Washington-based business promotion organization Council of the Americas has named Grupo Éxito CEO Carlos Mario Giraldo as its “Dynamic CEO of the Year.”
The CEO of Colombia’s largest supermarket and retail chain was given the award for “his outstanding performance leading the group’s extensive portfolio of brands in several countries,” according to the Council of the Americas.
In addition to the Éxito grocery stores seen all across Colombia, the Envigado-based conglomerate’s brands and stores include Carulla, SurtiMax, and Viva. It also has retail operations across South America, including various locations in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
The honor is one of six handed out this year by the body within its annual Bravo Business Awards, which were announced today an will be formally presented in a ceremony in Miami on November 2.
Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, vice president and minister of foreign affairs of Panama, has won the most prestigious award this year, the Innovative Leader of the Year Award.
“Vice President de Saint Malo de Alvarado has greatly contributed to the renewal of the public sector in her country and is a point of reference in the search for gender equality and female empowerment throughout Latin America,” said Susan Segal, president and CEO of Council of the Americas.
Four other awards will also be presented in November. Fabio Schvartsman, CEO of the Rio de Janiero-based metals and mining company Vale, has been named CEO of the Year for his work “leading one of the most successful multinational companies in the world,” said the organization in a statement.
Grupo Lala Chairman Eduardo Tricio Haro won the award for Transformational Leader of the Year, Greenberg Traurig Vice President Patricia Menéndez-Cambó took home the Visionary Leader of the Year Award, and Banco de Crédito e Inversiones CEO Eugenio Von Chrismar has been honored as Financier of the Year.