Kinetic is proud to announce that our global CEO, Mauricio Sabogal, has been chosen as one of the “100 Colombianos” who best exemplified success abroad in 2014. Mauricio and his fellow honorees received their awards this week at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Bogotá, which was presided over by Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos.
The 100 Colombianos initiative highlights the contributions Colombians are making around the world in an extraordinary array of fields. This year’s honorees range from scientists to entrepreneurs to entertainers. Their stories are shared in a book published by the Fusionarte Foundation (scroll using arrows; see page 94), and in a photography exhibition at Bogotá’s El Dorado airport. Later this year, the exhibit will travel to Colombian consulates around the world.
Mauricio Sabogal is the first Latin American to become global CEO of a media agency. He has twice been a jury member at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, and has also served as President of the Jury at the Festival of Media in Miami and President of the Jury at the Cristal Awards. He has also been recognized as a “Legend of the Advertising Industry” by Ad Color and as the “Most Powerful Latino in the Media Agency business” by AdAge.
In his “100 Colombianos” profile, Mauricio says “My struggle has always been to ensure that a Colombian or a Latino can compete on equal terms in global positions”.