Diana de Castro joined Pro Mujer in 2016, bringing broad experience in social finance, private banking, private equity and consulting in Latin America. Prior to Pro Mujer she was the CEO of Ascenda, a consultancy committed to business solutions that drive meaningful social change. Diana was also Principal of FIRST, a private equity fund investing in Brazilian growth stage companies delivering social impact alongside financial returns. Additionally, she spent several years as an international private banker at Royal Bank of Canada and Barclays. Diana was the Co-Founder of the Association for Corporate Growth, Brazil chapter.
Diana graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and later earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She also attended Harvard University’s Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development, an executive education program for microfinance at the JFK School of Government.