Silvia Bastante de Unverhau is a global philanthropy expert and senior advisor, with close to 20 years of experience working across the business, nonprofit, international development and government sectors. She is a managing director for Co-Impact, a global philanthropic collaborative focused on systems change in health, education and economic opportunity to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. Initial core partners include Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll, Romesh and Kathy Wadhwani and The Rockefeller Foundation.
She is the former global head of philanthropy advisory at UBS. Prior to joining UBS, she was an associate partner at the global strategy consulting firm, Monitor Group. At the beginning of her career, she held management roles at the Organization of American States in Washington DC, the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, and the Office of the President of Peru.
She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a BSc in Government and Economics and holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA. Originally from Lima, Peru, she has visited and worked in over 70 countries.