Camila Piñeiro Harnecker is the Director at NCBA CLUSA’s Strengthening Cooperatives and Producer Groups Practice Area. Before joining NCBA in June 2019, she was a Cooperative Development Consultant at Keystone Development Center, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University as well as at the University of California, Riverside. From 2009 to 2017 she was professor, researcher and consultant at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Havana, an MBA from the same alma mater, and a MA. in Sustainable Development from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work has focused on worker and producer cooperatives, economic democracy, and the social and solidarity economy. She is the author of four books and several articles on these topics.