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Business Leaders

South Summit brings you cutting edge content from around the world. Check out some of the awesome first business leaders confirmed for South Summit 2018

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

Co-Founder & President
Transparent Business

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

Co-Founder & President

Transparent Business

Widely known by technology media as @Miss_Internet , Silvina Moschini is an award winning technology entrepreneur, CNN Español industry expert and an international speaker. Her focus on changing how the world works in the digital economy led her to create an ecosystem of innovative companies that leverage the power of the cloud to connect enterprises with on-demand talent and make remote workforce management simple, transparent and inclusive. As an entrepreneur, she took her passion for disruptive technologies to become the co-founder of TransparentBusiness - a web-based solution for building talent marketplaces and managing remote teams and freelancers. She later leveraged TransparentBusiness technology and became the Founder and CEO of SheWorks! and Yandiki , online platforms that help companies scale exponentially by accessing vetted talent on demand and helping them monitor, manage, rate and pay their virtual teams. CitiGroup selected her platform as a Top People Management Solution

Juan José Güemes

Juan José Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
IE Business School

Juan José Güemes

Juan José Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

IE Business School

Juan Jose Güemes joined IE Business School in March 2010, as President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He had previously served in a broad range of government departments, including tourism, finance and employment, gender policies, and health care. Güemes began his career as an analyst at the Bank of Spain in 1991, before serving as Economic Policy Adviser to Spain’s Popular Party in the Spanish Parliament from 1993 to 1996. He later served as advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, who appointed him Deputy Director of his Cabinet in 1998. In the year 2000 Juan Jose Guemes was appointed General Secretary of Tourism, being responsible for the international promotion of Spain as a tourist destination. In 2003, he was appointed as Minister for Employment and Diversity. He developed the LiderA program, designed to help women gain access to senior management positions in companies. In January 2012 he was appointed VP of Economic Affairs at IE.

Antoinia Norman

Antoinia Norman

CEO
Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Antoinia Norman

CEO

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Harnessing the Virgin and Branson brand in the forefront of entrepreneurial enablement in South Africa, Antoinia has championed the message of changing business for good, and linking commercial to cause with the advocacy that entrepreneurship is a key driver on a global scale as an enabler to mitigate some of society’s issues like unemployment, poverty and economic instability. In addition to being the executive lead of Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Antoinia is an agent for change entrepreneur and founder of Businesspros, a disruptive management consultancy that advocates a holacracy approach to management, whose vision is to build people for a lifetime whilst using disruptive initiatives to develop entrepreneur ecosystems globally. Antoinia’s background includes taking the lead on strategic work in building people and business whilst holding executive roles in Corporate Companies both in South Africa and Internationally.

Marcela Zetina

Marcela Zetina

Head of Open Innovation & Open Banking
BBVA Bancomer

Marcela Zetina

Marcela Zetina

Head of Open Innovation & Open Banking

BBVA Bancomer

I currently lead the innovation area at BBVA Bancomer (Mexico). I create opportunities connecting startups with the bank so we can try different solutions and improve processes, products, experiences for our customers and for the bank. I also I lead the Open API's initiative in BBVA Mexico and we are currently lauching several API's for the use of different entrepreneurs. One of my goals is to help the ecosystem grow much more faster in Mexico and also to help the co-workers at BBVA Bancomer know what's going on in the ecosystem so through the content we create at the Innovation Center we assure to connect both dots. ¡I love working with others to improve our way of living! Public relations is something natural for me and connecting pleople that need to meet is something that I love doing.

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Advisory Board Member,
Village Capital

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Advisory Board Member,

Village Capital

Respected leader, driving organizational change at startups and global enterprises alike. Adept at leading newly created business development and ecosystem initiatives, digital strategy and transformations for small and large financial service companies. Co-founder of data visualization tech startup, Infomous; clients include The London Olympics, Super Bowl XLVII, NFL Films, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian and USA TODAY. Contributor to the Huffington Post, Forbes, and WeWork. NYC Fellow of Startup Leadership Program.

Alejandro Marchelli

Alejandro Marchelli

Managing Director
Accenture Mexico

Alejandro Marchelli

Alejandro Marchelli

Managing Director

Accenture Mexico

Nikol Wolpert

Nikol Wolpert

Head of Business Development LATAM
OrCam Technologies

Nikol Wolpert

Nikol Wolpert

Head of Business Development LATAM

OrCam Technologies

Nikol Wolpert is in charge of business development for OrCam, an Israeli company that develops artificial vision and intelligence technology for people with visual impairment and blindness. As part of her experience, Nikol worked as COO and Marketing Director in one of the most recognized startup accelerators in Israel. An attorney by profession, she began her professional career as a marketer and business developer for clients of Shibolet & Co., one of the leading technology firms in Israel. Nikol is part of the founding committee of the Global Network of Mexican Professionals Israel chapter and has participated in several conferences and talks where she shares her experience on the values and factors that have led the State of Israel to become a world leader in Technology and Innovation.

Xoán Martínez

Xoán Martínez

Chief Executive Officer
Kaleido Logistics

Xoán Martínez

Xoán Martínez

Chief Executive Officer

Kaleido Logistics

Degree in Business & Administration at Cardiff University (UK) and EMBA by ESADE Business School, Xoán – Kaleido Ideas & Logistics CEO – starts his career in United Kingdom, and then he moves to India before joining the Kaleido project in Spain in 2000. His career has always been linked to logistics and freight transport, but always with an innovative and pioneering approach in a very conservative field. For the last 15 years he has been heading up corporate restructurings, rebranding process and the international expansion of the firm. For Kaleido, Xoán has been the driving force behind the Innovation strategy that can provide to clients more efficient and sustainable logistic projects, evolving towards an Open Innovation Ecosystem unique in the sector. This strategy has led to the “Logistics Tech Accelerator”, a reference global accelerator focused in logistics and transport and founded by Kaleido.

Luis Rossano

Luis Rossano

CEO & Chairman of Board
RPC Injection | Tooling Group

Luis Rossano

Luis Rossano

CEO & Chairman of Board

RPC Injection | Tooling Group

Maria Peña

Maria Peña

Chief Executive Officer
ICEX

Maria Peña

Maria Peña

Chief Executive Officer

ICEX

María Peña is Chief Executive Officer of ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, a State-Owned Enterprise whose mission is to promote the internationalization of Spanish companies and to foster foreign direct investment into Spain. María Peña holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and is a Spanish State Chartered Economist and Foreign Trade Expert. Prior to her current position, she has served as Head Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Spanish Embassies in Senegal, Morocco, Uruguay and Ivory Coast, as well as Alternate Executive Director in the African Development Bank. Before that, she has developed her professional career in different positions in the Spanish Public Administration, mainly in the economy and commerce sphere. She has served as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

Nabil Malouli

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation
DHL

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation

DHL

Nabil Malouli is the Vice President for DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation. Based out of Florida, Nabil leads the development of innovative logistics projects to support fortune 500 companies doing business globally. Jointly with his team, he is managing and growing relationships with these companies to develop high growth initiative related to E-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automation & robotics. Nabil is specialized in the field of Ecommerce, Logistics & Strategic Account Management. Prior to his current position, he served as Director Latin America & Asia Pacific overseeing teams across the regions and around the world, developing customer commercial strategies to grow their business in the region. Nabil is passionate by innovation & entrepreneurship and also serves as advisor & board member of high growth startups. As a speaker & Consultant, Malouli has deep experience on topics related to E-commerce, Corporate Innovation, Omni-channel, Sales and Customer relation

Victor Noguera

Victor Noguera

Venture Advisor
Quona Capital

Victor Noguera

Victor Noguera

Venture Advisor

Quona Capital

Entrepreneur, Investor and startup Advisor. Passionate about financial inclusion through fintech. Engineer and MBA by background, loves to create, grow and transform organizations through a combination of data based decision making, change management and people development. Founder of STARTegy Venture builder focused on creating fintech startups from scratch. 8 years of management consulting with experience on strategy, marketing, sales and operations across Europe and North America. Deep expertise in commercial and transaction banking as well as pricing.

