Oswaldo Acosta

Oswaldo joined CFE in early 2019, bringing his lending, project finance, and entrepreneurial experience to lead CFE in advancing the region’s economic development. Prior to CFE, Oswaldo was the head of the Latino Economic Development Center’s small business division, where he drove expansion across the region and led the adoption of fintech and algorithmic features to lending activities. Previously, Oswaldo worked for The World Bank, the commercial lending group at Self-Help, and as an economics consultant for Stone & Webster in London. As an entrepreneur, he launched a regional food distribution company, which he sold in 2012. Oswaldo’s professional expertise and his experience as an immigrant from Mexico has equipped him with a broad and technical understanding of the economic inequality challenges facing communities in our region.

Oswaldo serves on several boards and advisory groups across the region, including the Board of Capital Impact Partners, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, and the Greater Baybrook Alliance, plus the Impact Investment Committee of the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Baltimore Impact Hub. He recently concluded his term as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Community Investment Council. Oswaldo earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Monterrey Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in political economy from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, and a master’s degree in economic regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.