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Latin American Business Association

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  • Represent the Latin American and Hispanic communities at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
  • Enhance the educational, cultural, and social experience of Latin American and Hispanic students and their families.
  • Inform and educate the UNC Kenan-Flagler community about Latin American and Hispanic culture and business opportunities in the region. 
  • Increase the awareness of UNC Kenan-Flagler among Latin American and Hispanic students in the United States and throughout world. 
  • Promote the professional development of Latin American and Hispanic students through the alumni network and career conferences.

Leadership Team

Gabriel Rizo PatronGabriel Rizo Patron - President

Gabriel Rizo Patron is a first-year MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and originally from Lima, Peru. He majored in Business Administration from a top Peruvian Business School in 2010. After graduating, Gabriel started his career at EY, where he worked as a Consultant for 1 year, helping clients in the financial services industry. Afterwards, he worked for a Start-up company as a Head of Finance and Administration. Finally, before coming back to school, he was Head of Financial Planning and Controlling for the biggest Healthcare company in Peru. Outside of work, Gabriel is a sports fanatic.

Contact:  gabriel_rizopatron@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Caio GouveaCaio Gouvea - VP of Finance

Caio is originally from Minas Gerais, Brazil. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Control and Automation Engineering from Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (Brazil) and joined Schlumberger as a field engineer, working in deep-water oil and gas platforms. At Kenan-Flagler, Caio is concentrating in management consulting and finance. When not working, he enjoys running and playing basketball.

Contact:  caio_gouvea@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Victor BorbaVictor Borba - VP of Communications

Victor Borba is a first-year MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and originally from Fortaleza, Brazil. He holds a bachelor of engineer with major in electronics from Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil. After graduation Victor started his career in Coca-Cola company working with operations management and process improvement. Afterwards, worked for a local B2B company holding the production manager position. In Kenan-Flagler he is specializing in management consulting and is also focusing in analytics data in the business school. Victor is married and moved to Chapel Hill with his wife and their two dogs, Ziah and Mel, who are loving the Carolina. In their free time, they love to explore the outdoor activities of the area. 

Contact:  victor_borba@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Rafael Santos Rafael Santos - VP of Corporate Relations

Rafael is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he graduated in Economics from Fundacao Getulio Vargas – FGV. After college, he worked for 8 years in Banking, being 3 years in investment banking and 5 years in Commercial Banking. At Kenan-Flagler, he is concentrating in marketing and has become involved in many different initiatives, including the Pride Club and the Latin American Business Association. He is also the president of the Sports & Entertainment Club. During his summer internship, he will be joining Wasserman’s Marketing team in Miami. Rafael moved to Chapel Hill with his wife Gabi, and his dog Fran, and as a good Brazilian, he is passionate about soccer.

Contact:  rafael_santos@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Andre SakaiAndre Sakai - VP of Learning & Development

Andre Sakai is from Brazil and is a 2019 MBA student concentrating in Marketing and Data Analytics. After graduating his B.A. in Business Administration, he was an entrepreneur, owning his own manufacturer of custom-made uniforms, direct managing the operational and financial areas of the company. He will be interning at Dell this summer pursuing a career in product management. Andre is a huge soccer fan, tech-addicted and loves to do barbecues.  

Contact:  andre_sakai@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Artur OliveiraArtur Oliveira - VP of Social

Artur is originally from Recife, Brazil and went to high school and college in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Management and Human Resources and Spanish Linguistics. After graduation he joined Google as a Program Manager in Learning & Development. During his time at Google he also was on the leadership team for the Talks at Google program, and during that time he had the opportunity to host a variety of speakers at Google. During the summer Artur will be working with a startup as a Product Manager. Outside of school, Artur enjoys traveling with his wife as much as possible.

Contact:  artur_oliveira@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Yoni GamlielYoni Gamliel - VP of Integration

Yoni is member of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Class of 2019, pursuing a dual concentration in Corporate Finance and Real Estate. Prior to business School, Yoni spent seven years working in a variety of real estate functions includeing, acquisition, development and, most recently, advisory. Yoni graduated from New York University in 2010 with a degree in Economics. This summer, Yoni will be working at Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking Division in the Financial Sponsors Group.

Contact:  jonathan_gamliel@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

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