Corinne Lebrun is the founder and General Partner of Creas Ecuador, the first impact investment fund in Ecuador. She invests in early stage entrepreneurs solving pressing environmental and social issues in the country, providing the capital and support they need to scale their business and their positive impact. By 2023 she has invested in 10 companies. She is also currently a board member for B Corp in Ecuador.
Corinne has an MBA from ESSEC, a French Business School, and a master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility from IE in Spain. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in multinational and family-owned companies from different sectors such as Automotive, Construction and Retail. She spent most of her career in the Marketing, Sales and Communication areas before leading the Corporate Social Responsibility department at Lafarge Ecuador, later to become Holcim. In this last company she was a member of the Board of Directors, where she held the position of Communications and CSR Director for 4 years. She was also President of the “Red por un Ecuador Libre de Trabajo Infantil” where she worked with the private and public sector to prevent and eradicate Child Labor in Ecuador.
In her free time, Corinne enjoys making jewelry and traveling.
Her 'Why': My second son, Tomas, was born with Clubfoot, that is a common deformity of the bones and joints in the foot that is seen in newborns. We where lucky enough to have access to prime medical care and excellent doctors that took care of Tomas, fixing his condition. I am very happy to say that Tomas is today a very healthy young boy, competing in National tennis competitions. However, during our 5 years journey to full mobility recovery for Tomas, we met many others that were not so lucky. I became fully aware of the huge inequities people in Ecuador face in access to medical care. Recovering his mobility has been life-changing for Tomas, and I want to do whatever I can to help people with less privilege to have the same opportunities. I met Dave through a mutual friend who invited me to join ROMP´s Board of Directors. From the first time I met him and the team of ROMP Ecuador, it was clear to me that I had to get involved and support the incredible work they do!
Favorite ROMP Moment: My favorite ROMP moment was during a mission in Ecuador, where I witnessed the moment a young lady took her first steps with her new prosthesis. Her family was there for support, and they were very happy and grateful to the team. It was such a moving moment where I felt the sense of purpose and the magnitude of the work ROMP does.