Quasar Ventures Argentine Entrepreneur and Technologist
Graduate in Economy. As an entrepreneur, he founded companies linked to technology and the internet. Officenet, his first project, became the largest company for office supplies in Argentina and Brazil, acquired by Staples. As a technologist, he is a columnist in the Basta de Todo program and in the journal La Nacion, author of the book Pasaje al Futuro and co-organizer of TEDxRiodelaPlata. He was acknowledged Entrepreneur of the Year by Endeavor Global (NY, 2001).
Creative Labs Co-founder and president
Recently named one of the top 30 up and coming management thinkers in the world, Leonard Brody is known as “a leader of the new world order”. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy-nominated media visionary.
In his compelling, customized talks Leonard addresses the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all, and what to do about it.
Columbia University Professor
Dr. Upmanu Lall is the Director of the Columbia Water Center, the Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, and the Chair of the Department of Earth & Environmental Engineering at Columbia University.
His research has covered hydrology, climate dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, probability and statistics, water resource systems analysis, risk management, renewable energy, financial instruments and the fourth industrial revolution. He is motivated by challenging questions at the intersection of these fields, especially where they have relevance to societal outcomes or to the advancement of science towards innovative application. He has been engaged in high level public and scientific discussion through the media, the World Economic Forum, and with governments, foundations, development banks, and corporations. He has served on several national and international panels.
He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and has received the Henry Darcy Award from the European Geophysical Union, and the Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Andrew has written books and for innumerable publications too including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. His newest book, scheduled for release October 2019, is More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources -- and What Happens Next. Andrew was educated at Harvard and MIT. He lives in Cambridge,
Chair of Global Mining Guidelines Group – GMG. Ex Chief Innovation Officer in Barrick, Canadá. Senior Executive specializing in strategy development and implementation with key skills in technology transformation, innovation, leadership and cultural change for turnarounds, acquisitions and mergers.
Compañía Minera Buenaventura Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board of Buenaventura Mining Company S.A.A. Civil Engineer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Master in Business Administration at Henley Business School, University of Reading. He completed the Management Trainee Program at Harvard Business School and the Advanced Management Program at Templeton College, University of Oxford. He has worked at Buenaventura Mining Company S.A.A. since 1977 and is Director of El Brocal Mining Company S.A.A., BCP and UNACEM S.A.A. He was President of CONFIEB in two periods. He was President of the SNMPE.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Academic Director
President of the Geographical Society of Lima and Researcher and Teaching Assistant; Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences of Peru; and focal point of the Water Program of the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS). Member of the Technical Committee of Global Water Partnership (GWP TEC) and President Emeritus of the Peruvian Water Forum.
BBVA Head of Business Development and Digital Banking for South America
BBVA - Responsible for business development and digital banking in Latin America. He began his career as a strategic consultant in Deloitte Consulting Spain and worked in companies from various sectors (telecommunications, technology, mass media and the public sector) in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
PwC, Skills for Australia Partner
Sara Caplan is CEO of PwC’s Skills for Australia, one of the six Skills Service Organisations in Australia responsible for working with industry to make sure that the vocational training units and qualifications equip people with the skills needed in the workforce, now and in the future. Since 2016 Skills for Australia has worked on 17 projects to update the training standards for coal, metalliferous mining, drilling, extractive industries and civil infrastructure.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. President & COO - Americas
President and operations manager for America, responsible for the administration of copper mining operations of the company in North and South America, and Climax Molybdenum Co. He also has environmental and social corporate leadership responsibilities in the North and South. He has 42 years' experience in the mining industry with Freeport-McMoRan and its predecessors, considered leader in safety, change management and production efficiency.
BID Chief Specialist in Science and Technology
Gustavo Crespi is Senior Specialist in Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation in the Interamerican Development Bank (BID). He is an economist from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina and the School of Economy and Business of the University of Chile and has a PhD from the University of Sussex, UK. He has worked at the BID for 10 years, having worked at the institution's Washington branch and in the Representations of the BID in Uruguay and in Lima.
Rosa María Flores-Araoz
Kallpa Generación S.A. CEO
Rosa María Flores-Araoz Cedrón, Master in Applied Economic Science, with a major in Business Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and BA in Economics from the University of Lima. CEO of the companies Kallpa Generación S.A. and Orazul Energy Perú S.A. She has 20 years' experience in the Electricity Sector, of which the last 8 years have been with Kallpa Generación.
