Know more about Yesenia, Congress Committee President

HI AIESECers and ILC Delegates!

My name is Yesenia De Jesús. I’m the CCP of this awesome congress ILC 2011. I’m 23 years old and currently studying Accounting and Human Resources in the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. I like traveling, going to the beach and eating ice cream.

I started in AIESEC in November of 2008. In my XP I have been OC, also part of the Communications team and MCVP Finance in AIESEC Puerto Rico. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many conferences. Seven of them are international: ILC 2009 Guatemala, JUMP 2009 Panama, Functional Meetings 2009 Brazil, CLC 2009 Dominican Republic, ILC 2010 Peru, NATCO 2010 Colombia and IC 2010 India. I’ve had all the roles in conferences, like: OC, OC Coach, Faci and Chair. Now, after the great experience that I had in IC 2010 India and my participation in the creation of 2015 Vision, I decided to apply for MCVP ER in AIESEC CAS. After I finish all the process I was selected  MCVPER in February 11th, 2011.

I think my AIESEC experience has moved really fast in the last two years, but thanks to that I’ve developed a lot in a personal and professional way. My first international congress was ILC 2009 Guatemala, and after this great experience got excited about this type of congress.  I believed this congress was possible in my country so I started to get involved in the first steps: making the ILC Bid. I managed the team to make this proposal possible and made sure that it fulfilled all the requirements for the acceptance of AI and the IGN MCPs. Then, after more than a year of waiting for the answer, Puerto Rio was announced as the host of ILC 2011 in IPM 2010 Tunishia. Immediately, I started the process of research and studied many AIESEC and non AIESEC conferences to collect the best ideas to plan the ILC 2011. Then in May 2010, AIESEC Puerto Rico opens the application for CCP and I was selected.

In June 1st I finished my MCVP Finance position and started with the CCP responsibility. So in June Ist, I recruited part of my team but I also had in mind to try to get newbie AIESECers. Why new? Because my country in terms of AIESEC is in development, so I need to prepare people to continue with the actual MC and ILC legacy. So, if you want to know more: What happened in the process working with new people that are working in an OC for the first time in their lives? What were the main challenges in this congress? What are the results? Why the CC Vikingos name? How is it to work with a budget of more than 100,000 USD? What I’m learning in this experience? For all the things you want to know, you need to come to the ILC 2011 and asking me in person. J

Soooo see you in a few days in my island! I hope will be the best experience in your AIESEC XP!


Yesenia CCP


Know more about María, TL External Relations

Hello fellow AIESECer’s!

My name is María Frederique and I am CC Team Leader of External Relations for the much anticipated Iberoameriacan Leadership Congress. I am 18 years old and currently a freshman at the Rio Piedra’s campus of the University of Puerto Rico; majoring in public relations and considering a minor in literature.  

I’m very passionate towards music and fashion industry, one, which I’m not sure if I have given up on the possibility of pursuing, yet. However, college has opened up for me numerous opportunities such as being able to join AIESEC and become part of this incredible team. I joined my local committee exactly 6 moths ago and, as soon as I got in, I applied to enter at the Congress Committee (CC). For my surprise I got accepted!! I can honestly say that being able to have my first AIESEC experience in such a short period as part of this CC has been a huge leap in my development and an absolute honor. I have leaned so much from everyone in this team and I’ am truly confident that we’ll deliver the best ILC AIESEC has ever seen. Can’t wait to see you all here enjoying our country and everything that we have planned for all of you!


Know more about Clyde, OCP of the Study Tour

My name is Clyde Fasick Fumero and I’m the OCP for the ILC Study Tour. I’m 18 years old and I study Marketing at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus aiming for a future in economy and international relations.

I have been in AIESEC for a semester. I joined in September 2010 as the Coordinator of Communications and I haven’t looked back. I heard about AIESEC from a close friend who is a member of AIESEC in the United States. He told me that AIESEC was life changing, that AIESEC is just one, big amazing experience that helps you grow as a person and as a leader. Until now, it has been just that.

Honestly, I really don’t like it when people ask me who I am. How am I supposed to describe myself in words? I can talk to you about my interests, which are politics, economy, film/theater and music. If I’m not working, I’m playing my guitar and writing music, watching movies or going out with friends. I can also tell you about how I am: I’m an outgoing person who loves meeting new people and learning new things. Maybe I can tell what I believe. I believe that every human in the world is connected in a way that we all must be responsible for each other. What happens in one hemisphere will affect another, and we all must take charge to lead our world into a better and brighter future.

