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Luis Felipe Carrillo

President; Chief Executive Officer, Central Latin America (CALA), GE, Peru

Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas; MBA; Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú and Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands; executive courses, Harvard Business School. 2000, joined GE; currently, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Latin America focus is to develop the region’s infrastructure in power generation & transmission, oil and gas, healthcare and aviation; leading efforts to localize more capabilities, integrate acquisitions and develop new markets; also leading the transformation to make GE the premier digital industrial company in the region. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2015).

Freddy Castro

Chief Executive Officer, Banca de las Oportunidades, Colombia

Freddy Castro is Chief Executive Officer of Banca de las Oportunidades, a government entity responsible for designing and implementing financial inclusion policy in Colombia. At Banca de las Oportunidades, he has led projects that benefit women and the rural population, bringing digital payments to market squares in Bogota, helping to remove entry barriers to the financial system for Venezuelan migrants, promoting the financial innovation ecosystem, expanding a banking agency model using local shops to reach the rural population, and generating evidence and data for public policy decision-making. Before joining Banca de las Oportunidades, he worked in the Central Bank of Colombia and served as Secretary of Economic Development of Bogota. He also worked as a journalist and professor, and has held executive roles in a business association. Castro studied economics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Jesús "Chuy" Cepeda

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OS City, Mexico

Chuy uses blockchain to digitize government services and provide their citizens with a decentralized digital identity. He's a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico.

As a technology entrepreneur and exponential technology enthusiast, he's been using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to create the future of the public sector, positioning OS City as one of the Top 100 Government Technology companies in the world.

For more information, https://jesus.os.city.

Luis Cervantes

Managing Director; Head, Mexico Office, General Atlantic, Mexico

Luis Cervantes established and leads General Atlantic’s Mexico office, focusing on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and across Latin America. Luis co-led General Atlantic’s investments and is a member of the Board of Directors of Justo (online supermarket), Kavak (used-auto ecommerce), Axo (fashion omnichannel retailer), Clip (payments platform) and Laboratorios Sanfer (pharmaceutical lab), and previously participated in the Board of Directors of Sura Asset Management and Santander Asset Management Mexico. Luis also serves as a member of the board of directors of Endeavor Mexico (entrepreneurship non-for-profit) and of Ordas-Howden (insurance brokerage), is a member of YPO and was an Adjunct Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Luis was at Advent International where he concentrated on investments across sectors in Latin America. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking team at UBS in the Latin American group based in Mexico City. Luis graduated as an Industrial Engineer, with honors, from Universidad Iberoamerica and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Arturo Condo

President, EARTH University, Costa Rica

President of EARTH University, an innovative global institution based in Costa Rica that prepares young leaders from across the world as change agents for advancing sustainable development and nature-positive food systems. Dr. Condo led the creation of EARTH Futures, a global center which aims to transform rural areas and he guided the launch of EARTH Ventures, an initiative to launch new businesses with purpose. He served as President of INCAE Business School between 2007 and 2015 where for two decades he served in several positions, including Dean of the MBA, Dean of Innovation and Development, and professor in strategy, competitiveness and sustainable development. He has a Doctorate in business strategy and competitiveness from Harvard Business School and was recognized as a “Distinguished Scholar” in his MBA at INCAE. In 2007, the World Economic Forum recognized him as a Young Global Leader (YGL).

Dr. Condo is a strong believer in the power of youth to change the world and his work also focuses on ethics, gender equality and dignity. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bancolombia, of Vital Voices Costa Rica, Country Chair to Costa Rica for the organization Global Dignity and a member of the Inter-American Dialogue. He lives in Costa Rica, is married and has three children.

