June 1, 2003
The mood in Latin America is generally bleak and somber, but it may help to know that seen from the heights of American capitalism, the region does not look that bad. Jeff Henley is the chief financial officer of Oracle, the California software company, and his worldview embraces long-term trends in global markets and advances in technology. Henley is also an uncompromising crusader for US-style capitalism, even though it has fallen precipitously out of fashion in Latin America.
In his 12 years at Oracle, he has seen many a crisis at home in the US and around the world. Latin America's current troubles certainly are serious, but far from apocalyptic. In fact, Henley says he has some compel
Jeff Henley is CFO of the world's second-largest software company and has an evangelical belief in the message of US-style capitalism and his own company's business philosophy. Latin America, he believes, could benefit form more of both.