Luciana Aguiar

Head of UNDP Business Call to Action

Luciana Aguiar leads UNDP Business Call to Action and the Covid-19 Private Sector Global Facility. For the last four years, she was the Private Sector in Development and Innovation Specialist for the United Nations Development Program in Brazil where she has developed innovative solutions on inclusive business, finance for development and private social investment. Ms Aguiar holds a PhD degree from Cornell University. Social Entrepreneur and founding partner of a Benefit company. For 15 years, Ms. Aguiar has been developing strategies to serve the people living at base of the socio-economic pyramid for institutions such as IDB, CGAP (World Bank) and national and international foundations. Together with corporations, she worked on knowledge management, impact assessment and innovation projects in the areas of financial inclusion, education, health, technology, mass consumer goods, retail and communication.