Helene Alvarez-Vieitez to lead new phase of regional information provision



The Americas, June 2021: Oxford Business Group (OBG) has named Helene Alvarez-Vieitez as its first Sustainability Director for the Americas.

The new post in the company’s Advisory Division is a reflection of the way in which environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly shaping the global corporate agenda.

A longstanding employee of OBG, Alvarez-Vieitez joined the company in 2008, working initially across the Americas, based in Mexico, Colombia, Panama and Peru, as well as others in the Gulf, North Africa and Asia. She was then promoted to the role of Field Development Director and tasked with setting up business development and HR strategies to penetrate new markets, which she has run successfully for several years, while also remaining active in the field.

Alvarez-Vieitez holds a BA in Journalism and International Relations from Antonio de Nebrija University, Madrid and a Diploma in Mass Communications from Lock Haven University in the US. She recently also gained a Degree in Principles of Sustainable Finance from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and another one from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, in Business Strategies for a Better World. Fluent in Spanish, French and English, she taught cross-cultural management at university level before joining OBG.

Oliver Cornock, OBG’s Editor-in-Chief, said Alvarez-Vieitez’s experience, both on the ground and within the company’s Advisory Division as it expands to reflect the corporate world’s changing landscape, would stand her in good stead in her new role.

“We know from our research that ESG-compliant assets are increasingly shaping international investment portfolios, while the number of regulators introducing mandatory reporting requirements continues to rise,” he said. “Investors and companies are today looking for information on these trends ahead of the decision-making process, aware that the adoption of ESG principles is beginning to generate real shareholder value. I’m confident that the time Helene has spent across regions embracing these seismic shifts in their economic transition will make her an excellent fit for this timely and exciting new challenge.”

Alvarez-Vieitez said she was delighted to be moving into her new role at what marked a critical time in The Americas’ economic development.

“During our 10 years in the region, Oxford Business Group has led the way in reporting on the innovation evident in key local markets, including their recognition that adopting a sustainable approach to economic development will make them more attractive to investors,” she said. “On a personal level, I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to channel my passion for the environment and social responsibility as well as my knowledge of ESG-related trends into a role, which, as a new position in the company, also reflects the Group’s commitment to playing a part in promoting sustainable and inclusive growth.”

OBG produces a suite of highly relevant, advisory projects and go-to research tools, including a range of country-specific Growth and Recovery Outlook articles and interviews.

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