Are you curious about the changing economic landscapes in Latin America? How entrepreneurship and the rapidly evolving needs of LATAM future workers are stimulating the development of local economies?
These and more answers to other pertinent questions will be given to you by the next speaker we have on our packed ETN Talks agenda for the upcoming ETN Focus Workshops in Latin America.
Today we are proud to announce Mr. Álvaro Quijandría:
Álvaro is Head of the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank Group. Current global portfolio in this practice comprises 161 lending operations worth US $5.5BN in commitments. Leader of professional services teams and expert in financial and private sector development, Álvaro has vast experience in international development and economics and business consultancy.
As Member of the Board of Directors of leading micro-finance institutions, companies and business organisations in several countries in Latin America, Álvaro has solid understanding of the local private sector and can provide invaluable insight into the relevant interconnections, challenges and future implications for education, entrepreneurship and tomorrow’s workforce.
Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth and a key factor for the transformation of low-income, low-productivity societies into dynamic economies. Latin America is characterized by vibrant entrepreneurship, with a share of entrepreneurs in the population higher than in comparable countries and regions.
Nevertheless, new firms in Latin America do not grow as much as firms in other regions and thus tend to remain small. One of the key constraints is lack of innovation. Firms in Latin America introduce new products less frequently than firms in otherwise similar economies and entrepreneurs tend to be far away from global best practices in the management of their enterprises. Few companies enter export markets and even large multinational corporations in the region are less innovative than in other regions.
Come and hear about the key factors that may help unleash the potential of the great entrepreneurial energy in Latin America.
Álvaro will be speaking about the future of work and the entrepreneurial climate in Peru and LATAM at the ETN Focus Workshop on 15-16 Sept in Lima, Peru.
In the meantime, you can read more about Álvaro and his broad expertise on his LinkedIn page.
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