The Monaco Latin American Association (AMLA) is a non-governmental organisation serving as a link to promote the cultural dialogue, cooperation, and exchange between the Principality of Monaco and the countries of Latin America.
AMLA’s activity focuses on providing a platform and a community for Monaco residents to discover Latin American sociocultural heritage and lifestyle, through a series of charity events ranging from galas and workshops to music auditions and conferences.
AMLA’s work is centred on facilitating access to Quality Education (UN SDG 4), Good health and well-being (UN SDG 3), Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG 11), and Partnerships for the Goals (UN SDG 17).
Join AMLA today and become part of our community of thinkers alike, united by a positive and joyful attitude towards life in combination with respect and admiration for our planet, social diversity and collective excellence.
Co-Founder and President of AMLA
Responsible for Events, Partnerships and Media
Spanish, German, English, French and Italian
Founder and CEO of Me-Connect, a Monaco based events and consulting agency
Currently and Executive MBA student at the Monaco International University (IUM)
Ambassador of the Monaco Women’s Forum and Woman of the Year Award for Latam
Member of Hellenic Community, CREM, the Monaco Yacht Club, the Ambassadors Club and international committee at the International School of Monaco
Professional background in Private Banking, Business Consulting and Executive search at Credit Suisse ZH, BSI ZH and Michael Pages ZH
Former board member of Rotaract Olten and president of the international student’s counsel at the Nordwestschweiz University
Board member of No Finish Line International
Alejandra Ruiz Ovadia
Business Developer at AMLA
Spanish and English
Executive MBA student at the Monaco International University (IUM)
Producer of Documentary Films- Dalai Lama, Betty Williams and Sheri Ebadi
Global Marketing Advantage-President
Gema Foundation- Advisory Broad
PeaceJam Foundation- Ambassador
Yilen Pons Ramirez
Operations & IT
Co-Founder and vice-president of AMLA
IT Operations and Back Office Management Manager, Event Management Assistant
Spanish, Italian, French and English
Graduated in Computer Engineering in Havana.
Founder and CEO of Yilo Events agency
Since 2017 part of the organization team of the Monte Carlo Film Festival of comedy in Monaco
Head of Production
Colombian / French
Responsible for Events Production
Speaks French, Spanish and English
Started working in event organization since 2016, in major conferences and trade shows between Cannes, Nice, and Monaco, such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix, or the Mip TV trade show.
Currently, her name is well-known in the artistic ﬁeld, and her dynamism in creating events combines creativity and organization for the success of each cultural.
Ambassador Fundraising at AMLA
Portuguese, Spanish, English and French
Ambassador of the David de Rothschild FondaMental Foundation, the foundation focuses on the alleviation of mental health issues globally
Former Board of Trustees of the Tate Modern determining artist selection and facilitating the financing of the exhibition, chairman of the board of the Red Cross in London and was on the board of the Red Cross in Geneva. Sylvia hosts key fundraising events in UK, Switzerland and Monaco.
Orietta Sacre E.
AMLA Ambassador in the Chagas endemic region (Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Brasil)
Bolivian / Italian
Rotarian Team leader of the “Congenital Chagas Project” and general coordinator of NO FINISH LINE, Santa Cruz, March 1-5, 2023, under “non- for- profit” licence agreement between NO FINISH LINE International and Rotary Club Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Ambassador of l’Association Monegasque pour l’Amerique Latine (AMLA) in the Chagas endemic region (Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Brasil)
Uniquely successful in the art of moving back and forth between private and public sectors locally and internationally,
Founder of Womens’ World Banking (WWB) affiliate in Bolivia and its founding president to become Regional Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean at the WWB/New York head offices and later, in life, Private Banker with BBVA Switzerland in Zurich
Former government official with Bolivian reformist government administration of President Sanchez de Lozada, participated in public sector reform (decentralization, municipal institutional development and local democratic governance)
Team leader/Project Manager in public sector modernization and good governance projects at US Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank/Nicaragua and UNDP/OPS New York
With a first degree in Philosophy and English (Universidad de Chile), has two master degrees in Public Policy and Public Sector Management (Bolivian UCB with Harvard HIID) and, International Law (Australian National University), with specialization in human rights international law (UCL/Belgium) as well as several diplomas and certifications in banking.
International development consultant and at the same time, tireless activist and human rights defender, always ready to support good causes and volunteering humanitarian work in her native Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Jessica Kuljis Cochamanidis
AMLA Strategic Networking Ambassador LATAM
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Entrepreneur and artist, Board Member and Executive Director of Red Uno (Bolivian National Television Network).
Chapter Founder for YPO LATAM.
Former Chapter Chair YPO LATAM.
Chapter Founder for YPO Bolivia.
Former Chapter Chair YPO Bolivia.
Experienced in communication, marketing, strategy and production.
Motivated by philanthropic projects that focus on awaking consciousness to create better humans and societies.
AMLA Ambassador to Germany
Spanish, German and English
Experience of more than three decades in public relations within international organizations and media in Bolivia and Germany. In Germany I have worked in the ministry of the interior of the federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz, capital Mainz. Currently in the Federal State Museum of Hesse in the capital Wiesbaden.
Marcela Royer de Kern
AMLA Dubai/Guatemala Ambassador
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and Portuguese
Founder and owner of Onboard, a consulting firm specialized in the sales and luxury marketing in the yachting industry
Author of the first textbook in yachting “The Superyacht Industry”, professor at the International University of Monaco and lecturer at Yacht Club de Monaco.
Former commercial director for ICON Yachts shipyard in the Netherland, founder and president of the Young Professionals in Yachting (YPI) Monaco chapter and an influential social media figure in yachting.