Executive director – associate general counsel, Latin America | Ingram Micro
Ines Bahachille joined Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesaler of technology products and services, in March 2017 following nearly 10 years spent as senior counsel at Diageo. She was widely nominated by senior law firm partners across the US, Central and Latin America and was praised for her ‘familiarity with the laws and operating culture of a large number of countries’, her ‘strong personality and ability to lead teams toward a solution’ and her ‘quick mind, steady temperament and overall skills as a lawyer’. Dual-licensed in New York and Venezuela, Bahachille has worked in-house in both the US and Latin America. She joined Diageo in 2008 as legal counsel and head of corporate security for the Andean region, based in her native Venezuela. In 2013 she was appointed vice president of legal and director of corporate security for Diageo West Latin America & Caribbean, based in Miami. She began her legal career in the litigation department of Venezuelan state-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela before a spell in New York as part of the foreign associate programme at Sullivan & Cromwell. She then joined the legal department at Arthur Andersen in Venezuela as a senior associate before moving on to the in-house team at Terra Networks, a web portal owned by Telefonica de España, becoming the first in-house lawyer to represent an internet company in both Venezuela and Colombia at the time. She has also worked as legal counsel and compliance lead for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle). Bahachille is a frequent speaker at conferences and has published articles about e-commerce and electronic transactions.