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Jaime de Piniés

Head of Africa

As Head of Africa, Jaime leads Blue Marble's strategy and venture portfolio in the region. In addition, he heads Blue Marble’s Development Center based in Nairobi, which is responsible for developing applications used across the global portfolio.

Jaime has worked as a strategy consultant and researcher in access to finance and energy projects across Africa for clients such as USAID and UN-SDSN. At TechnoServe, he developed a strategic plan for the EU on access to finance for agriculture SMEs in Zimbabwe. Prior to this, Jaime worked in M&A, risk, controllership, and financial planning and analysis across different businesses at GE Capital - General Electric’s bank - where he completed the Financial Management Program. Jaime has also consulted for a Microfinance Institution in Peru and has worked for a European third party impact investor.

Jaime holds an MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University and Law and Business Administration Licentiates from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE. Jaime is a registered lawyer in the Madrid Bar Association.