4:00 – 5:15 pm ET

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COA Symposium Panel: Tech for Good

Join COA to hear from regional leaders on how financial technologies are aiding inclusion and recovery efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

4:00 – 5:15 pm ET

Live Broadcast

Live broadcast



Following the first anniversary of the Tech for Good Partnership, the panelists will explore the tech boom in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in recent years and how these technologies are enabling citizens across the region to gain wider access to goods and services. The conversation will be framed under the premise of how profit and purpose must come together at such a critical time for the region.


  • Mariel Beasley, Co-Founder, Common Cents Lab @commoncentslab
  • Leopoldo Martinez, Global CEO, Superdigital
  • Federico Schumacher, Vice President Latin America, PayPal
  • Kiki del Valle, EVP Market Development Latin America and Caribbean, Mastercard @kiki_valle @MastercardLAC
  • Gabriela Frías, Anchor, CNN en Español (moderator) @gfrias
  • Maria Lourdes Teran, Vice President, AS/COA Miami (chair)

The Tech for Good partnership is an innovative private sector agreement to accelerate digital and financial inclusion in the LAC region, launched by Bancolombia, Banco Galicia, Citibanamex, Mastercard, Mercado Libre, and PayPal. Sharing a commitment to doing well by doing good, the Tech for Good Partnership pledges to use their resources, assets, and expertise to prioritize digital and financial inclusion efforts in the wake of COVID-19.

Join the discussion on Twitter #BRAVObiz | @ASCOA

This panel is part of the 2021 COA Symposium and BRAVO Virtual Series: The Acceleration of Business and Transformation. Building upon its 26-year tradition, Council of the Americas will continue to provide access to leadership and promote collaboration among industry and social leaders, at a time when it’s more necessary than ever. 

The program will be livestreamed at 4 pm ET on the day of the event.

To register, please use the ''Register'' button at the top of this page. For RSVP questions: bravopublic@as-coa.org

Program Information: Yndira Marin at ymarin@as-coa.org or Ariana Molina at amolina@as-coa.org
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Sponsorship Opportunities: Mercedes Fernandez at mfernandez@as-coa.org


Mariel Beasley
Co-Founder, Common Cents Lab

Mariel Beasley is a principal researcher at the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University and co-founder of the Common Cents Lab, a subcenter committed to improving the financial behavior of low- to moderate-income households in the United States.  

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Kiki Del Valle
EVP Market Development, Latin America and Caribbean, Mastercard

Kiki Del Valle is the EVP Market Development for Latin America and Caribbean at Mastercard. In her role, she and her team are responsible for executing Mastercard’s digital strategy with LAC digital merchants, fintechs, and technology partners. Along with her team, Ms. del Valle...

Federico Gomez Schumacher
General Manager, Latin America, PayPal

Federico Gomez Schumacher is the general manager for Latin America. In this role, he is responsible for the growth of the PayPal business in the region working to promote the advancement of financial inclusion and digital payments. During his tenure, he has managed the team...

Leopoldo Martinez
Global CEO, Superdigital

Leopoldo Martinez is a professional with over 23 years of experience in banking operations, distribution and marketing and merger & acquisitions. He has extensive skills in the implementation of business strategies, from strategy to execution, and possesses excellent leadership...

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. 

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