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Adriana Cardinali Straube – PepsiCo Brazil

In a 20-year career that has taken her around the world and through a gamut of industries, what’s remained a constant for Adriana Cardinali Straube is her desire to learn and positively contribute to the business. Given the encompassing and international work she’s done, you could say it’s necessary. Now the legal director at PepsiCo […]

Lucas Gambino – Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Inc.

It was 3 a.m. Lucas Gambino was sitting in the passenger seat of an 18-wheeler loaded with products. The driver beside him was experienced with—and fully used to—this time and this route. As for Gambino? “I was not,” he says with a laugh. Nevertheless, the general counsel got up and did it—and learned far more […]

Ken R. Minami – The Family Coppola

His ultimate boss is filmmaker and entrepreneur Francis Ford Coppola, whose creative genius transcends the celluloid. That man also doesn’t surround himself with uninspired folks. “He’s made that clear to all parts of his business: ‘Don’t be a road block to creativity,’” says Ken Minami, who oversees multiple entities of The Family Coppola based in […]

Teresa Villarreal Torres – Xignux

Tom Cruise’s portrayal of a military lawyer was the spark for Teresa Villarreal’s legal career, but Xignux has been the energy source to keep it running. As a girl growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, Villarreal loved courtroom dramas on the big screen, and Cruise’s role as Lt. Daniel Kaffee in “A Few Good Men” was […]

Maria del Carmen Salgado Troya – Nestle Ecuador

She’s determined to make a difference in a region where it’s sorely needed and is proud to have her employer as the perfect place to do so. For the Ecuadorian subsidiary of Swiss multinational food processor Nestle shares Maria del Carmen Salgado Troya’s conviction that sound ethics are indeed sound business. “Nestle is a company […]

Pedro Pablo Barragan – Jose Cuervo

Timing being critical in all matters stock-related, it didn’t seem ideal for Jose Cuervo when the world’s best-selling tequila distiller was again preparing its initial public offering in early 2017. The world’s political situation could be politely described as uncertain, especially as far as U.S.-Mexican relations were concerned, and if there’s one factor that renders […]

Nicolas Vallarino – SOSER S.A.

Roughly one-third of preschool, primary and secondary school children in Chile receive free meals through a government-administered program—one of the oldest and largest school feeding programs of its kind in Latin America. But those nutrient-rich, high-calorie meals don’t just miraculously arrive on children’s plates: The country-wide effort takes a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes work—logistical, administerial […]

Lynn Haaland – PepsiCo

Tired, hungry and soaking wet. Lynn Haaland felt it all, tromping in the mud for days along the Appalachian Trail, often in a driving rain. All she could think about was a hot meal, a shower and some dry clothes. For her it was just another challenging day on vacation. For thousands of homeless women […]

Michael C. Canseco – Main Squeeze Juice Company

Quite the good call Michael C. Canseco and Thomas Nieto made in 2017 when the brothers-in-law were called upon to boost the fortunes of a cellphone repair franchise after completing a merger with their former franchisor just weeks before. For the founder of Fix My Phone just happened to have a sister who had recently […]

Juan Blanco Dávila – Ferrero

Juan Blanco’s legal career has been filled with teachable moments, often in sweet settings as he helps guide the growth of the Ferrero Group’s South American operations. As Ferrero’s general counsel working in São Paulo, Brazil, Blanco navigates rules and regulations in 10 countries where Ferrero makes and sells Nutella hazelnut spread, Kinder products, Tic […]

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