Latin Trade Announces Corporate Winners Of The 2014 BRAVO Business Awards

20th annual event recognizes the most influential business leaders in the Americas in diverse categories including Environmentalist of the Year, Innovative Corporate Leader of the Year, Social Responsibility CEO of the Year, Sustainability CEO of the Year, and Trade Americas BRAVO Award

Jul 21, 2014, 14:00 ET from Latin Trade Group

MIAMI, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade Group, the leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America, announced today five winners who will be recognized at the company's signature event, the BRAVO Business Awards, on November 7, 2014 in Miami. This year, the BRAVO Business Awards are celebrating 20 years recognizing excellence and leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, the Swiss luxury watch, jewelry and accessories company, will be recognized as the Environmentalist of the Year for her role championing "The Journey to Sustainable Luxury" initiative, through which the company has committed to suppliers who use environmentally and socially conscious practices, setting a new standard for the luxury retail industry.

José María Álvarez-Pallete, COO of Telefónica, one of the world's largest mobile network providers, will be honored with the Innovative Corporate Leader of the Year Award for his role as founder and architect of Wayra, Telefónica's worldwide start-up accelerator, first launched in Latin America and now expanding in Europe.

Carlos Fadigas, CEO of Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas, will be presented with the Sustainability CEO of the Year Award for contributing to the company's expansion as a global leader in sustainable chemicals.

Ricardo Poma, CEO of Grupo Poma, one of Central America's leading conglomerates, will be bestowed with the Social Responsibility CEO of the Year Award for his commitment to innovative and high-impact corporate social responsibility initiatives that have tackled grassroots problems in El Salvador, such as education and health.

CAF, a leading development bank comprising 18 countries, as well as 14 private banks, will be honored with the second annual Trade Américas BRAVO Award for its track record supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean. Enrique García, President and CEO of CAF, will receive the award on behalf of the organization.

"Since their inception two decades ago, the BRAVO Business Awards have become the platform par-excellence for recognizing excellence and leadership, from the public and private arenas, in the Americas," said Rosemary Winters, CEO of Latin Trade Group.

"This year's first group of BRAVO honorees prove that today's leaders impact society in ways that go beyond delivering business success for the companies they lead, by promoting innovative, sustainable, and socially and environmentally conscious practices," Winters said.

Latin Trade readers nominate Latin American leaders in government, business and civil society. The Latin Trade editorial team narrows the list of candidates, consulting with past honorees, international executives, government officials and leading academics. Honorees will be recognized at a gala at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami, and featured in the Sept/Oct issue of Latin Trade.

Sponsors of the 20th BRAVO Business Awards and Latin Trade Symposium include: HSBC, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, AES, CISCO, Copa Airlines, Marriott Rewards, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, Celistics, and International Enterprise Singapore. Media partners include CNN, the Financial Times, PR Newswire and Newlink Group.

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Latin Trade Group is a leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America. It publishes award-winning content in Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States through print, online media and events. Latin Trade Group publishes Latin Trade magazine, Latin Business Chronicle, and is the organizer of the Latin Trade Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, the LT CFO Series for financial executives of multinational corporations, and Trade Américas & Connect Americas Expo.

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