Symposium: 9 am–3:30 pm
Awards: 7 pm

Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive
Pérez Art Museum Miami
United States
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast


27th COA Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards

The premier Latin American business engagement and dialogue platform returned in person to Miami.

Symposium: 9 am–3:30 pm
Awards: 7 pm

Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive
Pérez Art Museum Miami
United States
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast



The 2022 Council of the Americas Symposium will convene an exclusive community of C-Level leaders shaping Latin America’s business agenda, including CEOs from multilatinas, entrepreneurs and co-founders of the new Latin American unicorns, Latin America corporate presidents of the leading global multinationals, and venture capitalists.

The symposium will feature a mix of programming, including BRAVO Dialogues, BRAVO Talks, and BRAVO Leadership Conversations.

Available content tracks for participants will feature the most relevant topics impacting Latin America’s business agenda, including:

  • Business continuity and evolution in a world of economic and political disruptions
  • Fueling LatAm's tech ecosystem in challenging times
  • Latin America's talent imperative
  • What’s next for Latin America's ESG agenda

The BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 27 years of showcasing excellence and leadership, while bringing together the most forward-thinking leaders.

This year's honorees represent how true leadership and passion are drivers of change, social impact, and business success, even as the world continues facing unprecedented challenges.

This year's awards will be presented at a formal dinner at the terrace of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

2022 BRAVO Business Awards Honorees

  • BRAVO Social Impact Leader of the Year: Adriana Noreña, Vice President, Spanish Speaking Latin America, Google
  • BRAVO Visionary Investors of the Decade: Hernan Kazah and Nicolas Szekasy, Co-Founders & Managing Partners, Kaszek Ventures
  • BRAVO Digital Transformation of the Year: Falabella, Omnichannel Ecosystem
  • BRAVO Visionary CEO of the Year: Pierpaolo Barbieri, Founder and CEO, Ualá

Join the discussion on Twitter: #BRAVObiz | @ASCOA

RSVP: Cyndi Balladares at

Program Information: Yndira Marin at

Sponsorship Opportunities: Mercedes Fernandez at

COA Symposium: Member rate: $350, Non-member rate: $450

Bravo Business Awards Dinner: Individual Tickets $1,200 (limited availability)


Download a PDF of the agenda.

9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

9:10 – 10:20 am Latin America’s Business Outlook

9:10 – 9:55 am BRAVO Dialogues: Business Continuity & Evolution in a World of Economic and Political Disruptions

  • Gaston Bottazzini, CEO, Falabella
  • Fernando Iraola, Global Co-Head of Large Corporates GTS, Head of Latin America Corporate Banking and Global Transaction Services, Bank of America
  • Andrew H. Martin, President, Latin America Cluster, Pfizer Inc.
  • Moderator: Andrés Gluski, CEO, The AES Corporation & Chairman, AS/COA

9:55 – 10:20 am BRAVO Leadership Conversation: Global Trends Driving Opportunities for Latin America

  • Cristina Palmaka, President, SAP Latin America & Caribbean
  • Moderator: Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly

10:20 am  12:00 pm The Road Ahead for Latin America’s Tech Ecosystem

10:20 – 11:00 am BRAVO Dialogues: Fueling Latin America’s Tech Ecosystem in Times of Crisis

  • Adolfo Babatz, Founder & CEO, Clip
  • Hernan Kazah, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kaszek
  • Brynne McNulty Rojas, Co-Founder & CEO, Habi
  • Moderator: Francisco Aldaya, Senior Editor, Bloomberg Línea

11:00 – 11:20 am Coffee & Networking Break

11:20 am – 11:50 pm BRAVO Leadership Spotlight – Kaszek's Vision for LatAm Tech

  • Hernan Kazah, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kaszek
  • Nicolas Szekasy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kaszek
  • Moderator: Jorge Becerra, Emeritus Senior Partner & Senior Advisor, BCG

11:50 am  1:20 pm Driving Latin America’s ESG Agenda

11:50 – 12:40 pm BRAVO Dialogues: The Private Sector: A Champion for Climate Action

  • Amy Barnes, Head of Climate and Sustainability Strategy, Marsh
  • Fernando Gonzalez, CEO, CEMEX
  • Eric Loeb, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Salesforce
  • Juan Carlos Mora, CEO, Bancolombia
  • Moderator: Brian Burlingame, CEO, JeffreyGroup

12:40 – 1:20 pm BRAVO Dialogues: Leveraging Technology and Business for Social Impact

