Bolivia 2023 – GC Powerlist

Bolivia 2023

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Alejandro Gutierrez

Asesor legal | Mayoreo y Distribución (Madisa)

Food, beverages and tobacco

Alexandra Blanco

General legal counsel | Pro Mujer

Non - profit

Alvaro Muñoz-Reyes Gonzales

Superintendente legal y cumplimiento | Sinchi Wayra

Materials and mining

Alvaro Muñoz-Reyes is currently 37 years old, holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Católica Boliviana (2010) and two master’s degrees from ESADE – Universidad Ramon Llul (2015). His first...

Angel R. Flores Ayala

Líder de talento humano y administración | FONPLATA, Banco de Desarrollo

Financials

With more than 18 years of experience in the practice of law, Angel has dedicated his career to specialising in administrative legal analysis to enhance the functioning of organisations. Angel’s...

Anne Paola McFarlane

Legal counselor | Farmacorp

Consumer products

Beatriz Galindo

Head of legal Bolivia – legal integrated gas LNG West | Shell Bolivia Corporation, Sucursal Bolivia

Energy and utilities

Beatriz Galindo is a professional and specialist in international business and private international law, with two decades of experience as a corporate in-house lawyer. She was the general counsel of...

Bergman Balcazar Roca

Jefe legal y administrativo | Banco Ganadero

Financials

Bergman Balcazar Roca, lawyer by profession, obtained their Bachelor of legal sciences from Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and is currently studying the last module of their...

Bernardo Eid Asbun

Gerente legal | Itacamba Cemento

Materials and mining

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Carlos Montero

Gerente legal | Banco Fortaleza

Financials

Carlos Quiroga Plaza

Gerente legal | Bolsa Boliviana de Valores

Financials

Carlos Ugarte

Assistant general counsel | Phoenix Tower International

Telecommunication services

Carlos R. Soruco Deiters

Legal and corporate affairs officer | Quantum Motors

Consumer products

Carlos R. Soruco Deiters has nearly 20 years of professional experience in law. He began his career as a lawyer for European Union development projects before pursuing an LLM in...

Carlos Raymundo Quintana Orsini

Subgerente de gestión tributaria | Sinchi Wayra

Materials and mining

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Claudia Andia Torres

Product owner - Abogada corporativa | Banco Bisa

Financials

Claudia Andia currently works as digital transformation project leader at Banco Bisa, previously she has been head of compliance at Fintech Koban, head of regulation at Tigo Money and standards...

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Claudia Riveros

Legal counsel | Minera Alcira - New Pacific Metals

Materials and mining

Claudia Uria

Asesora legal | Minera San Cristóbal

Materials and mining

Cynthia Valencia Canedo

Gerente ejecutiva de asuntos corporativos | Alicorp Bolivia

Consumer products

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Daniel Pineda Calderón

Asesor legal nacional y compliance officer | Astara I Ovando

Consumer products

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Diego Arduz Ramos

Gerente legal nacional | Seguros y Reaseguros Credinform International

Insurance

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Dilma Paola Justiniano Fuentes

Gerente legal and legal compliance manager | Praxair Bolivia

Materials and mining

Emilene Peinado Luizaga

Asesor legal soporte divisional | Imcruz - Inchcape Américas

Consumer products

Fabiana Cunioli Paz

Gerente legal | Boliviana de Seguros

Insurance

Genaro Antonio Laredo Garnica

Responsable asuntos corporativos | Grupo Mamut

Materials and mining

Gerardo Arce

Gerente legal | BBVA Previsión

Financials

Gerardo Manzaneda Rojas

Asesor legal nacional | Plan Internacional

Non - profit

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Gissel Cabrera Torrez

Chief compliance officer | Banco Ecofuturo

Financials

Gissel Cabrera Torrez is the chief compliance officer at Banco Ecofuturo. She has over 12 years of experience and is qualified in Bolivia, Argentina and Spain. Her background includes a...

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Gonzalo Suárez Maldonado

Legal manager | Compañía de Servicios de Transporte Aéreo Amaszonas

Transport and infrastructure

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Guido Emilio Franco Cordero

Gerente legal | Entidad de Depósito de Valores de Bolivia

Administrative Body

  Guido Franco is the national legal manager of the Entidad de Depósito de Valores de Bolivia. He has more than 20 years advising in the Bolivian securities market, has...

