Diana is an experienced Ecuadorian attorney based in Portugal with ample trajectory in the analysis of legal and regulatory regimes to promote financial consumer protection and financial inclusion, with a specific emphasis in women’s economic empowerment. Diana works as an independent consultant focused on international development, advising governments to enable robust legal regimes that ensure fair, transparent and safe treatment to financial consumers, especially vulnerable populations. She has worked with governments in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Some of her areas of interests include women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment in the context of financial inclusion and financial education. She also campaigns and supports efforts to combat the climate crisis.
Before transitioning to independent consulting, Diana served for over four years as a market conduct regulator at the U.S Federal Reserve System. She has also experience in retail and commercial banking.
Diana is in the Board of Directors of different organizations, where she contributes with her legal background and expertise.
She holds a master’s degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelors in Law from the University of Cuenca, Ecuador.