Bárbara Luiza Coutinho do Nascimento

State Prosecutor, Rio de Janeiro State Prosecutor's Office, Brazil

Bárbara Nascimento is a Public Prosecutor in Rio de Janeiro State Prosecutor's Office working with human rights, cybercrimes, anti-corruption and new technologies. Her research in those fields led her to win an academic competition at the 2018 OECD Global Anti-corruption and Integrity Forum. She holds a Master of Laws degree in Information Technology Law from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Laws degree in Theory and Philosophy of Law from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), where she received a merit scholarship (Faperj Grade 10). Bárbara also holds an LLB from UERJ and a post-graduate degree in Law from the Rio de Janeiro School of Magistrates. She has published numerous academic articles in journals and has been invited to speak at international conferences.

Idalia Cruz Garza

Director, Strategy, Media, TV Azteca S.A.B de C.V., Mexico

Idalia Cruz Garza is Director of Media Strategy at Grupo Salinas, which has operations in media, retail, financial services, telecommunications and Internet industries through its own subsidiaries. TV Azteca owns and operates 300 TV networks in Mexico and is one of the two largest producers of Spanish language television programmes worldwide. Previously, Cruz held positions within various media as well as in Procter & Gamble Mexico. She is Founder and President of the TV Committee and the Mexican Joint Industry Committee. She is on the Board of Directors of various international media organizations including the Media Rating Council and the Advertising Research Foundation. Cruz holds a BSc in Economics from ITAM and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Postgraduate studies in Finance, Marketing and Politics from ITAM, ITESM, Harvard Business and JFK Schools. Cruz is listed as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico and was nominated for ESOMAR's Excellence Award in 2009.

Komal Dadlani

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Lab4U, Chile

Komal Dadlani is a Biochemist with an MSc from the University of Chile. In 2013 she started Lab4U to democratize science and change the way science is taught with a lab in the pocket. Today Lab4U is present in Latin American and the US with more than 120,000 students using Lab4Physics, their first product. Komal has been a recipient of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2015, Toyota Mother of Invention Award 2017, MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35 Leaders in LatAm 2018, Ashoka Fellow and internationally recognized by The New York Times, Forbes, People Magazine, and the BBC for her work at Lab4U as a top female entrepreneur.

Carlos de Hart

Chief Executive Officer, Agroince, Colombia

Carlos de Hart is Chief Executive Officer of Agroince, a group of agribusinesses. Prior to his appointment, he served as Vice-Minister of Business Development of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia. De Hart has held several executive positions, including Secretary-General of the National Business Association of Colombia, as well as in companies belonging to the agribusiness, consultancy and banking sectors, among others. He is an entrepreneur that has founded companies in real estate, ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO), having been chairman of the board at most of them. He has also been a member of over 50 other boards of directors of public and private institutions within the banking, energy, CSR, education, industry, agriculture, ICT, BPO and healthcare sectors. De Hart received a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de los Andes and an International MBA from IE Business School.

Luana de Souza Martins Génot

Executive Director, Identities Institute, Brazil

Luana Génot is a CEO, writer and TV host from Brazil. She’s currently the Executive Director of Identities Institute - ID_BR (Instituto Identidades do Brasil -www.simaigualdaderacial.com.br), an NGO that is a top reference for racial equality in the corporate world. With more than 50 employees across the country, ID_BR offers training and ESG consulting for companies to strength their culture and to be more inclusive for black, indigenous and underrepresented groups in high-rank jobs.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, mother of Alice, a 4-year old, Luana recently became a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and she is also a Responsible Leader Fellow at the BMW Foundation.
As a writer, she signs a column for O Globo, one of the main daily newspapers in Brazil. She also wrote two Books "Mais Forte - Entre Lutas e Conquistas" (Stronger, between struggles and achievements, 2021) et "Sim à Igualdade Racial" (Yes to Racial Equality), that was a nominated as a finalist to the Jabubi Prize in 2020.
With +250K followers on Instagram, Luana has also a large experience in TV and entertainment. She host Sexta Black, a show for GNT, one of the main cabled networks in Brazil, in which she interviews celebrities about how they relate to race issues.
She was also on the jury of Ideias à venda (Ideas to sale), a Netflix reality show with young entrepreneurs.
Luana is a curator of the Museu do Amanhã (Museu of tomorrow) of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most innovative museums in Brazil.
During an exchange program in the university of Madison-Wisconsin, she worked as a volunteer in president Obama’s reelection campaign, en 2012.
Luana speaks Portuguese, French and English, has a degree in Advertising at the PUC University in Rio de Janeiro and a Master in Race and Ethnicity at CEFET.

