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Luis Sanabria

Chief Operating Officer, Fundacion Paraguaya

Biography

Luis Fernando Sanabria joined Fundación Paraguaya in 1987 and has been its Chief Operating Officer since 2008. Luis Fernando holds a law degree from the National University of Asuncion and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Austral University in Buenos Aires. He also studied management at the Golda Meir Institute of Haifa, Israel and has been trained in finance and credit methodologies in numerous workshops, seminars and work-study programs in Latin America. Luis Fernando has done consulting work for the Inter- American Development Bank, the Avina Foundation, and the United Nations Development Program. On numerous occasions, he has been the counterpart of Accion International in the application of the CAMEL instrument, a comprehensive financial diagnostic tool designed especially for microfinance institutions at Fundación Paraguaya. In a joint Fundacion Paraguaya-Avina Foundation endeavor, Luis Fernando developed the Organizational Development System, a unique system in Paraguay to evaluate development organizations. He is also the founder and first President of the Association of Civil Society Organizations of Paraguay. In the public sector, Luis Fernando led the Municipality of Asuncion’s Tax
Reorganization Program from 1997 to 2001.