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July 14, 2021

Young Leaders Facing The Challenge of Management

Interactive webinar with LALP alumni

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Different electoral processes have taken place in 2020 and 2021 throughout the region. Since their participation in Georgetown University Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) flagship offerings, several GCL and ILG alumni are now part of those new public officials who have taken oaths to work for their cities, municipalities, and countries, designing and implementing public policies that benefit the region. At this crucial moment in which the region is facing the challenge of effectively responding to this pandemic, LALP held a public forum to exchange ideas and views to move the region forward.

The GCL and ILG alumni networks are essential in maintaining live ties among LALP alumni members and further promoting a multiplier effect throughout the Latin American region.  In this sense, LALP organized, in collaboration with their alumni networks, a webinar to better understand these alumni's key public policy proposals for their countries and the region. The conversation was moderated by LALP executive director, McDonough School of Business Professor Ricardo Ernst.


  • Sebastian Palacios (GCL 2019, Ecuador): Athlete, politician, graduate in Finance and International Relations. From 2017 to 2021, he held the position of National Assemblyman of Ecuador for District 2 of Pichincha. Appointed Minister of Sports in the current administration of the Government of President Guillermo Lasso on May 24, 2021. 
  • Julio Clavijo (GCL 2012, Ecuador): Before he was appointed Vice Minister of Economic Inclusion in the current administration of President Guillermo Lasso, he was a senior public policy advisor for the National Congress of Ecuador and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. Clavijo studied at the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2012. He has a Master's degree in economics from the University of Manchester.  
  • Ana Collado (GCL 2010, Colombia / Spain): Before being elected as a Deputy by the Madrid Assembly, Collado worked as a collaborator at El Toro TV and as Secretary of the Panel of Experts of the Madri + d Foundation for Knowledge. She has a doctorate in information science, political science and administration from the Complutense University of Madrid.
  • Alexander Suriano (ILG 2014, El Salvador): Before being elected councilor of the municipality of San Salvador, Suriano worked as Executive Director, Solid Waste Directorate for the San Salvador Municipal Mayor's Office and as Administrative and Financial Director of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. He has a degree in industrial engineering from Albert Einstein University
  • Eduardo Rivera (ILG 2014, Mexico): Before becoming the Municipal President of Puebla, Rivera was federal deputy for the National Action Party in the LVIII Legislature of the Congress of the Union as Federal deputy and in the LVII Legislature of the Congress of the Union as local deputy.
  • Héctor Virgilio Jaramillo (ILG 2019, Mexico): Before being elected councilman of Coacalco City, Jaramillo was Vice Chief of Counselors Staff for the President of the National Executive Center of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Technical Secretary at Vice-Ministry for Rural Development for the Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle, Rural Development, Fisheries and Feeding, Counselor to the General Secretary and a Professor of Law at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He has a Bachelor's degree in Law from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a Master's degree in Government and Public Policy from Instituto Ortega y Gasset.