Prominent transactional Partner Carlo Pérez-Arizti from Baker McKenzie’s Mexico City office, has been chosen to join the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders' Class of 2022. This three-year program serves as a leadership accelerator for a community of exceptional individuals with the vision, motivation and influence to bring about positive change in the world.

The World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders welcomes 108 new members to its 2022 class, who will join the community of more than 1,400 members representing 120 countries. Members of this prestigious community include current Heads of State, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Nobel Laureates, UN Goodwill Ambassadors, as well as activists, artists and worldwide opinion leaders. The 2022 class is gender equal and has representatives from 42 countries.

Carlo is the youngest partner in Baker McKenzie’s Transactional Practice Group in Mexico, where he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, foreign investment, project financing and cross-border expansion. In addition to being a reference within the Mexican entrepreneurial community, he has been a mentor for the main technology incubators and accelerators in the country, and is also a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Transactional Innovation Committee. Carlo has more than 16 years of experience with the Firm and has been previously recognized by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer and Who's Who, amongst others.

Carlo will be the only Mexican and only law firm partner of the 2022 class of Young Global Leaders and stated, “I am honored and excited by this appointment and look forward to the opportunity to work collaboratively with a community of responsible leaders to help address the most urgent causes that we face as a society. This is just the beginning of a long period of hard work and continuous learning, where I will look to put forward the voice of the sector and country I represent.”

Carlo is the first Baker McKenzie lawyer in the Americas to have been appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Program. He joins Baker McKenzie's international trade Partner Anahita Thoms, who was chosen to join the Class of 2020.

Speaking after this announcement, Milton Cheng, Baker McKenzie's Global Chair, said, "We are proud to partner with the World Economic Forum in its mission of working closely with all major international organizations and enterprises to address global, regional, and industry issues — all in the spirit of global citizenship. Participating in the forum allows us to engage political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to improve the state of the world through public-private cooperation. This is an outstanding recognition for Carlo and I am confident that he will be an extraordinary ambassador for our firm and values.”

"Congratulations to Carlo on this important and exciting selection," said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive community involvement, support and commitment, both as a member and mentor, make him an outstanding addition to the World Economic Forum's 2022 Class of Young Global Leaders. We look forward to continuing our work with the WEF to drive positive change."

Alan Zoccolillo, Baker McKenzie's North America Transactional Group Chair added, "Carlo's nomination by the World Economic Forum is a strong example of his leadership and commitment to the Firm and our CSR initiatives. Our North American transactional practice will be further strengthened by this relationship and his experience will bring a fresh point of view to this group of accomplished Young Global Leaders."

Finally, Raymundo Enríquez, Baker McKenzie Mexico's Managing Partner commented, “We are very pleased to know that the work of one of our most outstanding partners is recognized worldwide, especially by an institution as prestigious as the World Economic Forum, with whom we have collaborated on many occasions.”

To learn more about the program, please visit The Forum of Young Global Leaders.

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