Víctor Góbitz Colchado
Cía de Minas Buenaventura CEO - General Manager
General Manager of Buenaventura and Director of El Brocal and Cerro Verde. He was General Manager of Milpo (NEXA), Rio Alto (Tahoe Resources) and Castrovirreyna; he was also Operations Manager of El Brocal and Volcan. Director of Gerens Business School. With more than 25 years' experience in mining operations and projects. A graduate in Mining Engineering from the PUCP, MBA from ESAN and specializations from the Wharton School and Kellogg School of Management.
Convergency Founder and Managing Director
Former CEO of METS Ignited one of 6 Industry growth centres established by the Australian government as a centrepiece of Australia’s innovation policy to accelerate the economic development of key industry sectors to Australia.
Dr. Doris Hiam-Galvez is a Chemical Engineer with PhD in Metallurgy. Currently Director, Metals for Hatch. She ran Hatch Europe until 2017. Doris has 20 years of experience managing global technical organizations for major manufacturing companies. She has been with Hatch for 12 years creating new and innovative business to grow the company in new regions. Before joining Hatch she was the CTO for Novelis, a leading global aluminum manufacturing company. Doris developed the concept of “Designing Sustainable Prosperity”
Pontíficia Universidad Católica del Perú Senior Lecturer
Psychologist, PhD with studies at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands; Institute of Psychology, Paris, La Sorbonne; and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Nexa Resources CEO Global
He has been Global CEO of Nexa Resources since 2012 and has more than 30 years of experience in the metals and mining sector in different countries. He is part of the board of directors of Nexa Resources Peru and Nexa Resources Atacocha. Prior to joining Nexa, Tito was Executive Director of Metales Basics of Vale S.A., one of the world's leading mining companies, from 2006 to 2012. During this period, he also served as a board member of Norsk Hydro, an aluminium producer in Norway. From 2003 to 2006, he was the CEO of Caemi S.A., a Brazilian diversified mining company listed on the Stock Exchange of Sao Paulo. He graduated in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and holds an MBA from the Federal University of the Economic and Administrative Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Laurentian University Associate Professor, Industrial Research Chair
Associate Professor and Professor of Industrial Research, Laurentian University. Environmental Microbiologist specializing in mining microbiology in cold climates. She works in close collaboration with academics, industries, governmental researchers, and interested parties from the community for developing clean technologies in mining and environmental remediation. She trains undergraduate and post graduate students and PhD researchers for success of this research innovation.
Asuntos Indígenas y del Norte Canadá - Gobierno de Canadá Program for Projects of Contaminated Sites of the Technical Department
Director of the Technical Project Office of the Contaminated Sites Program for the federal Department of Northern Affairs, Canada. The department handles the closure and rescue of abandoned mines in Northern Canada. He has been working in engineering and project management of abandoned mines for more than 25 years. His experience has focused on the remediation and closure of mine sites, especially in cold regions. Michael has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and an M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Codelco Executive President
Civil Mining Engineer from the University of Chile, with a distinguished career of 50 years. In 1975 he began work at Disputada de Las Condes and remained for 17 years. He was General Manager of the Andina and Chuquicamata de Codelco divisions. He then took charge of Los Pelambres Mining Company and later became vice president for Mining of the Antofagasta Minerals Holding. Between 2003 and 2006 he was vice president of the North Division of Codelco, after which he became executive president of Lumina Copper Chile Mining Company, general manager of Caserones Mining Company and director of Antofagasta Minerals. Since 2014 he has been executive president of Codelco.
McKinsey & Company Partner
Partner in McKinsey Growth and Innovation practice. His work is helping leaders drive breakthrough growth through new offerings, business lines and strategies, while also advancing the institutional ability of their organizations to innovate effectively and reliably.
Fundación Chile Executive Director Sectoral Agendas
Specialist in WorkForce Planning and WorkForce Development, Management by Competencies and Strategic Management of Human Capital. He leads programs supporting sectoral human capital development strategies, in industries such as Mining, Industries 4.0, Digital Transformation, Trade and the Wine Sector. Lecturer in Talent Management in the Master's Degree in Organizational Development and Strategic People Management of the Falculty of Economics at the Diego Portales University, Chile.
