Ariela Nathusius is senior vice president of Grupo Cemaco – a leading home improvement, home furnishings, toy and baby products retailer, operating in Guatemala for over 40 years. As head of new business, Ariela has been tasked with the transformation of the company, including Cemaco’s evolution to become an omni-channel business, the launch of a new in-home installations service and the introduction of new formats such as baby stores in 2012. Ariela is focused on making Cemaco a purpose driven company. As head of human and sustainable development, Ariela has worked to increase impact focusing on three pillars: team, community and environmental sustainability.
Ariela is also co-founder and Executive Director of Futuro Verde – www.futuroverde.org. Futuro Verde is an organization that aims to create awareness of the consequences of climate change by educating and empowering Spanish speakers in US and Latin America. Since its founding in 2017, Futuro Verde has grown to a community of over 300K users and reached millions of people with climate change content.
Ariela has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in international relations and economics from Tufts University. Ariela is a Fellow of the fifteenth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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Fellow CALI 15