Features Latin America

Obedi Neves – Makro

Don’t tell Obedi Neves that he’s “technically retired.” The legal director for Brazilian-based Makro has been plenty busy. He and his staff not only helped his company become more profitable during a pandemic, but he also wrote an e-book and established a new training company for attorneys. With more than 30 years of experience working […]

Alejandro Arias Edwards – Siemens Chile

A technologically proficient lawyer with a team to match, Alejandro Arias continues to support and advice colleagues by going outside the usual legal parameters at the regional subsidiary of the German technology giant Siemens A.G that recently launched its new sustainable framework DEGREE in which legal perspective plays a crucial role in supporting environmental, social […]

Rebeca Estela Tovar Gálvez – C&A México

Still fairly new as the legal manager at fast-fashion retailer C&A México, Rebeca Estela Tovar Gálvez showed the executive team just how quickly she could adjust to changing circumstances last year. COVID-19 had forced the temporary closure of all 79 stores in March and April 2020, but largely through the efforts of Tovar and other […]

Natalia García Quintero – Colgate-Palmolive, Mexico

The mass consumer industry always appealed to Natalia García Quintero. Thus, connecting with Colgate-Palmolive was natural and instantaneous. Since the first day, she shared its progressive business model and goal of a healthier future for all people, their pets and the planet. Associate legal director of the company’s Mexican subsidiary since 2020, and a member […]

Jose Roberto Salvini – banco BV

In Brazil, a country NPR called “the land of many lawyers and slow justice,” fewer lawsuits has got to be a good thing. Certainly, it’s been good for Banco Votorantim, or banco BV, which had been the bank with the most litigation against it before using data science and predictive models to take off that […]

Valeria Plastino – Lumen Technologies

For nearly as long she can remember, Valeria Plastino has wanted to connect the world though business and communications. Coming of age in Argentina, she was fascinated with globalization and the development of the internet. And she was just as interested in how legal traditions would be applied to global business changes. Now vice president, […]

Diego Di Giacomo – Puma Group

Originally hailing from Bahía Blanca, a port city in southwest Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, Diego Di Giacomo grew up in a social and political environment that was constantly changing. Di Giacomo credits his upbringing for instilling in him a steadfast drive to find solutions. “During the last 40 years in Argentina, every 10 years we’ve […]

Mauricio Riveros Habib – Trina Solar

Solar energy is a hot market in Latin America. But getting into that market as an attorney? Not so hot. Just ask Mauricio Riveros Habib, who’s hustled his way into a position with Trina Solar’s operations in Chile and Peru. As legal counsel, he says his healthy competitive edge—honed through athletics—has been an asset for […]

Juarez de Oliveira – Amgen

Whether it’s soccer, diversity and equality, or the law, the effort and passion from Juarez de Oliveira is the same: He gives his all. As the head of legal, Brazil, for Amgen, the American biotechnology company, he says his country’s pharma industry is as regulated as it is exciting, and Oliveira aids the company by ensuring compliance and advising on business matters […]

Hector Izzo – Grupo GP

Though he’s only been in the office a few months, Hector Izzo says he has a good understanding of the business and how the legal department can advance the company’s interests. Since joining Grupo GP as general counsel, Izzo has helped close seven large business transactions in a number of industries, including real estate, commercial […]

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