OUR Mission

Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development and strengthen democratic governance in Latin America by developing and connecting a new generation of principled and socially innovative leaders.

LALA identifies young leaders from across the continent with demonstrated leadership potential, a passion for Latin America, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of community service. LALA continues to empower these leaders by connecting them to...


The Ecosystem  a network of changemakers composed by bootcamp and academy alumni, national hub members, corporate and educational partners. Through our EduLab, we lead the change of higher education in Latin America by sharing the best evidence-based education practices and contributing to the development of more leaders across the region.


We believe that empowering Latin America's most promising young leaders to create the change they want to see is the most scalable and sustainable way to transform the region.

My name is Diego Ontaneda Benavides, Co-Founder and CEO of Latin American Leadership Academy. Let me tell you how we got here, and where we’re going.​ 



LALA is a movement that is united by our common sense of purpose and our values. These values, which we share with African Leadership Academy, will be the standard we all live up to.

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