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Surinvest is led by a multi-disciplinary team, with broad-gauged development experience. It is supported by specialized firms that provide investment banking, engineering, design, and associated expertise for tailor-made strategic and investment decision.


Miguel Schloss, President & CEO

M. Schloss with Nobel Prize Winner J. Stiglitz

Miguel Schloss has more than 35 years of experience in economic development issues and has held leadership positions in multilateral agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organisations He was Director of Corporate and Budget Planning at the World Bank, where he led the development of a three-year $4.5 billion strategic reform program redirecting the bank's human and financial resources, policies, and programs to address emerging development issues. He also ran technical divisions in telecommunications and mining (worldwide) and industry and energy (in Africa), as well as country programs (in Latin America).

He was executive director of Transparency International during its formative (1998-2002) years and spearheaded its rapid expansion and positioning on governance and anti-corruption issues to over 40 countries worldwide. Since then, he has become Managing Partner of DamConsult Ltd, an investment and management consulting firm providing support to private enterprises in strategic and business planning, and was Expert Advisory Board member of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, an international strategic advisory firm for development.

He is currently President of Surinvest Ltda. and Board and Executive Committee member of Buenaventura SpA., an investment and real estate development company, respectively. He is Trustee of Global Legal International Network (GLIN), Executive Committee and Advisory Board member of Transparency International in Spain and Chile, respectively, and Advisory Board and Financial Taskforce member of the International Private Water Association (IPWA).

Miguel holds an EDP from Harvard University, an MBA from Columbia University and degrees in commercial engineering and economics from Catholic University in Chile.

Silvia Lay, Vice-President

Silvia Lay

Silvia Schloss, has had a long career in social development programs.

A Certified Registered Nurse (University of Chile) by training, has been involved in execution of Public Health programs in Santiago, Valparaiso, and Iquique (Chile) as well as in the Columbia Hospital for Women (Washington DC).

She was an Assistant to the Executive Director in Transparency International (Berlin, Germany) during its formative years, and is currently in charge of tracking and following up the investment portfolio of Surinvest Ltda. as well as the planning and budgeting of the company’s activities.

Jessie Schloss, Marketing/Art Director

Jessie Schloss

Jessie Schloss received her BFA from the New England School of Art & Design and recently completed her MBA from Suffolk University. She has had experience in designing for international startup companies, as well as small businesses.

She has worked in an adminstrative level for Suffolk University's Facilities Planning and Management department as the Assistant Director for Administration, and has managed technical project developments in the media and broadcasting sector in Germany as a Coordinator of Special Projects.


Updated on January 29, 2018