New Class

Marking 20 years of responsible leadership, we proudly welcome over 80 exceptional individuals into our community of outstanding leaders. This year's cohort, ranging from tech moguls to former athletes, brings together brilliant minds and passionate leaders from business, civil society, academia, government, and beyond. These responsible leaders will undertake a transformative 3-year journey, addressing global challenges and driving positive change. Join us in celebrating the new class:

10 YGLs in Latin America

Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas

Mayor of Monterrey, Government of the State of Nuevo León, Mexico

Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas is the Municipal President of Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo León and a major metropolitan area in Mexico. With a strong passion for public service, he is driven by the vision of transforming Monterrey into a city known for its compassion, innovation, and sustainability. His approach focuses on fostering collaboration between citizens and the government, ensuring that people are at the forefront of decision-making and urban design processes. Prior to his role as Municipal President, he started his career in public service as a local deputy in the Nuevo León congress in 2018. During this time, he gained recognition for his efforts in promoting transparency practices within legislative work. Additionally, he has served as an entrepreneur, providing legal support to start-ups and emerging ventures.

Cristobal della Maggiora

Co-Founder and President, Betterfly, Chile

Cristóbal della Maggiora is Co-Founder and President of Betterfly (one of two Chilean unicorns), a tech platform that helps people manage their mental, physical and financial wellbeing. Cristóbal and his brother, Eduardo della Maggiora, were inspired to start Betterfly after realizing that 90% of Latin American families do not have life insurance. The company aims to refocus business models towards generating impact embedded into the company’s legal mission and business model. Cristóbal holds a BBA in Finance and Economics from Universidad Andrés Nacional Bello and a Diploma in Business Management from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda

Governor of the State of Baja California, Government of the State of Baja California, Mexico

Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda is a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated with the Morena political party . She is a Deputy licensed by the District 2 of Baja California in the LXIV Legislature of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union and currently elected municipal mayor of the city of Mexicali. She studied law in the Center for Technical and Higher Education from 2004 to 2009, and have completed two master's degrees, the first in Public Law by the Graduate School in Government and Public Policy of the Institute of Technology and Higher Education of Monterrey de 2010 to 2011 and the second in Public Administration by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the Autonomous University of Baja California from 2014 to 2016.

Anielle Franco

Minister of Racial Equality of Brazil, Ministry of Racial Equality of Brazil, Brazil

Anielle Franco is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was born and raised in Favela da Maré.

She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and English from North Carolina Central University and a bachelor's and a license degree in English literature from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She has a master's degree in Journalism, English, and Ethnic-Racial Relations from Florida A&M University and CEFET-RJ, and she is currently a Ph.D. student at the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro Applied Linguistics.

Anielle has published two books about her sister, "Letter to Marielle" and "My sister and I," and has participated in many other books, including the Brazilian edition of Angela Davis' autobiography. She is the Minister of Racial Equality in Brazil and the former Executive Director of the Marielle Franco Institute.

On the frontline of the fight for justice and a legacy for her sister Marielle Franco, Anielle uses her voice to inspire other women, girls, and poor black people in Brazil and around the world to keep moving society's structures.

Sebastian Monroy

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Zubale, Brazil

Sebastian Monroy is CEO and Co-Founder of Zubale, an e-commerce infrastructure start-up dedicated to empowering retailers to win in e-commerce. Established in 2018, Zubale has expanded its operations to six countries in Latin America, boasting a team of over 500 employees, serving more than 100 clients and generating employment opportunities for over 100,000 freelancers. Born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, Monroy is also a Mexican citizen. Driven by a vision of fostering a more equitable and prosperous world, he is committed to achieving this goal through impactful, technology-driven entrepreneurship. Monroy graduated top of his class from Tec of Monterrey in Mexico and furthered his education with an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Daniel Noboa Azín