International Finance Corp (IFC) Global Head Mining
Global Head of Mining for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group
She leads IFC’s investment team responsible for supporting the mining sector and developing IFC’s mining business with a focus on sustainability and development impact across the emerging markets.
International Potato Center (CIP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Regional Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for the International Potato Center (CIP). Before joining the CIP, she was Director of Latin American Lands for The Nature Conservancy from where she promoted sustainable agricultural production. She has a Master's Degree in International Development from the American University School of International Service and a degree in International/Spanish Administration from the Gustavus Adolphus College.
Expert in Technology and Innovation
Expert in technology and innovation. Advisor on the Andina-CAN Digital Agenda. Mentor in Norway for the Lab de Nordea Bank. She founded the first business innovation center in Peru, under the auspices of IPAE Business Action. She actively participates in technological outreach work through social media under the account @Techtulia and mass media such as "La Republica" newspaper, TvPeru", "RTV", among others.
Jorge Abad Cueva
Centro de Investigación y Tecnología del Agua (CITA) - UTEC Director General Académico
El Dr. Abad recibió un B.S. en Ingeniería Civil de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, el M.Sc. y PhD en Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental de la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign, EE. UU. Fue investigador postdoctoral en la Universidad de Illinois y profesor asistente del Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental y del Departamento de Geología y Ciencias Planetarias de la Universidad de Pittsburgh. En la actualidad, el Dr. Abad es el Director de UTEC - Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología.
Instituto Peruano de Economía (IPE) President Board of Directors
Founding director and president of the Peruvian Institute of Economy and independent director of companies. He was deputy minister of Trade, of Economy and chief economic advisor to the Ministry of Economy, as well as director of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. He is an economist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and PhD in Economics from Cornell University.
Cayetana Aljovín Gazzani
Sociedad Nacional de Pesquería Chairman of the Board
Lawyer from the Catholic University of Peru and MBA from the Adolfo Ibáñez University of Chile. He has extensive experience in public administration, having held the positions of Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, Minister of Energy and Mines and Chancellor of the Republic. She has worked as a lawyer specializing in regulatory issues in the law firm Miranda & Amado where she became a partner. She is currently President of the Board of Directors of the National Fisheries Society; President of Azerta Communication Strategic Peru S.A.C. and member of the Board of Interbank, IFS and TechnoFast S.A. and University of Applied Sciences (UPC).
Diego Arán Ferreiro
Improyen Consulting General Manager
PhD in Soil Science, specializing in Recuperation of soils/water through Technosol and Biochar. He was a consultant in ID&I projects and project coordinator for environmental recuperation of some mining areas in Peru. Extensive scientific and pedagogical experience at various universities and international research groups. He is (co-) author of international indexed scientific publications and works of congresses. He collaborates as specialist with the Soil Pollution Group. From assessment to remediation of the FAO. He is currently general manager of Inproyen Consulting.
Isabel Arias Vargas
Cía Minera San Ignacio de Morococha S.A.A President
Graduate in Business Administration from the University of Lima, with MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Fontainbleau, France. She is currently Appointed Director of Poderosa Mining Company S.A., Chairwoman of the Board of San Ignacio de Morococha Mining Company S.A.A., Director of the Banking and Trade Club and Honorable Associate of WOMEN CEO Peru, member of the Advisory Councils of OMA and Amautos Mineros.
In 2001, he founded Baella.com, a corporate marketing and communication agency. He is a specialist in social media as well as a political analyst. He was a columnist for Correo, Peru 21 and Expreso, is co-founder of Lampadia.com, founder of Posicion.pe. He studied Law and Political Science and has Post Graduate Studies in Information Technology, Business Administration. He has a Master's Degree in Organization Governance and is studying for a Master's Degree in communication and political marketing.
Sociedad de Comercio Exterior del Perú - COMEX President
President of the External Trade Federation of Peru - ComexPeru. CEO of the Financial Investment Corporation that develops activities in the productive sectors of agro-industry and hydro-energy. Business administrator from Boston University, Massachusetts, USA.
