Marcos Galperin is founder, president and chief executive officer of MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI), Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company. Mr. Galperin created MercadoLibre, Inc, in August 1999.Prior to founding MercadoLibre, Inc., Marcos worked in the fixed income department of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in New York and at YPF S.A., an integrated oil company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was a futures and options associate and managed YPF’s currency and oil derivatives program from 1994 to 1997.
Marcos earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1999 and graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.
In 1999, he was elected Endeavor Entrepreneur “referent of tomorrow” by America Economiamagazine; in 2006 he was named as one of the 100 most outstanding personalities of the last decade in Argentina in the area of Institutions, Communities and Businesses; and in 2008 he received Argentina’s prestigious Konex Award - Diploma of Merit - Category Innovative Entrepreneur.
Galperin is a board member of Endeavor, a nonprofit organization that is leading the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. He is also board member at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In 2010 Fortune Magazine included Mr.’s Galperin in the list of the hottest young business leaders on the planet (Ranking Fortune 40 under 40 and last year Endeavor Entrepreneur named Marcos the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year from Argentina.