Stephen Thomas

IDB Invest
Principal Officer - Financial Institutions

Stephen is the Investment Management Principal Officer, Financial Institutions for the Caribbean at IDB Invest, which he joined in 2019. He leads and is responsible for originating and structuring financing transactions for financial intermediaries that have an impact on development, by increasing access s to financing, fostering women’s empowerment and supporting climate change mitigation programs, among others.

Before joining the IDB Group, Stephen led teams focused on equity brokerage, investment advisory and wealth management for an indigenous banking group in the Southern and Eastern Caribbean. Prior to

that, he led the Debt Capital Markets Division in the Caribbean for one of the largest global banks, covering both public and private clients across varied sectors.

Stephen earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (USA) and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of the West Indies.

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, through the private sector.

IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects so they can achieve financial results and maximize the region’s economic, social, and environmental development.