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Head of Digital Transformation
Iberia

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Head of Digital Transformation

Iberia

Ignacio Tovar started his career in the aviation industry, a part of the logistic department at Airbus. For nine years he worked in the consulting firm Accenture, at the Strategic Consulting and Processes department, mainly in the Travel&Transportation Industry and focused in digital businesses. In 2015 he joined the Venture Capital Fund Samaipata Venture as a Principal, investing in e-commerce’s start-ups across Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the UK. In 2017 he became part of Iberia’s team, looking after Digital Transformation. He holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid.

Jay Reinemann

Jay Reinemann

Partner
Propel Venture Partners

Jay Reinemann

Jay Reinemann

Partner

Propel Venture Partners

As a partner at Propel Venture Partners, Jay invests in early-stage companies that are leveraging technology to transform financial services. He has led investments in Coinbase, DocuSign, and Personal Capital, among others. Before BBVA spun off the fund and became a limited partner, Jay led BBVA Ventures and the global bank’s acquisition of Simple. Prior to Propel, Jay held several positions at Visa in digital transformation, emerging projects, and ecommerce. As head of the Visa Corporate Ventures and Strategic Alliances group he led investments in information security, mobile, and payments technology companies—several of which were acquired by major corporations. He first came to Visa through his work with Andersen Consulting. Jay’s career spans traditional banking to tech startups: He was a commercial loan officer at Old Kent Financial Corporation—back before it became part of Fifth Third—and helped launch TicketTruck, a social commerce platform.

Ignacio Gaitán

Ignacio Gaitán

Gerente General
iNNpulsa Colombia

Ignacio Gaitán

Ignacio Gaitán

Gerente General

iNNpulsa Colombia

Ignacio Gaitán Villegas es abogado de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda, con posgrados en Derecho Público y Económico y Derecho Comercial y Financiero. Cuenta con un Máster Executivo en Administración de Empresas y Liderazgo de la Universidad CEU San Pablo y un Multinational MBA en la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez y ESADE Business School de Barcelona. Actualmente es el Gerente General de iNNpulsa Colombia. Fue Decano Ejecutivo de PRIME Business School de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda. También se destaca su gestión de proyectos académicos en el sector corporativo, el desarrollo de procesos de internacionalización y la transformación de la cultura en las organizaciones. Es speaker nacional e internacional en temas de “Gerencia y Felicidad”, Gaitán ha sido speaker de organizaciones como Endeavor y ha participado en diferentes Congresos de optimización organizacional alrededor de Latinoamérica.

Álvaro Sánchez García

Álvaro Sánchez García

Managing Director
IE Business School

Álvaro Sánchez García

Álvaro Sánchez García

Managing Director

IE Business School

Shradha Agarwal

Shradha Agarwal

Founder and Managing Partner
JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal

Founder and Managing Partner

JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal is an entrepreneur and investor, with a passion for aligning profit and purpose, people and information and technology with humanity. In 2006, Shradha co-founded ContextMedia, now known as Outcome Health, which serves relevant health education to patients at 40,000+ physician practices around the country to help improve health outcomes. The company has won several accolades for culture, product innovation and growth. Shradha also co-founded Jumpstart Ventures in 2011 to fund other passionate entrepreneurs executing ambitious solutions in healthcare and education. She is a startup mentor and frequent speaker. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the education space, including OneGoal and The Chicago Public Education Fund. Shradha has been recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and in Chicago for her deep commitment to civic engagement.

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Fintech Expert / Advisor
TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Fintech Expert / Advisor

TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones has over 20 years in consultancy, banking and technology - a combination of skills that led to TCJ Fintech Advisory, which focuses on digital and innovation strategies for large financial institutions and start-ups, including advice on acquisitions, joint-ventures, partnerships and IPO preparation, among other. Prior to this, Tara was at Espirito Santo Investment Bank as Head of Corporate Development and International Capital Markets responsible for its transformation into an international bank, via acquisition, and negotiated its sale to Haitong Securities (China); lastminute.com as Head of Corporate Development, and pivotal to the creation one of the first £1bn+ ecommerce businesses in Europe (16 acquisitions in less than 3 years); Schroders/Citigroup as Head of Iberian Capital Markets; and, Mars & Co Strategy Consultancy (BCG spin-off).

Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

Head of Open Innovation
BBVA

Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

Head of Open Innovation

BBVA

Marisol is an expert with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of open innovation, fintech and digital transformation. As Head of Open Innovation at BBVA she works to connect and collaborate with fintechs for the purpose of accelerating the pace of innovation and digital transformation of financial industry. This includes all activities to scout the ecosystem of entrepreneurs and developers worldwide and connect them to the relevant BBVA departments to disrupt together the financial industry. One of the best examples is BBVA Open Talent, the biggest and longest running fintech competition in the world which this year is celebrating its 10th edition. Marisol holds an Industrial Engineer Degree from the Panamerican University (Mexico), an Executive MBA from the IESE Business School and currently is PhD Candidate in Open Innovation at Hasselt University (Belgium)

Javier Benavides

Javier Benavides

General Manager
BBCS Capital - Peru

Javier Benavides

Javier Benavides

General Manager

BBCS Capital - Peru

CEO of angel investor ring BBCS Capital, one of the founders of AngelesAP (Pacific Alliance business angel network) and PECAP (Peruvian angel investor network). Director for Peru in AngelesAP. CEO of Investa Venture Builder, a startup business enhancer specialized in agriculture and creative industries. 20+ years experience in financial markets, corporate finance, private equity and business financing. Faculty member of the Graduate School of the Universidad Tecnológica del Perú and of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, involved in teaching entrepreneurship and innovation policies. Activist of the innovation ecosystem in Peru. International MBA (IE Business School) and Certified Accountant (Universidad del Pacífico).

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Partner
Polymath Ventures

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Partner

Polymath Ventures

Carlos is one of the founding partners of Polymath Ventures, a company builder located in Colombia, and with offices in Mexico and China, that focuses on building companies for the emerging middle class. Previously, Carlos was partner at N+1 Mercapital, a mid market spanish private equity firm where he spent 9 years and led its operations in the Andean Region. He holds a MBA from IE Business School, a Master in Corporate Finance from IEB and a degree in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Carlos has been a founder and angel investor of several start-ups in Spain and Colombia

Marcus Dantus

Marcus Dantus

Founder & CEO
Startup Mexico - Mexico

Marcus Dantus

Founder & CEO

Startup Mexico - Mexico

Marcus is a recognized serial entrepreneur and angel investor with over 2 decades creating, managing, funding and mentoring startups both in Mexico and the US. He currently heads Startup Mexico, Mexico’s first group of entrepreneurial super hubs comprised of several campuses especially designed to foster collaboration and innovation and host aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, seed funds, corporations and a variety of services aimed at newly created companies. Marcus also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at IPADE, Mexico’s top graduate business school and heads the startup creation module at ISDI’s Master in Internet Business program. Previously, he founded and headed Wayra Mexico, Telefónica ́s startup accelerator, focused primarily on IT and Communication high-impact businesses. He has been CEO and founder of several companies in the past, including Mexico.com, Simitel, Peerant and Abdeo Medical.

