Marcelo Cabrol, an Argentinian citizen, was appointed Manager of the Social Sector (SCL) in August 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as the External Relations Manager (EXR) of the IDB.
As the responsible for all external communications of the IDB, Mr. Cabrol spearheaded a major modernization of the IDB’s communication activities. He led the creation of Demand Solutions, a business model that draws on entrepreneurial thinking and creative approaches to tackle problems in
sectors such as public health, mass transportation, energy and citizen security.
Between 2007 and 2012, Mr. Cabrol was Chief of the IDB’s Education Division. In that role he promoted projects that employed cutting-edge technologies to expand the coverage and raise the quality of education in Latin America and the Caribbean. He forged groundbreaking partnerships with several Fortune 500 corporations, renowned non-profit organizations and academic
institutions in more than 20 countries.
Prior to leading the Education Division, Mr. Cabrol served as principal advisor to the Executive Vice President of the IDB, providing quality and operational oversight of projects in the social sectors, state modernization, science and technology, and microenterprise. He joined the Bank in 1998 as a project specialist.
Mr. Cabrol obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown. He completed doctoral studies in government and public policy (ABD) at Georgetown.