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Gregorio Schneider MBA ’96
Gregorio is the Founder and Managing Partner of Terranum Capital, a specialized Latin American alternative asset management firm with offices in Bogota and New York. Prior to Terranum Capital, Gregorio was Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets at Och-Ziff Capital Management, a US$30 billion alternative asset management firm. At Och-Ziff (OZ) Gregorio was responsible for building the firm’s capabilities, strategic relationships and investment portfolio in Latin America and Eastern Europe. He led the origination, evaluation and due diligence of investment opportunities in different public and private strategies, including equity, credit, distressed assets and real estate. Prior to joining the OZ organization, Gregorio was the Portfolio Manager responsible for special situation investments at The Rohatyn Group. Prior to the Rohaytn Group, Gregorio was a Founding Member of Spinnaker Capital and a Vice President at Credit Agricole Indosuez in London. Previously he worked at Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex).
Gregorio has served on the boards of various Latin American companies and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum for his work with developing countries. He is a member of the Board of Kind Healthy Snacks Inc., Qualitas of Life Foundation, Columbia University Business School Social Enterprise Program and the Lycee Francais de New York. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellows
“My experience working with communities in India and Africa, as well as on developing public-private partnerships with government and non-profit agencies, convinced me of the need for innovative approaches to international development”
“I see entrepreneurs as the key leverage point in development, so interning at Ashoka made perfect sense.”
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
“This internship matched my interest in harnessing the power and resources in the for profit sector to effect social change.”