Alberto Perlman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zumba Fitness.
Zumba Fitness is the largest branded fitness program in the world, counting 15 million weekly participants in 200,000 locations across 185 countries.
Under Perlman’s leadership, the company experienced sustained growth and expanded into multiple categories. Perlman has led the company to develop multi million-dollar initiatives through partnerships with Susan G. Komen, Augie’s Quest, and the Global Foodbanking Network, among others. He also created the Zumbathon ® charity platform that has raised millions of dollars on a global level. Perlman was subsequently named one of the “Top 5 CEOS to watch” by Inc. Magazine in 2013. He has spoken at conferences around the world and appeared on TV networks such as CNN, Bloomberg, MSNBC and CBS.
In 2016, Perlman and his team launched STRONG Nation™, a non-dance, music-led, high-intensity training exercise class that combines bodyweight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric training moves. In 2019, Perlman oversaw another brand expansion, this time into the world of music through the creation of the “Zumba Music Lab.” Perlman earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Babson College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Perlman now resides with his family in North Miami, Fla.
Alberto Perlman is also a speaker at Beyond Activ AMERICAS in New York, USA.