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Horacio Terrazas Cataldi

Gerente nacional de asuntos jurídicos | Banco FIE

Financials

Hugo Andres Hinojosa Pelaez

Gerente de asuntos institucionales | Fexpocruz

Commercial and professional services

Hugo Andrés Hinojosa Peláez, born on February 6, 1990 in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia, by profession lawyer, with a Master’s Degree in Civil Law...

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Ignacio Daniel Arce Jofre

Manager of legal affairs for the Eastern region | Banco Nacional de Bolivia

Financials

Ignacio Daniel Arce Jofre is a highly accomplished lawyer with a strong background in financial market law. He graduated with distinction from the Bolivian Catholic University, and further pursued his...

Inés Lara

Legal and corporate affairs manager | Nestlé Bolivia

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Jaime Sanabria

Gerente legal | Compania de Minerales Especializados Cominesa

Materials and mining

Javier Basta Ghetti

Gerente legal institucional | Pil Andina

Food, beverages and tobacco

Javier Mauricio Baldivia Saavedra

Asesor legal | YPFB Transporte

Energy and utilities

Jorge Orias Vargas

Vicepresidente asuntos jurídicos | Banco Nacional de Bolivia

Financials

Jorge Emilio Badani Veintemillas

Legal director | Huawei Technologies (Bolivia)

Information technology

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José Gualberto Villarroel Román

Legal advisor | Cobee

Commercial and professional services

Jose Luis Cassab

Subgerent de asuntos legales | Cámara de Industria, Comercio y Servicios de Cochabamba - ICAM

Administrative Body

José Luis Bejarano Frías

Gerente legal nacional | EMBOL

Food, beverages and tobacco

José Luis Bejarano Frías, is the national legal manager and member of the ethics committee of EMBOL, a qualified lawyer and holds a masters in commercial law from the Gabriel...

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Juan Carlos de la Via Pereira

Gerente legal | Banco Económico

Financials

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Juan José Cuevas Simons

Superintendente legal y de cumplimiento (gerente legal) | Pan American Silver Bolivia

Materials and mining

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Juan Pablo Sánchez

Legal manager | Millicom (Tigo)

Telecommunication services

Juan Pablo Vargas Farell

Jefe del area legal | Indatta

Commercial and professional services

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Juan Pablo Alvarez

Senior legal manager | Cervecería Boliviana Nacional

Food, beverages and tobacco

Karem Roca Coca

Gerente legal | Ferroviaria Oriental

Transport and infrastructure

Katherine Emma Pura Balderrama Umalla

Subgerente juridico | La Boliviana Ciacruz de Seguros y Reaseguros

Insurance

Katherine E.P. Balderrama Umalla, is the deputy legal manager of the La Boliviana Ciacruz de Seguros y Reaseguros, with more than 18 years of professional experience, and vast knowledge of...

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Kelly Romina Torrico Mèrida

Subgerente legal y de cumplimiento | Brinks Bolivia

Financials

Kelly R. Torrico Mèrida, deputy legal and compliance manager at Brinks Bolivia, has 16 years of experience in the practice of law and in providing legal advice to private sector...

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Leonardo J. Leigue Urenda

Director del departamento de asuntos jurídicos | Petrobras Bolivia

Energy and utilities

Luis Alejandro Solis Maldonado

Jefe de asuntos legales | YPFB CHACO

Energy and utilities

Luis Fernando Teran Rivera

Jefe legal de contratos y consumo masivo | Alicorp Bolivia

Food, beverages and tobacco

Luis Fernando is the legal head of contracts and mass consumption at Alicorp Bolivia and has been with the company for more than 15 years. He has more than 20...

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Marcelo Alarcón

Gerente area legal | Banco de Crédito de Bolivia (BCP Bolivia)

Financials

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Marcelo Cuellar

Legal counsel | Solar - Solactive

Energy and utilities

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Marcelo Hassenteufel

Gerente legal | Viva- Nuevatel

Telecommunication services

Since November 2022, Marcelo Hassenteufel Loayza has been in charge of the corporate affairs department of Nuevatel PCS de Bolivia (VIVA), which supervises the areas i) regulatory, ii) legal, iii)...

