Edgardo Perez Preciado has been the chief executive officer of Genesis Foundation in Guatemala since 2015, and during his tenure Genesis has grown to become the largest microfinance institution in Central America and the Caribbean. Currently ranking under Microrate evaluations as the only institution in the world with a perfect score in social performance, Genesis also has a Smart Campaign certificate, a “Leader” rating under Truelift, and ISO9000 certifications in several areas of operations. Considered by IDB as one of the most digitalized institutions in the Americas as of June 2020, Genesis launched among other digital solutions the first digital wallet and first self-serve digital loan application in the country. Genesis runs its own agent network from more than 12,000 locations, making it the largest such network in the Central American and Caribbean market. To achieve these levels of growth, social and financial performance, Genesis adopted all of the Universal Standards for Social and Environmental Performance Management under Mr. Perez’s leadership, creating the concept and technology for the development path of all of its customers. Under Mr. Perez’s leadership, Genesis Foundation founded the first food bank in Guatemala in order to provide aid to the communities in need. After just two years in operations, the food bank provided over 3 million pounds of food, delivered to 250,000 people, during 2020. Before joining Genesis Foundation, Mr. Perez was a commercial retail banker for more than 25 years. He has worked as general manager of three different banks and credit card operations in Guatemala, and has served as a member of the board of the Guatemalan Banking Association and vice president of the board of directors of the Guatemalan Microfinance chamber. Mr. Perez is a sought-after speaker and panelist, and has spoken at several SPTF, IDB, ACCION and IFC events. Mr. Perez studied computer engineering and has a master’s of business administration degree from the Central American Institute of Business Administration (INCAE).