry Gonzalez

Henry Gonzalez

Contributing Expert, Latin America Initiative
Office Phone: +3 363 248 3437


Henry Gonzalez is a contributing expert for the Baker Institute’s Latin America Initiative. His professional experience spans the sectors of finance, emerging markets, impact investing, and political and economic development. He is currently the head of research of responsAbility Investments, based in Paris. He is also an associate fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, a board trustee of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in New York and a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Executive Education of the University for Peace (UPEACE) in San José, Costa Rica.

Previously, Gonzalez was a vice president with Morgan Stanley, where he focused on emerging markets and microfinance investing. He has also held positions at the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the government of Costa Rica.

Gonzalez is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne at the University of Paris I, where he is researching risks and vulnerabilities in impact investing. He received a Master of Business Administration from Oxford University, where he held the Skoll Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship; a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Fulbright scholar; and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Costa Rica.

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