We're delighted to confirm that Ariel Guarco, President of the ICA, will be joining us to give a keynote address at our Centenary Conference.

About Ariel

Ariel is a cooperative leader that has undertaken a cooperative movement development process in his country, building strong bonds with the rest of the cooperative movement and becoming Cooperatives of the Americas’ Board member.

A man trained into the public services cooperative movement, and specially the electric cooperative movement, Ariel has moved along all institutional positions until today, when he runs the Presidency of COOPERAR, apex organization in the Argentine cooperative movement, and as a member of the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Board.

Ariel started in the cooperative movement over 20 years ago in his home town Electric Cooperative, holding different positions until the presidency, which he holds since 2007. In 2008 he was elected President of the Buenos Aires’ Cooperative Federation of Electricity and Public Services – FEDECOBA –, a position he still runs nowadays.

He’s the President of the Cooperative Confederation of the Argentine Republic since 2011, member of the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Board since 2013 and Deputy Vice-President of Cooperatives of the Americas since 2014. 

He is a regular speaker in different Universities, Seminars, Conferences and Congresses related to the Solidary Economy sector both in his home country and in foreign countries. He is the author of the book “The Argentine Cooperative Movement – A hopeful Look into the Future.

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