Martin J. Folino

Martin J. Folino

Managing Director
Accenture Mexico

Martin J. Folino

Martin J. Folino

Managing Director

Accenture Mexico

Martin J. Folino is a Managing Director at Accenture Mexico. His responsibilities include leading the Management Consulting Practice in Mexico, as well as, serve as Client Account Lead for some of our most relevant clients within the Financial Services Industry. Within his multiple roles, he also supports the global Distribution and Marketing Business Service which focuses on the development of all Client facing interactions in the market, physical and digital; and banking lead for Mexico. Martin led Management Consulting for Before joining Accenture, he specialized in Human Performance. Between 1989 y 1996 was Consultant and Latin American Coordinator for an Organizational Development firm based in Houston, TX, delivering services within multiple industries. Between 1996 y 1999, he developed as a Consultant in a Organizational Change firm executing organization wide Team Management implementations and Whole System’s Architecture redesign, in Atlanta, GA.

Diego Rocha

Diego Rocha

Head of Strategy and Innovation
Sacyr - Spain

Diego Rocha

Diego Rocha

Head of Strategy and Innovation

Sacyr - Spain

Diego Rocha is the Head of Strategy and Innovation at Sacyr. Currently, he focuses his efforts on the development of Sacyr’s international corporate strategy, and on the definition and implementation of a new innovation model for all the business divisions of Sacyr. Before joining Sacyr, he worked as a strategy consultant, leading strategic planning projects in different industries, such as infrastructure, transportation and pharma. Previously, he had worked as a financial analyst for an investment bank.

Juliana Ossa Duque

Juliana Ossa Duque

Bancoldex
Hyper-Growth Business Director

Juliana Ossa Duque

Juliana Ossa Duque

Bancoldex

Hyper-Growth Business Director

An entrepreneur with more than fifteen years of experience in public/private relations developing product and services to enhance financial access and innovation for new and growing companies. Social and economic development lover (enthusiast)

Lizbeth Flores

Lizbeth Flores

Partner
Private Advising Group, P.A. - EEUU

Lizbeth Flores

Lizbeth Flores

Partner

Private Advising Group, P.A. - EEUU

Lizbeth Flores is a leading corporate attorney with 13 years of experience advising clients in complex cross-border transactions. Her roster of past and present clients includes many of Latin America’s most well-known industrial and financial companies. Liz’s practice focuses on international corporate advising, corporate finance (capital markets and banking), mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and immigration through investment (EB-5).

Victor de Avila

Victor de Avila

Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer
Sacyr

Victor de Avila

Victor de Avila

Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer

Sacyr

His current scope of responsibilities includes: - Corporate Strategy development for all four business units ( Construction, Concessions, Industrial EPC projects and Services (Waste Management, Facilities Management, Energy and Water) - Digital Transformation Process for +30,000 employees - Leading the Innovation agenda across +25 countries With an extensive international experience, Mr. De Avila has worked in more than 15 countries accross Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. During his professional tenure he has worked in the Chemical & Minning sectors, in the Strategy Management Consulting business for Booz Allen & Hamilton and for AT Kearney, having advised some of the largest Energy, Utilities and Manufacturing companies in the world. Aditionally, Mr. De Avila has more than 15 years of experience in the Waste Management and W2E field, having developed a number of projects across Spain, Africa and Latin America. Mr. De Avila holds a BSc. degree in Chemical Engineering from t

Patricia Salgar

Patricia Salgar

Executive Director Latam
IE University

Patricia Salgar

Patricia Salgar

Executive Director Latam

IE University

Bachelor in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia, International MBA and Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Strategy from IE Business School. Currently, Executive Director for Latam at IE University. More than 15 years of experience in business development, marketing & sales strategy and networking. Created IE´s first office overseas, that has served as a model for the international development strategy of the university. Today IE has 30 offices around the world. Among other responsibilities, she is in charge of positioning IE´s brand in the region, developing the under graduate, graduate and corporate segments, strengthening IE´s alumni network and providing counseling for their career development, coordinating activities for IE´s International Center for Entrepreneurial Management, such as the IE Venture Day or the Colombia Startup & Investor Summit. She is also an entrepreneur.

Diego Serebrisky

Diego Serebrisky

Managing Partner
Dalus Capital - Mexico

Diego Serebrisky

Managing Partner

Dalus Capital - Mexico

Diego Serebrisky is an experienced and recognized investor in Latin America. Currently he is Managing Partner of Dalus Capital, a venture and growth stage fund based in Mexico, as well as Managing Director at Alta Ventures since 2013. He invests in high growth Latin American companies innovating in technology and business models. Prior to joining Alta Ventures, Diego was Managing Director at Advent International, a global private equity fund. He spent 13 years in their Mexico City office, and then relocated to Bogota, Colombia, where he launched and was Head of Advent’s Colombian office. Previously Diego worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Caracas, Venezuela, Johannesburg, South Africa and New York City providing strategy advise to large clients. Diego is a member of the Board of AMEXCAP, the Mexican Private Equity Association, where he was president during 2008 and 2009. He was also a member of the Board of ColCapital, the Colombian Private Equity Association, since its inception to early

Christine Kenna

Christine Kenna

Partner
IGNIA Venture Capital Fund - México

Christine Kenna

Christine Kenna

Partner

IGNIA Venture Capital Fund - México

Christine Kenna, Partner at IGNIA, Mexico’s largest and most active venture capital firm, has a demonstrated record accelerating innovative enterprises and supporting courageous entrepreneurs that have a profound impact in Latin America. Christine invests in companies that are reinventing the way to do business with the emerging middle class in Latin America in high impact sectors such as edtech, financial services, employment, e-commerce and marketplaces. As a passionate advocate for developing high-potential professional women and networks, Christine co-founded Women in Private Equity and Venture Capital in Mexico, and MBA Mujeres de México. Christine serves on the Board of Directors of AMEXCAP, Kinedu, GoTrendier, Lentesplus.com, Apli and Mexvi. Christine graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics and International Relations, has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Kauffman Fellow with Class 23.

Marcos Rivas

Marcos Rivas

Co Founder & Managing Partner
City Global - CHILE

Marcos Rivas

Marcos Rivas

Co Founder & Managing Partner

City Global - CHILE

Marcos es Ingeniero Comercial y se ha desempeñado en los últimos 10 años en emprendimiento, innovación y capital de riesgo en la industria tecnológica.

Clara Pombo

Clara Pombo

Deputy General Manager
Clarke, Modet & Co.

Clara Pombo

Clara Pombo

Deputy General Manager

Clarke, Modet & Co.

