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Carlos Alonso Naranjo

Professor, Popular and Solidarity Economics and Finance Master’s Program, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar

Mr. Naranjo is a professor at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar’s master’s program for Popular and Solidarity Economics and Finance in Quito.

In 2021, Mr. Naranjo implemented a CLARITY Analysis of the Ecuador’s Popular and Solidarity Economy Law and General Regulations which analyzed aspects of the law and regulations pertaining to cooperatives.

Semi-retired, Mr. Naranjo has served the Ecuadoran cooperative movement as a legal advisor in various capacities throughout his 50-year career, including as National and Regional Intendant and advisor to the Superintendence of the Popular and Solidarity Economy, the General Directorate of the National Corporation for Popular and Solidarity Finance, and Ministry of Social Development Coordination for the Popular and Solidarity Economy. He also served on the technical advisory committee preparing the Popular and Solidarity Economy Law and General Regulations between 2008-2011.

Mr. Naranjo has written numerous articles and book chapters on cooperative legal issues and Ecuador’s cooperative sector. He is a member of the International Association of Cooperative Law (Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain) and the Ibero-American Association of Cooperative, Mutual and Solidary Law.

Mr. Naranjo received his undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Guayaquil and in Public and Social Sciences from the Universidad de Guayaquil and obtained his master’s degree in Social and Solidarity Economy from the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, and graduate studies in Mediation from the Universidad Central.