Latin Trade's Ranking of The 100 Most Powerful People 2017


Latin Trade welcomed Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal, chairman of Mexican tequila giant José Cuervo, to the 2017 ranking of Latin America's 100 Most Powerful Businesspeople who operate in or with the region. The company's initial public offering earlier this year raised $900 million, and was the first Mexican IPO since Trump took office. Cuervo has 30 percent of the global tequila market.

Joining Beckmann this year is José María Álvarez-Pallete López, CEO of Spain's Telefónica. Through its Latin American subsidiary Movistar, the company is one of the top telecommunications firms in the region, and leads in Brazil, Chile, Panama and Peru, as well as having a substantial share of the market in other countries in Latin America.

For his role in overseeing the operations and logistics for the passage of 5 percent of global trade through the continent's key waterway, Rómulo Roux, president of the Panama Canal Authority, is making his debut in the ranking.

Of course, the ranking also contains some of the region's best-known magnates who continue to show their unparalleled skills in the Latin American business world. They include Carlos Slim, Jorge Paulo Lemann, Daniel Servitje Montull and Roberto Angelini Rossi.

The list gives a brief overview of each person's achievements, education and net worth, where available.

To view and download the full 100 Most Powerful People ranking, visit:

About Latin Trade

Latin Trade is a leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America. It publishes award-winning content in Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States through print and online media. Latin Trade publishes Latin Trade magazine and

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