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Latin American Board, 2010


Who we are The Latin American Board seeks to develop and strengthen the relationship between Georgetown University and the Ibero-American region.


Who we are The Latin America Board (LAB) draws on the University’s academic strengths in international business and global competitiveness, to cultivate partnerships in Latin America, Spain and Portugal through strategic, high-impact projects and initiatives.


Board Members Alberto Beeck, Peru Latin American Board Chairman Director of Virgin Hotels and Partner of VH Properties and VH Investments

Ernesto Fernandez-Holmann, Nicaragua Grupo Ayucus, Chairman of the Board Enrique García, Bolivia Andean Development Corporation, President

Ricardo Ernst Latin American Board Managing Director Professor of the McDonough School of Business

Felix Garcia, Dominican Republic Envases Antillano, President

Ignacio Alvarez, Puerto Rico Popular, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Fernando Gentil, Brazil Darby Private Equity/Investment Management, Managing Director

Antonio Ardila, Colombia Ardila Lülle, Vice-president Jorge Born, Jr., Argentina Bunge Ltd., President Adriana Cisneros, Venezuela Cisneros Group of Companies, Vice Chairman and Director of Strategy Ana Maria Diniz, Brazil Sykue Bioenergy, Managing Partner Alvaro Fernández Garza, Mexico Alfa, S.A.B de C.V., President

Dionisio Gutiérrez, Guatemala Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo/Corporación Multi-Inversiones, President/Former President Samuel Lewis, Panama Former Vice-president of Panama Gally Mayer, Costa Rica JVP, VP Business Development Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuela Empresas Polar, Inc., President Carlos Trápaga, Puerto Rico TraFon Group, Inc., President


Objectives Increase Latin American Awareness

Develop Institutional Networks

Promote Applied Leadership

On Campus

- Serve as a platform for discussion, exchange of ideas and issues relevant to the region

- Development of an Institutional strategy towards Latin America - Collaborations and initiatives with other schools and campus entities

- GCL Program - Georgetown student volunteer group - Portfolio of products for GU/ Link with CLAS

In the Region

- Promote Georgetown in the region - Increase number of Ibero-american students enrolled at Georgetown - GCG - Academic Journal

- Support Alumni Club consolidation

- GCL Alumni Projects Multiplier Effect - Promote leadership development - Summer Serve Abroad


What we do OBJECTIVE: Serve as a platform for discussion, exchange of ideas and issues relevant to the region.

Conferences and Forums


What we do OBJECTIVE: Serve as a platform for discussion, exchange of ideas and issues relevant to the region.

Conferences and Forums


What we do OBJECTIVE: Promote Georgetown in the region. Panama City, Panama - January 2012


What we do Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability Journal OBJECTIVE: Generate and promote discussion about the most relevant issues facing the region. MISSION: The Journal Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability, published by Georgetown University and Universia, aims to become a source of new ideas about the effects of globalization on the competitiveness and governability of businesses and countries in Latin America, and particularly on the tools available to managers and politicians to design better strategies to benefit their respective businesses and countries.


What we do Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL) A 3-month intense leadership course for young Ibero-American leaders which focuses on public, private and non profit leadership


What we do Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL) The only program designed for young Latin Americans with a focus on issues relevant to the region in a global context Curriculum includes: • Georgetown Faculty and international professors that are experts in regional issues • Visits to federal and multinational institutions with access to influential leaders for Latin America • Courses focusing on the Global Agenda and its repercussions in Latin America, plus leadership tools and techniques in the political, social and economic sectors.


What we do Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL) Social Entrepreneurship An important component that sets apart the GCL Program is that leaders must incubate a project while they are at Georgetown to be carried out in their home countries, whether they are in the social, private or public sector.

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