Gonzalo Carranza Bigotti
Llorente & Cuenca Senior Director for Corporate Communication and Consumer Engagement
Journalist by profession, with a second speciality in economics. He also has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Adolfo Ibáñez University. Before joining LLYC, he worked as Central Economics and Business Editor in El Comercio, the most important newspaper in Peru. He was also Press Manager of the BCP, Managing Editor of Planeta Peru Publishing House; General Editor of the journal G de Gestion, of the El Comercio Group, and Senior Analyst of Semana Economica.
Jorge Chávez Blancas
Envphys General Manager
PhD in Chemistry with extensive experience in environmental issues. International experience in mining operations and in complicated large-scale environmental project management in various sectors. Solid technical know-how, strong analytical skills and structured thinking. Leader of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams for implementing sustainable projects.
Fernando Cilloniz Benavides
Former regional governor of Ica. Engineer from the University of Engineering (Peru) and MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.
José Deustua Rossel
UTEC Ventures Director UTEC Ventures
Jose Deustua is director of Utec Ventures. In the last seven years, Jose has led strategic projects for leading Peruvian companies and organizations. He has a Master's Degree from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economy from the Pacific University, Lima.
Mariela García de Fabbri
Ferreycorp S.A.A. General Manager
General Manger of the corporation Ferreycorp S.A.A. and director of all its companies in Peru and abroad. She has 30 years' experience in the corporation. President of AmCham Peru (American Chamber of Commerce), director of Peru 2021 and the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy. She is a graduate in Economy from the Pacific University and has an MBA from the Adolfo Ibáñez University of Chile and the Incae of Costa Rica.
CEO at Austmine Limited. Australia. Christine has extensive experience in working with governments in Australia and abroad to develop and deliver industry and economic development programs. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, USA, and an MBA in International Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.
María Jesús Hume Hurtado
AFP Integra Chairman of the Board
Senior Executive, with extensive experience in the public and private sectors, in the areas of international trade and investment banking. Proven managerial capacity in strategic planning in multinational companies and directing change processes. Ability to establish and maintain first level contacts in the country and abroad and ease of interpersonal relationships at all levels. Key participation in the Peruvian privatization process.
María Isabel León
Confederación Nacional de Instituciones Empresariales Privadas - CONFIEP President
Graduate in Education and a professional in Education Policies and Regional Development; she has a Master's Degree in Social Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She has experience in research and project development in the Education Sector. Promoter and founder of think-tanks and Private Institute for Higher Technological Studies, responsible for the operation and management of their academic and administrative area. President of the association of private companies of Peru, CONFIEP.
Orlando Marchesi Velásquez
Pricewaterhouse Coopers S. Cvil de R.L. Senior Partner
Orlando is Senior Partner of PwC, with more than 20 years' experience as a tax consultant. He is Member of the Bar, graduate from the University of Lima, with a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Université du Quebec á Montreal (UQAM). Member of the Bar Association of Lima, of the Peruvian Institute of Tax Law and of the International Fiscal Association - Peruvian Group. Member of the AmCham Taxation Board (American Chamber of Commerce).
Karl Maslo Luna
Activos Mineros S.A.C. Chairman of the Board
Master in Chemical Engineering from the Fridericiana University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Chairman of the Board , Independent Director, CEO, mentor and consultant, among others, with great strategic vision and leadership skills, expertise and experience in senior management, and a proven track record in defining and implementing programs of cultural transformation and operational excellence, especially in the industrial sector.
Carlos Milla Vidal
Cámara Regional de Turismo del Cusco President
Graduate in Tourism, he has a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He was an operator in aviation companies such as Expreso Aereo and Eli Cusco. He is currently President of the Milla Turismo Corporation with investments in the areas of Hospitality, gastronomy, Hotel Management, Touristic Operations, Academic Tourism and Cultural Industries. He is currently Portuguese Consul.
Enrique Molina Jara
Fundación Chile Executive Director Expand Program
Civil Mining Engineer from the University of Chile, M.Sc Mineral Economics, with 25 years' experience in the areas of: mine-plant operations, mining-metallurgic planning, project management and technological innovation. He has held executive positions with responsibilities in various areas of the mining business and companies such as Codelco Chile and Fundacion Chile, with special expertise and experience in the design and operation of hydrometallurgical processes.
