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Adriana Leon

ASSIST Board Member Adriana Leon

Year appointed: 2023

Adriana Leon has expertise in Latin American business market development and a passion for providing higher education opportunities for underserved youth. She is currently a Senior Fellow in Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. As CEO of Bretano Corp., she leveraged global raw materials trading markets to import and distribute petrochemicals and food additives throughout Latin America. Adriana has also worked in marketing roles at Varta/Rayovac, Serta, Quala, and Unilever. Adriana is the founder and CEO of Aspirantes Virtual, a nonprofit preparing marginalized Colombian youth for college success. She also serves on the Board of Enseña por Colombia, Colombia’s version of Teach for America.