Latin Trade Announces Two Additional Winners Of The 2013 BRAVO Business Awards

The 19th annual event will award Eneas Pestana and Marina Silva for outstanding leadership and service in Latin America

Sep 23, 2013, 09:00 ET from Latin Trade Group

MIAMI, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade Group, the leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America, announced today two additional winners who will be honored at the 19th Annual BRAVO Business Awards, on October 25 in Miami. An impressive group of corporate and government leaders will be recognized for their strides in advancing economic growth and shifting public policy to improve the region. 

Eneas Pestana, CEO of Grupo Pao de Acucar, will be honored with the Dynamic CEO of the Year award in recognition of his accomplishments, successfully leading one of the largest Brazilian retailers. Since becoming CEO in 2010, the company's shares increased more than 70% and record profits reached $1 billion for 2010, despite the decreasing pace of the Brazilian economy during this period. Pestana has also spearheaded a dynamic expansion plan that has increased the company's presence and helped it branch into other sectors, including consumer electronics and e-commerce.

Marina Silva, former senator of Brazil and current President of the Marina Silva Institute and Director of the Institute of Democracy and Sustainability, will be presented with the Distinguished Service in the Hemisphere award for her ongoing commitment to environmental causes in Brazil, which included efforts to help preserve Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Her determination to make sustainability a part of mainstream conversation has not only impacted her country, but the entire hemisphere. With a remarkable trajectory in the Brazilian political arena, Silva most recently co-founded the Sustainability Network (Rede Sustentabilidade), a political party dedicated to pursuing a sustainable future. She has called for new ways of conducting politics, taking into account the power of the internet and social networks, to effect change and promote transparency.

"We are eager to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Eneas Pestana and Marina Silva, who round out a remarkable group of honorees," said Rosemary Winters, CEO of Latin Trade Group." The BRAVO Awards recognize achievement in the political and business arenas and shine a light on the social and environmental contributions that define and impact the region."

This year the Latin Trade Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 19 years honoring the successes of government, business and social leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean. Winners will be recognized at a black-tie gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, and featured in the September/October issue of Latin Trade.

Preceding the BRAVO Business Awards, Latin Trade Group gathers the most influential business and government leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean in the Latin Trade Symposium, a one-day event considered the preeminent forum for discussion and innovation in the region.

The 2013 BRAVO Business Awards distinguished honorees include:

  • Leader of the Year: Otto Perez Molina – President of Guatemala
  • CEO of the Year: Alvaro Fernandez Garza – Alfa
  • International CEO of the Year: Ignacio Antonanzas – Enersis
  • Innovative CEO of the Year: German Efromovich – Synergy Group
  • Dynamic CEO of the Year: Eneas Pestana – Grupo Pao de Acucar
  • Distinguished Service in the Hemisphere: Marina Silva – Former Senator of Brazil, President of the Marina Silva Institute and Director of the Institute of Democracy and Sustainability
  • Trade Americas BRAVO Award: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Innovative Social Sustainability: Magalie Dresse – Caribbean Craft

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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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