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Adviel Centeno Mayta

Adviel Centeno Mayta photo General counsel and secretary | The AES Corporation

Adviel Centeno Mayta has been general counsel and secretary at The AES Corporation since 2010 having previously served in executive in-house legal positions and private practice at Bufete MF&Co, SAB Miller, Dimar, and Bell South part of AT&T. A senior lawyer with international experience in corporate, commercial, and energy issues in transnational companies, Centeno expertly …

Alejandra Bogantes

Alejandra Bogantes photo Legal country manager | Walmart (Corporación de Supermercados Unidos)

Alejandra Bogantes joined the Costa Rican arm of American multinational retail corporation Walmart in September 2009, as a regional lawyer of agro-industrial development, and assumed her current position as legal manager for Costa Rica in 2014. Bogantes was appointed in this position at just 33 years old, at a time when the legal department was …

Alejandra Castro

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

Alejandra Castro is the head of legal, patents and compliance at Bayer Central America and the Caribbean. During her time at Bayer she has encouraged a business partner model for the legal patents and compliance (LPC) department: ‘We’re planning for the future in LPC and becoming robust, commercially-minded business partners is something we think will …

Alejandra Escobar Aguilar

Alejandra Escobar Aguilar photo Head of legal unit | Multi Inversiones Mi Banco

Multi Inversiones Mi Banco was founded in April 1992 as an entity that is a part of the financial system of El Salvador, consisting of 129 members and 2,347 shares. In April 2017, the bank celebrated 25 years of successful experience in the financial market. As part of the activities, a brand refresher was launched …

Alejandro Royo

Alejandro Royo photo Senior legal counsel | Tetra Pak

Alejandro Royo is a strategic legal counsel with more than 15 years of experience working in global and multinational companies across different industries, with broad knowledge and expertise in handling local and international legal matters within the Latin America region. Earlier this year, in August 2018 Alejandro Royo re-joined Tetra Pak as senior legal counsel …

Alfonso Videche

Alfonso Videche photo Regional legal director Central America | Colgate-Palmolive

Alfonso Videche joined Colgate-Palmolive in 2008 as their regional legal director for Central America and the Dominican Republic. During his ten year post he has been a specialist of the Latin American division in various areas. Commended for his ability to create exceptional legal teams, Videche has changed the perception of the department, not only …

Alfredo Apestegui

Alfredo Apestegui photo Chief legal officer | Mesoamerica

Alfredo Apestegui is a lawyer with over 14 years of professional experience in legal and tax matters in the US and in Latin America. He joined the leading Central America private equity and advisory firm, Mesoamerica, as chief legal officer in May 2014 as head of all legal, tax and compliance matters involving the firm, …

Ana Carol de Benedetti

Ana Carol de Benedetti photo General counsel | LifeMiles

Ana Carol de Benedetti has had an extensive career in the airline industry, having overseen legal entities and operations in Central America, South America and the US, having started working with TACA Airlines in 1997 as a contracts administrator. In 2000 she was promoted to aircraft contracts manager, where she was in charge of all …

Ana Carolina Alcalá Wilson

Ana Carolina Alcalá Wilson photo Legal and corporate affairs manager, North Latin American operations, Panama and Caribbean cluster | Kimberly-Clark Central American Holdings

With more than twenty years of experience as a lawyer, Ana Carolina Alcalá Wilson has gained a steady reputation in several jurisdictions in Latin America for her legal talent. During her career she has provided legal support in the areas of finance, human resources, IT, and communications. Based in Panama, as the legal and corporate …

Ana Carolina García

Ana Carolina García photo Legal affairs director | L’Oréal Central America

Ana Carolina García joined L’Oréal Venezuela in 2010 as legal manager, where she claims she immediately fell in love with the cosmetics company: ‘I could mix the legal knowledge, commercial matters and my love for these type of products. To take the opportunity to become a supporter of each department and been involved in all …

Andrés Morales

Andrés Morales photo Legal Counsel Latin America | National Instruments

Andrés Morales is a tenacious leader and trusted advisor, with a track record of obtaining corporate goals and developing and managing legal teams in multinational companies and top law firms. A strategic lawyer with an impressive track record in handling diverse areas of law and compliance in Latin America and the Caribbean, Morales currently serves …

Annelise Valdes

Annelise Valdes photo Regional legal and regulatory director | Digicel

Mobile phone network provider, Digicel, operates in 31 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and Oceania regions and serves 14 million customers. Leading the Panamanian legal and regulatory team since 2013, Valdes is recognised as a results driven and highly motivated professional with more than 15 years’ experience specialising in telecommunication government programs. As a …

Augusta Fernández Siu

Augusta Fernández Siu photo Legal manager of Nicaragua and Honduras | Walmart México y Centroamérica

Augusta Fernández Siu is a Nicaraguan lawyer and public notary with 16 years of experience, including almost eight years in the retail market. Fernández joined Walmart in 2009, responsible for leading the legal department for Walmart Nicaragua with its emerging market that has grown in the last years to be the leader in Central America’s …

Belisario Castillo Sáenz

Belisario Castillo Sáenz photo Vice president of legal | Banco Panameño de la Vivienda

Esteemed in-house counsel Belisario Castillo Sáenz has gained much attention for the changes he has implemented at Banco Panameño de la Vivienda (Banvivienda), a well-established Panamanian bank offering personal, private, commercial and agricultural banking services. Castillo impressively started his career as senior corporate counsel at Panama’s national bank at the age of 31 and is …

Carlos M. Cartín Feoli

Carlos M. Cartín Feoli photo Country legal manager | Grupo Roble

Carlos M. Cartín Feoli is a Costa Rican lawyer and notary public, currently acting as the country legal manager for the regional real estate developer Grupo Roble. In this role, Cartín is responsible for coordinating all legal decisions of the Group in Costa Rica, safekeeping the interests of the main branches of the corporation, as …

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