The organization is steered by 10 directors and has 16 members across two committees.

Donations: identifies, selects, and monitors organizations that receive funding.
Fundraising: Raises funds and creates awareness of the foundation's work.


Luis Fernando Bravo

Fernando Bravo is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs' investment banking division, focusing on the Andean Region including Peru, where he travels frequently.  He was born and raised in Peru and currently lives in New York.  Fernando has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S in Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University.

Augusto Urmeneta
Vice President

Augusto Urmeneta lives in New York City and was born in Lima, Peru. He currently runs various Latin American businesses for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and sits in the bank's LatAm executive committee. With over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, Augusto has vast experience in the region and spends a considerable amount of time in Peru. He holds a degree in economics.

Michael Holme

Michael works at an Emerging Markets equity fund.  He was born and raised in Peru and has worked in Latin America finance related matters for over two decades. Michael lives in New York but travels frequently to Peru.  Michael has a B.S. from the London School of Economics.

Sylvia Bigio

Sylvia Bigio  was born and raised in Peru and currently lives in New York. Sylvia is a Portfolio Manager at Itau Asset Management and travels frequently to Latin America for personal and professional reasons. Sylvia has a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Maryland  at College Park.

Alonso Aramburu

Alonso is an Associate Partner at BTG Pactual, where he leads the equity research team for Andean markets. He was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and has worked in Latin American finance-related matters for more than 15 years. He has lived in New York since 2000. Alonso has an MBA from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Alfonso Barros

Alfonso currently holds the title of Head of Investments for the Mexico region at one of the largest global Private Banks.  He was born and raised in Peru and has worked at several financial institutions over the past two decades, always covering Latin American clients.  Alfonso lives in New York.  Among other destinations, Alfonso travels frequently to Mexico and Peru.   Alfonso has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Finance and Accounting.

Muriel Jara

Muriel Jara is a Peruvian architect who currently lives and works in New York City.  She earned her degree in Architecture at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and completed postgraduate studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City.  She has led several residential  projects in Mexico City, Peru, and New York City.

Luis Oganes

Luis Oganes is currently the Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at JPMorgan. Luis manages the teams of economists and strategists in charge of analyzing economic and political dynamics and of identifying investment opportunities in sovereign debt, currencies and local bond markets in Emerging Asia, EMEA EM and Latin America. Luis obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University in 1998 and his B.A. in Economics from Universidad de Lima in 1990.

Virgilio De La Piedra

Virgilio De La Piedra is a private equity investor currently focused on US real estate investments. Virgilio was born and raised in Lima, Peru and currently works in New York City. Virgilio has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Universidad Católica del Peru.

Doris Valle Risso

Doris Valle Risso was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in both Peru and the USA. Doris worked as a journalist for French, American and Peruvian printed media companies. In addition, Doris has experience in international sales and fundraising volunteer work. She obtained her BA from the University of Arizona. Doris is currently living between the USA and Peru.

Donations Committee

Michael Holme

Virgilio De La Piedra

José Antonio Miranda

Sylvia Bigio

Pierre Cuglievan

Julia Herbera

César Reynaga

Joaquín Ormeño

Nicolás Aguirre


Fundraising Committee

Alonso Aramburú

Alfonso Barros

Augusto Urmeneta

Fernando Bravo

Muriel Jara

Mariano Peró

Óliver Narro

Ántero Carrillo

Martín Mongrut

Marisol Tudela