Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor

Key Speakers At The World Economic Forum on Latin America
Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor, chairman of Intercorp Financial Services Inc., smiles during a panel discussion at the 2013 World Economic Forum on Latin America in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The World Economic Forum will provide an ideal platform to discuss the critical factors behind Latin America's resilience and dynamic development models under the theme “Delivering Growth, Strengthening Societies”. Photographer: Karel Navarro/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesKarel Navarro—Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Rodriguez-Pastor is a ­billionaire who runs a network of malls, pharmacies, and banks in Peru. In 2010 he took on a vital mission by launching Innova Schools, which provides 19,000 children with affordable, high-quality education. ­Recent testing indicates that Innova second-graders are far more proficient than average in math and reading—welcome news in a country whose education system ranked last among 65 countries in an OECD survey.