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Video: BRAVO Leadership Conversation – Luis Alberto Moreno and Marcelo Claure

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Speakers:

  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Marcelo Claure, CEO, SoftBank Group International
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

One thing we know about the Latin America of tomorrow—and indeed the world—is that it will be a totally different one than the Latin America of today. “The amount of change that we’re going to see, the amount of trial and error, the capacity to adapt are going to be the critical things going forward,” said Luis Alberto Moreno, talking with Marcelo Claure in a BRAVO Leadership Conversation on the eve of the end of his 15-year tenure as head of the IDB. The two also covered what makes a successful leader (a good team), an effective COVID-19 response (discipline), and Latin American entrepreneurs who are resourceful and profitable (lack of capital).

Going forward, Claure said governments, companies, and multilateral institutions have “a responsibility to change our focus and make sure we put our energy into educating our people on what the new jobs will be” so that every citizen can be brought into the new economy. The Latin America of tomorrow also needs to be more equitable. “This is a hemisphere that requires far more gender diversity in general and that … [we] put forward an agenda that understands that gender diversity is a central part of modern society,” said Moreno.