Features Region: Latin America

Marisol González Ortega – L’Oréal

It was an opportunity to help people from Mexico to Argentina as COVID-19 struck in Latin and South America, Marisol González Ortega recalls. As general counsel for L’Oréal’s Latin American operations, she’d already worked to keep production plants open during the pandemic. Now, plants that made shampoo and other personal care products could convert, in […]

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 […]

Ana Beatriz Guillén Vindas – Grupo Financiero ACOBO

Like many employees at financial institutions worldwide, the team at Grupo Financiero ACOBO wasn’t sure what to expect during a government shutdown two months into the COVID-19 pandemic. With financial markets in a state of flux and ACOBO’s customers confined to their homes—not to mention a still-deepening economic crisis—Legal Director Ana Beatriz Guillén Vindas says […]

Evelio Hernández Salazar – Sanofi

Even in high school, Sanofi Legal Counsel Evelio Hernández Salazar knew he wanted to make a career of helping people. When he joined Sanofi, and the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, he certainly got his chance. Working for the global life sciences pharmaceutical company from his office in Panama City, Hernández says COVID-19 turned the world upside […]

Luiz Klecz – InterCement

From unexpected sightseeing in Alexandria, Egypt, to spending several years in Argentina when he thought he was going to be there for just a couple of weeks, Luiz Klecz has been around the world with some interesting career turns. The general counsel for InterCement, he’s helped the Brazilian company grow globally for more than 18 […]

Oscar Ortiz – Brightstar Mexico

Growing up in Mexico City, Oscar Ortiz says his life could’ve taken many unexpected turns, but a close-knit family helped—especially his grandfather Antonio, who stepped in as a father figure. Ortiz remembers learning life lessons as he handed wrenches to his grandad, an auto mechanic. Sadly, however, he also remembers his grandfather saying that in […]

Marco Aurelio Cordeiro – CNN Brasil

Freedom of speech is a right given to Americans by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s what allows them to stand on a street corner and say whatever comes to mind. Freedom of speech is also what gives U.S. journalists the ability to write news or run TV segments critical of government officials […]

Melissa Díaz Artavia – Holcim Costa Rica

The cement industry isn’t always perceived as environmentally benign, but Melissa Díaz Artavia is quick to emphasize the sustainable aspects of her employer’s business model. As she tells Vanguard, the Costa Rican division of Swiss-based building materials and aggregates company, LafargeHolcim, seeks to develop sustainable projects to optimize its production while engaging in a coprocessing […]

Vanessa Manrique – GE Healthcare

The lack of life-sustaining ventilators became obvious in 2020 with the onset of COVID-19, launching General Electric on a mission to produce and distribute the much-needed devices to hospitals worldwide. It’s been a challenge, to say the least, says General Electric Healthcare Mexico Senior Legal Counsel Vanessa Manrique—noting the trade war going on between the […]

Leandro Campos – Synnex Westcon/Comstor

Even when he’s dealing with the smallest of legal details, Leandro Campos always tries to take the long view. In more than 15 years of practicing law in-house, Campos has sought to be a business partner as much as a legal resource for the multinational firms he’s worked for in his native Brazil. Now, as […]

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