Director, Nicaragua Office, ANF
Nicolás Argüello is an international development practitioner from Nicaragua. He has worked in a variety of areas ranging from education policy and agricultural training to mobiles technologies for development (ICT4D) and social venture capital.
After starting his career as a volunteer microcredit officer with FINCA in Nicaragua, Nicolás served as a project manager with the American Nicaraguan Foundation in Managua, where he led four holistic, multi-sector development projects in extremely poor villages.
Nicolás did several consultancies with organizations such as DAI (Mexico City), Acumen Fund (Nairobi), The Earth Institute, Millennium Villages Project/UNDP (Sauri, Kenya), NYC Department of Education, West African Rice Company, and Microfinance Transparency. Nicolás is co-founder and director of Mentores Solidarios, an education-focused nonprofit in Nicaragua.
Currently, he is the General Manager of American Nicaraguan Foundation and is based in Managua, Nicaragua.
Nicolás holds a dual BA in Theology and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, an MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and an MBA at Oxford University, where he attended on the Skoll Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship.