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José A. Sauma is a partner and managing director at Mesoamerica, a private equity investment company focused on building long-term partnerships and purpose-driven businesses across Spanish Speaking Latin America. For the past 20 years, José has lead teams that are convinced that many of the region’s pressing needs and aspirations in areas such as renewable power generation, communication, health and wellness, can be addressed by mobilizing capital, talent, and resources to build sustainable businesses, in innovative ways and in collaboration with local communities. José Antonio is currently the Chairman of Yo Emprendedor, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship as a pillar of social and economic development. José Antonio has an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore and a business degree from Ithaca College in New York. He is dedicated to his family, and passionate about music, photography, entrepreneurship, and continuous learning. José Antonio is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.