Tess Mateo, Senior Advisor

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Mrs. Mateo has more than 12 years of Impact Investing experience and is a global authority on private-public partnerships leveraging investors, multinational companies, multilateral agencies, academia, NGOs, and governments.

As a serial entrepreneur, Mrs. Mateo has 12 years of start-up experience and is the founder of CXCatalysts. CXCatalysts is a collaboration accelerator that develops and manages innovative programs that help companies profitably reach underserved markets, as well as governments and multilateral institutions achieve their environmental, social, and developmental goals.

She also launched Gralni Group, a real estate venture; IncentOne, a technology company; and Colorworx, a clothing company.

Prior to becoming an investor and entrepreneur, Mrs. Mateo was the strategy director of the CEO at PricewaterhouseCoopers managing the firm’s strategic relations across 160 territories.

With more than 28 years of restructuring, turnaround and start-up experience advising leaders of Fortune 500 and emerging companies across several industries in dozens of countries, Mrs. Mateo brings innovative solutions and strong networks to deliver desired outcomes to the participating stakeholders.

Mrs. Mateo sits on the advisory boards of various organizations including the Joint US China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), the World Bank’s Private Sector Leaders Forum, the US General Services Administration (GSA) Greening the Federal Government, and the Global Summit of Women.

Her recent contributions include the World Economic Forum, RIO+20 Earth Summit, Vision 2050, Business New Agenda of WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) and The Roadmap to 2020 Fueling the Growth of Women’s Enterprise Development.

Mrs. Mateo holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Columbia Business School, a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Psychology, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Economics from University of Michigan.