Sergio Muñoz

Sergio Muñoz

CEO
Banco Falabella

Sergio Muñoz

Sergio Muñoz

CEO

Banco Falabella

Christine Chang

Christine Chang

Program Director
Finnovista

Christine Chang

Christine Chang

Program Director

Finnovista

Christine is Finnovista’s program director for Startupbootcamp Scale, working with growth-stage FinTech start-ups looking to expand into Mexico. Driven by a continual desire to learn, evolve and build things, she moved to Mexico in 2015 convinced that Latin America and emerging markets are the breeding grounds for authentic, impactful innovation that comes out of organic need and great ambitions. Christine has worked on a variety of projects related to transformation, growth and strategy execution over 15 years and across three continents within various oneworld airlines, a Swiss bank, Big 4 consulting firm and early-stage HR Tech and Consumer Tech companies. She has been recognized for her commercial expertise as well as talent for preparing gluten-free desserts and Thanksgiving turkeys. Christine has a B.S. in International Business from Pepperdine University, an MBA from IE Business School and is currently working on her yoga handstand and Python skills.

Eneko Knorr

Eneko Knorr

Founder
Pheidon

Eneko Knorr

Eneko Knorr

Founder

Pheidon

Eneko Knorr is the founder of Laguardia.capital, a cryptocurrency investment bank. He previously started Ludei (San Francisco) and the Spanish top 5 hosting company Hostalia (sold to Telefonica). He is also an angel investor in companies such as Ticketbis (sold to eBay), Habitissimo (sold to Homeserve), Petcoach (sold to Petco), Chicisimo, Captio and Cabify, among others. He is an Honorific Professor at the University of the Basque Country, and an Associate Professor at IE Business School (Madrid), where he teaches blockchain, cryptocurrencies and entrepreneurship. He is a public speaker at conferences around the world such as New York Summit (NYC, USA), 4YFN-Mobile World Congress (Shanghai, China and Barcelona, Spain), Venture Days Barranquilla and Webcongress Bogotá (Colombia), South Summit (Madrid), European Blockchain Convention (Barcelona), etc. Eneko was named the 2018 best Angel Investor of Spain.

Rafael de Haro

Rafael de Haro

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Variv Capital

Rafael de Haro

Rafael de Haro

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Variv Capital

Rafael is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at VARIV Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies doing business in Latin America. Rafael is also Co-Founder of Lifedots, a New York-based mobile software company. Before VARIV and Lifedots, Rafael was an investment-banking associate in the M&A Group at JPMorgan in their London office and an associate attorney at the New York law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. Rafael studied law at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, specialized in international law at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris, has an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business in New York and specializations in private equity and venture capital from Harvard Business School.

Rina Fainstein

Rina Fainstein

CEO
Nogaplus

Rina Fainstein

Rina Fainstein

CEO

Nogaplus

Founder and CEO of nogaplus ISRAEL. The focus of nogaplus is the development of businesses to connect state-of-the-art technologies from Israel with Latin American companies. We advise, lecture, train on topics such as: open innovation, technology transfer, scouting, innovation in industry, ecosystem-based technology entrepreneurs, and how to create business relationships between Israel and Latin America. We have experience with Corporations such as Bimbo and entities such as COPARMEX.

Ian Noel

Ian Noel

Founder & General Partner
K Fund - Spain

Ian Noel

Founder & General Partner

K Fund - Spain

Ian Noel has been playing an active role in the Spanish VC industry for over 14 years. He was Portfolio Manager in VCs like Bonsai Venture Capital (and participated in exits like Softonic, Wuaki or Toprural) or Simbiosis Venture Capital, and has now started a 50 MM€ VC called K Fund along with Iñaki Arrola and Carina Szpilka.K Fund is a VC based in Madrid that aims to improve the way do VC in Spain. It targets entrepreneurs with proven track record and global ambition that tackle business models like Marketplaces, SaaS and Mobile in Seed and Series A.

Pablo Pedrejón García

Pablo Pedrejón García

Founder
Seaya Ventures

Pablo Pedrejón García

Pablo Pedrejón García

Founder

Seaya Ventures

Pablo is Principal at Seaya Ventures, Spanish VC fund that invests in Spain & Latam and is an investor in global tech companies such as Cabify, Glovo and Spotahome. Pablo covers investments across Latam, and is working closely with the portfolio teams of Spotahome, Coru and BEWE. Prior to Seaya, Pablo founded and sold Petsy.mx, Mexico’s largest pet care ecommerce retailer, and worked at Oliver Wyman as strategic consultant. Pablo graduated from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI) in Madrid and holds an MBA from The Wharton School. He also holds a Law Degree by the UNED in Madrid.

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Analyst
Angel Ventures

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Analyst

Angel Ventures

Susana is currently part of the senior investment team in Angel Ventures. She is part of both funds actively working from the Due Diligence process to the Post Investment Portfolio Management. Susana oversees the relationship with entrepreneurs for the portfolio management of + 20 investments in México, USA, Canada and the Pacific Alliance Countries (MX, Chile, Colombia, Peru). Regarding the regional Fund, Susana oversees several Due Diligence processes for presenting investments proposals to their investment committee. This is a job Susana has expertise due to her studies on Business and International Development. Susana is currently part of the small group of Women in Private Equity/Venture Capital in Mexico and has a Masters in International Development from theInstituto Technológico Autonomo de México (ITAM) where she previously studied her undergraduate degree on Business.

Jeffrey Char

Jeffrey Char

Founder & CEO
J-Seed Ventures, Inc - Japan

Jeffrey Char

Jeffrey Char

Founder & CEO

J-Seed Ventures, Inc - Japan

Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is Founder and CEO of J-Seed Ventures, Inc. and Chief Mentor of Venture Generation, a Tokyo-based venture community. He is also Director of Corporate Venture Capital and a member of the Innovation Task Force at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TSE: 9501). He is currently working on building a new energy services company at TEPCO and involved in several blockchain initiatives in the energy sector including Grid+, Conjoule, and Energy Web Foundation. Jeff was also a founding member of Free Electrons, a global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world's most promising startups with 8 of the leading global utility companies. Jeff is also an adjunct professor teaching about entrepreneurship at IE Business School in Spain. He founded and built several successful ventures including Sozon, an online marketing company sold to ValueCommerce (TSE Mothers: 2491), Solis, a domain registrar sold to GMO Internet (TSE: 9449), SSK Technology, an electronics

Omar Arab

Omar Arab

CEO
MTCP Ventures & Co

Omar Arab

Omar Arab

CEO

MTCP Ventures & Co

Mr. Arab has worked in the IT and Innovations Market for more than twenty-five years. He has a strong background working with technology companies, and has successfully implemented several Go-to-Market strategies for enterprise development, and software startups and digital global companies. Omar has experience with increasing sales and turnover at different companies, along with the development of strategic sales plans and the development of innovation solutions and digital transformation with focus in financial sector. Previously, Omar has provided expertise and insight working as President and CEO at Patagonia Technologies with 300 employees and offices in Latin America, Vice President at Agentis Software, COO at GarageLatino.com, and as a Senior Partner in efiltro (Mckinsey&Co).

