Diego Olivero

Co-Founder @ The Mayan StoreGuatemala

YLAI Professional Fellows Program, Class of 2016

Diego Olivero is a social entrepreneur and driver of positive social and economic change in Guatemala. He graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a degree in Industrial Design. In 2010, Diego co-founded The Mayan Store, a social enterprise that provides sustainable job opportunities for more than 550 artisans around Guatemala. The organization was recognized with the 2013 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Exporter of the Year Award. The organization implements social projects to foster better livelihoods for artisans in collaboration with the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund, Ministry of Economy of Guatemala, Feed the Future, Save the Children, and Guatemala’s Exporters Association. His organization is an agent for community development for indigenous rural communities, catalyzing the power of business for social impact. Diego is also the creative director of Olivero Bland Studio, an Architecture and Interior Design firm that provides integrated solutions for commercial, residential, and hospitality projects.