With a few weeks of launch, the portal ‘Bloomberg Línea’, a news bet of the renowned financial company of the same name, is already giving something to talk about in Latin America, its center of operations.
On this occasion, the incipient business information platform made public its list of the 500 most influential people of the Latin American region.
According to Alejandro Ángeles, director of news in Spanish for ‘Bloomberg Línea’, “it is a collection of characters who stomp, others who want to grow and consolidate, and the new generation that includes founders of unicorn firms.”
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The selection of these leaders was designed by the editorial team of the medium and, as read in its publication, was determined by their contributions to the confrontation and containment of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the prestigious list appear directors of companies of tradition and creators of successful ventures at national and international level.
Of all the Latin Americans elected, 68 are Colombian.
Here we present them to you.
Diana Trujillo – Aerospace Engineer at NASA
Arthur Street – Creator of the eponymous clothing brand
Beatriz Fernandez – Founder of Crepes & Waffles
Cesar Caicedo – President of Colombina
Adriana Noreña – Google Vice President for Latin America
Alexander Torrenegra – Founder of Torre and ‘shark’ from ‘Shark Thank’
Ricardo Villadiego – Founder of Lumu, a cybersecurity company
Santiago Aparicio, Julián Torres and Jaime Abella – Founders of OnTop, platform for hiring and paying for remote talent
Santiago Pineda – Co-founder of Mensajeros Urbanos
Sebastián Noguera and Brynne McNulty Rojas – Co-founders of Habi, real estate platform
Simón Borrero, Felipe Villamarín and Sebastián Mejía – Rappi co-founders
Andres Carrillo – Director de EPM
Bernardo vargas – President of ISA,
Andres Fajardo – President of Cleaver Leaves, a multinational cannabinoid company
Andres Gutierrez – Co-founder of T Paga, payment platform
Andrés Sarrázola and Christian Gómez – Founders of Ayenda, hotel chain
Ángel Celis, Felipe Betancourt and Brian York – Founders of Liftit, logistics platform
Camilo Jose Herrera – Creator of the Litro de Luz Foundation
Oscar Giraldo – Creator of Playvox, leading software for optimization of call center agents
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Paula Moreno – President of the Visible Hands Corporation and former Minister of Culture
Camilo Sánchez, Andrea González, Tulio Jiménez and Manuela Sánchez – Co-founders of Laika, store and platform of products and services for pets
Carlos Felipe Jaramillo – Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean
Carlos Guayara and Esteban Peñaloza – Founders Trii, Colombian fintech
Carlos Ignacio Gallego – President of Nutresa
Carlos Mario Giraldo – President of Grupo Éxito
Christian Daes – Co-founder of Tecnoglass
Daniel Bilbao – Co-founder of Truora, digital signature to prevent fraud in Latin America
Freddy vega – Co-founder of the Platzi educational platform
Gigliola Aycardi – Executive Vice President of Bodytech
David Velez – Founder of Nubank
Efrain forero – President of Davivienda
Ernesto fajardo – President of Alpina
Camila escobar – Leader of Juan Valdez
Fabián Gómez and Miguel Silva – Founders of Frubana, a food and technology company
Felipe Bayón – President of Ecopetrol
Hernando Rubio and Julián Montejo – Creators of Movii, fintech
Mia Perdomo and Andrea de la Piedra – Co-founder of Aequales, a company focused on consulting to close gender gaps in the work environment
Ignacio Calle – CEO of SURA Asset Management
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Ivone Neck – Executive Director of LAVCA (Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America)
Juan Ricardo Ortega – President of Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB)
Luis Carlos Sarmiento Gutierrez – Executive Director of Grupo Aval
Marcela Vaca – Director of GeoPark and President of the Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP)
Mauricio Ramos – CEO of Millicom, telecommunications company
Miguel Cortes – President of Grupo Bolívar
Miguel McCallister and José Calderón – Founders of Merqueo
Jaime Gillinski Bacal – Owner of GNB Sudameris Bank
Jerónimo Uribe, Santiago García and Rodrigo Sánchez-Ríos – Co-founders of La Haus, online real estate company
Jorge Mario Velasquez – President of Argos
Juan Carlos Mora – Executive Director of Bancolombia
Alejandro Santo Domingo – Executive Director of Valorem
Sylvia Escobar – Former president of Terpel
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The ‘characters’ of the rest of the region
In the other countries of Latin America There was also the presence of large businessmen and new entrepreneurs, who have contributed from their sectors and foundations.
We present you a ‘top 10’ of the most outstanding ones.
Lionel Messi – Argentinean soccer player
Damian Scokin – Executive Director of Despegar
Anitta – Brazilian singer
Lali Esposito – Argentine actress and singer
Carlos Fernando Chamorro – Founding journalist of the newspaper ‘Confidencial’
Sascha Barbosa ‘Sascha Fitness’– ‘Influencer’ digital
Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez – Mexican boxer
Marcelo Claure – CEO of Sprint, telecommunications company
Pedro Heilbron – Executive Director of Copa Holdings
Marcelo tinelli – Argentine businessman and presenter
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