Carlos Neuhaus; Juegos Panamericanos; Juegos Parapanamericanos; LIma 2019 Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 15 November 2019


Recognition took place in the framework of the World Entrepreneurship Week at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.

Reconocimiento se realizó en el marco de la Semana Mundial del Emprendimiento en la Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.

Carlos Neuhaus Tudela, president of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee, received a new recognition and was named the “Peruvian Entrepreneur of the Year” during the World Entrepreneurship Week.

The ceremony was held at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, who organized the event alongside the Peruvian British Chamber of Commerce. Here, Neuhaus was recognized for his amazing work as leader of the greatest Games in the history of the continent, which took place recently in Peru.

Neuhaus received the award from Raúl Diez Canseco, president of the president of the San Ignacio de Loyola Educational Corporation; Colin Gray, consul general of the British Embassy in Peru; Daniel Diez Canseco, vice president of Entrepreneurship of this university; and Enrique Anderson, president of the Peruvian British Chamber of Commerce.

This was the tenth edition of World Entrepreneurship Week, at which the main leaders were recognized, among who was Carlos Neuhaus, who received the main award of the night for his successful work as leader of the Lima 2019 Games.

“I am moved to receive this type of recognitions, because I feel like we made Peru proud. We ran a race filled with obstacles and we overcame everything for the athletes, who were our primary motivation. I have very nice memories of the more than 2 years and 10 months of intense work. This was possible thanks to the great work team that we had in the organization and the support of over 17 thousand volunteers at the Pan American and Parapan American Games. We held unforgettable ceremonies and our athletes beat historic records, winning 54 medals in both Games,” said a moved Carlos Neuhaus.

Meanwhile, Raúl Diez Canseco stated that Neuhaus’ recognition was well-deserved because he proved that in Peru things can be achieved. “Peru stood up for the Games. We were an organized country and without any problems during the days that our attention was on the competitions. Carlos Neuhaus is an entrepreneur and that is why he is being recognized,” assured Diez Canseco.

Lima 2019 Pan American Games medal winners Andrea Almarza and Sol Romaní, who won bronze in team Kata (karate), and Kevin Martínez, who won gold in Peruvian fronton, were also recognized during this ceremony as Sports Ambassadors.