Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Ana Maury Aguilar and Ricardo Latournerie, senior investment analysts, AC Ventures

Ana Maury Aguilar and Ricardo Latournerie are senior investment analysts at AC Ventures (ACV), Mexico-based beverage distributor Arca Continental’s corporate venturing unit.

Héctor Shibata, director of investments and portfolio of ACV, said of Aguilar: “Ana Maury has developed strong investment capabilities as VC investor which uses in the benefit of AC Ventures. Her ideas, motivation and eagerness to improve make her a great asset in the team.

“She is always looking for the next great innovation and finds ways to connect with the ecosystem. Also, she provides robust insights to the entrepreneurs partnering with them and assisting them to grow, and flourish. At the same time, Ana builds bridges inside the organization to embed innovation in the processes and make it part of our culture.”

Regarding Latournerie, Shibata added: “Ricardo has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and high dedication since the beginning. He has proved as a valuable asset as a VC investor to the team by bringing to the table relevant opportunities, assist leading the investment process diligently, executing investment transactions and linking the portfolio companies in order to bring value to the corporation. He is driven, self-motivated and always eager to improve himself. Ricardo has a well-rounded background being previously entrepreneur and having worked in a fintech.”

Formed in 2018, ACV’s portfolio companies include Switzerland-based financial technology developer Sonect, India-based retail digitisation technology developer LoveLocal (formerly m.Paani), US-based autonomous retail system developer Zippin and Colombia-based logistics tech developer LiftIt.

Previously, Maury had been a mergers and acquisitions analyst at EY, after investment analyst stints at investment advisory firm Alsis Funds and Fondo Bancomer, a vehicle for financial services firm BBVA.

Latournerie, on the other hand, had held external adviser and financial analyst roles at banking and financial technology group Ictineo, after a similar position at risk assessment firm Visor ADL’s Fintech Fund.

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.