Latin America


LGN Latin America (LGN LA) is a joint initiative led by Christopher Thompson and the Lean Institute Brasil (LIB) with support from the Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. (LEI), and Instituto Lean Management Espana (ILM Spain). LGN LA is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

LGN institutes and partners have been active in many countries in Latin America over the past decade. We recognize there is growing interest in the region for more lean knowledge and technical support.

The purpose of LGN LA is to create greater awareness of LGN’s point-of-view – both Lean Thinking and Practice and what it takes to lead a successful lean transformation — throughout the Spanish speaking countries of Latin America.

Our initial approach is to provide a unified and coordinated strategy to advance lean thinking in the region through selective education and awareness activities. We aim to identify like-minded lean thinkers and practitioners and facilitate connections and learning opportunities among interested companies, institutions, and individuals.

At the same time, we want to develop local capabilities and knowledge by working together with local organizations.

If you or your organization would like to learn more or are interested in joining our initiative, please contact us at


In order to achieve our purpose in Latin America we plan to:

  • Share our understanding of what it takes to lead an organization-wide Lean transformation
  • Improve access to Spanish language thought leading Lean books and publications
  • Greater access to public and in-company educational programs and events
  • Partner with Lean practitioners and thought leaders in the region.