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Latin Trade Recognizes Burger King’s Alex Behring as Investor of the Year

BY LBC STAFF

Alex Behring, co-founder and managing partner of 3G Capital, will receive the 2011 Investor of the Year Award at the 17th BRAVO Business Awards on October 28 in Miami. The BRAVO Business Awards are organized by Latin Trade magazine, a sister publication of Latin Business Chronicle.

“Alex’s vision and entrepreneurship make him a leading contributor to the development of ventures that highlight the true strength of the business panorama in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Jane Bussey, editorial director of Latin Trade, said in a statement.  “We are honored to have him among our nine BRAVO Business Awards recipients, and look forward to celebrating all our winners’ achievements at the upcoming gala.”

Behring was the main negotiator in 3G Capital’s surprise $4 billion acquisition of Burger King in October last year and now guides a turnaround there as chairman of the board. He also helped lead the deal that formed international brewing giant AB-Inbev, underscoring the global reach of the Brazilian investment partnership, and played a key role in 3G Capital’s purchase of shares in U.S. railway CSX.  Behring previously served as CEO of Brazil-based America Latina Logistica (ALL), Latin America’s largest railroad and logistics company, from 1998 to 2004.

Previously, Latin Trade announced eight other winners, ranging from policymakers like Dominican President Leonel Fernandez and Agustin Carstens to CEO’s like Marcelo Odebrecht and Luis Carlos Sarmiento Gutierrez.

As recipient of the Investor of the Year Award, Behring and the other 2011 honorees will attend a black-tie gala will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami on October 28, 2011. The awards ceremony follow the daytime Latin Trade Symposium, a leading pan-regional conference for the public and private sectors, organized in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.  

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