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Chief Ecosystem Relations 
The Venture City

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Chief Ecosystem Relations 

The Venture City

Rosa Jiménez Cano is the Chief Ecosystem Relations in The Venture City Prior to that, she was the first Hispanic correspondent in Silicon Valley for EL PAíS, the leading Spanish newspaper. Her duty there lead her to meet and interview key players and top CEOs in the most innovative companies. Before moving to California she had a wide experience in social media, journalism and digital production. She is also an author, she published La Gran Guía de los Blogs 2008. In The Venture City she plays a relevant role connecting entrepreneurs all over the world with Latam, Europa and the USA with Madrid and Miami. Rosa is highly skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Online Video Strategy, Twitter, and Start-up Ventures. She is a strong media and communication professional with a Journalism Graduate focused in Media and Communications Studies from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Javier García Lemus

Javier García Lemus

Director of Startups Mexico and Latam
Plug& Play

Javier García Lemus

Javier García Lemus

Director of Startups Mexico and Latam

Plug& Play

A Silicon Valley School graduate, started first company in college where I won a couple of prizes but failed due to inexperience. Since then with great team members we started Pixan apps, a software development company that has done over 250+ projects from scratch and have a team of 20 A class devs in house. 3 years ago Alex and myself brought Plug and Play to Latam starting in Mexico and Expanding through out Latam. I am currently Startup Director Latam for PNP managing all Latam investments, acceleration program, and all the fun stuff!

Joe Haslam

Joe Haslam

Executive Director, Owners Scaleup Program
IE Business School - Spain

Joe Haslam

Joe Haslam

Executive Director, Owners Scaleup Program

IE Business School - Spain

Joe Haslam is the Chairman and co-founder of Hot Hotels, Europe´s largest last minute only hotel booking App. Hot was the first startup founded in Spain to be accepted into the Techstars program in US (Boston, Summer 2016). At IE Business School, he is the Executive Director of the Owners Management Program which is designed for owners that want to scale their business. In the MBA program, he teaches an elective titled Trillion Dollar Opportunities. He has experience in the Enterprise Software, Video Game and Online Security fields. Born in Ireland, Joe has lived in 8 counties and can speak 4 languages. He has lived in Madrid for the last 12 years.

Shlomi Goren

Shlomi Goren

CEO & Founder
Goren Consulting

Shlomi Goren

Shlomi Goren

CEO & Founder

Goren Consulting

Mr. Goren holds an MBA and professional specializations in the fields of risk management, the Internet and computers. Shlomi has 12 years of experience in C-level positions in the start-up and hi-tech industry, during which time three of the companies were sold to an American customer. Mr. Goren also owns Goren Consulting (since 2009), a boutique consulting company in Herzeliya, Israel helping local industry companies and startups to achieve their goals. Goren Consulting was founded after a long stay in the United States. During that time two Start-up companies Shlomi was involved in were successfully sold. The first one was Fitracks and the second one was an online platform of community shopping, which he co-founded and was the CEO of. Shlomi also successfully sold a web portal he created dedicated to shoe insoles. The site was sold to the shoe industry giant Aetrex. Goren Consulting's customers (the startups alone) have raised about 300 million NIS in the last 3 year alone.

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellos

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellos

President
Axon Partner

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellos

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellos

President

Axon Partner

Francisco has more than twenty years of experience in venture capital, investment banking and strategic consulting, having worked in more than 30 countries, with reputable private clients, governments and investors across the globe. Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar founded Axon Partners Group in 2006, and he is currently Managing Partner and President. Axon has become one of the largest Spanish advisory companies, with more than sixty employees, international offices, and a very extensive list of clients and international investors. Within the venture capital division, Axon manages more than two hundred million euros. In additional to his role at Axon, Francisco is a Board Member of numerous companies such as nxtGen and Captronic in India; O4IT and Mercadoni in Latin America; and Finizens and NicePeopleAtWork in Spain. Previously, he was an investor and Board Member of numerous successful companies, including Akamon, Wuaki.tv and JustEat.

Roger Casals

Roger Casals

Co-Founder & CEO
Plazah

Roger Casals

Roger Casals

Co-Founder & CEO

Plazah

Entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience with StartUps and large corporations. Founder and CEO of several companies, with 5 successful exits, including the acquisition of PasswordBank by Symantec and PowerData by Informatica. Board Member, Advisor or Investor at: Blueliv, Uniks and Parlam, among others. Currently, co-Founder and CEO of Plazah, a One-on-One Sales Marketplace that will revolutionize the way people sell….and buy!

Antonio Osio

Antonio Osio

Managing Partner
Capital Invent

Antonio Osio

Antonio Osio

Managing Partner

Capital Invent

Antonio is a managing partner at Capital Invent (http://capitalimx.com/en), one of the most active early stage venture capital firms in Mexico. Capital Invent´s mission is to be foster prosperity through exceptional entrepreneurs in Mexico and LATAM, and promote economic growth and innovation in the region. Antonio has experience in venture capital, investment management, economic development and corporate law. He worked as an associate at FJLabs, one of the leading early stage investors in US-based and emerging market startups. He still advises them on their LATAM strategy and investments. Prior to that, he worked as an associate in the venture capital division of the Legatum Group based in Dubai. Antonio spent four years as a senior analyst at Sabino Capital, a Mexican-based hedge fund. Before, we worked as a public policy consultant to the Office of the President and earlier, as a legal intern at Hogan Lovells BSTL, a leading corporate law firm in Mexico.

Martha Violante

Martha Violante

Editora Jefe
Web de Entrepreneur

Martha Violante

Editora Jefe

Web de Entrepreneur

Martha Violante, editora en jefe web de Entrepreneur. Tiene 10 años de carrera en periodismo web y ha tenido la suerte de colaborar en grandes proyectos tanto en versión digital como en impreso de marcas como Alto Nivel, México Desconocido, CinePREMIERE, Cómo Funciona, Rotten Tomatoes, Mundo Ejecutivo, Mujer Ejecutiva, Ferriz.com, la versión inglesa de Entrepreneur y muchos más. Sus intereses se centran en el desarrollo de contenidos digitales transmedia y la difusión de la información del ecosistema emprendedor.

Alexander Wieland

Alexander Wieland

GM Mexico
Lime

Alexander Wieland

Alexander Wieland

GM Mexico

Lime

Alex Wieland stated his career in banking before finding his true passion for Tech and mobility. He joined Uber in Mexico to lead the first expansion waves in Latam for the rides business and became the Head of Operation for the Caribbean, creating products like UberMOTO that solved very particular needs in the Islands. He then transitioned to work on some of the complex issues of the delivery space leading the expansion of UberEATS in Central and South America. He recently joined Lime as the General Manager for Mexico eager to build on the vision to empower cities through mobility and green transportation.

Jose Luis Silva

Jose Luis Silva

Founder & Managing Partner
DuxCapital

Jose Luis Silva

Jose Luis Silva

Founder & Managing Partner

DuxCapital

Before the foundation of Duxa Capital, José Luis was a corporate and investment banker at HSBC’s Global Banking team in Mexico. For nearly 8 years he emerged from being one of the first interns in the team to being responsible of the Pharmaceutical & Chemical sector, crafting and raising more than 43 top-tier multinational clients. José Luis was part of landmark transactions within Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt & Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Treasury for AAA names such as Grupo Bimbo, Sherwin Williams, Coca-Cola Femsa, ICA, Grupo Televisa, El Puerto de Liverpool, El Palacio de Hierro, Siemens, Bayer, BASF, Lafarge, Novartis, among others. José Luis holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid where he specialized in Private Equity/Venture Capital and performed a dual diploma in the Singapore Management University. Additionally, he holds a BA in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico City.

