Chair the Alumni Scholarship foundation of the Stanford Executive Program, giving NGO founders chances to attend Stanford. Founder of Tinkerlink a social marketplace helping communities to get jobs and get paid. Chairwoman of the Cronos Group, a Telecommunications making possible the connectivity among many regions. Founding Partner of Reaction Global a VC fund where our thesis investment is to measurably improve one billion lives Founder and Cohost of the Futueramos Podcast bringing Top Leaders to mold and think about how the future will be. Active member of YPO, first Female Chair of the Greater Europe chapter.. Founder of Opulix a digital platform giving voice to unheard Spanish speaking authors.
Francisco joined Sonae in 2013 as head of international development for specialized retail brands. Since 2016 Francisco is a board member at Sonae fashion and executive director for the MO fashion brand, the largest Portuguese fashion player. He previously worked at McKinsey Lisbon, Madrid and Sao Paulo offices and at Deutsche Bank in London. He is an advisor and investor to local academia and start-ups.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (1998) and Oporto University (2000) and an MBA by Harvard Business School (2005). He is an advanced diver and enthusiastic football fan, as well as the proud father of 4 boys..
Rui is the CEO of Absa Bank Moçambique. He is a finance professional for more than 20 years, spanning from capital markets, investment banking and commercial banking. A former lecturer and an eternal researcher. Economist with and MSc in Finance. Insead and Stanford Alumni. YPO member. Impact Investor. Socially responsible. Loves leisure at leisure.
Pablo is a global executive and passionate entrepreneur with +20 years of management experience both on Marketing and Operations. Steering global marketing programs and operations in Fortune 100 companies - Procter & Gamble, LG Electronics or Telefónica - across Europe, LatAm, and Asia. Ample experience as entrepreneur on successful and failed startup ventures - Boatsetter, Dorsia, Epic or Havana. Proven results on technology build up and building organizations that outperform the market. He holds a BA in Economics from Universidad Complutense of Madrid (1993) and MBA from Instituto de Empresa (1997). Married to an amazing partner and father of Pablo (10) and Carola (9).
Current Founder and CEO of PayZang and Karma Payments, Secretary and Member of the Board of SEP Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Giving NGO founders a chance to attend Stanford and amplify the work of an inspiring global social leader who is on the verge of strategic growth - personally and organizationally. Founding Partner of Reaction Global, a VC fund with an investment approach to measurably improve one billion lives within our lifetime. Serial entrepreneur (6X founder), strategy & technology professional and seed stage high-technology venture capitalist. Experienced in all aspects of business leadership; strategy, business development, operations, product/service management and information technology.
Current CAO of Faken, General management, Operations Optimization, Strategic planning, OD and human capital for large-sized organizations. Specialties: Restructuring, Strategy, change management, efficiency, leadership, Negotiations, M&A Identified as one of the 50 young leaders of Quebec by Les Affaires, over the years I piloted numerous strategic and process optimization projects in both the Manufacturing and Legal Service environments. Strong Team leader, Agile negotiator, love having fun at work! Particularly sensitive to the ¨client-experience¨.No-Nonsense approach / results oriented. Positive person, Committed and dedicated. High achiever, high expectations for myself and others. Believe in fostering a climate of trust, teambuilding and innovation. Perfectly bilingual (French & English) Family man
Hamburg/Germany, 1969Studied law at Passau & Würzburg University, bar exams in the State of Hessia. Worked within the HR department with Unilever, Shell, Coca-Cola (Berlin and Sydney). Head of HR Business Partners for Google in Northern & Central Europe (2010-2018), Elected to be amongst 10 leading practitioners ("40 heads in HR) in Germany in 2015 and 2017Speaker nationally and abroad on developing company cultures enabling transformation; D&I; Leadership) Since 8/2018: heading the HR & Legal department at ZEIT-Media a leading, family owned publishing house in Germany. Vice President for the HR-Manager Association in Germany (2nd term of election),.Member of the Ethikscouncil for the application of AI in HR
Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Banking, Entrepreneurship and Foreign Exchange (FX). Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) focused in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Escola Politécnica da USP.