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Maria Teresa Zappia joins the natcap research board

Maria Teresa Zappia will represent Schroders on the Board is the Chief Impact &

Blended Finance Officer, Deputy CEO of Blue Orchard.


Maria Teresa is responsible for the Public Private Partnership (PPP) funds under

BlueOrchard’s management and impact practice. Maria Teresa joined BlueOrchard in 2008 as Chief Investment Officer. Previously Maria Teresa worked as Senior Banker in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development financial institution team both in London and Central Asia. Prior to that she worked for the Asian Development Bank in Manila and was an ODI Fellow in Africa.


Maria Teresa holds a M.Phil degree in Development Studies from the Institute of

Development Studies at Sussex University and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Florence.