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
- 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
- NEXUS Latin American and Caribbean Forum 2017: https://www.nexusglobal.org/australia2016/
- NEXUS Latin American Forum 2016: https://www.nexusglobal.org/summits/australia/
- NEXUS Brazil Youth Summit 2013: https://www.nexusglobal.org/summits/australia/#2013
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
NEXUS Brazil Co-Director
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
Talita MontielNEXUS 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 show more 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. show less
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.
What We’re Up To
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Delegations to NEXUS Global
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.