Marianna Lara-Otaola is Climate Finance Senior Officer at GGGI’s Mexico Programme, where she leads the climate finance activities in the public and private sector to transform the country’s financial sector into a greener and resilient one; whilst supporting sustainable/green/climate resources mobilization to the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.
One of the most remarkable milestones achieved in GGGI was leading Nacional Financiera, one of Mexico’s largest development banks, towards successful accreditation as Direct Access Entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In addition, she has supported the National Banking and Securities Commission in the development of environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulatory and supervisory work that enables having a sustainable financial system. Furthermore, she leads the National Bank of Public Works and Services and the North American Development Bank towards GCF accreditation and integration and disclosure ESG factors.
She has been working in the international cooperation field for over 14 years. Marianna has experience in public finances, investor relations, international development and democracy.
Marianna holds a B.A. in International Relations and a M.A. in International Affairs from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Russian historian specialist, has deep knowledge on political electoral topics and is a yogi amateur.