Toronto March 20th 2014


The Latin American MBA Alumni Network (LAMBA) celebrated its third anniversary with a special event at the National Club in downtown Toronto. The evening featured a stellar guest: Mr. Rick Waugh, former President and CEO & Deputy Chairman of Scotiabank, who delighted attendees with an insightful conversation led by renowned journalist Marina Jimenez, current President of the Canadian Council for the Americas.

Mr. Rick Waugh shared his beginnings on his successful banking career, highlighting his deep interest in the international markets. He pointed out that one of the biggest challenges of working in the emerging markets is the diversity; however, he stated, diversity can become an advantage when working with collaboration and communication.

This event was a great networking opportunity; our participants included more than 100 LAMBA members and executives from Aviva, Pepsico, Barrick Gold, Cisco Systems, Rogers Communications, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, FedEx, Unilever, George Weston Limited, Holt Renfrew, Aon Hewitt, Marsh, Vale, TD, Scotiabank, RBC and CIBC among many others. The event was also attended by representatives of Canada’s top Business Schools.

LAMBA’s president, Emiliano Mendez highlighted the organization’s steady membership year growth, surpassing now 500 registered members and over 700 members on its Linkedin group. Mendez took the opportunity to thank LAMBA’s sponsors, partners and members for their support, as well as LAMBA’s former president, Victor Olvera.

Mendez closed the floor by stating that LAMBA will donate 10% of the funds collected during this event to the MS Society on behalf of Mr. Waugh.

LAMBA will continue to organize professional high-caliber events as well as other career and networking activities for LAMBA members while continuing to strengthen its ties with the Canadian business sector.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

LAMBA Press Contact:
Rocio Gerkes
LAMBA Communications
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Based out of Toronto, the Latin American MBA Alumni Network (LAMBA) is a professional association established in 2010. Its focus is to integrate and provide networking opportunities among Latin American MBA graduates in Canada, provide assistance to Latin American MBA graduates in their professional development, and foster relationships between leading Canadian companies and Latin American MBA graduates. For more information visit:


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