Johnny Jirón
IDB’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative

Johnny Jirón is an Investment Officer at the IDB’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative. He joined the IDB Group in 2005 as an Investment Officer for the Inter-American Investment Corporation where he conducted project feasibility assessments for investment and technical assistance projects in Central America and the Caribbean. Before working for the IDB Group, Johnny worked as a Corporate Loan Officer for a commercial bank in his native Nicaragua originating, underwriting and managing agribusiness, commercial and industrial loan portfolios. He holds a Master’s degree in International Finance and Marketing from Western Illinois University, and a BSc and MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

Articles by Johnny Jirón

  • Johnny Jirón

    The New Alchemists of Credit

    In the days before the Internet – how could we live without it? – the opinions of neighbors, teachers, store owners, or the friends and enemies of a person from the community was sufficient to determine the character of a person. Now that we’re living in a hyper-connected world, then why not give the same function to social networks?

    Entrepreneurship, Technology
    microcredit, technology
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