  • Adriana Noreña, Vice President, Spanish Speaking Latin America, Google
  • Eduardo della Maggiora, Founder and CEO of Betterfly
  • Marcos Gunn, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President, Latin America
  • Moderator: Gabriela Frias, Anchor, CNN en Español

1:20 – 2:10 pm Lunch

  • West Ballroom: BRAVO Leadership Conversation featuring Pierpaolo Barbieri, Founder & CEO, Ualá
  • East Ballroom: Networking-Only Lunch

2:10  3:00 pm The Future of Work

2:10 – 3:00 pm BRAVO Dialogues: Latin America’s Talent Imperative

  • Alejandro Anderlic, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Latin America, Salesforce
  • Nicolas Kaplun, Chief Business Officer, Globant
  • Gina Márquez, Vice President of Strategy North America, Arch Staffing & Consulting and COO, Join2Work
  • Karim Mitre, Lead, Administration and Human Management & Development Division, Banco de Crédito del Perú
  • Moderator: Pablo Claver, Managing Director & Partner, BCG

3:00 – 3:30 pm Private Sector Alliances for Development

3:00 – 3:30 pm BRAVO Leadership Conversation: The Partnership for Central America – What Comes Next?

  • Darren Ware, Senior Vice President, Government Engagement, Latin America, Mastercard
  • Juan Pablo Mata, CEO, Apex/Grupo Mariposa
  • Moderator: Enrique Bolaños, President, INCAE Business School


Adriana Noreña
Vice President, Google Spanish Speaking Latin America

Adriana Noreña is the vice president for Google Spanish Speaking Latin America since 2011. She was born in Cali, Colombia and currently resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Married and the mother of one daughter, Adriana served as the marketing and new business director at Avaya, as a...

Hernan Kazah
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, KASZEK

Hernan Kazah is a co-founder and managing partner of KASZEK, the largest venture capital firm in Latin America with over $2 billion of raised capital. The firm was launched in 2011 and has invested in more than 120 startups. KASZEK’s notable early-stage investments include Nubank...

Nicolás Szekasy
Co-founder and Managing Partner, KASZEK

Nicolás Szekasy is a co-founder and managing partner of KASZEK, the largest venture capital firm in Latin America with over $2 billion of raised capital. The firm was launched in 2011 and has invested in more than 120 startups. KASZEK’s notable early-stage investments include...

Pierpaolo Barbieri
Founder and CEO, Ualá

Pierpaolo Barbieri is a 35-year-old Argentine entrepreneur and the founder of Ualá. He was awarded a scholarship to study History and Economics at Harvard University at the age of 17 and later continued his graduate studies at Cambridge.

Barbieri is also the CEO of Greenmantle...

Gaston Bottazzini
CEO, Falabella

Born in Buenos Aires in 1969, Gaston Bottazzini was named CEO of Falabella SA in June 2018, where he led a strategy to transform the company into the region’s leading digital ecosystem. Currently, Falabella serves more than 37 million clients through 510 physical stores and malls...

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...

Jorge Becerra
Emeritus Senior Partner & Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Jorge Becerra is emeritus senior partner & senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his 30+ year BCG career he led the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice in South America since he opened BCG’s first office in the region in 1995. He previously opened and led BCG...

Brian Burlingame
CEO, JeffreyGroup

Brian Burlingame leads a firm of more than 300 professionals in six offices across four countries that provides strategic communications and public affairs counsel to large multinationals and global brands throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. His expertise in marketing...

Darren Ware
Senior Vice President, Government Engagement, Latin America and Caribbean Mastercard

Darren Ware is vice president of Government Engagement for Mastercard, Latin America and the Caribbean. In this role, he engages with local and national public sector leaders to support governments on their digital transformation efforts, financial inclusion and modernization of...

Eric Loeb
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Salesforce

Eric Loeb is responsible for leading Salesforce’s government relations, public policy, and public affairs efforts. The global team he supports is the face of Salesforce with policymakers, policy influencers, diplomats, and civil society.

Salesforce is a cloud computing company...

Alejandro Anderlic
Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Latin America, Salesforce

Alejandro Anderlic is a corporate diplomat, the husband of Belén and father of Tomás and Clara, a former law practitioner, a running enthusiast, and a student of singing and piano. He joined Salesforce in 2019 and currently leads government affairs for Latin America, where he...

Adolfo Babatz
Clip, Founder & CEO

Adolfo Babatz is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Clip. Before Clip, Mr. Babatz held different positions at PayPal, where he was responsible for leading the team that opened PayPal in Mexico and then became customer engagement and new product development manager for PayPal Latin...

