NEXUS Latin America (LATAM)

History of NEXUS in Latin America (LATAM)

NEXUS LATAM was one of the early chapters of NEXUS, hosting its inaugural NEXUS Summit in Brazil in 2013. The initial impetus for NEXUS Brazil was to provide an environment for leaders of the new generation of large Brazilian business families and social entrepreneurs to be able to come together and learn from one another. Since then the network has grown to more include more of the Latin American region and gone on to host two more Forums in Miami in 2016 and 17.


Today, NEXUS LATAM’s mission is to provide an environment for leaders of the new generation of large Latin American business families and social entrepreneurs from across the continent to be able to come together, deepen personal connections, learn from and inspire each other and grow together as changemakers.

As income inequality deepens throughout the world, NEXUS LATAM must create a bridge between the communities of the world economic elite and social entrepreneurs in order to facilitate dialogue, education and problem solving in a collaborative way in order to ignite the brightest minds and most promising business and philanthropic initiatives who are catalyzing solutions.

By Inspiring younger generations about the importance and forms of philanthropy and social investment on a global scale; we can strengthen the new set of Latin leaders in the international and intersectoral fields.

Goals and Actions

NEXUS LATAM’s goals are to:

  • Discuss and reflect on this moment of change throughout the continent and on the legacy, our generation wants to leave
  • Create and strengthen links throughout the continent in order to learn from each other’s experiences
  • Articulate and strengthen existing initiatives or to generate new ways of doing things
  • Deepen in the reflection on the stage of philanthropy and social investment in LATAM and possible new paths for better results
Previous Summits:

  • NEXUS Latin American and Caribbean Forum 2017:
  • NEXUS Latin American Forum 2016:
  • NEXUS Brazil Youth Summit 2013:


TATIANA  Albuquerque

TATIANA Albuquerque

NEXUS Brazil Co-Director

Founder and Director of Instituto Geração, an organization dedicated to supporting privileged youth to engage in social change in Brazil. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration, experience as a musician and a mother of two boys, Tatiana Sartori has worked as a consultant in community, corporate and family philanthropy. She has also worked as a marketing manager at her family business. As of 2016, Instituto Geração represents NEXUS in Brazil.

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Tatiana believes the partnership will help to take the organization and its impact to a new level. 

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Luciana Cesar Leo

Luciana Cesar Leo

NEXUS Brazil Co-Director

Luciana is an entrepreneur with many stories to tell. Growing up she founded an organic business, as well as a Waldorf garden in Jundiaí, her hometown where she was born and raised. Her professional journey is closely aligned with her spirituality, which has taken her to many places such as India, Findhorn and Glastonbury.

Luciana is a mediator and a dancer. Having graduated with a degree in Foreign Trade, she has since completed studies in

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Anthroposophy, Aura Soma and in Cosmology. She worked as a fundraiser at the São Joaquim Association, and joined the  Nova Geração Program in 2013, where she strengthened her relationship with the Institute. In 2015, she joined its team and started to develop the organization with Tatiana, representing NEXUS Brazil. 

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Talita Montiel

Talita Montiel

NEXUS Latin America Strategy Advisor

Aimee Gilbreath is the Executive Director of the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a Los Angeles based nonprofit focused on Saving Pets, Enriching Lives. Aimee joined Found Animals as its first full-time employee in March 2008 and has been responsible for launching the Foundation’s wide range of innovative programs. Under her leadership the Foundation has grown to over 70 employees and 1,000 active volunteers who will give 65,000 hours this year.Found Animals’ programs, which span from 

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traditional philanthropy to prize and venture philanthropy as well as social enterprise, focus on key levers to reduce animal shelter intake and euthanasia. Found Animals also operates two social enterprise businesses. Nationally, the Foundation provides affordable microchips and scanners to shelters and animal welfare organizations, along with a state of the art universal registry. In Los Angeles, the foundation operates two retail adoption centers that adopt thousands of shelter pets each year.

Prior to joining the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Aimee was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group where she led teams to solve complex business problems for Fortune 500 clients. She holds a B.S. from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Stanford University. Aimee lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband and their beloved pit bull Rufus.

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What We’re Up To


In December 2017 NEXUS LATAM hosted its 3rd Summit bringing together exceptional young social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and impact investors from Latin America to discuss regional challenges of today and the most innovative approaches to solving them.


We regular salons that are meant to bring together leaders of the new generation of the great business families of the world and of talented young social entrepreneurs, who work in the most diverse areas, such as human rights, environmental protection, education, poverty alleviation, etc. Brazil is our region’s most active chapter with a vibrant network in Mexico and many other country chapters taking shape

NEXUS Amazon Learning Journey

For 2018 NEXUS LATAM is working with the Brazil country chapter to organize a NEXUS learning journey to the Amazon to learn about rainforest conservation and the critical issues facing the survival of Indigenous tribes and cultures. This muti-day journey will take place in the fall and be open to NEXUS members who will be accompanied by leading Amazonian rainforest conservationists and experts on Indigenous peoples

Delegations to NEXUS Global

NEXUS LATAM is proud to send yearly delegations to our NEXUS Global Summit in New York to participate in NEXUS Global’s flagship event and network with NEXUS members from around the world

Pitch Night

At the 2017 LAC Summit in Miami, NEXUS LATAM launched the first in a series of pilots around (opt-in) NEXUS Pitch Events. The evening pitch competition featured 4 accomplished social entrepreneurs who were using business to solve large-scale regional challenges in the region

Join us for our


Fall 2018, Location TBD

Contact Us

Interested in joining or sponsoring the NEXUS LATAM network? Are you an exceptional young social entrepreneur, philanthropist or impact investor from Latin and South America? Interested in doing good and shaping the future of the region? We’d love to hear from you. Please send us a message and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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