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The Latin American Business Association (LABA) provides a forum for Anderson students, faculty, alumni and corporations with an interest in Latin America to connect to each other. Through a broad offering of professional and social events, we showcase our region’s diverse cultures and business opportunities for the mutual benefit of our members and the broader Anderson community.


LABA Officers


Luiza Niemeyer


Jose Gomez


Juan Ignacio Junco

VP of Academics

Rafael Tavares Vicente

VP of Admissions

Giovanna Santos Chapini

VP of Alumni Outreach

Jorge Alvarez

VP of Career Development

Oscar Oropeza

VP of Career Development

Henrique Pereira

VP of Community Outreach

Xavier Soto

VP of FEMBA Relations

Alejandro Ramirez

VP of Finance

John Jairo Santa

VP of LABA Conference

Mikel Noriega

VP of Social – LABA Trek

Rafael Almeida

VP of Social – Club Events

Pablo Osorio

VP of Social – Club Events




Latin American Business Conference
Our flagship event, the Latin American Business Conference brings together prominent business and political leaders relevant to our region. The 2018 speaker lineup included Walter Bayly, CEO of Banco Credito del Peru, and Lee Bailey, chairman of the board at SolarReserve. The conference will take place on March 1, 2019.

Days on the Job
Our members fly to Miami for a two-day visit to companies with a stake in Latin America. Last year’s participating organizations included McKinsey and Co., Visa, JPMorgan, L'Oréal and Embraer, among others. In the last few years, these companies have extended several interview invitations and offers for summer internships and full-time positions.

Alumni Mixer

In 2018, we had our first alumni mixer, with more than 20 alumni from companies such as SpaceX, Epson, Hulu, Fox, Sony Pictures, Netflix and Mattel, among many others. It was a great opportunity for current members to chat and interact with local Latin alumni, and for the alumni to revive their best Anderson memories. The event is already part of LABA's permanent agenda.


Every quarter, LABA organizes its famous LABA BBQ. Our flagship social event is an opportunity to strengthen the ties between our members in a fun environment, with delicious food and drinks!

LABA Social Trek

This year, we will have LABA's first social trek! From February 14 to 18, 2019, the club will be heading to Mexico City for a long weekend of immersion in Mexico's unique culture.

Lunch and Learn

Every quarter, some of our faculty with strong connections to Latin America share their knowledge of our region over lunch. Past faculty guests have included professors Sebastian Edwards and Gonzalo Freixes.


Connect with Us


For events, and further information please visit us on Campus Groups.