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South Summit te ofrece contenido de vanguardia mundial. Echa un vistazo a algunos de nuestros impresionantes business leaders confirmados para South Summit 2019

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

CEO & Founder
SheWorks!

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

CEO & Founder

SheWorks!

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 University

Juan José Güemes

Juan José Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

IE University

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

Aprovechando la marca de Virgin y Branson en la vanguardia de la habilitación empresarial en Sudáfrica, Antoinia ha conseguido el mensaje de cambiar el negocio para bien, y ha vinculado comercial a causa con la defensa de que el espíritu empresarial es un factor clave a escala mundial como un facilitador para mitigar algunos de los problemas de la sociedad como el desempleo, la pobreza y la inestabilidad económica. Además de ser el director ejecutivo de Sir Richard Branson y de Virgin Group- Branson Centro de Emprendimiento en Sudáfrica, Antoinia es un agente de cambio empresario y fundadora de Businesspros, una consultoría de gestión de disruptiva que aboga por un enfoque holístico de la gestión, cuya visión es ayudar desarrollar gente para toda la vida, mientras que el uso de iniciativas disruptivas para desarrollar ecosistemas empresariales a nivel mundial. Antoinia’s trayectoria incluye tomar la iniciativa en el trabajo estratégico en la construcción de personas y negocios.

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

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
CCG Catalyst

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

CCG Catalyst

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 es la encargada del desarrollo de negocio de OrCam, una empresa Israelí que desarrolla tecnología de inteligencia y visión artificial para personas con discapacidad visual y ceguera. Como parte de su experiencia, Nikol trabajó como COO y Directora de mercadotecnia en una de las aceleradoras de startups más reconocidas de Israel. Abogada de profesión, comenzó su carrera profesional como mercadóloga y desarrolladora de negocios de los clientes de Shibolet & Co., uno de los despachos líderes en tema de tecnología en Israel. Nikol forma parte del comité fundador de la Red Global de Mexicano Profesionales capítulo Israel y ha participado en varias conferencia y platicas en donde comparte su experiencia sobre los valores y factores que han llevado al Estado de Israel a convertirse en líder mundial en Tecnología e Innovación.

Xoán Martínez

Xoán Martínez

Chief Executive Officer
Kaleido Logistics

Xoán Martínez

Xoán Martínez

Chief Executive Officer

Kaleido Logistics

Licenciado por la Universidad de Cardiff (Reino Unido) en Business & Administration y EMBA por ESADE School of Business, Xoán - CEO de Kaleido, Ideas & Logistics- , comienza su trayectoria profesional en Reino Unido, desde donde se desplaza a La India para posteriormente incorporarse al proyecto de Kaleido en España en el año 2.000. Su trayectoria profesional ha estado siempre vinculada a la logística y el tráfico de mercancías, pero siempre bajo un enfoque pionero e innovador en un sector de marcada tendencia conservadora. Durante los últimos 15 años, ha liderado restructuraciones societarias, cambios de marca y la expansión internacional de la compañía. Xoán ha sido el impulsor de una estrategia de Innovación capaz de ofrecer a sus clientes proyectos logísticos más eficientes y sostenibles, y que ha evolucionado hacia un Ecosistema de Innovación Abierta único en el sector. Esta estrategia ha dado lugar a “Logistics Tech Accelerator”, aceleradora global de referencia centrada en logística y transporte

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 Innovation and Digital Transformation
Iberia

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Head of Innovation and 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 University

Álvaro Sánchez García

Álvaro Sánchez García

Managing Director

IE University

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

Experta en Fintech / Asesora
TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Experta en Fintech / Asesora

TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en consultoría, banca y tecnología – una combinación de habilidades que le llevó a TCJ Advisory, que se enfoca en estrategias digitales e innovativas para instituciones financieras grandes y start-ups, incluyendo asesoramiento en edquisiciones, joint-ventures, asociaciones y preparación para IPO, entre otras. Antes de esto, Tara estuvo en Espirito Santo Investment Bank como Head of Corporate Development and International Capital Markets responsable de su transformación en un banco internacional, via adquisición, y negoció su venta a Haitong Securities (China); lastminute.com como Head of Corporate Development, y esencial para la creación de el primer negocio ecommerce de más de £1bn en Europa (16 adquisiciones en menos de 3 años); Schroders/Citigroup como Head of Iberian Capital Markets; y, Mars & Co Strategy Consultancy (BCG spin-off).

Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

Head of Open Innovation
Spain Startup - South Summit

Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

Head of Open Innovation

Spain Startup - South Summit

Marisol es una experta con más de 20 años de experiencia en las áreas de innovación abierta, fintech y transformación digital. Como directora de innovación abierta de BBVA, trabaja para conectarse y colaborar con fintechs con el objetivo de acelerar el ritmo de la innovación y la transformación digital de la industria financiera. Esto incluye todas las actividades para explorar el ecosistema de emprendedores y desarrolladores en todo el mundo y conectarlos con los departamentos relevantes de BBVA para desarticular la industria financiera. Uno de los mejores ejemplos es BBVA Open Talent, la competición fintech más grande y de mayor duración en el mundo que este año celebra su décima edición. Marisol tiene un título de Ingeniero Industrial de la Universidad Panamericana (México), un Executive MBA de IESE Business School y actualmente es candidata a PhD en innovación abierta en Hasselt University (Bélgica)

Javier Benavides

Javier Benavides

Director General
BBCS Capital - Peru

Javier Benavides

Javier Benavides

Director General

BBCS Capital - Peru

CEO de BBCS Capital, red de inversionistas ángeles fundadora de Angeles AP y PECAP (Asociación Peruana de Inversión en Capital Semilla y Emprendedor). Actualmente director por Perú para Angeles AP. CEO de Investa Venture Builder, business enhancer especializado en agricultura e industrias creativas y culturales. Financiero con 20 años de experiencia en mercado de capitales, private equity y financiación de empresas. Profesor de cursos de emprendimiento e innovación en la Escuela de Postgrado de la Universidad Tecnológica del Perú y Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Colaborador activo con el ecosistema de innovación de Perú. MBA Internacional por IE Business School y Licenciado en Contabilidad por la Universidad del Pacífico.

Marcus Dantus

Marcus Dantus

Fundador y CEO
Startup Mexico - Mexico

Marcus Dantus

Fundador y CEO

Startup Mexico - Mexico

Marcus es un reconocido emprendedor serial e inversionista ángel con 2 décadas creando, operando, invirtiendo y aconsejando startups tanto en México como en Estados Unidos.Actualmente lidera Startup México, el primer grupo de micro-ecosistemas para emprendimiento en México; propiedades especialmente diseñadas para fomentar la colaboración y la innovación,así como para alojar emprendedores, startups, fondos de capital semilla, corporaciones y una variedad de servicios seleccionados para asistir a nuevas empresas en su gestión, brindándoles mayores posibilidades de éxito. Previamente fundó y dirigió Wayra México, la aceleradora de startups de Telefónica, principalmente enfocada a negocios de Internet y Comunicaciones. Ha sido fundador y CEO de varias empresas en el pasado, incluyendo a Latin American Telecom, Mexico.com, Simitel, Peerant, Innovamédica y Abdeo Medical, entre otras.

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

Director de Estrategia e Innovación
Sacyr - Spain

Diego Rocha

Diego Rocha

Director de Estrategia e Innovación

Sacyr - Spain

Diego Rocha es el responsable de Estrategia e Innovación de Sacyr. Actualmente, centra sus esfuerzos en el desarrollo de la estrategia corporativa internacional de Sacyr y en la definición e implementación de un nuevo modelo de innovación para todas las divisiones de negocio de Sacyr. Antes de incorporarse a Sacyr, trabajó como consultor de estrategia, liderando proyectos de planificación estratégica en diferentes industrias, tales como infraestructura, transporte y farmacia. Anteriormente, había trabajado como analista financiero para un banco de inversión.

