Features Latin America

Mariana Oliveira – Torneos

It was business as usual one day, and the world was turned upside-down the next, when a FIFA soccer bribery scandal rocked the world at Torneos. At least that’s how Mariana Oliveira, the legal manager at the Buenos Aires-based audiovisual producer and sports marketing company, remembers that day in 2015 when it was announced that […]

Araceli Enriquez – Takeda

When the Doctor Vagón health train started rolling into marginalized villages across the Mexican countryside this year, the medical team aboard was delivering a message of hope and information to hundreds of people suffering from one of the country’s biggest killers: diabetes. The Vagón train and a cancer patient assistance program to help those who […]

Nicolás Ruiz– Falck/Grupo Emi

The waiting may be the hardest part for anyone visiting a hospital emergency room, and there will be plenty of it. In the U.S., ER wait times range from an average of 11 minutes in Utah to 49 minutes in Washington, D.C. The time until a patient is sent home averages 91 minutes in North […]

Daniel Altikes – Antofagasta Minerals

After spending several years learning the nuances of the mining industry—from early-stage exploration to every aspect of the mining operation—Daniel Altikes was given his biggest challenge to date: Help Chilean-based Antofagasta Minerals broaden its international presence. A small country in the African continent was one of the first stops. From the second he stepped off […]

Ana Cristina Flores Peña – Absormex CMPC Tissue

An in-house role, ideally a general counselship, had long been among Ana Cristina Flores Peña’s professional goals. Only she thought it could wait until later in her career, like perhaps when she was in her mid-30s. She wouldn’t have to wait that long, for in 2017 the opportunity presented itself at the Mexican division of […]

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 […]

Gabriel Hoyos – Under Armour

Like the sports teams that wear its high-performance apparel and footwear, Under Armour can experience streaks hot and cold. Often, to borrow from sports jargon, it must change on the fly, make a halftime adjustment or shuffle the lineup. Which is what its Latin American division has been doing—putting more emphasis on its products for […]

Juan Pablo Restrepo – Mondelez International

Pick a brand—any brand—of sweets, snacks or drinks. There’s a good chance it’s made by Mondelez International. From Tang drink mix to Club Social crackers, the company that owns Nabisco and Cadbury Chocolate tempts taste buds globally, and even eases sore throats and coughs with its Hall’s lozenges. But no matter the popularity of the […]

Karla Baez Elizondo – Grupo Idesa

It can’t get much more satisfying than to see the fruits of one’s labor, Karla Baez Elizondo muses from her office in Mexico City this past spring, after helping to consummate a deal that opens up further opportunities for Grupo Idesa. And how the past four years have flown. Baez came aboard as general counsel […]

Karina Sol – Celanese

From dashboards to toothpaste, Celanese makes the compounds, polymers and parts used in the automotive, medical, agriculture, electronics and food industries in 27 plants spread around the globe. In Mexico and Brazil, where the global chemical and specialty materials producer has two plants each, its acetyl and amine products are used in compounds such as […]

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