Christina M. Alfonso-Ercan

CEO, Madeira Global

Christina M. Alfonso-Ercan is the CEO of Madeira Global, a leading advisory and analytics firm dedicated to ESG (environmental, social and governance) research and reporting. Since its inception, Alfonso-Ercan has set the framework for the organization’s overall vision and strategy and, together with the Madeira leadership team, has led its implementation, product development and expansion efforts.

Alfonso-Ercan’s leadership role in the field of ESG analytics and socially responsible investing has been highlighted in financial publications including Institutional Investor, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Worth and LEADERS Magazine. She has also been a featured speaker at the Concordia Summit, the Worth Wealth Summit and academic conferences hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Georgetown and Wharton.

In 2016, Alfonso-Ercan was recognized as a “Game Changer” by the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, she was awarded “Women of Influence” by the New York Business Journal and received City & State Reports’ “Pioneer Award for Distinguished Achievement in Impact Investing.” In 2014, Alfonso-Ercan was initiated into the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and was named a “Rising Talent” by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She was inducted into the international honors society of economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon, in 2004.

Prior to Madeira, Alfonso-Ercan served as a director at WWI Group, a Brazilian private equity firm, and a member of the private client services group at AllianceBernstein in New York.

Alfonso-Ercan is currently holds advisory board positions at PathNorth, the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, serving as co-chair of the New York Chapter.

Alfonso-Ercan holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Fordham University, where she graduated Cum Laude, and an M.B.A. from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.