Latin Trade Announces The Corporate Winners Of The 2013 BRAVO Business Awards

The 19th annual event presents Maria das Gracas Silva Foster, CEO of Petrobras, with a Lifetime Achievement award and recognizes five other business leaders for their significant contributions to Latin America and the Caribbean

Jul 15, 2013, 08:00 ET from Latin Trade Group

MIAMI, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade Group, the leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America, announced today six corporate winners who will be recognized at the company's signature event, the 19th annual BRAVO Business Awards, on October 25 in Miami.

Maria das Gracas Silva Foster, CEO of Petrobras, will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her notable leadership and trajectory at Petrobras, the largest company in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as her impressive personal story, growing up in a challenging environment and rising to become the first woman to run a major oil and gas company.

Additionally, Alvaro Fernandez Garza, CEO of Alfa, will be presented with the CEO of the Year award for dramatically increasing Alfa's profile through several strategic acquisitions.

Ignacio Antonazas, CEO of Enersis, will be bestowed the International CEO of the Year award for guiding the remarkable expansion of one of the largest private electricity multinationals in Latin America.

German Efromovich, CEO of Synergy Group, will be recognized as the Innovative CEO of the Year for his visionary leadership of Synergy Group. Under his direction, Avianca was transformed into one of the region's largest and most profitable airlines.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, one of the world's leading tire companies, will be honored with the Trade Americas BRAVO award for its impressive trajectory fostering SME development in the Latin America region. Jaime Szulc, CEO of Goodyear Latin America, will receive the award on the company's behalf.

Magalie Dresse, President of Caribbean Craft, will be presented with the Innovative Social Sustainability award for her outstanding work at the helm of an innovative and successful Haitian business that links independent local artisans with the international marketplace.

"Since their inception, the BRAVO Business Awards have recognized the outstanding achievements of enterprises, government and business leaders in Latin America," said Rosemary Winters, CEO of Latin Trade Group. "This year's honorees have all made impactful strides in advancing economic growth and shifting public policy to improve security in the region. We are thrilled to recognize them for their extraordinary accomplishments."

This year, the BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 19 years honoring the successes of government, business and social leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean. Every year, recipients are selected by a group of judges from a pool of candidates that are nominated by Latin Trade magazine readers. The magazine's editorial team then consults with leaders from business, government and academia to select the honorees. Winners will be recognized at a black-tie gala.

Sponsors of the BRAVO Business Awards and Latin Trade Symposium include: HSBC, Copa Airlines, Marriott Rewards, IESE Business School, AES, Boston Consulting Group, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, Celistics, Charles Schwab, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and SAS. 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 Americas.

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