Lara Viada is the Principal at CREAS and she is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing. She believes that organisations with sustainable business models can solve pressing social and environmental issues in a sustainable way. Lara holds a masters in international development and economics in Johns Hopkins University.
For the last 10 years, she has been working in impact investing, first at the Overseas Private Corporation (OPIC) in DC, then for Grassroots Business Fund in Latin America and later for Vivergi and then Creas in Spain. During this period she also worked directly with social enterprises and accelerators and did consulting work for organizations like UNDP, the World Bank or Intermon Oxfam.