Sebastian Reyes, Senior Consultant

Sebastian Reyes is a Senior Consultant for the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to creating leaders and organizations with a deeper purpose and the courage to transform their business impact.

Client work for the Institute has included in computer software industry.

Sebastian has held a wide range of Leading Positions for Unilever in local, regional and global roles, including Vice President, Unilever River Plate, as Marketing Director for the Home Care Division(ex-Lever), Vice President for Laundry Category in Latin America, Vice President Unilever Brazil as General Manager for the Ice Cream Business (ex-Kibon), and General Manager for Home Care (ex-Lever). His last position in Unilever was Senior Vice President and Board Member for the Americas (NA & LA) Business Group, as Senior Vice President of Marketing Operations.

He has been based in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, which provided him with a vast “live” experience on how to run large corporations in a volatile economical environment and different business cultures. Sebastian brings an effective combination of general management experiences, strategic thinking, regional governance modeling, and passion for leadership development.

Born in Santiago de Chile in 1967, he studied at a German School, and then at the Economics & Management Sciences School of the University of Chile, where he received his degree in Economy & Business Sciences in 1990, and joined Unilever in Chile as trainee.

He enjoys spending time talking and learning from his two children, Sebastian, an active 11 years old boy, and Magdalena, a lovely 9 years old girl, whom he tries to help to develop their very own personalities and sharing his passions. Passionate for Enduro Motorcycling, he spends time during the weekends enjoying the blend of adrenaline and nature while riding the hills, at this time in the Andes. He is an amateur photographer, a music (specially for Progressive Rock) and a wine lover. The latter lead him with a group of friends to set-up a small organic wine business in Mendoza, Argentina.