Symposium: 9 am-2:30 pm 
Awards: 7-11 pm

Lakeside Village, Univ. of Miami
Coral Gables
United States
Pérez Art Museum Miami
United States
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast


2023 COA Symposium and 28th BRAVO Business Awards

Latin America's premier business engagement and dialogue platform will honor influential leaders from the region in Miami on October 20.

Symposium: 9 am-2:30 pm 
Awards: 7-11 pm

Lakeside Village, Univ. of Miami
Coral Gables
United States
Pérez Art Museum Miami
United States
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast



The 2023 Council of the Americas Symposium will bring together an exclusive community of corporate stakeholders and C-level executives from Latin American multinational companies and multilatinas to participate in a day of programming. Participants will hear from top experts on the most relevant topics impacting the global business agenda with an eye on Latin America. Symposium events including private roundtables for the BRAVO C-Suite, BRAVO Dialogues, and BRAVO Leadership Conversations. 

The BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 28 years of showcasing excellence and leadership in Latin America's public and private sector, while bringing together business visionaries and pioneers from across industries and geographies.

This year’s group of honorees represent leadership, dedication, and outstanding expertise in their field—all critical to ensuring a more prosperous future for the region.

This year's BRAVO Business Awards will be presented at a formal dinner on the terrace of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

Join the discussion on Twitter: #BRAVObiz | @ASCOA

2023 BRAVO Business Awards Honorees

  • BRAVO Hemispheric Leader of the Year:

    • General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command

  • BRAVO Beacon of Innovation: 

    • Pix - Banco Central do Brasil, Accepted by: Roberto Campos Neto, Governor, Banco Central do Brasil 

  • BRAVO Sustainability CEO of the Year:

    • Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO, CMPC

  • BRAVO Visionary Business Leader of the Year:

    • Luis Miguel Castillo, Chairman, Grupo Mariposa

Join the discussion on Twitter (X): @ASCOA | #BRAVObiz

Registration Support: Cyndi Balladares at  

Special Group Access Packages:

Sponsorship Opportunities: Mercedes Fernandez at

Engagement and Thought Leadership: Yndira Marin at & Luciana Sabillon at

COA Symposium: Member rate: $450 | Non-member rate: $600

BRAVO Business Awards Dinner: Individual Tickets: $1,200  | Table: $12,000 (Limited seating available)



7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO CEO Roundtable*

  • Speaker: General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • Special Guest: Jordan Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank 
  • Chair: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO Circle of LatAm Chief Sustainability Officers Roundtable*

  • Speakers: 
    • Isabel St. Malo de Alvarado, Board of Trustees, IFRS Foundation
    • Thiago Fernandes, Head of Social & Environment Group, Latin America, Bank of America
  • Chair: Pedro Pereira, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP Latin America & Caribbean

7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO Circle of LatAm Chief People Officers Roundtable*

  • Speaker: Stephen Remedios, Partner & Associate Director, People Strategy, BCG
  • Chair: Cristian Carafi, Managing Director & Partner, BCG Santiago

*By invitation only. Participant criteria and seniority required.

Main Stage Programming

9:00–9:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

9:05–9:45 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Global Trends Shaping Latin America's Business Landscape

  • Todd Martinez, Co-Head of Americas Sovereign Ratings, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
  • Marcos Gunn, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President, Latin America
  • Rosana Padilla, President, Latin America, Kenvue
  • Helmut Reisinger, CEO, EMEA & LATAM, Palo Alto Networks
  • Moderator: Gabriela Frias, Business Anchor, CNN en Español

9:45–10:15 a.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: Advancing Hemispheric Prosperity & Security

  • General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • Moderator: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

10:15–10:55 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Perspectives from the Private Sector to Lower Carbon Emissions

  • Andres Gluski, CEO, The AES Corporation & Chairman, AS/COA
  • Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO, CMPC
  • Alvaro Cardenas, President, Latin America & Caribbean, Diageo
  • Carlos Barrera, CEO, Atlas Renewable Energy
  • Moderator: Marina Rosemberg, Regional Head-Latin America, Moody's Investors Service

10:55–11:05 a.m. Coffee & Networking Break

11:05–11:45 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: The Rise of AI - A Catalyst for Business Transformation

  • Paula Goldman, Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, Salesforce
  • Sebastian Barrios, Senior Vice President of Technology, Mercado Libre
  • Ana Lucia Magliano, Executive Vice-President, Services, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mastercard
  • Moderator: Peter Pessoa, Managing Director & Partner, Miami, BCG

11:45–12:10 p.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: The Next Wave for Latin America's Tech Ecosystem

  • Marcelo Claure, Founder & CEO, Claure Group and Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Bicycle Capital
  • Moderator: Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Director, PMC Capital Partners

12:10–12:35 p.m. BRAVO Leadership Spotlight: Grupo Mariposa's Growth & Expansion

  • Juan Pablo Mata, CEO, Grupo Mariposa
  • Luis Miguel Castillo, Chairman, Grupo Mariposa
  • Moderator: Kaio Philipe, Co-Founder & COO, Bloomberg Linea

