Georges De Bourguignon
Co-President

Georges holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Managerial Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and is currently pursuing a dual MBA-MIA from degree from Columbia Business School and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.  His career began as a Financial Analyst for CORFO, a Chilean government development agency.  He was promoted to the head of the Corporate Projects Unit in 2011.  He subsequently worked as the advisory to the Chief Coordinator of Concessions in the Chilean Ministry of Public Works from 2012 to 2013 and the head advisor to the Minister of Labor and Social Security from 2013 to 2014. He has also worked as a professor of Public Policy and Regulation at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  He was most recently employed as a Summer Associate at Bain & Company in São Paulo.

Santiago Silva Restrepo
VP Conference

Santiago Silva Restrepo is a MBA/MPA dual degree student at NYU Stern School of Business and Wagner School of Public Service. Committed to development of his home country, he had worked for around 5 years in the Colombian coffee sector. Santiago has designed and evaluated several policies including credit and fertilizers programs as well as internal taxes and commercial policies that benefited more than 560.000 small coffee farmers.


Mauricio Peñaranda
Co-President

Mauricio holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes and is currently pursuing his MBA from Columbia Business School.  His career began as a Financial Analyst at Proctor & Gamble.  He later joined Advantis Consultoría Gerencial and was promoted to Associate in 2012. He most recently was employed as a Summer Associate at McKinsey & Company in Bogotá.

Jonathan Smyrl
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Jonathan grew up in Santiago, Dominican Republic prior to moving to Indiana to attend Taylor University, where he double-majored in International Business and Computer Science. Pre-Stern, Jonathan worked at several boutique IT consulting firms that specialized in business intelligence and data warehousing, on projects that spanned the Logistics, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, and Financial Services industries. During his time at Stern, Jonathan plans to specialize in Strategy, Management, and Finance, and is looking to pursue career opportunities in the consulting industry. 


Andrés Sada
VP Conference

Andrés holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing his MBA from Columbia Business School.  His career began as an Associate at Global Policy Strategies. He later joined the Americas Society/Council of the Americas in 2012. He most recently was employed as a Packard Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund in Austin and México.

Jose Otoya 
VP Conference

Jose was born in Lambayeque, Peru. At the age of 17, he moved to Piura, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Economics from Universidad de Piura. Prior to Stern, he worked 8.5 years in the financial industry in Lima, Peru, the last 6.5 years of them at BBVA Continental, the Peruvian unit of the Spanish group BBVA. He is interested in continuing to develop a finance career.


Renato Augustowski
AVP Conference

Lucia Garcia Gutierrez
AVP Conference

Renato holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo and is currently pursuing his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.  His career began as a Trade Sales Associate at HSBC Brazil. He later joined BI&P Brazil as a Structured Loans and Foreign Exchange Trader. He most recently was employed as a Foreign Exchange Trader at Safra Bank Brazil.

Lucia was born and raised in Mexico. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Finance from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Before Stern Lucia worked in the Structured Finance and Syndications Group of Banorte where she was involved in the analysis and execution of project finance loans for real estate and infrastructure assets.

Benjamin Meigs
AVP Conference

Benjamin Meigs is a first-year MBA student at NYU Stern. Ben earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth, and though he is a New York native, has recently returned to NYC. Prior to Stern, he spent four years with Zodiac Aerospace where he designed interiors for commercial airplanes. While at Zodiac, Ben lived in Brazil for seven months working on a project for the aircraft manufacturer Embraer. Besides working on airplanes, Ben became apaixonado with the Brazilian language and people, and ended up learning Portuguese and leading a local team. He is excited to be at the forefront of the next generation of innovation in high-entry-cost industries like manufacturing and aviation, with the global focus that is necessary in today's business environment.


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