Carlos Neuhaus Tudela, president of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee, received a new recognition and was named the “Peruvian Entrepreneur of the Year” during the World Entrepreneurship Week.

The ceremony was held at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, who organized the event alongside the Peruvian British Chamber of Commerce. Here, Neuhaus was recognized for his amazing work as leader of the greatest Games in the history of the continent, which took place recently in Peru.

Neuhaus received the award from Raúl Diez Canseco, president of the president of the San Ignacio de Loyola Educational Corporation; Colin Gray, consul general of the British Embassy in Peru; Daniel Diez Canseco, vice president of Entrepreneurship of this university; and Enrique Anderson, president of the Peruvian British Chamber of Commerce.

This was the tenth edition of World Entrepreneurship Week, at which the main leaders were recognized, among who was Carlos Neuhaus, who received the main award of the night for his successful work as leader of the Lima 2019 Games.

“I am moved to receive this type of recognitions, because I feel like we made Peru proud. We ran a race filled with obstacles and we overcame everything for the athletes, who were our primary motivation. I have very nice memories of the more than 2 years and 10 months of intense work. This was possible thanks to the great work team that we had in the organization and the support of over 17 thousand volunteers at the Pan American and Parapan American Games. We held unforgettable ceremonies and our athletes beat historic records, winning 54 medals in both Games,” said a moved Carlos Neuhaus.

Meanwhile, Raúl Diez Canseco stated that Neuhaus’ recognition was well-deserved because he proved that in Peru things can be achieved. “Peru stood up for the Games. We were an organized country and without any problems during the days that our attention was on the competitions. Carlos Neuhaus is an entrepreneur and that is why he is being recognized,” assured Diez Canseco.

Lima 2019 Pan American Games medal winners Andrea Almarza and Sol Romaní, who won bronze in team Kata (karate), and Kevin Martínez, who won gold in Peruvian fronton, were also recognized during this ceremony as Sports Ambassadors.




One of the main benefits that the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games left Peru is the legacy that will impact education, sports and society.

This subject was precisely the subject of a discussion group organized by the Sports Rights study center of the Universidad San Martín de Porres. Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Organizing Committee, was invited to give a presentation on the legacy that Lima 2019 is leaving the country.

in front of an audience filled with sports leaders, officials and university students, Neuhaus highlighted the world-class sports infrastructure that was built and remodeled for the continent’s most important multi-sports celebration.

He reiterated that the main motivation to organize the Pan American and Parapan American Games was the athletes, who now have can prepare and compete internationally in the best conditions.

The president of Lima 2019 pointed out that the social legacy is possible thanks to investing in sports, will help keep many young people away from vices.

He announced that Lima 2019’s urban legacy includes the Pan American Village expansion project, with more buildings, spaces to play sports and schools.

Likewise, he added that among other Lima 2019 legacies are the Volunteering Program, the purchase of goods through Compras MYPErú and the urban improvements executed thanks to the Games.


Meanwhile, Natalia Rey de Castro, head of Lima 2019 Legacy, assured that the legacy is cross-sectional, enabling socio-educational, sporting and urban changes. Sports infrastructure, which is part of the Games’ legacy, will enable the popularization of sports and elite competition in the long term.

In this regard, she said that they have been working on a legacy governance proposal, as well as operational and management plans, that will deal with the issue of specialized management for sport stages which is necessary considering that the infrastructure is world-class.

Karin Sierralta, Lima 2019 consultant; Saúl Barrera and Óscar Fernández, former presidents of the Peruvian Institute of Sport; and, Jorge Canales, the president of the university, also participated in the discussion group. Additionally, among the main attendees were federation presidents like Jenny Martínez from gymnastics, Eduardo Tabbini from swimming, Gustavo Cárdenas from athletics, Gustavo Mattus from cycling and Juan Carlos Yuzuriha from bowling.



The president of the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee, Carlos Neuhaus, was honored once again. This time, the School of Journalists of Peru honored him for his successful work that resulted in Peru being considered as the host of the best Games in history.

