Prior to joining The Lemon Tree Trust in 2017, Alfonso took a 50,000-mile journey including the high desert in the US, the Amazon jungle in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian border, and the mountains of Northern Thailand; that journey led to a soon to be published memoire. Prior to that journey, Alfonso co-founded a $150 million private equity fund focused on real estate investments and the development of structured asset-backed securities in under-served Latin American markets. With sovereign and institutional capital as investors, the fund returned equity-like returns with a fixed income profile in the wake of highly volatile international markets.
Alfonso’s corporate experience includes roles at EDS (Vice President of Supply Chain Transformation and BPO) as well as executive positions at ICG Commerce and AT Kearney, where he developed strategies for Fortune 100 corporations. He earned a Law degree from the Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela and an MBA from Columbia University. Alfonso was recognized as one of the 50 most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business in 2004 and he recently served on the board of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. He has served on the Boards of the Chiapas Project for Micro-finance and the Dallas World Affairs Council, and on the advisory board of several social enterprises. He has a 15-year-old daughter named Alexandra.