MDC’s Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series Goes Virtual with Cisneros CEO Adriana Cisneros Nov. 19

Miami, Oct. 28, 2020 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) popular Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series presents CEO of Cisneros and President of Fundación Cisneros Adriana Cisneros at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Cisneros’ presentation, “From Pepsi to Space: Innovation in the 21st Century,” is free and open to the public.

Cisneros leads the privately held company founded in Venezuela and headquartered in Miami with more than 90 years of experience operating businesses globally, which are diversified into three divisions: Cisneros Media, Cisneros Interactive and Cisneros Real Estate. She is also president of the Fundación Cisneros, a nonprofit dedicated to improving access to education in Latin America. Additionally, she serves on the board of MoMA’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cisneros Institute at MoMA. She is also a board member of Endeavor Miami and a director and trustee of the Paley Center for Media. Cisneros is also a board member of Mattel, Inc., Parrot Analytics, the Knight Foundation and University of Miami. She is a member of the Citibank Private Bank Latin American Advisory Board, as well as an advisory board member of Wyncode, TheVentureCity and a board member and Head of Strategy for AST & Science.

The Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series provides students with first-hand knowledge of best business practices and leadership by inviting top, renowned executives to share their experiences and discuss new trends in their respective industries. Past speakers include Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President, Miami Hub Operations, American Airlines; Patrick Goddard, President of Brightline Trains; Carlo Enrico, Mastercard’s President for Latin America and the Caribbean; Jeffrey Kratz, General Manager, Latin America, Canada and Caribbean Regions, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services; Odilon Almeida, President of Western Union Global Money Transfer; Jordi Botifoll, Cisco’s President for Latin America and Senior Vice President for the Americas; Claudio Muruzabal, President for SAP Latin America and the Caribbean; Josh Leibowitz, Chief Strategy Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, and Senior Vice President of Cunard North America; Craig D’Souza, Head of Global Investigation and Intelligence at Facebook; César Cernuda, President of Microsoft Latin America and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation; Eduardo Coello, Regional President of Visa for Latin America and the Caribbean; Donna Hrinak, Vice President of Boeing International and President of Boeing Latin America; Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at IBM Corporation; and Laxman Narasimhan, President for PepsiCo Latin America.

WHAT:             MDC’s Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series Presents Adriana Cisneros

WHEN:             Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:          Register for the virtual event at

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