Latin America

Liset & Ximena Contreras

According to figures compiled in 2009 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, 20,000 tons of Brazil nuts are harvested every year, 35% of which come from Bolivia, the largest exporter of Brazil nuts in the world. With their thick hard shells that are tough to crack, 99% of Bolivia’s Brazil nuts are exported shelled.

Ricardo Zisis Drinberg

Ricardo Zisis is the Publisher & Editor of Harvard Business Review América Latina. Besides being a seasoned business editor, Ricardo is also an entrepreneur himself. In 2002 he founded Impact Media, a publishing and education company which publishes Harvard Business Review in Latin America and develops conferences and executive education programs throughout the region.

Rosemary Winters

Rosemary Winters is the founder and Executive Director of Winters Media Consulting a firm that specializes in providing consulting for publishing groups in the areas of integrated marketing programs in print, online and event coordination.

Xavier Leroux

Xavier Leroux is a Principal in the Mexico City office of McKinsey & Company, which he joined as an associate in 1999. His practice focuses on serving clients in the oil and gas and the telecommunications sectors. He has also served several branches of the government sector in Mexico. He has worked for clients in Mexico, the U.S., and South America, on topics related with strategy, organization, and operational improvement.

Before joining McKinsey, Xavier worked for Chase Securities Inc. in New York and for the Procter & Gamble Company in Mexico.

Rosana Camargo De Arruda Botelho

Rosana is one of the controlling shareholders and Director of Participações Morro Vermelho S.A. (PMV), which is the controlling holding company of the Camargo Corrêa Group, one of the largest private business conglomerates in Brazil. The Group comprises 18 companies, mainly within the industrial, infrastructure and consumer products arenas, employing over 30,000 people.

Roberto Artavia Loria

• Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, 1992 • Master of Business Administration (MBA), INCAE, 1982 • B.S. Naval Engineering, U.S.

Joyce Ventura

Mrs Joyce Ventura has conducted studies, internships and various film workshops (with Jean Claude Carriere, Gabriel Garcia Marquez among others) in Colombia, France, the USA, Germany and Cuba. A film producer with an entrepreneurial spirit, she co-founded the film and advertising production company UNO Ltda, created in 1971 in Bogota (Colombia) and has worked on more than 2 000 advertising spots for clients such as Pepsi-Cola, Marlboro, Renault, Mazda, Iberia, Unilever, Colgate Palmolive...

Pablo Brenner

Pablo Brenner is a Partner at Prosperitas Capital Partners, the first venture capital fund in Uruguay, and one of the most active in the Latin American VC sector. He is also a board member of Endeavor Uruguay, a non-profit organization aiming at fostering entrepreneurship in developing countries, and a member of the Steering Committee of Programa Emprender, a private/public initiative focused on developing entrepreneurship in Uruguay.

Sônia Regina Hess De Souza

From her mother Adelina, she inherited her daring, visionary and entrepreneurial character, and from her father Duda, she inherited confidence, charisma, a capacity for leadership and making friends and the certainty that life is meaningful if it is profound and generous. Sônia began her story in the small city of Luiz Alves in the countryside of Santa Catarina, a southern Brazilian State, where she was born. Her professional experience began early, working in the retail stores of the family in Balneário Camboriú (SC).

Amparo Serrano

Almost since birth Amparin had a pen in her hand and an uncontrollable drive to draw. Amparin believes that life is a huge catalogue of characters. Since the beginning of her creative search Amparin undertook hundreds of projects until about 10 years ago she managed to make her dream come true by creating Distroller.


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