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Manuel Laredo

November 28, 2018

Manuel Laredo (GCL 2016, Bolivia) Recognized as One of the 25 Most Important Leaders of Bolivia in 2018 by the New Economy Group

In the 25th anniversary of the New Economy Group, a benchmark for information and analysis specialized in economics, finance, and markets, Manuel Laredo (GCL 2016, Bolivia), general manager and founder of Mamut, was recognized as one of the most important leaders in Bolivia in 2018, for his business leadership along with 24 other leaders nationwide. This important recognition is a testament of  Mamut’s corporate vision, its economic, social, and environmental impact, and its national and global reach.

Mamut is a company that manufactures sustainable products, floors made from rubber of disused tires. It contributes to society with durable ecological products of high resistance and national and international Quality Certifications. In almost 5 years Mamut has recycled more than 900 tons of rubber and impacted the lives of more than 500,000 users. The company is currently present in Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Paraguay, and it plans to expand to more countries in Latin America and Europe.

Manuel Laredo, an industrial engineer with a Master's degree in Polymers and BioPolymers, leads Mamut Floors. He is an international lecturer who promotes Open Innovation to generate a multiplier effect in Bolivia and in the region. He is a TED speaker, a founding member of  MCHAM Bolivia and a trainer on topics of the 2030 Agenda as a volunteer of the United Nations Organization. Manuel is an alumnus of Georgetown University’s Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL).

In November 2019, Manuel was featured as one of 2019's Meaningful Business 100 by the British Digital magazine HOTTOPICS along with CEOs of Unilever and Natura and other business leaders who are successfully combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. See the full list of leaders hereManuel is actually participating in the Hubert Humphrey fellowship program at Michigan State University. This U.S. Department of State program recognizes the impact of global leaders.  Recently, Manuel presented his research on the circular economy in Bolivia and South Korea in the Global Forum of the Department of State. (Source: GCL Alumni Network)

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To read more about how Manuel Laredo scaled up his company, read his article at Opinion here