Marcelo Terceros Pereyra

General counsel | Repsol Bolivia

Energy and utilities

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Marcia Bechara Plata

Asesor legal | Industria Metalúrgica Ferrotodo

Materials and mining

Marcia Bechara Plata graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA), she holds a diploma in Business Law from the Universidad de Aquino...

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Marco Suárez

Asesor legal interno | Grupo Fancesa

Materials and mining

Marco Suárez is a corporate lawyer with experience in commercial, labour, mining and regulatory law, with a focus on advising at the level of management bodies. He has an experience...

Maria Eugenia Pedraza Ibañez

Legal counsel | Nacional Seguros Vida y Salud

Insurance

María Eugenia Loayza Pereira

Gerente legal | Inmobiliaria Kantutani

Industrials and real estate

María Fernanda Peña

Abogada corporativa | Unilever

Materials and mining

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Maria Paola Gonzales Calderón

Asesora juridica nacional | La Boliviana Ciacruz de Seguros y Reaseguros

Insurance

Maria Paola Gonzales Calderón is asesora jurídica nacional of La Boliviana Ciacruz, a Bolivian insurance entity with 77 years of experience in the field. Graduated from the Bolivian Catholic University...

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Mauricio Molina

Legal advisor | Fortaleza Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Inversion

Financials

Micaela Padilla Terrazas

Senior legal counsel | PedidosYa

Information technology

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Miguel Angel Ulloa Rosso

Superintendente legal | Sinchi Wayra

Materials and mining

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Milenka Alejandra Saavedra Muñoz

Gerente nacional de asuntos legales | Banco Solidario

Financials

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Natalia Dalenz

Abogada corporativa | Sociedad Boliviana de cemento

Materials and mining

Natalia Dalenz is a corporate lawyer with a focus on new technologies. As a result of her inclination for the subject, Natalia has led the new technologies practice for Bolivia,...

Nataly Solíz Machuca

Jefe de asesoría legal y control interno | Bebidas Bolivianas BBO

Food

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Nicolas Gutierrez Miserendino

Gerente legal corporativo | Grupo Empresarial de Inversiones Nacional Vida

Insurance

Nicole Navia Ibárcena

Chief legal officer | Checkapp Bolivia

Commercial and professional services

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Nora Andreina Claros Soria

National corporate manager of legal advice | Alianza Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros

Insurance

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Orietta Angulo

Gerente legal | Unilever

Materials and mining

Óscar Ballon

Asesor legal | Banco Bisa

Financials

Oscar Gómez Berthón

Abogado de planta | CRE

Energy and utilities

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Pablo Rojas

Asesor legal | Empresa Minera Manquiri

Materials and mining

Pablo Rodrigo Carrasco Arandia

Asesor legal | Finning Bolivia

Industrials and real estate

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Paola Cecilia Rueda Rojas

Asesora legal regional | BancoSol

Financials

Patricia Barja Deuer

Asesora legal | Sociedad Controladora Mercantil Santa Cruz

Administrative Body

Patricia Barja Deuer, 30 years old, born in Sucre – Bolivia, moved to the city of La Paz in 2016 in search of professional and personal growth. Passionate about law,...

Paula Nataly Cuéllar Hurtado

Legal advisor | ECOR (Unitel Tv Network)

Sports and media

Nataly Cuellar Hurtado is the legal advisor of ECOR, a company that runs the Bolivian Television Network Unitel. She has over nine years of experience in the legal field. Nataly...

Raúl Guillermo Almaraz Lobos

Gerente legal | Nibol

Consumer products

Rene Claure

Asesor legal | Droguería Inti

Healthcare

René Armando Abrego Labbé

Gerente legal | Kimberly-Clark

Industrials and real estate

Ricardo Montecinos Tames

Asesor legal nacional | La Promotora Entidad Financiera de Vivienda

Financials

Ricardo Montecinos Tames is a Bolivian lawyer born in the city of Cochabamba. Currently, he works as a national legal advisor of La Promotora Entidad Financiera de Vivienda. He is...

