Overview

Brazil boasts many of the best C-suites in Latin America, according to money managers and stock analysts surveyed for Institutional Investor’s 2019 Latin America Executive Team.

Out of the 88 companies recognized this year, 53 were based in Brazil. Thirty-six of these firms earned the designation of Most Honored Company, awarded to organizations which earned a top-three ranking in at least two of the survey’s four categories: Best CEO, Best CFO, Best IR Professional, and Best IR Company.

Six companies swept their sector, earning first place in all four categories: Cemex (Cement & Construction), Kroton Educacional (Education), IRB Brasil Resseguros (Financials/Nonbanks), Vale (Metals & Mining), MercadoLibre (Technology, Media, & Telecommunications), and Localiza Rent a Car (Transportation).

More than 1,000 buy-side analysts, money managers, and sell-side researchers from about 430 firms voted to determine the members of this year’s Latin American Research Team.