Roberto Souviron founded Despegar, Inc. in 1999 and grew the business into the leading online travel company in Latin America. Prior to Despegar, Roberto worked as a strategy analyst for Telecom Argentina and in consulting for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the Universidad de San Andres in Argentina
Despegar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is the leading online travel company in Latin America. The company provides leisure and business travelers the ability to book hotel rooms, airline tickets, packages, rental cars, cruises and attraction tickets around the world from more than 500 airlines and 160,000 hotel suppliers. Despegar is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina and employs more than 4000 people across Latin America. The business operates websites, call centers and mobile applications in Spanish, Portuguese and English languages serving 21 countries and is approaching US$4 billion in annual gross bookings. The company is backed by top-tier private equity firms including Tiger Global, General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, Insight Venture Partners and Accel Partners.