The dean of the School of Journalists of Peru, Max Obregón, gave a medal of honor for civic merit and a diploma to Carlos Neuhaus, in recognition of his work managing the work team that prepared and organized the continent’s greatest multi-sports event in our country with such great results.

At the ceremony which took place in the headquarters of the School of Journalists in Lince, Neuhaus highlighted the work of journalists in broadcasting the event that took place in our country during the last few months.

“I feel moved by this honor, although our goal was not to receive so many awards, but to fulfill the challenge of organizing an event like the Pan American and Parapan American Games, which had never been held in our country before. We have made Peru proud and now Chile faces a great challenge,” stated Neuhaus.

The vice-dean of the College of Journalists of Lima, Lidia López de Castilla, also participated in this event. The executives pointed out that Neuhaus was honored because he was the leader of the Lima 2019 Games, which have become a source of pride for Peru.



The president of the Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee, Carlos Neuhaus Tudela, stated that Lima 2019 leaves a new model of procurement, innovation and transparency as legacy, with tools like the NEC, the new project management that allowed carrying out and organizing the event with a lower budget than that originally planned.

At the “Public Management and Infrastructure 2019” discussion group, which the minister of Economics, Carlos Oliva, and the UK ambassador to Peru, Kate Harrisson attended, among others, the Lima 2019 leader explained the reasons for the success of the organization and delivery of the Pan American and Parapan American Games in Peru. He gave this presentation exactly three years to the day he was appointed to lead this historical Lima 2019 project.

Among other factors that helped with the success of this multi-sports event in Peru, Neuhaus emphasized the transparent hiring process for construction works, the new management model, the perception of legacy, technical assistance and transfer of knowledge. “This was a model that incorporated private project management tools into the public sector,” said the leader of Lima 2019.

Neuhaus also spoke about the numbers that the Pan American and Parapan American Games generated, which helped activate the economy with an impact of 5.2 billion soles for the various activities. Additionally, 500 thousand direct and indirect jobs were generated and 203 MYPES benefited during the Games.

Likewise, the country’s exposure worldwide was valued at over 1 billion soles. Close to 750 thousand people attended the Games, generating an income of 16.6 million soles. A total of 11,315 volunteers participated in Lima 2019 and 1000 hours of competitions and ceremonies were broadcast.

Neuhaus also stated that 36,460 transfers of athletes and technical officials were conducted without anyone arriving late to their competition. He added that the Lima 2019 Games were the first green Games as they promoted waste collection policies to reduce the carbon footprint, which resulted in saving 1500 trees from being cut down.

During his presentation, the president of Lima 2019 also said that the support of the Government and Legislative Decrees 1248 and 1335 were key, because they made it possible to have automatic licenses for construction and sign the Government-to-Government agreement with the United Kingdom for infrastructure project management.

He also highlighted the support of the Armed Forces in leveling the land where the infrastructure was built, the execution of construction with partial approval of files, the ability to sign agreements for each project and the resource management agreements, as well as the special procedure for volunteering.


Neuhaus pointed out that, in Lima 2019, resources were optimized by not building more towers in the Pan American and Parapan American Village and by not building the Sports Center in San Isidro, but in Villa El Salvador for a third of the cost. Also, construction works for taxes were executed, such as the High Performance Surfing Center in Punta Rocas.

The Lima 2019 Games president stated that the Government-to-Government agreement with the UK was based on legacy, infrastructure, PMO, procurement and operational sports management.

During his presentation, the minister of Economics emphasized the legacy Lima 2019 is leaving behind in terms of management tools for the public sector, acknowledging the PMO, which was an important part of the success of the Lima 2019 Games. This will be replicated in the main projects that the Government will implement.

He also mentioned the hiring mechanisms and the NEC. “This contract made by engineers for engineers, as proposed in the 2019 Lima Games, will be used in certain projects for which we are making some legal changes,” he asserted.

The minister said that another of Lima 2019’s legacies is the use of the BIM (Building Information Modeling) system, for the form and design of the 52 projects that the Government will implement.