Hernan Fernandez

Hernan Fernandez

Managing Partner
Angel Ventures Mexico

Hernan Fernandez

Hernan Fernandez

Managing Partner

Angel Ventures Mexico

Hernan is CoFounder and Partner at Angel Ventures Mexico, the first professionally managed Angel Investor Network in the country. With over 17 investments in different industries for a total of 14 Million USD, and Angel Group operations in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Sonora and Tijuana/San Diego, CA, Lima, Peru and Colombia. He is also a Managing Partner for the AVM Coinvestment Fund I, a 20MM Fund that has coinvested in over 15 companies with fellow Angels, Networks and Funds worldwide in Latin American Deals. Hernan holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a law degree from ITAM. Prior to Angel Ventures Mexico, Hernan worked as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton-Mexico. He also worked as a corporate lawyer for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Mexico and France. Hernan also worked as a consultant for the sustainable business initiative of the United Nations Development Program in New York and Paraguay. He also did consulting for Tecnonexo, an Endeavor company in Argentina.

Leticia Cabral

Leticia Cabral

Strategy and Innovation Entrepreneurship Consultant
Oxentia Ltd Associate

Leticia Cabral

Leticia Cabral

Strategy and Innovation Entrepreneurship Consultant

Oxentia Ltd Associate

Leticia Cabral has more than 20 years experience in international strategy consulting and business development. She has worked for public and private corporations, SME’s, NGOs and universities and research organizations worldwide and across several sectors of industry, including Telecommunications, Retail, Consumer Products, Aerospace/Airlines, Utilities, Healthcare, etc. Over the last years, she has focused her career primarily on advising and mentoring Innovation Driven and Social entrepreneurs, Start ups and SMEs from Latin America, Asia, Africa and European countries on business, commercialization and funding strategies for their innovations. Leticia currently works for Oxentia as Strategic Business Development for Spain and LATAM and as Associate Consultant on a program funded by the British Government, The Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Program (LIF), aim at helping Fellows from around the world to develop business propositions for their innovations through training and long-term coaching.

Andres Fontao

Andres Fontao

Managing Partner
Finnovista

Andres Fontao

Andres Fontao

Managing Partner

Finnovista

Andres Fontao is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Finnovista, an organization that promotes the development of Fintech entrepreneurship in Latin America and Spain, building bridges between startups and corporates in the Financial Services industry. Furthermore, Finnovista designs and executes Fintech startup acceleration and scaling programs, such as Startupbootcamp FinTech. Prior to starting Finnovista, Andres spent time with a Silicon Valley-based Fintech startup leading expansion into Europe and LATAM. Before that, he was head of mobile banking at Bankinter. Andres has also worked as a strategy consultant to mobile operators in Europe and Mexico. Andres holds a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont (USA) and MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.

Jose Antonio Berrios

Jose Antonio Berrios

CEO
Broota

Jose Antonio Berrios

Jose Antonio Berrios

CEO

Broota

Gregorio Márquez

Gregorio Márquez

Director
Inqlab

Gregorio Márquez

Gregorio Márquez

Director

Inqlab

Héctor Cárdenas

Héctor Cárdenas

Founder & CEO
Conekta

Héctor Cárdenas

Héctor Cárdenas

Founder & CEO

Conekta

Jonathan Lewy

Jonathan Lewy

Founder
Grin Scooters

Jonathan Lewy

Jonathan Lewy

Founder

Grin Scooters

Jose María García-Hoz

Jose María García-Hoz

Managing Partner
The Cocktail

Jose María García-Hoz

Jose María García-Hoz

Managing Partner

The Cocktail

In The Cocktail In America, we work to offer our customers the best way to capture the highest value that digital offers. We try to understand the consumer, see how it is changing their interactions with brands and we take these analysis into digital products that ensure the impact on your profit and loss account. As part of the Management Team in TCA, I tried to take this idea to the next level, looking for more sophisticated and challenging projects that will determine the future of digital in Latam. I have worked in different companies and projects, mainly in the areas of Operations, Strategy and Marketing, always with a consumer perspective, looking for the number to help me understand the impact of what we do or what we have to do. Digital gives me the opportunity to understand the consumer and adapt to it quickly and dynamically, creating continuous improvement processes. This is the best way to help companies achieve digital transformation.

Javier González Báez

Javier González Báez

Innovation Manager
Acciona

Javier González Báez

Javier González Báez

Innovation Manager

Acciona

Rodrigo Sánchez Servitje

Rodrigo Sánchez Servitje

Managing Partner
B37

Rodrigo Sánchez Servitje

Rodrigo Sánchez Servitje

Managing Partner

B37

I’m Managing Partner at B37 Ventures. B37 is a Venture Capital firm focused on investment in innovation that revolutionizes the status quo and the people committed to creating new realities. I’m passionate about innovation and how it can positively change people’s lives. I consider that being a bridge between pioneering entrepreneurs and smart money is both a privilege and a great responsibility. I’ve been an investment professional for the last 15 years. I have invested on behalf of and represent some of the world’s most recognized business leaders. Be smart and be honest is the code on which I have built my professional relationships. I continue to manage money for great people at B37. I’m a UT Austin MBA, Anahuac University Economist and a Kauffman Fellow. I have a longstanding love/hate relationship with music. I play guitar and the cello not nearly as well as I would like to…

Luis Castañeda

Luis Castañeda

Senior Investment Manager
Axon Partners

Luis Castañeda

Luis Castañeda

Senior Investment Manager

Axon Partners

Luis manages Axon’s Latin American investments. Prior to Axon, he was part of the investment team at Capital Indigo, a mid-market private equity and mezzanine debt investment firm. Before Capital Indigo, he worked for the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company focusing on financial institutions and for the think tank Mexican Institute for Competitiveness analyzing issues related to public finances. Luis holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an engineering degree from ITAM.

Luis X Barrios

Luis X Barrios

Founder
Arkfund

Luis X Barrios

Luis X Barrios

Founder

Arkfund

CoFounder of ThePool - Club of Entrepreneurs where we accompany and train entrepreneurs to professionalize their startup with all the necessary tools to grow orderly and create impact. www.thepool.mx Founder and Angel Investor of Mavericks - Formation Capital where it seeks to be the largest network/school in Latin America to sophisticated more people into becoming startup investors in early stages with pre-seed investment rounds. AngelList: https://angel.co/lxbp

Luis Macias

Luis Macias

Director
Credit Suisse

Luis Macias

Luis Macias

Director

Credit Suisse

Luis Macías es Director del área de Banca de Inversión y Mercados de Capitales de Grupo Financiero Credit Suisse México. En su posición actual, es responsable tanto de la cobertura de distintos clientes así como de la originación y ejecución de múltiples transacciones. Luis se incorporó a Credit Suisse en 2010 y desde entonces ha participado en numerosas operaciones incluyendo Emisiones de deuda, Financiamientos estructurados, Ofertas Públicas Iniciales, Certificados de Capital de Desarrollo así como fusiones y adquisiciones. Antes de unirse a Credit Suisse, Luis trabajó en la división de Banca de Corporativa y de Inversión de BBVA. Luis se graduó como Ingeniero Industrial en la Universidad Anáhuac (México) y cuenta con una Maestría en Administración de Empresas (MBA) por el Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, España).

