NextBillion's Managing Editor, as well as the Founder and co-Editor of NextBillionen Español, a website and blog aimed to advance the development through enterprisecommunity in Latin America. He is currently a graduate student at Columbia University'sMasters in Development Practice, in New York City.Until August of 2010, Francisco worked as an Associate with the Markets and EnterpriseProgram at the World Resources Institute, in Washington DC. At WRI he did research on therole of small and medium-sized enterprise in sustainable development, leading the launch of theNew Venturesinitiative in Colombia in collaboration with Universidad de los Andes.Francisco also has experience in investment banking and management consulting, and is a co-founder at Prospéritas Microﬁnanzas, a microﬁnance organization that provides businessdevelopment and credit to microentrepreneurs in Colombia. Francisco holdsa degreein
Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.Twitter @fjnoguera.
Francisco NogueraManaging Editor,NextBillionNew York, NY
Nate is Ayllu’s COO and editor of the Next Billion series. Prior to Ayllu, he consulted with avariety of social enterprises around the world, including VisionSpring and Pratham Books inIndia, Conversion Sound in Nigeria, and Somos Más in Colombia. Nate spent the ﬁrst 6 yearsof his career primarily in West Africa, with the United Nations Food and AgricultureOrganization, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and the US PeaceCorps. Nate is originally from Washington DC and holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and a BA in Philosophy from Connecticut College.
Nate HellerCOO, AylluSao Paulo, Brazil
Shital is a Managing Editor for ThinkChange India, a blog tracking social innovation and socialentrepreneurship in India, and is an alumna of theIndicorpsfellowship. She has previously worked with the UN, Acumen Fund, Oxfam International, and the World Bank. Shitalcompleted her MPA in international development from NYU Wagner and is currently working as a management consultant in Washington, DC.
Shital ShahBlogger, iuMAPWashington, DC