Features Region: Latin America

Rafael Vietti da Fonseca – Itaú Unibanco

Despite being an in-house attorney, Rafael Vietti da Fonseca also views his role through an external counsel mindset. To him, this means delivering “the best experience and providing the greatest value to clients in order to get the very next deal.” As Itaú Unibanco’s head of legal for corporate and investment bank and distribution, he […]

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 […]

Rafael Espinosa – Cummins de Mexico

As the first legal manager for Cummins de Mexico, Rafael Espinosa built its legal department and oversaw legal affairs for its vast operations there. It’s a task he relished because it merged his interests in international business and the law, he says. However, even in building the legal department, the way the company interacted with […]

Raymundo Arenas – AXA Mexico

He’s a veteran litigator managing cases for one of Mexico’s largest insurers, but Raymundo Arenas freely admits the last place he wants to be on company business is a court room. Following advice from his mentor, John F. Munger, to be “a fearless advocate and courteous foe,” Arenas strives to settle claims and legal matters […]

Renee Robles – Nike Mexico

It’s a lesson she learned early and now imparts to those under her wing. For it wasn’t so long ago that Renee Robles, then a newcomer to the Nike Mexico legal staff, asked her boss a question. She got no answer, she says, but did receive something more important. “He was always there to listen […]

Ricardo Palacios – Playa Hotels & Resorts

Make you own beer? Swim with the dolphins? Endless drinks in an infinity pool? An ambitious tourist could make a full day of recreating at Playa Hotels & Resorts in Mexico now, even during the COVID-19 pandemic—but not a few months ago. The pandemic hit the tourist industry hard last spring—and Mexico was no exception. […]

Renata Cunha Giuliani – Akamai Technologies

When Renata Cunha Giuliani joined Akamai Technologies, there was no welcoming bouquet on her desk or procession of new colleagues stopping by to wish her well. That happens these days when people onboard in a pandemic, although like other Akamai employees working remotely, she was given a budget for establishing her home office. Giuliani’s joining […]

Rodrigo Bustos Deaza – Efecty

Financial inclusion: It’s a necessity for bringing people and companies into the socioeconomic mainstream. Especially in countries where much of the citizenry dwells in remote areas and thus lacks access to traditional banking. In Colombia, that inclusionary effort is largely spearheaded by Efecty, a Bogota-based company that for nearly a quarter-century has melded technology with […]

Ricardo Hernández – Bolsa Nacional de Valores de Costa Rica

Though his favorite novel is “Don Quixote,” Ricardo Hernández prefers not to tilt at windmills as legal director for the Costa Rica stock exchange. Called the Bolsa Nacional de Valores de Costa Rica, the stock exchange is a nerve center of the nation’s economy where investors can contribute to economic growth while also benefitting from […]

Renata Loyola – Bquate

“Little Radio,” her mother called Renata Loyola when she was growing up in Brazil. For the girl liked to sing. Didn’t matter the genre, be it rock, blues, folk, classical, electronic, jazz or whatever. Rolling Stones, Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Florence and the Machine, Avicii—all those airwave staples enthralled her. She’d learn the lyrics by […]

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