VII Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala

The Inter-American Dialogue’s Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala celebrates individuals and organizations committed to advancing democratic governance, social equity, and prosperity in the Western Hemisphere. The annual event brings together top world leaders whose exceptional contributions have been instrumental in addressing the most pressing challenges facing our region.

Previous honorees and program participants include Nobel Laureate and President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, former President of the Government of Spain Felipe González, former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America Enrique García, US Senator Tim Kaine, President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno, Salvadoran entrepreneur Roberto Murray Meza, Guatemalan creator of CAPTCHA and Duolingo Luis von Ahn, former World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Guatemalan business leader Salvador Paiz, the founder of Acción Solidaria in Venezuela, Feliciano Reyna, Blanca Treviño, the CEO of Softtek, Daniel Servitje, Chairman and CEO of Grupo Bimbo, Daniel Chávez Morán, founder of Grupo Vidanta, and BMW Group. More than 300 dignitaries attend each year. Find more details on past galas here.  


Luiza Trajano

Chairman of Magazine Luiza & Chair of Grupo Mulheres do Brasil

Distinguished Leadership for the Americas Award for Social Equity

Pierpaolo Barbieri

CEO and Founder, Ualá & Executive Director, Greenmantle

Distinguished Leadership for the Americas Award for Innovation and Social Impact


H.E. Laura Chinchilla

Co-Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue, Former President of Costa Rica

Luis Alberto Moreno

Former President of the Inter-American Development Bank


Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Host of New York Times Podcast, First Person


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