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

Socia
Private Advising Group, P.A. - EEUU

Lizbeth Flores

Lizbeth Flores

Socia

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

Director de Estrategia y Desarrollo Corporativo
Sacyr

Victor de Avila

Victor de Avila

Director de Estrategia y Desarrollo Corporativo

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

Diego Serebrisky

Diego Serebrisky

Socio Director
Dalus Capital - Mexico

Diego Serebrisky

Socio Director

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

Cofundador y Socio Director
City Global - CHILE

Marcos Rivas

Marcos Rivas

Cofundador y Socio Director

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

Corporate Director of IP Strategy
ClarkeModet

Clara Pombo

Clara Pombo

Corporate Director of IP Strategy

ClarkeModet

Sergio Muñoz

Sergio Muñoz

CEO
Banco Falabella

Sergio Muñoz

Sergio Muñoz

CEO

Banco Falabella

Rafael de Haro

Rafael de Haro

Co-fundador y Socio Director
Variv Capital

Rafael de Haro

Rafael de Haro

Co-fundador y Socio Director

Variv Capital

Rafael es Co-Fundador y Socio Director de VARIV Capital, un fondo de venture capital que invierte en compañías de tecnología con presencia en América Latina. Rafael también es Co-Fundador de Lifedots, una empresa de software basada en Nueva York. Antes de VARIV y Lifedots, Rafael fue asociado en banca de inversión en el equipo de M&A de JPMorgan en su oficina de Londres. Anteriormente trabajó en la firma de abogados de Nueva York de Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, en donde fue asociado en el equipo corporativo internacional. Rafael es licenciado en derecho por la Universidad Iberoamericana en la Ciudad de México y cuenta con una especialización en derecho internacional por la Universidad Panthéon-Assas en la ciudad de París, un MBA de NYU Stern School of Business en la ciudad de Nueva York y especializaciones en capital privado y capital de riesgo por la Universidad de Harvard.

Rina Fainstein

Rina Fainstein

CEO
Nogaplus

Rina Fainstein

Rina Fainstein

CEO

Nogaplus

Fundadora y CEO de nogaplus ISRAEL. El foco de nogaplus es el desarrollo de negocios para conectar tecnologías de punta de Israel con Empresas de América Latina. Nosotros asesoramos, damos conferencias, hacemos formaciones en temáticas como: innovación abierta, transferencia de tecnologías, scouting, innovación en la industria, ecosistema emprendedores basados tecnologia, y como crear relaciones de negocios entre Israel y América Latina. Tenemos experiencia con Corporativos como Bimbo y entidades como COPARMEX.

Ian Noel

Ian Noel

Fundador y Socio General
K Fund - Spain

Ian Noel

Fundador y Socio General

K Fund - Spain

Ian Noel ha estado desempeñando un papel activo en la industria de VC en España durante mas de 14 años. Es un portfolio manager en VC’s como Bonsai Venture Capital ( y participó en la salida a bolsa de Softonic, Wuaki o Toprural) o Simbosis Venture Capital, y empezó ahora junto con Iñaki Arrola y Carina Szpilka una VC de €50M llamada K Fund. K Fund es una VC con sede en Madrid que aspira a mejorar la forma de hacer de las VC en España. Esta dirigida a emprendedores con un historial demostrado y con una ambición global que aborde modelos de negocios como Marketplaces, SaaS y móvil en fase semilla y en 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

Fundador y CEO
J-Seed Ventures, Inc - Japan

Jeffrey Char

Jeffrey Char

Fundador y CEO

J-Seed Ventures, Inc - Japan

Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor focusing on distributed renewable energy. He is CEO at SOGO Energy, a global network of innovative energy companies servicing off-grid communities in emerging markets and Chairman at TRENDE, an online renewable energy retailer accelerating the widespread adoption of solar power in Japan. He is also founder and CEO at J-Seed Ventures. Jeff is also a professor teaching about entrepreneurship at Doshisha Business School in Japan and IE Business School in Spain.

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 runs Ecosystem Relations at TheVentureCity, a VC fund and Tech Accelerator. Prior to this she was the Silicon Valley Correspondent for El País, where she is still a contributor. Rosa covers technology, business and cultural subjects.

