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Manuel Ayau to Lecture on Challenges of Doing Business in Latin America

Loyola press release - November 9, 2004

The College of Business and Administration has invited Ayau to speak this semester as part of its Business Partners Program. Manuel Ayau is the founder of the first private university in Guatemala, Universidad Francisco Marroquin. In addition to founding what is considered to be the finest university in Guatemala, he was also its first president and professor of economics. Ayau, a successful businessman, is a member of the Guatemala Stock Exchange and a member of the Guatemala House of Representatives and served as president of the Mont Pelerin Society. After meeting him in 1979, Ronald Reagan described Ayau as “one of the few people in the high political sphere who understands what is going on down there.” Ayau will address Loyola on overcoming obstacles in business in Latin America on Thursday, November 11, at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, room 114. The evening lecture is free and open to the public. A breakfast follows the next morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Ritz Carlton. It is by invitation only.