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Adelaida Adames

Adelaida Adames photo Legal director (Dominican Republic & Caribbean Markets) | Philip Morris International

As the legal director for leading tobacco company, Philip Morris International (PMI), Adelaida Adames is in charge of all legal projects related to international law, corporate governance and negotiations. PMI’s products are sold in over 180 markets across the world, and the company employees a global workforce of more than 82,000 people; the multicultural scope …

Adriana Alvins

Adriana Alvins photo Corporate and legal affairs director | Kimberly-Clark

Adriana Alvins spent the majority of her legal career working in Venezuela, before moving to Costa Rica in 2014 to head Kimberly-Clark’s legal department for Central America and the Caribbean. Widely praised for her ability to effectively manage and coordinate mobile teams, Alvins is described by a source as an ‘intelligent leader’ with extensive knowledge …

Adviel Centeno

Adviel Centeno photo General counsel and secretary | The AES Corporation

Adviel Centeno is currently general counsel and secretary at AES Panama and AES Changuilnola, the most important electricity generators in Panama, operating six plants in different areas of the country. As secretary of the board of directors, Centeno is integral to the legal proceedings at Gas Natural Atlantico – a project of AES Corporation – …

Agenor Correa

Agenor Correa photo Manager of legal services for the expansion program | Panama Canal Authority

The team that oversees the legal affairs for the expansion of the Panama Canal is headed by Agenor Correa, a legal professional with experience of over 19 years in the Panamanian public sector. Having held a number of legal roles within the Authority since 2005, Correa has participated in the drafting and review of bidding …

Alejandra Bermúdez

Alejandra Bermúdez photo General counsel | Enel Green Power Guatemala

Expert energy in-house lawyer Alejandra Bermúdez has experience in business and energy law and high levels of knowledge in regulated sectors. She handles all legal work, social impact assessments and risk evaluation at Enel Green Power Guatemala. Her role touches upon all legal issues related to the generation, transportation and marketing of renewable electricity; including …

Alejandra Castro

Alejandra Castro photo Head of Legal, patents and compliance | Bayer

Alejandra Castro leads a team of people that focus on trademarks, patents, copyright, computer law, biotechnology, medical records and intellectual property litigation. With over 18 years of pharmaceutical law experience, Castro has developed comprehensive international expertise in a plethora of industry specific issues. This has, she says, allowed her to ‘create a professional practice that …

Alejandro Nájera

Alejandro Nájera photo Regional general counsel | Bayer

An intelligent in-house lawyer with a talent for innovation, Alejandro Nájera started his career as an advisor to a financial corporation in Guatemala and was initially appointed to formalise financial structures. Nájera was then transferred to the litigation department and took charge of judicial proceedings regarding the group’s insurance and bonding company, as well as …

Alejandro Royo

Alejandro Royo photo General counsel | KIO Networks

Over the course of his legal career of more than 13 years, Alejandro Royo has demonstrated a formidable knowledge and expertise in handling local and international legal matters across Latin America. Described by his colleagues as a ‘versatile professional’ and a leader focused on finding effective solutions to problems, Royo has been a vital asset …

Alfonso Videche

Alfonso Videche photo Legal and regulatory director | Colgate-Palmolive

A worldwide consumer products company that specialises in the production, distribution and provision of a wide range of household, health care and personal products, Colgate-Palmolive serves people in over 200 countries around the world. As Latin America represents a strategically important region for the company, making up approximately a quarter of its revenue, the legal …

Alfredo Apestegui

Alfredo Apestegui photo General counsel | Mesoamerica

Alfredo Apestegui is currently chief legal officer for Mesoamerica, a leading firm in private equity investments in Latin America. He currently leads all legal, tax and compliance matters involving the firm’s private equity investment vehicles, and the portfolio companies that they manage, mainly in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Central America. His role also encompasses …

Ana Maria Bonilla

Ana Maria Bonilla photo Head of legal | Banco General

A highly-skilled financial in-house lawyer, Ana Maria Bonilla has spent her entire legal career in the banking sector. With deep experience in Latin American legal frameworks in Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile and New York, Bonilla currently heads the legal department at Banco General, the largest bank in Panama City, with a total workforce …

Angel Alfonso Molina

Angel Alfonso Molina photo General counsel | Baxter México, Central America, Caribbean and Venezuela

Having been involved in a plethora of activities from managing the legal department’s annual budget to guiding the career development of its members, Angel Molina was given the role of general counsel for Baxter-Gambro in Latin America in 2013. Baxter, a multinational company that provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, had …

Annelise Valdes

Annelise Valdes photo Legal director and director of the Center for Conciliation and Arbitration | Digicel

Digicel is a mobile phone network provider that does business in over 33 markets and serves 14 million customers across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. An expert with solid analytical, communication and public speaking skills, Annelise Valdes has led the legal and regulatory functions at the company since January 2013. In that time …

Arelí Mojica Quintero

Arelí Mojica Quintero photo Manager of Legal and Reputational Risk | Multibank

As manager of legal and reputational risk at Multibank, Arelí Mojica Quintero is responsible for creating and implementing the regulations in line with legal risk management procedures and policies. Multibank opened its doors to the public in 1990 and is still considered a new bank in Panana, though it has built a reputation for innovative …

Beatriz Beltranena

Beatriz Beltranena photo Legal director | Amzak Capital Management

El Salvador-based Beatriz Beltranena is legal director and general counsel at asset manager and private equity investor Amzak Capital Management, where she is responsible for overseeing the firm’s portfolio of companies in the Central American region. In her 10 years with Amzak, Beltranena has worked on some of its most important deals, including helping to …

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