Speakers

SONIA DULÁ

Bank of America Merril Lynch

Former Vice Chairman

Sonia Dulá is a business executive and entrepreneur and, until March of 2018, she was Vice Chairman at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to this position, she was head of the Latin America Wealth Management Division at Merrill Lynch and head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Latin America, where she led many high profile transactions, and had oversight responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, public debt and equity issues and corporate loans.

Ms. Dulá began her career at Pemex (national oil company) in Mexico. Following her MBA, she worked for nine years at Goldman Sachs, rising to leadership positions. Based in London, she was responsible for corporate and government clients in Southern Europe, and she led several landmark privatizations out of Spain, Italy and Mexico.

After Goldman Sachs, Ms. Dulá became CEO of Telemundo Studios México, the production center for Telemundo Network. She co-founded two internet companies, Internet Group of Brazil and Obsidiana, the first online portal for Latin American women. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Ms. Dulá was CEO of Grupo Latino de Radio, a PRISA Group company with more than 500 owned and operated radio stations in Latin America and the US Hispanic market.

Ms. Dulá is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an independent director on the Board of Grupo Prisa (education and media company, Spain), where she is a member of the Audit Committee and the Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Latin America Strategic Advisory Board of Banco Itaú (Brazil). She has been a director on the board of The Council of the Americas, Women’s World Banking, and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. She was a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served on the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council of Bank of America.

Ms. Dulá holds a degree in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University. She ranks 4th on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas (2018). Ms Dulá was born in Mexico and raised in Brazil.