Born on May 8th, 1950, in Tampico, Mexico, Ángel Gurría came to the OECD following a distinguished career in public service, including two ministerial posts. As Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from December…
Founder and Director of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute
International Authority on neurology
Antonio Damasio's research has served to lay the foundations of a neurological theory of emotions and has shown that emotions play a central role in decision-making and in social knowledge, focusing especially on…
Luxury, Marketing and Innovation
Antonio Paraiso is knowledgeable in the fields of luxury, marketing, innovation, and international business. Antonio worked more than 19 years as International Sales Director and travelled around the world, developing extensive sales and…
Marketing Director Google Latam (2011-20)
Investor & Advisor.
Esteban Walther began his career in 1996 in Spain as a financial auditor for different companies of the Arthur Andersen group and later began working for the TUI Group, one of the most…
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
President of Brazil (1995 - 2003)
One of the most important global thinkers by Foreign Policy.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso was President of the Federative Republic of Brazil from January 1995 to January 2003, winning two elections by an absolute majority. Since 1960, he was one of the most influential figures…
Journalist specialises in the Middle East
Henrique Cymerman is a Portuguese journalist who works as a Middle East correspondent for Antena 3 and La Vanguardia. Henrique also acts as correspondent for the Portuguese channel SIC and has made several…
Jose Manuel Durao Barroso
“WHY EUROPE MATTERS.”. PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMISSION (2004-2014).
CHAIR, GAVI BOARD - THE VACCINE ALLIANCE. PRESIDENT NON EXECUTIVE, GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL.
Jose Manuel Durao Barroso was President of the European Commission from 2004-14 and previously Prime Minister of Portugal from 2002-04. From January 2021, he is Chair of Gavi Board, one of the leading…
“WHAT WE PUT INTO THE WORLD, CHANGES THE WORLD”.
CALLED “GURU” BY THE UOL PORTAL AND “INTERNET PHENOMENON” BY O GLOBO. BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF “DAD IS COOL”. 2020 INFLUENCERS AWARD BY iBest Awards.
Marcos Piangers has been called “guru” by the UOL portal and “internet phenomenon” by O Globo. He has worked at Rede Globo and coordinated innovation teams in southern Brazil. Marcos Piangers has spoken…
ONE OF THE “40 MOST INFLUENTIAL FINTECH EXECUTIVES IN EUROPE”.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, BREAKING BANKS EUROPE. ENTREPRENEUR, INVESTOR & AUTHOR.
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur and a book author with two decades of experience in Financial Services. For three years in a row (2014-2016), Financial News has nominated Matteo as one of…
Paulo Miguel Pereira da Silva
CEO at Renova
Leading expert on business management
Paulo Miguel Pereira da Silva was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1961. He was admitted to the École Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1978, where he graduated in Physics Engineering. During his University…