LALA is excited to welcome José (Zé) Dias as a new Board Member

The LALA community is excited to welcome Zé Dias, Partner and Managing Director of Remessa Online and now also a C-level executive at EBANX, to our Board of Directors. After celebrating our 5th anniversary and as we enter an ambitious scaling phase to amplify our systemic impact in Latin America, we are thrilled to have such an experienced operational leader join our community!

Zé is an executive with over 20 years of experience developing winning cultures and teams, long and short-term plans, and improving P&L performance in a variety of industries. He is currently acting as partner and Managing Director for Remessa Online, and is overseeing its integration with EBANX.

“Zé brings a wealth of wisdom and operational expertise to the Board at a time when LALA is poised to enter a rapid hiring and growth phase.  Zé has been passionate about developing cultures and teams throughout his career, and I am thrilled to be working with him as we expand LALA’s team and increase the number of young leaders in LALA’s ecosystem throughout LatAm,” shared Molly Efrusy, LALA Board Vice Chair.

As a leader, Zé has longstanding experience in developing enterprises and is an ardent supporter of nonprofit initiatives.

“We had heard incredible things about Zé through our network, and he somehow far exceeded all expectations,” shared Diego Ontaneda, LALA’s co-founder and CEO. “Zé brings brutal clarity to difficult challenges—of which we have plenty! Most importantly right now, he is helping us find our first COO, and will be an invaluable mentor and thought-partner to David, myself, and our COO once we hire them. With Zé on board, we enter our most ambitious growth phase yet with confidence that we will accelerate our learning and build the right team and culture.”

“I could not be more excited to join LALA at this moment. Throughout my life, I have felt this pull towards helping and developing people, towards making opportunities be more evenly distributed, and towards using education as the driving force in this push to a more balanced society,” shared Zé. “LALA’s mission addresses precisely what I have been searching for: to connect those that need a push with those in a condition to give a push. I was very lucky in my career: many amazing people were there to push me when I needed it. To do the same for others seems to be the logical next step. I am excited about the future and honored to have a place amongst such a high-caliber Board of Directors. Thank you, LALA team! It has been a lot of fun already.”

“I could not be more excited to join LALA at this moment. Throughout my life, I have felt this pull towards helping and developing people, towards making opportunities be more evenly distributed, and towards using education as the driving force in this push to a more balanced society,” shared Zé. “LALA’s mission addresses precisely what I have been searching for: to connect those that need a push with those in a condition to give a push. I was very lucky in my career: many amazing people were there to push me when I needed it. To do the same for others seems to be the logical next step. I am excited about the future and honored to have a place amongst such a high-caliber Board of Directors. Thank you, LALA team! It has been a lot of fun already.”

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