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Francisco Acuña Mendez

Francisco Acuña Mendez  
CEO
InTrust Global Investments, LLC
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What Does Working with the Center Mean to You?

Working with the Center has been an inspiring experience. We have partnered with the Center to stimulate new frameworks of action, by which we involve local Professors from Latin America in partnerships with local communities, international investors and leaders from the Center, to stimulate change through sustainable and tangible projects. The Center has been a key ally for us and we look forward to supporting the Center's mission.

Biography

Francisco Acuña leads InTrust Global Investments. A businessman and social entrepreneur, his experience includes a wide range of strategic projects in the U.S. and  Latin America, from mobilizing finance through private and public sources to advising companies and governments on investments and strategic alliances with rural and indigenous communities.  Before becoming CEO at InTrust, Francisco served as Managing Director in Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Manatt Jones Global Strategies.

Mr. Acuña is the Founder of INDI Fund, the first vehicle that promotes the investments in energy and agribusiness projects in Mexico and emerging markets, through equity partnerships with indigenous and rural communities, monetizing financial and social returns for investors. The initiative received the award as best financial initiative for Latin America (Beyond  Banking Awards), by the Inter-American Development Bank.   In this front, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Global Environment has become a key ally, through an  Educational program to train Mexican Professors to develop clean energy initiatives in alliance with local communities.

He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, an LLM in International Law from Georgetown, and an MBA from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.  He is also licensed to practice law in Mexico and New York.