Ignacio Podetti
Director and Partner
Mr. Podetti approached the tourism industry from an early age, later joining Badino Turismo to take part in the creation and development of the foremost brand within the ski and outdoors niche. Throughout his 20 years with the company, he played diverse operational, administrative and commercial roles, until he became general manager and then president of the company.

During the same stage, he was in charge of the marketing and sales policies of BDN S.A., a company engaged in hotel concession at ski resorts (Piscis and Escorpio at Valle de las Leñas, and Le Chatelet at Chapelco).

He assisted in the commercial management that the group undertook for Valle de Las Leñas, which successfully closed with the resort’s turnaround in 1995.

He was founder and president of Food & Beverage Investments, the company which among other things purchased and ran the restaurant Lola at the Recoleta district, up to its eventual sale.

He was and is a member of varied organizations within the industry, in which he actively acts in pursuit of growth in the activity (Aviabue, AAVYT, Destino Argentina, Cámara de Centros de Esquí –ski resorts association–, Ministry of Tourism of Argentina, etc.). He is an active member of IAGTO (international association gathering golf sites and tour operators).

All throughout his wide-ranging career, he has visited the main tourism fairs and implemented several joint promotion plans, further linking means of payment to the government and private sectors (Visa latam).

He has a far-reaching knowledge of tourism marketing, and has wrought a fluid contact network among hotel management, airlines, and varied service providers in the tourism business –specially, Argentine and foreign tour operators, hotel managers and public officials within the tourism sector.