Kelle Bevine

Chief, Strategy Unit of Structured and Corporate Finance Department at Inter-American Development Bank

Kelle Bevine is Chief of Strategy within IDB’s Structured and Corporate Finance Department (SCF), managing a team of professionals to facilitate greater social and climate impact in IDB private sector operations.  With an aim to drive sustainable business performance, she and team advise IDB clients on a range of green growth opportunities, including energy efficiency, climate-smart agriculture and ecosystem services, as well as social impact opportunities surfaced through shared value and gender lens appraisals.  She also manages IDB’s donor funded blended capital instruments providing concessional climate finance for IDB private sector projects.  Prior to joining IDB management, Ms. Bevine held positions in operations as Chief Advisor to the General Manager and Lead Investment Officer specialized in securitized transactions for IDB capital market deals in Mexico.   

Previously, Ms. Bevine served as Counselor to the U.S. Executive Director to the IDB, after five years as an international economist with the U.S. Treasury Department and The White House.   She began her career trading derivatives at Dean Witter in New York, and is licensed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to trade stocks, bonds, futures and options.  Ms. Bevine, a U.S. national, received a Master’s degree in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.