Webinar | Financing Small Farmers Commercially: Agrofinanzas in Mexico


Speaker: Carlos Budar Mejía, Agrofinanza

When: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST


Agrofinanzas, an award winning financial institution in Mexico, designed and implemented a business model allowing it to reach 80,000 small agricultural producers in the past six years, the vast majority of whom had no prior access to formal credit. Agrofinanzas' Chief Operating Officer, Carlos Budar Mejía, highlighted their strategic partnerships with key buyers employed to share risk and reduce cost.


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About the Speaker:

Carlos Budar Mejia
Chief Operating Officer, Agrofinanzas, Mexico


Mr. Carlos P. Budar Mejía is the Chief Operating Officer of Agrofinanzas. He has more than eighteen years of experience in the financial and agribusiness sector. Before joining Agrofinanzas in 2008, Mr. Budar served as the CFO and Head of the Risk Management Department and later Chief Credit Officer at FIRA, a leading government-owned agribusiness bank in Mexico. Mr. Budar began his professional career at Mexico´s Central Bank. He holds a BA degree in actuarial science from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he graduated with honors.




Agrofinanzas is one of the leading financial institutions in Mexico. It has designed an innovative business model that provides loans at affordable rates to Mexican small farmers. Recently, Agrofinanzas won the  G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation, an award recognizing businesses that adopt innovative, scalable, and commercially viable models to serve low-income people in developing countries Learn More>>