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, creative director of events, responsible for partnerships and media at AMLA
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)
Former Junior Private Banker and Business Consultant at Credit Suisse, Senior Head-hunter at Michael Page Int. and Private Banker at BSI, in Zurich (CH). Former board member of Rotaract Olten and president of the international student’s counsel at the Nordwestschweiz University. Background in international Finance and Management at the Nordwestschweiz University in Olten, CH and German School, Mariscal Brown Graduate in Bolivia.
Yilen Pons Ramirez
Italian / Cuban
Co-Founder at AMLA, responsible for Operations and IT
Spanish, Italian, French and English
Graduate in Computer Science Engineer
Founder and CEO of Yilo Events
IT and Communication
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.
French / Russian
Responsible for Media Communications
Speaks French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and English
Masters in International Relations and Political Science
Currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the International University of Monaco
Marketing and media analytics consultant in France in Monaco, former media executive. Previously worked as communications manager at Sochi 2014 Olympics and marketing partnerships advisor at Havas Sports and Entertainment.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.