Francisco Hurtado

Francisco Hurtado

Head of Digital Technologies
Minsait

Francisco Hurtado

Francisco Hurtado

Head of Digital Technologies

Minsait

He is in charge of the consulting practices and technological solutions of Data Technology & Analytics, Customer Experience, Content and Process Technologies and Solution Architects, for the development of the Digital Transformation offer of the company. Francisco has more than 12 years of multi-sectorial experience in consulting. of business and information technologies. He has led service areas and projects of strategic planning, improvement and automation of processes, operational risk management, implementation of project offices (PMO), cost efficiency, design and development of informational solutions of Big Data, BI, BPM, ECM and CRM for different entities. Francisco is an Industrial and Systems Engineer from Tecnológico de Monterrey, is certified as a PMP and Scrum Master and has an MBA from ITAM.

Javier González

Javier González

CEO
VentureSpec

Javier González

Javier González

CEO

VentureSpec

Javier E. Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience: startup founder (2), angel investor, build and lead data-driven marketplaces and SaaS ventures, build-up acquisitions, corporate development, product leader, international footprint, etc. Boutique advisory investment (Tech VC Funding and M&A) for growth stage ventures, mostly SaaS, Marketplace, SecTech, FinTech and PropTech. He sits on the Advisory Board of ICOs and is a Board Member for private companies. Active panelist/speaker on Tech VC funding, ICOs and Crypto, Javier is Co-founder of the Global Crypto Economy Club (INSEAD). Javier holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Telecommunications Engineer Masters from ENSEA and B.S. Systems Analysis at UofM.

Wilber Palenque

Wilber Palenque

Investment Analyst
Avalancha Ventures

Wilber Palenque

Wilber Palenque

Investment Analyst

Avalancha Ventures

Wilber Palenque is an Investment Analyst and is part of the investment committee in Avalanche. Ventures, where it examines the opportunities that go to the bottom and looks for opportunities in the ecosystem to be part of the portfolio; likewise, it performs related tasks. with the Due Diligence of the startups subject to investment. Wilber has worked with government, corporate, incubators, accelerators and investment funds. of venture capital throughout his professional career. In summary, it has supported startups to obtain financing through various financial instruments.

Francisco Pedrero

Francisco Pedrero

Program manager
NXTP Labs

Francisco Pedrero

Francisco Pedrero

Program manager

NXTP Labs

Francisco has been close to the entrepreneurial world by working in global accelerators and companies that once were startups. He was part of one of the biggest and leading companies of the fintech sector in Mexico, learning about the company's strengths and opportunities. Here he noticed the need to support other fintech companies in order to complement the market and make Mexico a cashless, transactional safe and inclusive country. He is NXTP Labs Program Manager in Mexico, a venture firm focused on generating positive impact at scale in Latam. He is leading fintech and corporate acceleration programs in the country. He is focused on developing the better and most effective startup ecosystem in the region by building strategic alliances with corporates, building close relationships with entrepreneurs, connecting investors and having a strong network of mentors.

Alberto Terol

Alberto Terol

Digital Transformation
Iberia

Alberto Terol

Alberto Terol

Digital Transformation

Iberia

Alberto Terol is driving the digital transformation of Operations in Iberia airlines, facing the internal technological and cultural challenge while ensuring customers get a consistent and highly valuable experience. Previously, he has led the Strategic Planning and Digital Marketing Operations for 3M in Spain. His personal motto is “always be learning”, especially in these circumstances where Digital is transforming every single industry without exception”

Fernando Mora

Fernando Mora

Commercial and Corporate Affairs Director for Latin America
Opinno

Fernando Mora

Fernando Mora

Commercial and Corporate Affairs Director for Latin America

Opinno

Since 2016 Fernando Diógenes Mora García Page is Commercial and Corporate Affairs Director for Latin America at Opinno, a global innovation consultancy firm and publisher of MIT Technology Review Spanish edition. Bachelor in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, Master in Political and Institutional Communication from the Ortega y Gasset Institute, Master in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and Master in European Affairs from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management. He has been spokesperson of HBR Spanish Edition and MIT Technology Review Spanish Edition and lecturer at business schools in Latin America such as IPADE and Anahuac in Mexico or PAD in Perú on innovation, disruptive technologies and communication. Before joining Opinno he was Country Manager of a company specialized in international communication and country’s image management working in countries such Egypt, Cyprus, Peru, M

Frédéric García

Frédéric García

CEO, President of CEEG
Airbus

Frédéric García

Frédéric García

CEO, President of CEEG

Airbus

An executive with 25 years of experience in managing and developing both governmental & private projects in Latin America (aeronautic and space, defense, transport infrastructures) o Since 2004: CEO of AIRBUS Mexico. o Previously ▪ Founder and main shareholder of LAATSA - Mexican consultancy company for aeronautic industry ▪ General Manager of ITA (Inversiones y Técnicas Aeroportuarias), the strategic shareholder of ASUR, ▪ Director of Marketing of ASUR, Aeropuertos del Sureste, ▪ Business Engineer in the French company GTM (Grands Travaux de Marseille) merged with VINCI in 2000, based in France. Since 2015: President of CEEG (www.ceeg.mx). This council formed by 52 CEO of global companies operating in Mexico represents 10% of the Mexican GDP, 40% of FDI, 11% Exports, 2 million jobs. Since 2015: Permanent Board Member of FEMIA (Mexican council for aeronautic industry) Since 2007: Chairman of the bilateral Mexican French committee of COMCE 2003-2004: French honorary Consul in Cancun

Emma Fau

Emma Fau

Founder
EU Capital

Emma Fau

Founder

EU Capital

Emma is the founder of EUcapital, a Brussels-based consulting firm specializing in access to finance and equity instruments for startups. EUcapital offers its services to both public and private institutions. Emma has more than 20 years of professional experience in Brussels, including 12 years working in the European venture capital association ("EVCA", now "Invest Europe"). Since the creation of EUcapital, Emma has worked for different investor organisations, including the European Confederation of Business Angels (Business Angels Europe BAE) as well as for an international network of family offices founded in Belgium by a member of a family office. In 2016 Emma started to invest in startups and currently invests in Belgium and Spain. Emma is a member of two business angel networks: BE angels in Belgium and Women Angels for STEAM in Spain (WA4STEAM), a network of women investors who invest in leading technological startups.

Guadalupe Itzel Villa Salinas

Guadalupe Itzel Villa Salinas

General Director Program & Finance
INADEM

Guadalupe Itzel Villa Salinas

Guadalupe Itzel Villa Salinas

General Director Program & Finance

INADEM

Experience in the development of instruments and programs to support the creation and development of high-impact entrepreneurship projects and their link with the entrepreneurial ecosystem and integration of strategic alliances with public and private organizations committed to creating and developing innovative business proposals with high growth potential

Pilar Zambrano

Pilar Zambrano

VP OPERATIONS
Jaguar VC

Pilar Zambrano

Pilar Zambrano

VP OPERATIONS

Jaguar VC

Pilar Zambrano is the Operations VP at Jaguar Ventures, an early stage Latin American venture capital firm focused on Internet based companies. At Jaguar, she is responsible for leading the relationship with investors and strengthening the interaction with the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Pilar is also a member of the Board of Directors of Metalsa, a company with a global presence & leading manufacturer of automotive components. Prior to joining Jaguar Ventures, Pilar founded two companies focused on the retail of luxury brands: Atelán Brands and Editorial Store. Also as an entrepreneur, she cofounded Editorial House, a space to promote luxury brands through events. Previously, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Citrofrut. Pilar began her professional career as part of the Young Talent Development program at Xignux, where she worked in different areas of the company such as Human Resources, Operations, Logistics, Commercial and Marketing.

