Monika Scherer

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)

Ms. Scherer is the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. She is a member of the senior management team and joined MicroVest in 2017. Ms. Scherer provides legal counsel to MicroVest’s senior management and Board, and oversees legal support for MicroVest’s business, including governance, fund management, investment advisory operations, strategic partnerships and global investments.

Ms. Scherer is an international professional with extensive in-house and law firm experience in corporate, cross-border and finance law. Prior to joining MicroVest, she was Lead Counsel, Corporate Affairs for the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector arm of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. In that capacity she worked in lending, equity, and fund structuring operations through Latin America and the Caribbean, spending an important part of her time working on institutional, strategic and finance legal matters (new product development, IT, tax, HHRR, internal controls, treasury). In the earlier part of her career, Ms. Scherer worked in the Caracas and Washington D.C. offices of Baker & McKenzie, advising clients on corporate and securities law, cross-border transactions, and the intricacies of doing business in regulated industries and in developing economies.

Ms. Scherer is dual-qualified in civil law (Venezuela, admitted 2000) and common law (District of Columbia, admitted 2007). She holds an LL.B. summa cum laude from Universidad Católica Andres Bello and an LL.M. in Law and Economics from the George Mason University School of Law.