Ana Demel, Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Pro Mujer, teaches The Law and Business of Microfinance, Financing Development, and Project Finance at the New York University Law School and is a member of the board of Pro Mujer. Prior to 2009, Ms. Demel was a partner at the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP where her practice focused on international financing and business transactions, particularly in Latin America. At Cleary Gottlieb she advised private and public sector clients on a variety of transactions, including structured finance and project finance as well as sovereign debt restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Ms. Demel was involved in pro bono matters involving microfinance.
Ana was distinguished by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Latin American investment and Chambers Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for corporate/M&A.
Ana received a J.D. degree from New York University in 1986, where she was a note editor of the New York University Law Review, and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University.
Ana is a member of the Bar in New York. Her native language is Spanish.