Alberto Niego is co-founder and chief product officer at Valiu, a USD mobile money platform that empowers migrants in LATAM to send, save and receive money cross-boarders. A graduate of Babson College, noted for its strong entrepreneurship program in the United States, Niego also started an NGO that supports those living in the Peruvian highlands where extreme weather conditions during winter are a life-or-death challenge.
“I am driven to create long-lasting positive impact in my community and the world throughout my life. Yet being part of the Eisenhower Youth Leaders network has allowed me join like-minded individuals who share the same burning passion to make the world a better place. In the past sixty-seven years, since the Eisenhower Fellowship was founded, Fellows around the world have gathered to foresee and execute on solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Joining the thirty-three Fellows from the Peruvian chapter will be critical in my path to continue creating more meaningful opportunities for people in my region. Likewise, I am extremely interested in synergies that will form from blending the leadership skills and mindsets of the current fellows with the ones of a millennial like me.”
As co-chair of the 2017 Youth Leaders, Alberto Niego has been instrumental in encouraging the group to remain cohesive and to get their projects in on time! His own project report details what he considers to be his lifelong journey with EF, and was given out to the 2018 Youth Leaders in London. It provided much inspiration and encouragement!