CEO & Co-Founder
Marcos Galperin, founder, President and CEO of MercadoLibre, Inc.(Nasdaq: MELI), Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company, founded in August 1999.
Prior to founding MercadoLibre Inc., he worked in the Fixed Income Department at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., in New York (June-August 1998) and previously worked at YPF SA, an integrated oil company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was a Futures and Options Associate and managed YPF’s currency and oil derivatives program from 1994 to 1997.
Marcos obtained in 1999 an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and in 1994 he graduated with honors at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
In 1999, was elected “Referent of Tomorrow” Endeavor Entrepreneur by America Economía magazine.
In 2006, was chosen among the 100 most outstanding personalities of the decade in Argentina in areas of Institutions, Communities and Businesses.
In 2008, received Argentina’s Konex Award – Diploma of Merit – Innovative Entrepreneur Category.
In 2010, Fortune magazine included him in the under 40 most successful entrepreneur ranking and in 2012 won The Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Argentina, distinction awarded by Ernst & Young Consultant.
Marcos is now Board Member and Vice President of Endeavor Argentina (www.endeavor.org.ar), a non-profit organization, focused on transforming the economies of emerging markets by identifying and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Board Member of Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB)., a technology service provider focused on delivering software solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and trends that is listed on the NYSE; Onapsis, a cyber-security company and St. Andrew´s University.