Regional Leadership Team


Manuel Ramirez
Country Manager, Mexico

Manuel Ramirez first discovered Young Living in 1997 when he met with Founder D. Gary Young to explore a business partnership. While that partnership did not materialize, when Manuel had the opportunity to join the Young Living team, he was excited to do so.

Manuel boasts 24 years in the direct sales industry, as well as degrees in both chemistry and pharmacology. He worked for numerous companies, including Morinda Inc., 4Life Research, Market America, and Jeunesse Global, managing sales and marketing teams and serving as a general manager.

Manuel has been happily married for 23 years and has two beautiful daughters. When he’s not creating strategies for the Mexico market, he loves spending time with his family, rowing, attending the theatre, and surrounding himself with friends and family. His favorite Young Living products include mint and citrus oils.
Mariangela Chávez
Mariangela Chávez
Country Manager, Costa Rica and Panama

Originally from Venezuela, Mariangela immigrated to Panama seven years ago to start a new life. She began working as a sales manager for Young Living in November 2019, bringing with her 12 years of experience in direct sales and network marketing. Her experience comes from living “people first,” illuminating others’ lives, and helping them achieve their ambitions through development and solid, consistent strategies.

Throughout her life and career, especially after her immigration experience, Mariangela developed the value of perseverance while striving for dreams that seemed impossible. Her goal with the Costa Rica and Panama team is to help both countries become the best they can be with the support of Young Living's powerful, straight-from-nature products.

In her spare time, Mariangela loves to read, travel, and learn about new cultures. She likes beginning every morning with NingXia Red® and the Awaken™ essential oil blend. Her favorite blend, Longevity™, holds great sentimental value for her.
Carlos Melendez
Carlos Melendez
Country Manager, Colombia and Ecuador

Carlos joined Young Living México in 2019 as the sales manager for the northern region of Mexico. He brought with him more than eight years of experience in the network marketing industry, as well as a passion for helping others, which led to his promotion to general manager of Colombia, and a few months later he also assumed the direction of Ecuador. In Young Living, Carlos says he has found a healthy and happy lifestyle where he can change the life of each person he meets.

Originally from northern Mexico, Carlos studied business administration with a specialty in finance at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. His favorite Young Living essential oil is Peppermint and his favorite essential oil blend is Transformation™. Carlos enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Denise.