Cristina de la Peña

Cristina de la Peña

CEO & Co-Founder
SynapBox

Cristina de la Peña

Cristina de la Peña

CEO & Co-Founder

SynapBox

I have been a technology innovator since the beginning of my professional career. From building algorithms to optimize digital models to rethinking the way we build and interact with the real world. During my latest years, I have been leading the growth of Synapbox and reinventing the way we understand human behavior. By using AI and visual computing to understand facial expressions and attentional engagement, we are able to quantify the experience of consumers while interacting with content on their screens at scale. Everything, without the use of any external hardware or implementation to brands. Our current clients include Coca Cola, Google, BBVA and Nissan. Who are already using our technology to improve their content strategies for media and UX. Furthermore, we believe this new layer of data will allow us to enhance human-computer interaction and impact many industries like education, gaming, and health in the near future.

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Head of Open Innovation
BBVA

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Head of Open Innovation

BBVA

Responsible for Open Innovation Internal Ecosystem at BBVA - embracing disruptive technologies and the startup ecosystem to translate ideas into brilliant execution. Working close to BBVA business units we learn and help them in connecting with the external ecosystem. Creating the tools to make things happen between startups and BBVA . Launched and run the BBVA Open Innovation journey. More than 20 years of experience in financial sector. I have been involved with innovation on fintech for the last 9 years. I have been chasing new business models for BBVA on mobility (insurance, car usage) , lending (p2p platforms and solutions for SME), financial assistant for millenials. Lending topic is my passion as so many things are happening around.

Carlos Marmolejo

Carlos Marmolejo

Head of Innovation
Banco Santander

Carlos Marmolejo

Carlos Marmolejo

Head of Innovation

Banco Santander

Carlos has over 17 years of experience working with Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV). He introduced measures based on Token devices that reduced internet banking fraud in Mexico by 90%. Carlos was a leader of the team at CNBV who issued electronic banking regulation that includes measures covering ATM and POS transactions and mobile payments mobile banking. He initiated the implementation of branchless banking and the Financial Inclusion Program in Mexico. In 2013, he obtained the position of a Vice president of Operations at National Savings Commission (CONSAR), where he was responsible for the supervision and regulation of more than 60 million retirement savings accounts in Mexico. He introduced different security and operational measures to protect these accounts and a program to facilitate the reception of domestic deposits in commercial establishments and mobile phones.

Alejandro Rocha

Alejandro Rocha

Partner
ZIMMA

Alejandro Rocha

Partner

ZIMMA

Alejandro has extensive experience in the financial segment and is currently Director of Investment Banking at ZIMMA Corporate Finance, where he specializes in Mergers and Acquisitions. Alejandró co-founded the SFA fund. Alejandro worked in London, England as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs where he analyzed investment opportunities (Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructurings and Capital Raisings) in the segment of Department Stores and Consumer Products. Also in London, England, he worked for Banco Santander as Vice President of Corporate and Investment Banking. In the entrepreneurial field, Alejandro founded and managed Bullseye Brands LLC, a consumer products company in Los Angeles, California. Alejandro worked as a Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble. Alejandro is an active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group, and Mexico in Motion, Alejandro is a Chemical Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana and has an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS).

Jose Bolaños

Jose Bolaños

General Partner
Variv Capital

Jose Bolaños

Jose Bolaños

General Partner

Variv Capital

José is Managing Partner at VARIV Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies doing business in Latin America. Before VARIV, José was the Managing Director of the Mexican Chapter of Cognodata, a Spanish consultancy focused on developing mathematical and analytic models directed to improving the customer strategy of key clients. Previously, José worked as Case Team Leader in Bain & Company, a strategy consultancy, leading financial services, retail, consumer goods and oil & gas projects. José also has six years of experience in CEMEX, the world leader in construction materials, where he acted as Commercial Project Leader for the Europe-Asia division, followed by a position as Commercial Planning Regional Manager for the Mexico division, and finally as Financial Planning Manager of its +US $2 Billion Mexican operation. José holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance from INSEAD in France, as well as executive education in PE/VC from Harvard Business School

Fernando Lelo de Larrea

Fernando Lelo de Larrea

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
ALLVP

Fernando Lelo de Larrea

Fernando Lelo de Larrea

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

ALLVP

Fernando is a seasoned investor specializing in scaling businesses through his background in finance and general management. In 2012, Fernando joined forces with Federico Antoni to launch Antoni Lelo de Larrea Venture Partners (ALLVP), the first institutional early stage venture capital fund in Mexico. In his role as Managing Partner at ALLVP, Fernando has successfully raised two Funds deployed in 25 Seed, Series A, and Series B investments across four sectors: FinTech, Consumer Digital, Healthcare, and Smart Cities. His portfolio includes investments such as Alkanza, an investment roboadvisor, and Enlight, Mexico’s leading solar power company, with a slew of exits, including that of ride-sharing company Aventones by the market-leading French startup BlaBlaCar. The team is currently raising a third fund.

Vicente Fenoll

Vicente Fenoll

Founder & CEO
Kubo Financiero

Vicente Fenoll

Vicente Fenoll

Founder & CEO

Kubo Financiero

Vicente is considered a pioneer in the Mexican microfinance sector and has found a way to translate his socially minded concerns into a successful business venture. FinComún’s products are designed to be accessible: savings accounts have a minimum balance of US$1, and loans start at US$25. By offering a full range of financial services to Mexico’s marginalized urban populations, FinComún has become one of the largest private microfinance institutions in Mexico City. FinComún has grown very quickly since selection, and has been the subject of case studies at MIT and Harvard. In addition to the global eMBA program, Vicente benefited from Deloitte consulting on corporate governance issues and BCG analysis of HR to improve selection and retention of key personnel. He has also received mentoring from board members and VentureCorps regarding finance and corporate governance, and participates in local programs such as Endeavor Mexico’s marketing workshop.

Juan Esteban Bravo

Juan Esteban Bravo

Chief Revenue Officer
Synapbox

Juan Esteban Bravo

Juan Esteban Bravo

Chief Revenue Officer

Synapbox

Partner & Chief Revenue Officer at Synapbox. I have a degree in Economics and a Master degree in financial management. After 6 years working for one of the biggest investment banks in Latin America – BTG Pactual, now I am the Chief Revenue Officer at Synapbox, leading the expansion and responsible for the revenue generation and optimization of the company . I'm lucky of having experienced both corporate and Startup worlds: Corporate and financial structure with BTG Pactual, and the innovative, “out of the box” and entrepreneurial spirit with Synapbox.

Jesús Sepúlveda

Jesús Sepúlveda

Technical & Legal Services Director
Clarke, Modet & co.

Jesús Sepúlveda

Jesús Sepúlveda

Technical & Legal Services Director

Clarke, Modet & co.