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Oscar Ardila-Espindola

Head of Investor Relations and Responsible Investing, AshmoreAVENIDA

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Oscar Ardila leads investor relations and responsible investing for the real estate investing arm of the Ashmore Group, a specialist emerging markets asset manager. Oscar joined the Ashmore Group after the Group acquired a majority stake in Avenida Capital, a Latin America-based private equity real estate investment firm. While at Avenida Capital, Oscar led the design of the company’s environmental, social and governance framework and its integration in the investment decision making process and execution of the company’s portfolios. Prior to his work in the investment management industry Oscar was the co-founder of a non-profit dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for young Colombian artists and led the Bogota International Piano Festival. Oscar is the proud husband of Linda Rincon and father of Abigail Ardila, both of whom have motivated and informed his interest in gender related issues. Being born and raised in the global south, Oscar has seen firsthand the power of access to financing for underserved populations as a tool for development and social mobility, which motivated him to join Oikocredit US mission. Oscar is currently a Trustee of the Ashmore Foundation and completed his M.A. as a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York.