12:35–1:30 p.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Brazil's Payments Revolution - A Model for the World

BRAVO Leadership Conversation with Roberto Campos Neto - on the Pix Case

Governor Campos Neto to discuss the development, journey and impact of Pix

  • Roberto Campos Neto, Governor, Banco Central do Brasil
  • Joao Vitor Menin, CEO, Banco Inter
  • Wagner Ruiz, Co-Founder & Board Member, EBANX
  • Annali Duarte, Head of Global Transaction Services, Latin America, Bank of America
  • Moderator: Vivianne Rodrigues, Executive Editor - Emerging Markets, Bloomberg

1:30–2:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking

Auditorium & Breezeway: Networking Lunches

Pavilion: "Opportunities in Transition Capital"

By-invitation only lunch featuring a keynote conversation by a BlackRock leading expert on Transition Capital

  • Nick Berger, Managing Director, Transition Capital, BlackRock
  • Aitor Jauregui, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, BlackRock

Additional speakers to be announced


General Laura J. Richardson
Commander, U.S. Southern Command

General Laura J. Richardson is currently serving as the 32nd commander of United States Southern Command. She is a native of Northglenn, Colorado and a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado. She commissioned into the U.S. Army and trained as an army...

Roberto Campos Neto
Governor, Banco Central do Brasil

Roberto Campos Neto serves as governor of the Central Bank of Brazil since February 2019.

He holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and has extensive professional experience in the financial sector. 

For over two...


Francisco Ruiz-Tagle currently serves as CEO of CMPC. For over 30 years he has held leadership positions across the pulp, forestry, packaging and tissue businesses of the company and in multiple countries in South America. 

Under Francisco’s leadership, CMPC has established a...

Luis Miguel Castillo
Chairman, Grupo Mariposa

Luis Miguel Castillo is currently chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Mariposa; he has a degree in business administration from Boston University and was named "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in 2010. 

He joined the Group in 1995 and under his leadership...

Aitor Jauregui
Managing Director, Head of Latin America, BlackRock

Aitor Jauregui, managing director, is head of Latin America for BlackRock, responsible for all of the firm’s activities in the region. He chairs the Latin America Executive Committee and Latin America Operating Committee. 

Mr. Jauregui is also a member of BlackRock’s Global...

Alvaro Cardenas
President, Latin America & Caribbean, Diageo

Alvaro Cardenas currently serves as president for Diageo Latin America & Carribean (LAC). A Colombian citizen, Alvaro has been with Diageo for over fifteen years and during that time he has held roles in general management and finance, across Latin America, Asia, and Europe. 


Ana Lucia Magliano
Executive Vice President, Services, Latin America and the Caribbean Mastercard

Ana Lucia Magliano is executive vice president, Services, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), reporting to the regional president. In this role, she leads a team responsible for implementing a unique range of data-driven capabilities and cyber security solutions that help...

Andrés Gluski
President and CEO, The AES Corporation and Chairman, AS/COA

Andrés Gluski was appointed chairman of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in October 2015. He was named President and CEO of the AES Corporation in 2011.

Under his leadership, AES has become one of the leading renewables and clean technologies companies in the world...

Annali Duarte
Head of Global Transaction Services for Latin America, Bank of America

Annali Duarte is managing director and head of Global Transaction Services (GTS) for Latin America at Bank of America. In this role, Annali is responsible for creating and executing the regional strategy for a suite of transaction banking solutions including payments, receivables...

Carlos Barrera
Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Renewable Energy

Carlos "Ucho" Barrera is currently the CEO of Atlas Renewable Energy, a leading Renewable Energy company with operations in the Americas that is currently one of the largest solar IPPs in the region. Atlas started operations in early 2017 after a successful MBO backed by Actis, a...

Cristián Carafí
Managing Director & Partner, Santiago, BCG

Cristián Carafí is a managing director & partner at Boston Consulting Group, where he leads the People & Organization practice in Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia. Since joining BCG in 2007, he has provided support to leading global companies in strategy, digital...

Gabriela Frías
Anchor, CNN en Español

Gabriela Frías is a Mexican journalist with more than two decades of experience in the field. Frías is currently the anchor of Panorama Mundial, CNN en Espanol’s primetime newscast which presents the most relevant news events of the region and the world. 

Before her current role...

Helmut Reisinger
CEO, EMEA & LATAM, Palo Alto Networks

As CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM), Helmut Reisinger is responsible for all go-to-market functions across EMEA and LATAM. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks in 2022, Helmut was CEO of Orange Business Services (OBS), leading its global...

Isabel Saint Malo
Board of Trustees, International Foundation for Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Isabel Saint Malo brings extensive international experience working in multilateral organizations, government, and the private sector. Her expertise includes ESG as a critical business issue, sustainability, human capital, corporate social responsibility and human rights in the...

Joao Vitor Menin
CEO, Banco Inter

João Vitor Menin is Inter&Co’s CEO. He has extensive experience in the financial and capital markets and has been in charge of the company's main projects for 19 years. He joined Inter in 2004, was a member of the Board of Directors between 2005 and 2019, executive director in...

