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During the current global crisis, the CFO Forums virtual series provides a space to our CFO community as executives respond to unprecedented disruptions that affect their companies’ finances and operations.

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Council of the Americas CFO Forums

Overview

The Council of the Americas has adapted its content to a virtual format during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, we are providing continuity to our in-person CFO forums, establishing a space of dialogue and collaboration between CFOs and high-level financial executives to discuss the most important issues they are facing today.

During the current global crisis, the CFO virtual series provides a space to our CFO community as executives respond to unprecedented disruptions that affect their companies’ finances and operations.

These off-the-record and by-invitation-only programs are exclusively for CFOs and high level financial executives. To register, please contact Cyndi Balladares at cfoprogram@as-coa.org.

We encourage our CFO community to get in touch with us with any recommendations for the virtual series. For program and content ideas, please contact Ariana Molina at amolina@as-coa.org.

2020 CFO Virtual Series
  • April 30: Regional
  • May 14: Brazil
  • June 4: Regional
  • June 25: Colombia
  • July 16: Regional
  • August 6: Peru
  • August 26: Argentina
  • September 17: Regional
  • October 8: Regional
  • November 12: Regional

Virtual Series Sponsors

 

Interviews & Articles
Past Events

2018 CFO Forums

  • CFO Miami Forum, December 7, was moderated by Jane Bussey, managing director-forensics & litigation at FTI Consulting and featured Kathryn Rooney Vera, head of research & strategy at Bulltick Capital, who opened the Forum with a presentation on Latin America’s market and economic outlook for 2019. Leading the roundtable conversations were distinguished speakers Moises Vidal, managing director of treasury sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Camilo Figueredo-Davis, director of finance and CFO, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions Latin America; Noemie Heuland, regional CFO Latin America, SAP; Giulio RIndi, CFO LAC, Mastercard; Antonio Gandara, finance director, Revlon; Alejandro Ubeira, VP Corporate Accounting and Reporting – Americas Region, Deutsche Post, DHL Group, Yuda Saydun, Founder & President, CyVent; Christian Nieves, special agent-cyber crimes, FBI Miami Division.
  • CFO Bogotá Forum, August 22, featured a keynote address by Ana Fernanda Maiguashca, co-director of Banco de la República and was moderated by Santiago Gutierrez, executive editor, Latin Trade Group. The roundtable conversation was led by distinguished speakers including: Ursula Haaker Ramirez, director, Global Transaction Services Andean & CA Region, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Ricardo Avila, editor-in-chief, Portafolio; Andrés Cadena, senior partner, McKinsey & Company; Rosemery Carrillo, cirector of strategy and finance, Oleoducto Central SA; Carlos Eduardo Botero, managing director, Shared Services Center Finance, Grupo Alquería; Claudia Carolina Perdomo, treasurer, The AES Corporation; Juan Carlos Sampedro Tobon, director, Capital Markets, Empresas Públicas de Medellín; Marcelo Fernandes, director, Latin America Marketing, SAP Ariba; Alexia Javier Blanco Riveira, CFO, Empresas de Acueducto de Bogotá.
  • CFO Lima Forum, July 19, was moderated by Joaquín Valle del Olmo, partner & managing director, The Boston Consulting Group. The roundtable conversation was led by distinguished speakers including: Jose Carlos Saavedra, partner, Apoyo Consultoria; Kelly Santiago, SFO Peru, Ecuador & Central America, Equixfax Inc.; Luigi Debernardi, Peru finance director/ CFO, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; Alejandro Yanes Cruz, treasurer, PetroPerú; Carlos Perales Reyes, director of capital markets and financial planning, Telefónica del Peru; Catalina Manrique, president LAC, SAP Ariba; Juan Carlos Rodriguez, vice president finance and administration, Yanbal.
  • CFO São Paulo Forum, May 24, was moderated by Ricardo Tiezzi from The Boston Consulting Group. The roundtable conversation was led by distinguished speakers including: Annali Duane, managing director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; David Beker, chief Brazil economist & fixed income strategist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Valeria Roane, CFO, Dow Latin America; Daniel Levy, corporate vice president, CFO and IRO, Arezzo & Co; Felipe Rugani, CFO corporate segment, Brazil region, Sodexo; Marcelo Fernandes, director Latin America marketing, SAP Ariba; Ricardo Sennes, managing director, Prospectiva.
  • CFO Mexico City Forum, April 26, featured a keynote address by Javier Eduardo Guzmán Calafell, deputy governor of Banco De Mexico, and was moderated by Miguel Siliceo Valdespino, CFO of Bancomext. The roundtable conversation was led by distinguished speakers including: Martin Barrios, managing director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Javier Mancera, director and founding partner, De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, SC; Luis Eduardo Diaz Loera, treasury & financing manager, Grupo Kuo; Pablo Garcia Aguilar, CFO Empresas ICA; Marcelo Fernandes, director Latin America marketing, SAP Ariba; Luis Dario Rodríguez Ochoa, sustainability manager, Coca-Cola FEMSA; Peter Wiegandt, chief commercial and digital transformation officer, Grupo Lala.