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

Director General
IE University

Joe Haslam

Joe Haslam

Director General

IE University

Professor Joe Haslam is the Executive Director of the Owners Scaleup Program at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. This is a program specially designed for small and medium sized companies that want to scale. He is also the presenter of the High Impact Online Program "Scaleup! How to Successfully Manage Growth" and the Academic Director of the Global Scaleup Program, a joint course offered by IE with the American University of Beirut. In the International MBA, he teaches an award winning elective called "Scaling Up Your Startup". In 1998, Prof Haslam was on the founding Team of Marrakech, a Dublin based e-procurement company that raised over $75m in Venture Capital and scaled to over 250 people. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Hot Hotels, the first company from Spain to be accelerated by the Techstars program in the USA (Boston, Summer 2015). He was born in Ireland and has an MBA from IE Business School. He has lived in Madrid for the past 15 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

Consultora
Oxentia Ltd Associate

Leticia Cabral

Leticia Cabral

Consultora

Oxentia Ltd Associate

Leticia Cabral es una consultora internacional enfocada en el desarrollo e implementación de modelos de negocio, estrategias, planes de negocios, estrategias de comercialización y financiamiento para empresas públicas y privadas, PYMES, ONGs, universidades y organizaciones de investigación de todo el mundo. Durante los últimos años, ha centrado su carrera principalmente en el asesoramiento y asesoramiento de emprendedores impulsados ​​por la innovación y social, Puesta en marcha y PYMES de México y otros países de América Latina, Asia y Europa, tanto como consultor independiente como mentor y consultor para una Iniciativa del Fondo Newton, administrada por la Real Academia de Ingeniería, y entregada por Oxentia, (anteriormente Oxford University Innovation Limited) Leticia ha ocupado puestos de consultoría de desarrollo y gestión en empresas globales como Ernst & Young, Wal-Mart y United Utilities. Ha sido responsable del desarrollo e implementación de estrategias de entrada en América Latina, Europa y Asia.

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

Está a cargo de las prácticas de consultoría y soluciones tecnológicas de Data Technology & Analytics, Customer Experience, Content and Process Technologies y Solution Architects, para el desarrollo de la oferta de Transformación Digital de la compañía. Francisco cuenta con más de 12 años de experiencia multi-sectorial en consultoría de negocio y tecnologías de la información. Ha liderado áreas de servicios tecnológicos y proyectos de planeación estratégica, mejora y automatización de procesos, gestión de riesgo operacional, implementación de oficinas de proyectos (PMO), eficiencia en costos, diseño y desarrollo de soluciones informacionales de Big Data, BI, BPM, ECM y CRM para distintas entidades. Francisco es Ingeniero Industrial y de Sistemas por el Tecnológico de Monterrey, está certificado como PMP y Scrum Master y cuenta con un MBA por el ITAM.

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

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

Global Head of Open Innovation
BBVA

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Global Head of Open Innovation

BBVA

Ainhoa Campo is an expert in the areas of Open Innovation, fintech and digital transformation. With almost 20 years experience in banking related fields as diverse as capital markets, M&A, lending and venture creation. She has been chasing new business models for BBVA. In the last years, she has been very focus on lending area for both individuals and SME. She is a great believer of new risk algorithms as a new paradigm for understanding companies. Now her passion is to make things happen between fintechs startups and BBVA. Ainhoa has an Economic and Business Degree at the University of the Basque Country. Lately, a DigitalEntrepreneurship Accelerator Program at MIT. She is currently Global Head of Open Innovation at BBVA. Her mission to connect and collaborate with the fintech ecosystem to bring amazing to the hands of the customers. By designing and implementing the strategies to reach out both part of the equation: BBVA and the external ecosystem (entrepreneurs, developers and the fintech ecosystem).

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

Socio Director
Variv Capital

Jose Bolaños

Jose Bolaños

Socio Director

Variv Capital

José es Socio Director de VARIV Capital, un fondo de Venture capital que invierte en compañías de tecnología con presencia en América Latina. Previo a VARIV, José fue Director del capítulo mexicano de Cognodata, una consultora española enfocada en desarrollar modelos matemáticos y analíticos dirigidos a manejar el riesgo y mejorar la estrategia de clientes clave como bancos, retailers y compañías de telecomunicaciones en México y Latinoamérica. José también trabajó como Case Team Leader en Bain & Company, donde dirigió proyectos de servicios financieros, retail, bienes de consumo y oil & gas. Previamente trabajó en Cemex donde se desenvolvió en varios puestos directivos alrededor de fusiones y adquisiciones y planeación estratégica de la compañía. José tiene un MBA de INSEAD (Francia/Singapur) y especializaciones en capital privado y capital de riesgo por la Universidad de Harvard

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.