Jordan Schwartz
Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank

In his role as executive vice president (EVP), Jordan Schwartz is the chief operating officer (COO) of the IDB and oversees the quality control and risk management of all Bank operations. He serves as chair of management committees responsible for the Bank’s operational...

Juan Pablo Mata
CEO, Grupo Mariposa

Juan Pablo Mata, a Guatemalan, is the CEO of Grupo Mariposa where he's responsible for leading the sustainable growth of the Group.

Juan Pablo holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor of arts and science with a major in finance and economics at...

Kaio Philipe
Co-Founder & COO, Bloomberg Línea

Kaio Philipe has founded and led global brands into several markets, with a distinguished career spanning technology, finance, and media. With a well-versed multicultural background (originally from Brazil settled in the US), Philipe's journey encompasses both consumer sectors...

Marcelo Claure
Founder & CEO, Claure Group and Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Bicycle Capital

Marcelo Claure is a Bolivian-American technology entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of Claure Group, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm spanning multiple high growth sectors including telecom, tech, media, real estate, infrastructure, climate & energy transition...

Marcos Gunn
Senior Vice President, Chubb Group

Marcos Gunn is senior vice president at Chubb Group and the regional president for Latin America. He is responsible for the general management and business results for all general insurance operations in the region, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador...

Marina Rosemberg
Regional Head—Latin America, Moody’s Investors Service

Marina Rosemberg is managing director—regional head for Latin America and head of Commercial Relationship Management of Moody's Investors Service (MIS). Marina provides leadership and coordination across MIS’s offices in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico and MIS’s activities in Latin...

Nick Berger
Managing Director, Transition Capital

Nick Berger is a managing director and member of the Transition Capital team within BlackRock's Equity Private Markets group (EPM), where he leads sourcing, capital formation, product strategy, and thought leadership efforts related to the transition to a low-carbon economy.


Patricia Menéndez-Cambó
Director, PMC Capital Partners

Patricia Menéndez-Cambó is formerly the managing partner and deputy general counsel of SoftBank Group International and Board Member and General Counsel of the SoftBank Latin America Fund and SB Opportunity Fund. Patricia was also a member of the Board of Directors and the...

Paula Goldman
Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, Salesforce

Paula Goldman is Salesforce’s first-ever chief ethical and humane use officer. In her role, she leads Salesforce in creating a framework to build and deploy trustworthy technology, including AI. Prior to Salesforce, Paula was VP and head of the tech and society solutions lab as...

Pedro Pereira
Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP Latin America & Caribbean

Pedro Pereira serves as the chief sustainability officer for SAP Latin America and the Caribbean based in Miami since 2022. With over two decades of international experience, Pedro has been at the forefront of entrepreneurial and corporate innovation, guiding businesses in their...

Peter Pessoa
Managing Director and Partner, Miami, BCG

Peter Pessoa is one of Boston Consulting Group’s leaders in driving large-scale digital and AI programs with clients across North and South America. Peter has extensive experience partnering with clients to develop their digital strategy, design and build their digital...

Rosana Padilla
President, Latin America, Kenvue

Rosana Padilla serves as president, Latin America for Kenvue. In this role, Rosana leads operations across Latin America for a portfolio that spans OTC/Self Care, Skin Health/Beauty, Oral Care, Baby Care and Woman’s Health with iconic brands like Tylenol®, Neutrogena®, Listerine®...

Sebastián Barrios
Senior Vice President of Technology, Mercado Libre

Sebastián Barrios joined Mercado Libre in 2020 as technology senior vice president. In his role, Sebas leads all cross-technology teams including Infrastructure, Cloud & Platform, Architecture, Mobile, BI, Machine Learning and UX, among others. 

Sebas developed his entire career...

Stephen Remedios
Partner and Associate Director, People Strategy, BCG

Stephen Remedios is a partner and associate director in the People Strategy practice of Boston Consulting Group. He has more than 22 years of experience having done line and staff roles in leading multinational organizations. Professionally, he focuses on coaching, training...

Susan Segal
President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations...

Todd Martinez
Co-Head of Americas Sovereign Ratings, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez is a senior director and co-head of the Americas in Fitch Ratings’ Sovereigns Group, responsible for overseeing analysis and ratings of sovereign credits in the Americas. He has been with Fitch since 2014, and during this time has served as analyst for numerous...

Vivianne Rodrigues
Executive Editor for Emerging Markets, Bloomberg News

Vivianne Rodrigues is the Bloomberg News executive editor for Emerging Markets, a position she has held since the start of 2023. She oversees a team of 22 reporters and editors across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America as well as London and New York...

Wagner Ruiz
Co-Founder & Board Member, EBANX

With extensive knowledge in cross-border trade and electronic payments acquired through over 15 years of experience within the financial world, Wagner Ruiz is a co-founder and Board Member of EBANX. As a global financial expert, Wagner was EBANX's chief financial officer for more...

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