Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IGNIA, largest venture capital firm in Mexico. At IGNIA we invest in entrepreneurs and businesses that focus on the emerging middle class. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Compartamos Banco (Gentera), the largest microfinance institution in the Americas. He is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACCION International a 55 year US non-for-profit. Rodriguez was formerly CFO of Vitro, CEO of Farmacias Benavides and CFO of Grupo Elektra. In 2005 Alvaro was named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is also a Board Member of Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Harvard Business School Latin America Advisory Board; the Social Progress Index (co-founder); and Oxford University Säid School Global Council. In 2012 Forbes magazine named Alvaro as one of the 30 Top Social Entrepreneurs of the world. In 2014, the President of Mexico awarded Alvaro with the National Entrepreneurship Award. He is a Pan-American rowing medalist (1991) and was eighth in the World University Games (1989). He holds a BS from ITAM and an MBA from Harvard Business School.