Rodrigo Rojo

Director de asuntos corporativos, etica e cumplimiento | TELECEL (Tigo Bolivia)

Telecommunication services

Rodrigo Rojo is the director of corporate affairs, ethics and compliance at Tigo Bolivia, with more than 16 years directing areas of regulation, legal, compliance, external communications and corporate responsibility...

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Rodrigo Santiesteban Campero

Jefe legal | Sociedad Comercial e Industrial Hansa

Industrials and real estate

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Roger Alvarez Aguilera

Asesor legal superior | Ingenio Azucarero Guabirá

Food

Rolando Isaac Imaña Zegarra

Gerente legal and compliance | CrediSeguro

Financials

Rolando Imaña is the legal and compliance manager of Crediseguro, a Bolivian insurance company belonging to Grupo Financiero Crédito, which is part of Credicorp with a presence in more than...

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Sergio Jimenez Terrazas

Gerente nacional legal | Toyosa

Consumer products

Sergio Rocha

Gerente asuntos legales | Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz

Financials

Sergio Soliz

Gerente nacional legal | Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (SOBOCE)

Materials and mining

Sonia Dips Salvatierra

Asesor legal superior | Nacional Seguros Vida y Salud

Insurance

Sonia Beatriz Soruco Ruiz

Gerente jurídica | Cámara Nacional de Industrias

Administrative Body

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Susana Garcia Agreda

Jefe de servicios legales y tributarios | Empacar

Materials and mining

Timoteo Callejas

Director de asesoria legal | Unión Agroindustrial de Cañeros - Unagro

Food, beverages and tobacco

Veronica Saldaña Rivero

National lawyer | Embotelladoras Bolivianas Unidas

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Vladimir Alvarez Roa

Gerente legal y regulatorio | AXS BOLIVIA

Telecommunication services

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Walter Guido Ocampo Crespo

Senior lawyer | China Railway Construction Corporation International

Transport and infrastructure

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The Legal 500 is proud to unveil the second edition of the GC Powerlist Bolivia: 2023. Within these pages, we embark on a profound exploration of the intricate dance between legal innovation, shifting regulations, and the ever-uncertain political backdrop, all of which are shaping the dynamic roles of in-house legal experts in the country.

In this publication, we delve into the captivating narratives of Bolivia’s preeminent in-house lawyers, illuminating their pathways through the labyrinth of legal complexities. Their stories unveil a tapestry of resilience and strategic foresight as they navigate evolving challenges. From embracing innovative paradigms to maneuvering regulatory transitions, the spotlighted general counsel provide a treasure trove of insights into their modus operandi.

In this particular landscape of political and regulatory evolution, the fire of legal technology is forging a new path within in-house legal teams. As Milenka Alejandra Saavedra Muñoz, gerente nacional de asuntos legales at Banco Solidario suggests: The in-house legal role must generate initiatives that are in line with the digital transformation process that organisations have initiated and that demands from their areas, the agile and innovative response that makes it possible to meet the needs, from the perspective of the contribution of value and impact, in terms of providing tools that are aligned with the business strategy under a vision of sustainability’.

The role of in-house legal leaders in Bolivia, once confined to conventional advisory boundaries, has blossomed into a stewardship extending across multiple domains, and it is predicted to continue to evolve. As Marcelo Terceros Pereyra, general counsel at Repsol, put forward: ‘lawyers will need to develop soft skills in negotiation, digitalisation and build relationships with stakeholders. They will become more fluid in their roles, and go beyond advising on the legal matters, focusing on strategic plans with internal and external stakeholders’. His words are echoed by Cynthia Valencia Canedo, executive manager of corporate affairs at Alicorp Bolivia: ‘The in-house legal role has changed. It is no longer about traditional legal management, with the lawyer as an accessory, but rather having lawyers as an integral part of the businesses’.

The wise advice from experienced in-house lawyers can be heard throughout these pages, like guiding lights for new colleagues. Their wise advice highlights the importance of strong basic legal skills and understanding the details of the industry.

With deep honour, we cast the spotlight on the exceptional in-house lawyers featured in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist:Bolivia 2023. A big congratulations to these amazing general counsel, who have made their names unforgettable among the top legal experts in the country.

Sara Maggi| Deputy Editor: The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Series

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