What are the key challenges facing business in Latin America in 2008? Key executives share their insight.
BY CHRONICLE STAFF
What are the key challenges facing business in Latin America in 2008? Latin Business Chronicle asked 11 leading experts on the region. Our panel includes:
Latin Business Chronicle: What are the key challenges facing business in Latin America in 2008?
- Peter Cardinal, executive vice president for Latin America, Scotiabank, Canada.
- Rui da Costa, managing director for Latin America and Caribbean, Hewlett-Packard, USA
- Jose Duarte, president and general manager, Latin America, SAP, Germany.
- Jerry Haar, professor of management and international business, Florida International University, USA.
- Bereket Haregot, Vice President, Latin America Global Marketing, Chevron, USA
- Maureen Kempston Darkes, President, Latin America, Africa and Middle East, General Motors, USA
- John Murphy, Executive Vice President, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA), and Vice President, International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
- John Price, president, InfoAmericas, USA
- Beatrice Rangel, president AMLA Consulting, USA.
- Jose Antonio Rios, Chairman, Global Crossing Latin America, Chairman, Navidad Real Estate Holding, USA.
- Peter Rösler, deputy general manager, Ibero-Amerika Verein, Germany.
Duarte: Challenges lie always in currency fluctuations in Latin America and the fact that it can at times seem unstable, but I believe this is starting to change overall. In cases like Brazil and Mexico, however, there are some...