Diego de Sola
is a Central American committed to making a positive impact on the region through his business and non-profit endeavors. He is currently CEO of Inversiones Bolivar SA de CV, a 60-year-old real estate development firm specializing in multi-level housing and commercial projects. Previous to this, he served as CFO of UNEX SA de CV, a bi-national coffee exporter for El Salvador and Guatemala, and before that worked as an investment banker with Citicorp Securities / Salomon Smith Barney in New York City. In addition to his role as co-founder and chairman of Glasswing International, he participates actively on the board of the Salvadoran Chamber of Construction (CASALCO), and on INCAE Business School’s El Salvador National Committee. In 2012, he was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Diego attended the Hotchkiss School, received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. He currently resides in El Salvador with his wife, Alexandra, and his three boys, Diego Xavier, Herbert and Alejandro. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Central America Leadership Initiative, as well as a moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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Diego and co-Founders, Celina and Ken, created Glasswing International in 2007 to promote strategic social investment through the creation of ‘action networks’ among businesses, foundations, governmental, and non-profit organizations, with the aim of encouraging broader societal participation in improving quality of life. In this way, they aspire to help create a more integrated society in which individuals jointly assist in fostering an environment of solidarity and mutual respect, grounded in the fundamental belief in human dignity; one in which each person can harness his or her individual skills to be an agent of change. With headquarters in both San Salvador and New York City, Glasswing currently has offices in ten countries and operates in 12. To date, the organization has mobilized over 129,500 volunteers, revitalized over 550 public schools, directed more than $75M to education, health, and community empowerment programming, and has thus impacted the lives of more than 1 million people.
Inversiones Bolívar; Glasswing International
Fellow CALI 1