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Patricia G. Ortigoza

Patricia G. Ortigoza

MBA Candidate 2014

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

MBA Candidate 2014 - Remittances & Development Project Consultant





Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

MBA Candidate 2014

Career medium 02

Freelance Consulting

Remittances and Development Project Consultant

Clients include: Inter-American Dialogue & the World Bank

Manage and train researchers in six countries of Central America on mystery shopping, data gathering and survey administration on the behavior of the remittances market in Central America.

Conduct research on the remittances and financial market of Latin America and Asia and its interaction with US corridors that contributes quarterly to an online database that allows migrants from Latin America and Asia to compare the choices that the market offers them to send money to their families in their home countries.

Manage survey projects that examined the financial behavior of Central Americans in the Washington DC region and their socioeconomic situation during the 2008 financial crisis.

Contribute to writing papers related to the financial industry and mobile banking sector of Latin America


Latin Brains

Business Analyst Consultant

Develop business intelligence for decision making and SWOT analysis for companies or industries.

Create presentations and sales materials for account development.

Conduct and analyze businesses or industries according to their financial ratios and indicators, strategies and operations.

Communicate project findings, conclusions and recommendations with peers and clients
Write initial drafts of high-quality, error-free report materials that require minimal revisions.

Participate in client meetings to review and present analytic approaches and interpret results for business development strategies.

Career medium 04
Career medium 03

Inter-American Dialogue

Program Assistant for the Remittances and Development Program

Assisted the Program with research and analysis to build a scorecard used to rate more than 50 companies operating in fourteen countries in the region on a variety of criteria, focusing on remittance transfer service, payment methods as well as country climates. Criteria include pricing, geographic coverage in the United States and Latin America, rural vs. urban coverage, financial services intermediation, customer satisfaction, and special product features.

Gathered on-site qualitative and quantitative information and data on the current situation of the remittances and financial sector of Mexico later used by the Mexican Central Bank to identify the challenges of the market to modernize and create new products and services for Mexicans.

Developed the Social Media strategy of the Inter-American Dialogue and was able to increase the Institution’s Internet presence by implementing a Communications Plan that proved to be successful tool to keep and expand when thinking of a Communications plan.


Inter-American Dialogue

Intern of the Remittances and Development Program

Conducted research and data analysis on the marketplace for remittances for countries in Central America and the Caribbean and their interaction with US Corridors

Attended and reported on meetings regarding political, economic, and social issues affecting the United States and Latin America

Wrote event summaries for Dialogue events and edited and translated articles, reports and other publications to be published on the Website.

Career medium 06
Career medium 06

Financiera El Comercio

Project Assistant of the Social Projects Department

Responsible for coordinating logistics for new country-wide initiatives at the leading Paraguayan microfinance institution. Ex: Social Projects for Western Union, Aflatoun, Pacto Global, Plan Internacional

Provide support in logistics and execution of the initiation of the Social Corporate Responsibility Office

Liaise with international donors, international MFI networks, local associations and regulatory authorities

Elaborated financial and progress reports about the current projects (IADB, Plan International, Western Union Foundation) according to donors, funders or requested by the Board

Provided research to find new ideas/projects that might be suitable for the MFI, new donors or new funders

Assisted shareholders, the Board and international consultants in their on-site visits to Paraguay

Wrote documents for internal communication to the company regarding the activities of the Project Department

Responsible for all the required translations (English to Spanish or vice versa)


Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Universidad Torcuato di Tella

LABN (Latin American Business Network)

Universidad Católica "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción"

Bachelor's Degree, Economics