Oswaldo Oliva, director of the World Council of Credit Unions' board of directors, represents the Guatemalan credit union movement as a delegate of the National Association of Credit Unions of Guatemala (FENACOAC). Headquartered in Madison, Wis., USA, World Council is the leading international trade association and development agency for credit unions. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217,000,000 people. The regional and national credit union and financial cooperative associations affiliated with World Council represent 56 countries around the globe.
Oswaldo Oliva Vidal, has served as the General Manager of the National Federation of Cooperatives of Savings and Credit of Guatemala since 2007. FENACOAC is the largest cooperative representation organization in Guatemala.
He previously served as a consultant for the World Bank, IDB and USAID projects of micro finance in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.
He began his work with the cooperative savings and credit sector in 1987 serving as administrative financial advisor of the USAID Field Cooperative Strengthening Project and later becoming Deputy Director of said project.
Oswaldo worked for Price Waterhouse as Chief Assessor working for both, the public and private sector in various countries in Central America.
Oswaldo has a degree in business administration, public accounting and auditing from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala.