Gonzalo Checa

President of the Americas

Gonzalo recently joined BNI in May 2017. As President of the Americas, he supports North, Central and South America, including the US, where his background and language skills enable BNI to augment outreach to the growing number of Spanish-speaking business leaders. He is eager to get immersed into BNI’s culture and continue driving improved support to BNI Members and Directors in the Americas region. Originally from Lima, Peru, Gonzalo brings a diverse business background combined with a wealth of international leadership experience to BNI, most recently serving as a Vice President with the Compass Group. He was previously a Division President at The Steritech Group, a Marketing Director for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble. He currently volunteers as member of the Board of Directors for Charlotte Bilingual Preschool. Gonzalo did his undergraduate work in  Peru and he received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Gonzalo enjoys Crossfit, good food, wine and traveling. He lives in Charlotte, with his wife Carolina and their two teenage sons.

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