Board of Directors
Lloyd Nimetz, Co-Founder
Lloyd is a serial entrepreneur who has been a founder of five companies and non-profits throughout the world, including the US, Taiwan, Argentina and India. Currently Lloyd is the founder of The Spike Lab, an entrepreneurship program for high-achieving high school students in Taiwan who aim to build high-impact ventures and differentiate themselves when applying to top US colleges. Previously he directed the education startup accelerator of 4.0 Schools and before that was the co-founder of Dev Bootcamp NYC (parent company was acquired by Kaplan Inc in 2014). He has also worked with a wide range of social change organization including Endeavor, Ashoka and IDB (The Inter-American Development Bank). Lloyd founded HelpArgentina during the country’s 2001 financial crisis. He was the founding executive director for the organization’s first four years and has served on its board of directors since the beginning. Lloyd went to Stanford University (MBA), studied undergrad at Williams College and was Fulbright Scholar in Argentina. Lloyd travels frequently to Taiwan and lives in New York City with two young daughters and his wife, who grew up in Taipei.
Bob holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Bob has extensive experience in private sector in strategy, finance and new product development and has worked with a wide range of companies including Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, Exxon, and DuPont.
In 2003 he decided to redirect his business skills to support economic development initiatives, which led to consulting projects in Africa and Central America and work with a variety of international organizations including TechnoServe, the IFC and ForesTrade.
He met HelpArgentina through an organization that works with microcredits in Buenos Aires and has been involved with HelpArgentina since 2005 when he started working with the organization as a volunteer consultant. During 2009 he assumed the role of Interim Executive Director of the organization, a position he held until May 2011.
Partner at McKinsey & Company based in Buenos Aires. Ignacio joined McKinsey in 2008 and since then has served companies in the financial services, airlines, retail, telecom and mining industries. Before McKinsey, Ignacio spent more than 8 years in corporate finance positions in DuPont, Barclays and Siemens.
Ignacio holds an MBA from Stanford University, a Masters in Finance from Torcuato Di Tella University and both a BA in Business Administration and a BA in Accounting from the University of Buenos Aires.
Ignacio founded “MBA en USA” network (pro-bono) with the objective of making information and resources to study in top US MBA programs readily available to Argentine students and graduates. Ignacio is also an active member of ACDE (Christian Business Executives Association).
Santiago Bunce is an economist and coach with a passion for social impact and corporate responsibility. He received his MPIA from the University of California, San Diego where he focused on International Development and Nonprofit Management, as well as International Economics. Santiago received his BA in Theology from Boston College.
Santiago has worked in both the private and nonprofit sectors within the US and Latin America. Santiago has developed, implemented, and evaluated projects related to community engagement, health, education, finance, infrastructure development, and water access. In Cordoba, Santiago helped launch the Casa de la Mateada, a study abroad program linking Loyola Marymount University and the Universidad Catolica de Cordoba and gives students an opportunity to engage in praxis and community accompaniment.
Currently, Santiago is the Vice President of Catalyst Consulting at Catalyst Miami, a nonprofit committed to strengthening, families, communities, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to serving on the HelpArgentina Board, Santiago also serves as a Trustee for the Awesome Foundation Miami which awards monthly microgrants in Miami.
Santiago has family roots both in the United States and Argentina. He has professional fluency in both English and Spanish.
He is a graduate of Universidad Católica Argentina (J.D. and post-graduate degree in Economic Administrative Law) and of Universidad Austral (Master in General Corporate Law) and also an Industrial Property Agent.
Currently, he is the managing partner at Cambiaso & Ferrari. In his practice he advises international clients in a wide scope of legal matters such as regulatory and high impact litigation matters for major airlines, public procurement related matters for major public works companies and assists international private equity funds in their acquisitions of different local and regional companies in industries ranging from real estate investments to e-commerce major players as well as cross border transactions in several Latin American countries for international clients.
In addition, he acts as ad-hoc secretary of the International Olympic Committee Court of Arbitration (Tribunal Arbitral du Sport) in several Latin American cities.
Jerónimo holds a B.S. in Economics from Universidad de San Andrés.
He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector in Latin America and the United States of America, with a focus on corporate finance, private equity and real estate investing.
He has worked abroad for Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers during eight years living in New York, San Francisco and San Pablo cities.
In 2003, he came back to Buenos Aires and became a partner of Pegasus Group, a company specialized in long-term investments in Argentina.
Aníbal holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and took specialization courses in INSEAD (European Institute for Business Administration) and in IMD (Institute for Management Development).
From 1981 to 1995, he was Director for Latin America in Reuters America. Due to his responsibilities, he has lived in the United States for six years and in England for one year.
In 1995, he was appointed the first HHRR Manager for Toyota Argentina and was in charge of the company organization from the very beginning of its operations. Subsequently, he fulfilled responsibilities for the Legal and IT areas.
As a result of his proven track record of working for Toyota Mercosur, he was transferred to Brazil as HHRR Director for the region in 2003. A year later, he was appointed Director of Corporate Planning for Mercosur. In addition, he managed legal operations in both companies at the same time.
In January 2006, Aníbal returned to Argentina to become the President of the company, position that he hold until 2010. From November of this year to November 2011, he was the president of ADEFA (Asociación de Fábricas de Automotores) in Argentina.
He is a Civil Engineer graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires University) and earned an MBA from Harvard University.
He started his career at Morgan Bank in the areas of Corporate Finance and M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) working for the offices of New York and Buenos Aires. Subsequently, he served as Treasurer of Grupo Bemberg and as Financial and Investment Manager of a company affiliated to the same group.
In 1995 he began working for Spencer Stuart and was in charge of the office in Buenos Aires for five years. He also served as Regional Director responsible for all operations in Latin America.
In addition to that, he was member of the Executive Committee of Spencer Stuart globally as well as member of the Board of the company.
Sofia received her Bachelor of Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and received her MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
She worked in the Financial Sector for 10 years with specific focus in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, in investment banking and private equities, working with companies in infrastructure, industrials, communications, and others. She has lived in New York, Madrid, and Buenos Aires, mainly working for Goldman Sachs and Banco Santander.
As of 2013, she joined the board and management team of Riva SA, a construction and real estate company with focus in Argentina, Peru, and Panama.
Jimena López Martinez
Jimena holds a BA in Business Administration and a BA in Accounting from the Universidad Católica Argentina and an MS in Nonprofit Management from Universidad de San Andrés.
She started her career in Arthur Andersen. She has more than 15 years of experience in the Argentine financial sector including as an Investment Banker in BankBoston and as Managing Director of a family office.
In the non profit sector, she has worked for the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires and as strategic consultant for several organizations especially in fundraising strategies.
Jimena developed a strong sense of commitment in helping people at a very young age volunteering in community service activities both at University and in her neighborhood.
With her management and financial background, her knowledge and experience of the non profit sector and her deep social sensibility, Jimena is eager to lead the expansion and regional growth of PILAS.
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