Henry Polanco Cornejo
Universidad Nacional San Agustín Dean Faculty of Process Engineering
PhD in Environmental Science and Technology and Master's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He was Floor Manager of Agglomeration Lead, Fundicion de Concentrados S.A. He held the post of Auditor and Consultant in Environmental Taxation and Security for the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru. He is currently lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Process Engineering at the National University of San Agustin since 2015.
Leonie Roca Voto Bernales
Asociación para el Fomento de la Infraestructura Nacional (AFIN) President
Lawyer, graduate from the Pontifical Catholic University, with post graduate studies in Senior Managers in Government at Harvard University's School of Government and the Senior Mangement Program (PAD) at the University of Piura. He has 20 years of management experience in the public and private sector. He has extensive experience in management, administration and regulation in the infrastructure sector. In 2018 he took the position of Chairman of AFIN following an agreement in its General Assembly of Associates.
Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados Partner
Senior partner at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Law Firm. He leads the Department of Human Resources and Environment of the Firm and is a consultant to local and foreign companies that develop activities in Peru. In addition, he is member of the Board of various companies that operate in the country and provides advisory services in legal and strategic matters for investment development. He graduated as a lawyer from the Ponitifical Catholic University of Peru and completed a Master's Degree at Yale University.
Mariana Rodríguez Risco
Empresarios por la Educación President
Co-founder of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC), the Private Northern University (UPN), Cibertec and the Northern Institute of Technology. Director of IPAE (2015-2018). Member of the Strategic Committee of Education of IPAE and President of the CADE Educación 2015 “Outside the box Education". Member of the Board of the GRUPO ACP, FUTURA SCHOOLS, LUMNI and KUNAN. Civil Engineer from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and Master from Boston University.
Chair of the Board SQM
He is a Mining entrepreneur, and is currently the Chairman of SQM S.A. and Chairman of National Institute of Professional Training (INACAP – The largest higher Education and Training Institution in Chile). At present, he is Director of Cía. Minera Valle Central; Cía. Minera del Pacifico S. A. (CAP Mineria); ENAEX S. A. and Amerigo Resources Ltd. (Vancouver, B.C., Canada); President of the Mining Engineers Foundation, University of Chile; President of the Chilean Pacific Foundation; President of the Inter-American Mining Society (SIM) and President of the Latin American Mining Organization (OLAMI). He graduated and titled as a Mining Civil Engineer at the University of Chile and post-graduate studies in Corporate Finance at Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile.
Lieneke Schol Calle
Expert in innovation and transformation of organizations
Graduate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Lima and MBA from the Adolfo Ibáñez Management School. She has social commitment and extensive experience in information technology. She is currently board member of Alicorp, Banco Pichincha Perú, HElloZum, Care Perú, OWIT. She was Minister for Production in Peru. Previously, she held the position of secretary of Digital Government. She participates as mentor in the startup accelerator in Endeavor Peru.
Gold Fields PTY LTD Geologist
Gary is a geoscience professional with 35-years global mining, exploration, management and leadership experience. He holds an M.Sc in structural geology and an MBA. During a career spanning 35-years he has worked on 6-continents, exploring and mining gold, base metals (copper, lead and zinc) and bulk commodities (iron, manganese and coal) and has been involved in or lead teams that have made significant gold and base metal discoveries.
Julia Torreblanca Marmanillo
Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A.A. Vice President for Corporate Affairs
Graduated as a lawyer from Santa Maria Catholic University – Peru. She has postgraduate studies in International Commerce Law and a Diploma in Business Law. Specialist in External Commerce and Customs. Julia is also presently the Secretary of the Board of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde and Vice-President of the Cerro Verde Civil Association and member of the Technical Commission of the Cerro Verde Civil Association, in charge of managing the voluntary contribution of this Company.
ByP Bienestar y Productividad / PUCP Founder / Investigator
Social Psychologist, with a Master's Degree in Anthropology and PhD in Psychology. Senior Lecturer in the psychology department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru where he leads the research group Wellbeing, Culture and Development. He was visiting scholar at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. Founder of the consultancy ByP Bienestar y Productividad. He was visiting scholar at Universities in Canada, Spain, Colombia, France, among others.