Belissa is the CEO and founder of Impacto Consulting. She is currently working with the UN SDG Impact team to advance the adoption of universally agreed upon standards for SDG-enabling investments and enterprises. She is also leading an initiative with On Think Tanks (OTT) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to bring cross-sector knowledge, policy, and economic expertise from local think tanks to the impact investing industry in Latin America and Africa.
Previously, Belissa was Strategy & Monitoring Senior Specialist at IDB Invest, where she led the design and implementation of IDB Invest’s Impact Management Framework post due diligence and was responsible for the impact oversight of its investments and loans. While at IDB Invest, she also led the design and launch of the Impact Lessons Learned site, which included an evaluation of IDB Invest’s entire portfolio, independent verification of all final evaluations, and identification of best practices. Prior to this work, Belissa was the Counselor for Peru and Chile at the Board of Executive Directors of the IDB Group. As a former consultant for Emerging Markets Group (formerly Deloitte Emerging Markets) and the World Bank, Belissa also acquired extensive experience in evaluating public sector operations and corporate projects. Belissa started her career working in the Ministry of Finance of Peru and the Peruvian Regulatory Agency for Banks, Insurance and Pensions.
Belissa holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Finance, and a BA in Economics, both from Universidad del Pacifico. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.