Legal Affairs and Institutional Relations VP
Ricardo Hearne has been San Antonio’s Legal Affairs VP since 2014, and in 2019 he was also appointed Institutional Relations VP. Prior to that, he was the Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Compliance Officer at the British Hospital of Buenos Aires (2012-2014). He worked for Philip Morris International as General Counsel for the Southern Cone, based in Buenos Aires (1998-2004), as General Counsel for Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EEMA), based in Switzerland (2004-2007) and Director of Litigation for Latin America (2008-2011). Hearne was also Senior Counsel for the Southern Cone at Kraft Foods Argentina (1998-2001). He started his professional career at Allende & Brea Law Firm, where he was appointed Partner in 1996; he also worked at Arnold & Porter Law Firm in Washington DC, USA. (1992-1993).
Ricardo graduated as a Lawyer from the School of Law at Universidad Católica Argentina, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, USA. He completed the Leadership Program at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.