On September 19th, Telfer’s Centre for Executive Leadership successfully hosted the launching event for the Ottawa Chapter of the Latin American MBA Alumni network (LAMBA).

The event congregated distinguished panelists such as: Sylvain Fabi, Director of North American Relations & Policy Division for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development; Alvaro Pombo, MBA (Telfer), CEO & Founder of Pronto Forms, Nadia Avila Lopez, Senior Associate, International Business Development Group, South America for Export Development Canada (EDC) and Sophia Leong, Director of the Telfer Executive MBA Program. The panel was moderated by the Telfer School's Executive in Residence and Professor, Marvin Hough, MBA.

The conference was organized by the MBA team leading the Ottawa Chapter of LAMBA: Angela Valdes, Ana Cerrato, David Serpa, Diego Aguirre Orué and Rodrigo Delgado. Besides that, two of LAMBA’s Vice Presidents were present at the event to supporting the launch of the first chapter of the association in Canada.

The occasion brought together approximately 70 guests from various educational, professional and cultural backgrounds with an interest in learning about Canada-Latin America commercial relations. The subsequent networking session allowed participants to meet each other and interchange perspectives on career success in Canada and potential trade opportunities in Latin America.

This event was kindly sponsored by Telfer’s Centre for Executive Leadership, Telfer’s EMBA program, CIBC, TD, KPMG, RBC, as well as Scotiabank.

About LAMBA: The Latin American MBA Alumni Network (LAMBA), based out of Toronto, is a professional association seeking to connect Latin American MBA graduates with one another and with corporations in Canada. Its focus is to integrate and provide networking opportunities among Latin American MBA graduates in Canada; to provide assistance to Latin American MBA graduates in their professional and career development; and to foster relationships between leading Canadian companies and Latin American MBA graduates.

About LAMBA Ottawa Chapter: The newly organized LAMBA Ottawa Chapter follows the mission of LAMBA while leveraging the resources and networks found in Canada’s capital. It is the goal of the Chapter to provide value to its members by supporting their career development efforts and by supporting the promotion of Latin American-Canada trade relationships.

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