Santiago Sedaca

Chief Investment Officer & Global Economic Growth Practice Lead
DT Global

Santiago Sedaca advises donors, foundations and companies on appropriate financial tools and programs to achieve optimal development impact. Currently, he is the Chief Investment Officer & Global Economic Growth Practice Lead at DT Global. He recently served as Managing Partner for the Americas at Palladium (2016-20), and as President of CARANA Corporation (2010-2016) and Chief of Party of the USAID/Ecuador Productive Network project (2007-2010). Prior to 2007, he conducted research and business strategy at Arbros Communications and SRI International.  He has been a leader and innovator in the uses of financing for inclusive growth, working on blended finance approaches, and using pay-for-performance vehicles to incentivize financial institutions to develop solutions for underserved populations, as well as to improve the quality and availability of financeable projects in developing countries contexts. Most recently, he has led the co-creation and management of the $250 million USG-funded CATALYZE platform to explore the uses of blended finance in frontier markets and social sectors.  He has collaborated with major corporations, donors, and financial institutions, having worked in more than 40 countries. He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Gordon College, and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.