AIESEC has been a life changer. The people I’ve met are enough to say that I’ll stay here for as long as I can. However AIESEC gave me more than I ever wanted. AIESEC has helped me mature and develop the leader in me. Now I see responsibility as a challenge and a duty instead of a weight pulling me down. Now, I want to strive for more and excel at whatever it is I have to do.

This is why I hate it when people ask me who I am. I’ve told you all this information and yet I still feel like I haven’t said enough.  All I can say is that I’m interesting, funny and creative. Creative, that’s the word I would use. I’m creative in every sense of the word. Whether it’s with music, AIESEC or business, I always try to make it my own and find new ways to make it better. But really, the only way you’ll really get to now me is by meeting me in ILC and the Study Tour. See you there! 


Know more about Andrés, TL External Relations


    My name is Andrés Remigio, part of the Congress Commitee External Relations team of the Iberoamerican Leadership Congress 2011. I’m studying Civil Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez in my third year and I want to specialize in Environmental Engineering. I’m 21 year old, and I enjoy dancing salsa. I know three languages: Spanish, English and Italian. I like volleyball and track and field. In my spare time, I love to go to the beach with my friends and read.

       I joined AIESEC in September 2010 as part of the ER team having no idea of what I was going to do in this area but I don’t regret that I did. I found out about this excellent organization thanks to a friend, Natalia Mattei, actual LCP of AIESEC Río Piedras. Everything started when I ask her about a couple of photos she had from India.  The reason why I decided to become part of this family was the enormous opportunities AIESEC offers, and in only 5 month I have learned a lot! I remember that in my induction seminar Yesenia, CCP of the ILC, was talking about the ILC and that they were going to recruit people to be part of the CC. That was the moment when I can really say that everything started. I had no experience in AIESEC but still I wanted to be part of the CC crew so I answered the call of adventure. A week later the great news!! YOU ARE PART OF THE CC!!!

       I honestly don’t know how to describe how much I’ve enjoyed being a part of the CC team. In the beginning it was kind of difficult to try to understand my role, but I’ve worked on it. I have to thank every single person in the CC because they have shown me a lot. I have discovered that I have a lot of potential and this has served as an inspiration to continue working in AIESEC. I expect a lot from you people in this congress because we have all been working hard in this project.  Prepare yourselves because you people are going to have one of the best experiences in your life. You will never forget Puerto Rico. Can’t wait to meet you in this magnificent event!


Know more about Naihomy, TL External Relations


I’m Naihomy and my current role is Team Leader of External Relations in the CC of the most amazing conference AIESEC will organize in 2011: the Iberoamerican Leadership Congress (ILC).  I’m 21 years old and recently finished my bachelors’ degree in Advertising and Public Relations in the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. I’ll be starting Law School in August so these are my last months of freedom and I want to enjoy them as much as possible so I’m as excited as you are for ILC 2011. I like to drive aimlessly, read blogs, reality shows, blazers, bright lipsticks and mojitos.

I’ve been in the organization since 2008 when our current MCP, María Mercedes Rodríguez, told me about the amazing opportunities and cultural diversity that I could be part of if I joined AIESEC. I accepted the challenge and it has been one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. In my AIESEC XP I’ve been part of the Comm team in LC Río Piedras, CC Communications and Delegates for NatCo 2009, CC Coach for the Spring New Leaders Conference 2010, CCP for the Caribbean Leadership Congress 2010 and now I’m part of this remarkable team.

For Puerto Rico, hosting ILC 2011 it’s a great honor. I’ve had the opportunity to be a delegate in ILC Guatemala 2009 and ILC Perú 2010 where I met and networked with a lot of interesting people, learned new strategies from the great sessions and had an overall unforgettable experience. Now, working from the other side, I’ve lived how much work and pressure is this responsibility but it’s all going to be worth it in the end. This CC is amazing, a lot fresh faces pumped about the organization and working together as one, it has been a great environment to develop oneself in. I definitely encourage you to get involved in a CC role in your country or internationally, I think it’s an important part of having a complete AIESEC XP. You learn from all areas and at the end also enjoy the results. It’s great!

We hope you are as excited as we are for this congress. Puerto Rico is a beautiful and vibrant place with a lot of energy so you better get ready for a lot of learning complimented by a lot of liveliness! Remember to bring your sunscreen. 

Yours truly,