Latin America’s Top 100 Most Powerful

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    Carlos Slim, Latin America’s Richest Man (Mexico)
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    Maria das Gracas Silva Foster, CEO of Petrobras, the region’s largest company. (Brazil)
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    Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Vale, Brazil’s largest private company. (Brazil)
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    Marcos Galperin, President & CEO of e-retailer Mercado Libre (Argentina)
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    Jorge Rosenblut, Chairman of Endesa Chile (Chile)
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    Adriana Cisneros, newly-appointed CEO of the Cisneros Group. (Venezuela)
23rd September 2013

Over the past decade, Latin America’s economic growth has exceeded the expectations of many, sprinting forward in the business sphere with remarkable speed and agility. The people who have been the drivers of this growth – as the heads of the region’s largest businesses, or the minds behind their growth – are the ones who appear on this list of the top 100 most powerful people in Latin America.
From energy to technology to retail, the names on this list come from a variety of industries. Many are CEOs, but we also have investors, developers, and heads of public enterprises. The companies they lead span from national companies, to multinational conglomerates. Some of the companies they represent are established leaders in the region, while others have risen to the fore only in the past year.
The list comprises some old familiar names. Maria das Graças Silva Foster, head of Petrobras, remains on the list. Foster leads the largest company in Latin America, and is the first woman to head a major oil and gas company. Carlos Slim, head of Mexico-based telecom giant AméricaMóvil – Latin America’s largest wireless provider – is another familiar face. Eike Batista – who had a more difficult year, with recent news that Brazil’s once-richest man has stopped being a billionaire – will also be a familiar find.
Joining these are a few new faces. Miguel Galuccio, head of Argentina’s state oil company YPF made the list this year. Galuccio was appointed to his position after Argentina …

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