AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Laura Alsenas
Executive Director


Nexus for Development


Laura is Executive Director of Nexus for Development, an organization which provides access to financing for clean energy and water solutions in Southeast Asia. She has over 15 years of financial analysis, credit assessment and transaction structuring experience with a consistent focus on impact-driven lending. Prior to joining Nexus in 2021, Laura worked for Portland’s economic development agency, where she implemented loan programs that benefitted underrepresented entrepreneurs and low-income communities. She also spent four years in Amman as the portfolio manager for a USD 59 million loan fund that supported Iraqi SMEs. Laura began her finance career as an investment banking analyst with Lehman Brothers and her trajectory in international development as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.