AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Laura Alsenas
Executive Director


Nexus for Development


Laura is Executive Director of Nexus for Development. She has over 15 years of financial analysis, credit assessment and transaction structuring experience with a consistent focus on mission-driven lending. Prior to joining Nexus in 2021, she worked with Oregon’s economic development agency, where she implemented loan programs that benefitted underrepresented entrepreneurs and low-income communities. Prior to that she 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.