Andrew H. Martin
President, Latin America Cluster, Pfizer Inc.

Andrew H. Martin is the president of the LatAm Cluster within Pfizer’s Emerging Markets Business Unit. In this role, he is responsible for: Pfizer’s efforts to deliver innovative medicines to patients, partnering with key stakeholders to improve health equity, and creating...

Brynne McNulty Rojas
Co-Founder & CEO, Habi

Brynne McNulty Rojas is the co-founder and CEO of Habi and currently the only female founder and CEO of a Latin American unicorn. Before co-founding Habi, she served as vice president of Global Strategy at Selina and as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., having started her career in...

Eduardo della Maggiora
Founder and CEO, Betterfly

Eduardo della Maggiora is a Chilean engineer, triathlete, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Betterfly, a leading technology company in the fintech and insurtech space, which became the first social unicorn in Latin America in 2022. He is an endeavor entrepreneur, YPO...

Amy Barnes
Head of Climate and Sustainability Strategy, Marsh

Amy Barnes is responsible for leading Marsh’s global strategy on the development of climate and sustainability-related initiatives for clients, particularly in relation to the impact of a changing physical risk landscape, improving access to capital for green initiatives, and a...

Nicolás Kaplun
Chief Business Officer and General Manager for LATAM, Globant

Nicolás Kaplun is the chief business officer and general manager for Latin America at Globant. Through this position, he runs and oversees all aspects of the Latin America operation at Globant, including the business development strategy, team building, and management and overall...

Enrique Bolaños
President, INCAE Business School

Enrique Bolaños is the current president of INCAE Business School, a position he has held since 2015.

As president, Enrique's focus has been to guarantee academic excellence, ensuring INCAE remains among the top business school in Latin America and the world. INCAE is one of the...

Pablo Claver
Managing Director & Partner, BCG

Pablo Claver is partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Since he joined BCG in 2005, he has developed unparalleled expertise within the People and Organization Practice (POP), where he has led most of his client projects. Besides being the POP Node for the...

Cristina Palmaka
President, SAP Latin America and the Caribbean

Cristina Palmaka was named president of SAP Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in July 2020. With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, she is known for her strategic approach in leading strong teams with a focus on customers’ innovation and successful business...

Karim Mitre
Lead, Administration and Human Management & Development Division, Banco de Crédito del Perú

Karim Mitre is the lead of the Administration and Human Management & Development division of the Banco de Crédito del Perú. He holds a BSc. (Econ.) in international relations and a Master's degree with a specialization in Latin American politics and development from the London...

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...

Gina Márquez
Vice President of Strategy North America, Arch Staffing & Consulting and COO, Join2Work

Gina Márquez graduated in business and marketing from TEC de Monterrey in Mexico City and obtained an alternative EMBA (PLD) from Harvard Business School focused in leadership.

She possesses several business certifications, including from L'École Supérieure de Commerce in France...


Fernando A. González was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of CEMEX in 2014, a leading global building materials company with presence in four continents. CEMEX is dedicated to the production and commercialization of cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates, as well as...

Fernando Iraola
Co-Head Global Corporate Sales GTS & Head of Latin America Global Transaction Services, Bank of America

In December 2018, Fernando Iraola was appointed co-head of Global Corporates Sales Global Transaction Services (GTS). Alongside his colleague, Matthew Davies, he leads the origination, sales and delivery of the firm’s transaction services solutions to global corporate clients...

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...

Cecilia Tornaghi
Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, AS/COA

Cecilia Tornaghi is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly. A Brazilian-American journalist, she has been covering Latin America for the last 25 years with a focus on policy, business and economics. She spent 13 years at Bloomberg, starting as a Nasdaq reporter, then as an...

Juan Carlos Mora
CEO, Bancolombia

Juan Carlos Mora was appointed in 2016 as the CEO of Bancolombia, to lead a financial group of roughly thirty thousand employees entrusted with the mission of generating an outstanding experience for more than eleven million clients in Colombia, Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador...

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...

Francisco Aldaya
Senior Editor, Argentina & Uruguay, Bloomberg Línea

Francisco Aldaya is an Argentine journalist with 10 years of experience. Before joining Bloomberg Línea as senior editor for Argentina and Uruguay, he covered the Latin American financial sector at S&P Global Market Intelligence and economy and politics at the Buenos Aires Herald...

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...

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