2019 Education Leadership Award Dinner

Educando by Worldfund held its 15th Education Leadership Award Dinner on October 15, 2019 to pay tribute to Carlos Labarthe (President, Compartamos-Gentera) and Marcelo Gleiser (Physics and Astronomy Professor, Dartmouth College). More than 225 guests assembled at New York City’s Mandarin Oriental where funds were raised in support Educando’s mission of providing high-quality and results-driven education in Mexico and Brazil.

Honorees 2019

Carlos Labarthe
President
Compartamos-Gentera
Mexico

Carlos Labarthe Costas is President of Compartamos, group that is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and which groups eight companies in order to work for financial inclusion.

Three of these companies are focused on offering financial services for the underserved segment in Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala, under the brand of Compartamos. The other five companies are focused on different financial services, formed by Aterna, insurance agent; Yastás, banking correspondent administrator; Intermex, payer of family remittances; Fiinlab, innovation laboratory which purpose is creating financial solutions enabled by technology; and Fundación Gentera, focused on the social responsibility actions, its main cause, the education.

Carlos Labarthe is Industrial Engineer from Universidad Anáhuac and has studies on Senior Management by Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas, (IPADE). He has also studied different programs at The Economics Institute in Boulder, Harvard Business School, and Singularity University.

He is the founder director of Compartamos and Ignia. He is also chairman of Kipling Group and is a member of the board of Educando by Worldfund. In the academic field, he has taught at different institutions, such as Universidad Iberoamericana, the Social Training Course (CUFOSO) -of the Unión Social de Empresarios de México (USEM) – and the Harvard Business School.

In 2015, he was recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute and the Wobi Magazine as The Most Trusted CEO in Mexico.

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Marcelo Gleiser
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Dartmouth College
Brazil

Marcelo Gleiser, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. He specializes in the big questions about existence, including the origin of the universe, of matter, and of life. Marcelo is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of the Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House and the National Science Foundation. He is 2019 Templeton Prize laureate, an honor he shares with Mother Thereza, the Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu.

A leading public intellectual in the US and abroad, Marcelo is actively engaged in the public understanding of science. He has five published books in English and another nine in Portuguese, with translations into 12 languages as well as hundreds of essays in newspapers, magazines, and online.

He was the co-founder and, for eight years, a regular contributor of the NPR blog 13.7 Cosmos and Culture. Currently, he writes weekly essays for the online magazine Orbiter in his blog 13.8. Marcelo wrote for twenty years for Folha de São Paulo, producing over 1000 essays on science and culture. His TV series in Brazil have been watched by more than 30 million people, making him an iconic scientist in his native country.

Marcelo has been a generous champion of Educando and its STEM Brasil program, having served for six years as a member of Educando’s Board of Directors.


Gala Chair

Highlights from the 2019 Education Leadership Award Dinner

Steve Shindler, Board Co-Chair; Luanne Zurlo, Founder and Board Member; Marcelo Gleiser, 2019 Homenageado; Kelly Maurice, Diretora Executiva; Carlos Labarthe, 2019 Homenageado. 

Gallery from the 2019 Education Leadership Award Dinner


Previous Honorees

2018

BLANCA TREVIÑO 
President & CEO, Softek

JAIR RIBEIRO DA SILVA NETO 
CEO Banco Indusval
Founder & President, Parceiros da Educação

2016
LUIS ROBLES MIAJA
Chairman of the Board, BBVA Bancomer

2014
ANA MARIA DINIZ
Executive Board Member, Todos Pela Educação
and Parceiros da Educação

EDUARDO TRICIO HARO
Chairman, Grupo Lala and Grupo Aeroméxico

2012
PRODUCERS OF ¡DE PANZAZO!
Daniela Alatorre, David Calderón,
Claudio X. González Guajardo, Carlos
Loret de Mola, Alejandro Ramírez,
and Juan Carlos Rulfo

MARCOS ANTÔNIO MAGALHÃES
President, Instituto de Co-Responsabilidade
pela Educação

2010
WOODS STATON
President and CEO, Arcos Dorados

PAOLO ROCCA
Chairman and CEO, Techint Organization

JIM SKINNER
Vice President and CEO, McDonald’s

2008
JOSÉ SERGIO GABRIELLI
President and CEO, Petrobras

STEVEN SHINDLER
Chairman, NII Holdings, Inc.

2006

CLAUDIO X. GONZÁLEZ LAPORTE
Chairman, Kimberly-Clark de México,
S.A.B. de C.V.

                    

2017

AGUSTÍN COPPEL LUKEN
Chairman & CEO, Grupo Coppel

FABIO COLLETTI BARBOSA
Vice President, Fundação Itaú Social

2015
ALEJANDRO RAMÍREZ MAGAÑA
Chief Executive Officer, Cinépolis

RICARDO VILLELA MARINO
Executive Vice President, Itaú Unibanco S.A. 


2013
JORGE GERDAU JOHANNPETER
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gerdau

ASOCIACIÓN DE BANCOS DE MÉXICO
Javier Arrigunaga, Chairman 

 


2011
EMILIO AZCÁRRAGA JEAN
Chairman and CEO, Televisa

ROBERTO CIVITA
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Grupo Abril

JIM O’NEILL
Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

2009
JOSÉ ANTONIO FERNÁNDEZ CARBAJAL
Chairman and CEO, FEMSA

MUHTAR KENT
President and CEO, The Coca-Cola
Company

2007
ROGER AGNELLI
President and CEO, Vale

JEFFREY R. IMMELT
Chairman and CEO, GE

2004

CARLOS SLIM HELÚ
Chairman, Teléfonos de México

          

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