Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In
WCD Community Search
The Latin America Institute 2017

Save the Date

The Latin America Institute 2017

Santiago, Chile. March 22-23, 2017


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.    Latin America Chapter Chair Meeting

6:00 p.m.              Attendees gather at hotel to board a bus

7:00 p.m.              Visit Andean Museum or tour Santa Rita Winer

8:00 p.m.              Group dinner and wine tasting at Santa Rita Winer


Thursday, March 23, 2017

7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.    Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.                    Welcoming Comments

8:45 a.m.                    Keynote address by Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (invited)

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Panel 1: The Challenge of Engagement in a World of Stakeholder Empowerment

Susana Carey (Chile), CEO, Chilean Association of Supermarkets; Director,  AxisRSE and Fondo Esperanza; WCD Member

Isela Costantini (Argentina), President, Aerolineas Argentinas Group

Pilar Doñobeitía (Chile), Vice Chair, SMU Group SA

Donna Hrinak (United States), Vice President, Boeing International; President, Boeing Latin America; Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic; WCD Member

Janine Belmont (Invited) (Peru), CEO, Yanbal International

Adriana Cisneros (Invited) (Venezuela), CEO, Cisneros Group


10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Panel 2: Incorporating Innovation in Energy and Infrastructure to Create Value

(Including Discussion of COP 21)                                     

Bárbara Bruce (Peru), Director, Banco de Crédito del Perú and Cervecerias Peruanas Backus & Johnston SAA 

Karen Poniachik (Chile), Director, Columbia Global Centers; Director, Metro SA, Nuevo Pudahuel, Advisor, Maersk Container Industries San Antonio

Wendy Benson (Chile), Managing Director, 3M Chile

 Luncheon with table topic discussions

                       -Governance of State-Owned Companies

                       -Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest

                       -Ethics and Compliance Models

                      -Corporate Governance Committees

                      -Fintech: The Balance Between Innovation and Risk


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                                    

Panel 3: The Impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence in the Boardroom                           

 Olga Botero (Columbia), Founder and Managing Director, C&S Customers and Strategy; Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group; Director, Evertec, Inc., Advisory Board, Alianza Fiduciaria & Alianza Valores and Interbank; WCD Member

Grace Brasington (United States), Vice President Global Banking and Financial Markets, Cognitive Solutions/Risk and Compliance, IBM

Nancy Calderon (United States), Global Lead Partner, KPMG LLP; Director, Global Delivery Center, Ltd., KPMG India; Director, WCD Foundation; Co-Author of Women on Board


2:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m.                              

Panel 4: Is Your Brand in Danger? How to Effectively Manage Reputational Risk in a Time of Disruptive Technology

Vivianne Blanlot (Chile), Director, Colbun, Antofagasta Minerals, Member, Council on Transparency, and previously the Minister of National Defense, Executive Secretary of the National Energy Commission and Executive Director of Chile’s National Environmental Commission (CONAMA)

Sandra M. Guazzotti (Chile), Vice President of Asia and the Pacific, Investment and Financial Solutions, Oracle Financing; WCD Member

Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc (Invited) (United States), CEO, GEC Risk Advisory LLC; Author, The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency

Enrique Ostale (Invited) (United States), Executive Vice President and CEO, Walmart Latin America, India and Africa; Chairman of the Board, Walmart Mexico and Central America


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                   

Panel 5: Visionary Board Committees: A Path to Strategic Boardroom Thinking

Kathy Barclay (Chile and United States), Principal, Asesorias KCB Ltda, President, AmCham Chile, Director, Bicecorp, Banco Bice, Austral Capital, Stars S.A., Geomar S.A. in Chile and Banco Caja Social

Carmen Rosa Graham (Peru), Member of the Board of Backus, Ferreycorp, Interbank, Entel Peru and Camposol; WCD Chapter Chair

Laura Menezes (Brazil), Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Marcel Bucsescu (Invited) (United States), Executive Director of the Ira Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Colombia University

Ana Paula Pessoa (Invited) (Brazil), Chief Financial Officer, Organizing Committee, Rio Olympics, Director, Vinci Group, News Corporation


4:30 p.m.                       Closing Comments

4:45 p.m.                       Reception


 Confirmed Speakers:

 Carolyn Robert (Chile), International Trade Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank