The Private Equity Competition gave us exposure to first-level executives from top tier PE firms. It was also an excellent opportunity to meet and network with students from the World’s top Business Schools, with whom we enjoyed the awesome party at the Ritz.
— Juan C. Zarruk, Berkeley Haas
Excellent opportunity to make friends from top schools and network with a very relevant set of PE professionals.
— Javier Iglesias de Ussel, MIT Sloan


  • WLAW has counted with dozens of recognized business and political leaders, including:
  • Alvaro Uribe Vélez – former President of Colombia
  • César Gaviría – former President of Colombia
  • Pedro Aspe, economist and co-Chairman of Evercore Partners
  • Eduardo Solorzano – President of Walmart LatAm
  • Jorge Uribe – President of P&G LatAm
  • Alberto Alemán – CEO of Panama Canal
  • Claudia Sender – CEO of TAM Airlines
  • Additionally, other influential leaders addressed Wharton students and faculty in distinct occasions regarding opportunities and challenges in Latin America:
  • Vicente Fox – former President of Mexico
  • José Maria Aznar – former Prime Minister of Spain


In previous years, the Wharton Latin American Conference has had as many as 300 participants. This year we expect to surpass that number. Attendees include undergraduate and graduate students from The Wharton School, faculty, and business professionals. Additionally, we receive 50-80 students from other top MBA programs. In the past years we have received MBA students from Berkeley, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Columbia Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern Kellogg, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Michigan Ross School of Business, HEC Paris and Darden School of Business.