President of Ecuador, Office of the President of Ecuador, Ecuador

Daniel Noboa, the youngest President in the republican history of Ecuador.
The President of the Republic, Daniel Noboa Azín, assumes the leadership of the National Government at the age of 35. He is the youngest president of republican Ecuador and of contemporary Latin America.
He studied Business Administration at New York University's Stern School of Business and has three international master's degrees: Business Administration at the Kellogg School of Management, Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School, and Governance and Political Communication at George Washington University.
His professional experience began at the age of 18 with the creation of several companies, including DNA Entertainment Group, a real estate and logistics company dedicated to event organization. He also worked at Noboa Corporation, becoming the youngest Shipping Director in the company's history.
He was a legislator in the National Assembly. In his first candidacy for the Presidency of the Republic, he was elected on 15 October 2023 with 52.1% of the votes. Ecuadorians elected him to lead a democratic proposal that favors consensus and will concentrate its efforts on protecting dollarisation, reducing unemployment, boosting competitiveness, economic growth, and citizen security.
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Vera Oliveira

Founder and Executive Director, Instituto C - Criança, Cuidado and Cidadão, Brazil

Vera Oliveira is a Brazilian social entrepreneur and Founder and Executive Director of Instituto C – Criança, Cuidado and Cidadão (Child, Care and Citizenship) based in São Paulo. Since its establishment in 2011, the organization has provided support to over 15,000 individuals, with a particular focus on children and adolescents facing social vulnerability. Instituto C guides and assists families through public service networks and social welfare programmes, empowering them to build autonomy and awareness of their rights and responsibilities. The institute's impactful work has earned recognition, including being named one of the 100 Best NGOs in Brazil in the past seven years. Prior to founding Instituto C, Oliveira gained valuable experience in market research at multinational companies such as Nielsen and Ipsos. Her time in this field fuelled her passion for understanding people’s needs and stories.

Diego Schalper

Member of Congress, Congress of Chile, Chile

Diego Ignacio Schalper Sepúlveda is a Chilean politician currently serving as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, representing District 15 of the O'Higgins Region since 2018. He is a member of centre-right party National Renewal. Vice President of the International Democratic Union (IDU). Legislative coordinator of the Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA). Doctor of Law, University of Marburg (Germany), with the topic ?Constitutional protection of social rights in Chile and Germany. ?A comparative study.? Magister Legum ? LLM from the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), approved with maximum distinction. Lawyer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, graduated with maximum distinction. Professor at the San Sebastián University.

Nathan Shabot

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, LIP Ventures, Mexico

Nathan Shabot is an accomplished entrepreneur with a diverse range of professional achievements. With a background in civil engineering and finance, his entrepreneurial journey began in 2010. Since then he has founded or collaborated in the establishment of 13 companies in various sectors, such as venture capital, innovation and technology, construction and engineering, arts, culture, education and ethics. Shabot is Co-founder and Managing Partner of LIP Ventures Boutique, which provides specialized venture capital and business development services to multi-regional technology start-ups. LIP aims to leapfrog Mexico and Latin America’s access to leading technology and innovation projects, accelerating adoption and generating a positive impact. One of Shabot’s social entrepreneurship endeavours is LUAN, a platform to spread globally the value of art in human development. LUAN’s philosophy is that art, creativity and culture are the best ways to ignite change. Shabot’s passion for music and commitment to social impact led him to serve on the Executive Committee of the Orchestra of the Americas Group and to organize concerts to support young musicians.

Nicolas Wertheimer

Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, Climateplan Inc., Uruguay

Nicolás Wertheimer, a medical doctor and social water entrepreneur for almost a decade, is Founder of Proyecto Agua Segura, a Latin American consulting firm that provides access to safe water and hygiene training to over 300,000 people. Wertheimer has delivered 3,260 water projects in collaboration with Fortune 500 companies. As a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and member of the Youth Congress for Sustainable Americas, he has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 and a finalist for the Chivas Venture. Currently, he is Co-Founder of Waterplan, a climate platform that assists multinational companies in measuring, responding, reporting and monitoring climate water risk. Waterplan combines operational data and satellite imagery to assess water risk and offers tailored mitigation and adaptation solutions.