2017 CFO Forums

  • CFO Miami Forum, December 8, featured discussions led by Mauro Echeverri, head of controlling and distribution planning, South East USA and Latin America, Swarovski; Carlos Mercuriali, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, SAP Ariba; Alexander Michiels, vice president, CFO, SCS & DTS, Ryder System, Inc.; Luis Pulido, CFO, Elandis; and Elias Tavarez, vice president, CFO, LALA U.S., Inc.
  • CFO Lima Forum, November 16, featured discussions led by Francisco Barua, chief investment officer, UNACEM; Victor Manuel Cabanillas De la Torre, corporate finance manager, Ransa; Patricia Gastelumendi, CFO, Ferreycorp; Renato Reyes, manager of finance services and treasury, Ripley; and keynote address by Adrián Armas, chief economist, Banco Central de Reserva del Peru
  • CFO Mexico City Forum, September 6, featured keynote speaker Vanessa Rubio, undersecretary of finance and public credit of Mexico; and discussions led by John Gleason, vice president, treasury, tax and investor relations, WALMEX; and Ricardo Sánchez Barker, CFO, Aeroméxico
  • CFO Buenos Aires Forum, August 23, featured panelists Pedro Arnt, CFO of Mercadolibre.com; Edgardo Carlos, CFO of Tenaris; and keynote speaker Miguel A. Kiguel, executive director, Econviews
  • CFO Bogotá Forum, June 8, featured keynote speaker Juan José Echavarría, governor, Banco de la República; and panelists Alejandro Porras, corporate treasury director, Ecopetrol; and Tatiana Uribe, vice president, financial planning and investor relations, Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A.
  • CFO São Paulo Forum, May 10, featuring regional finance executives from IBM Corporation, SAP, Expedia, the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., the Walt Disney Company and themes of digital transformation in the finance function and the role of information technology 2016 CFO Forums

2016 CFO Forums

  • CFO Lima Forum, November 16, featured finance executives from Alicorp, Belcorp, Cencosud, Cinépolis, Grupo Romero 
  • CFO Miami Forum, September 30, featured regional finance executives from organizations such as Bunge, Microsoft, Oracle, PepsiCo and SAP
  • CFO Buenos Aires Forum, August 23, featured speakers Daniel González, CFO of YPF; Fernando Navajas, chief economist at Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas (FIEL); and Alejandro Scannapieco, CFO of Globant
  • CFO Bogotá Forum, June 14, featured keynote speaker Jorge Hernán Toro Córdoba, Chief Economist at Banco de la República, Colombia
  • CFO Monterrey Forum, May 19, featured keynote speaker Carlos Capistrán, Chief Mexico Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
  • CFO Mexico City Forum, May 17, featured keynote speaker Javier Guzmán Calafell, Deputy Governor at Banco de México
  • CFO Rio de Janeiro Forum, April 8, featured keynote speaker Leonardo Pereira, Chairman of Comissão de Valores Mobiliários
  • CFO São Paulo Forum, April 6, featured keynote speaker Flavio Cotini, President and CEO of Walmart Brazil 
Partner Resources

Business Continuity — Yours and Ours

Bank of America has a reference guide that contains information and links to some of their solutions that will help businesses with remote operations and resources to mitigate fraud and cybersecurity. Also included is information on their business continuity framework.