Luana Génot est fondatrice et directrice de l’Instituto Identidades do Brasil (ID_BR)- www.simaigualdaderacial.com.br , une ONG de référence dans la lutte pour l’égalité raciale dans le monde du travail. Cet institut propose qui compte plus de 50 collaborateurs dans plusieurs villes brésiliennes propose aux entreprises des formations et du conseil en ESG pour implanter des programmes d’inclusion de personnes noires et d’indigènes à des postes à responsabilité.
Née à Rio de Janeiro, maman d’une petite Alice, 4 ans, Luana est Young Global Leader du Forum Économique Mondial, ainsi que du réseau de leaders responsables de la Fondation BMW.
Au-delà de ses fonctions à la tête d’ID_BR, elle est chroniqueuse de la revue Ela, magazine féminin du journal O Globo, et auteure de deux ouvrages : "Mais Forte - Entre Lutas e Conquistas" (Plus forte, entre combats et conquêtes, 2021) et "Sim à Igualdade Racial" (Oui à l’égalité raciale), finaliste du prix littéraire Jabuti en 2020.
Suivie par plus de 250.000 abonnés sur Instagram, Luana est également très présente dans le monde de l’audio-visuel. Elle présente sur GNT, la plus grande chaîne câblée féminine du Brésil, l’émission Sexta Black, avec des entretiens de personnalités sur leur rapport à l’identité raciale. Elle a aussi été jurée pour l’émission de télé-réalité de jeunes entrepreneurs Ideias a venda (idées à vendre), sur Netflix.
Luana est depuis 2021 curatrice du Musée de Demain (Museu do Amanhã), un des musées les plus innovateurs du Brésil.
À l’occasion d’un échange universitaire aux Etats-Unis, elle a travaillé comme bénévole lors de la campagne de Barack Obama pour sa réélection en 2012.
Trilingue portugais-français-anglais, elle est diplômée en Communication à l’université PUC de Rio de Janeiro, avec un Master en Relation ethnico-raciales au CEFET.

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Luana Génot is a CEO, writer and TV host from Brazil. She’s currently the Executive Director of ID_BR (Instituto Identidades do Brasil -www.simaigualdaderacial.com.br), an NGO that is a top reference for racial equality in the corporate world. With more than 50 employees across the country, ID_BR offers training and ESG consulting for companies to strength their culture and to be more inclusive for black, indigenous and underrepresented groups in high-rank jobs.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, mother of Alice, a 4-year old, Luana recently became a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and she is also a Responsible Leader Fellow at the BMW Foundation.
As a writer, she signs a column for O Globo, one of the main daily newspapers in Brazil. She also wrote two Books "Mais Forte - Entre Lutas e Conquistas" (Stronger, between struggles and achievements, 2021) et "Sim à Igualdade Racial" (Yes to Racial Equality), that was a nominated as a finalist to the Jabubi Prize in 2020.
With +250K followers on Instagram, Luana has also a large experience in TV and entertainment. She host Sexta Black, a show for GNT, one of the main cabled networks in Brazil, in which she interviews celebrities about how they relate to race issues.
She was also on the jury of Ideias à venda (Ideas to sale), a Netflix reality show with young entrepreneurs.
Luana is a curator of the Museu do Amanhã (Museu of tomorrow) of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most innovative museums in Brazil.
During an exchange program in the university of Madison-Wisconsin, she worked as a volunteer in president Obama’s reelection campaign, en 2012.
Luana speaks Portuguese, French and English, has a degree in Advertising at the PUC University in Rio de Janeiro and a Master in Race and Ethnicity at CEFET.

Paula Escobar Chavarría

Opinion Columnist, CNN Chile, Chile

Paula Escobar Chavarria is a chilean journalist, editor and author. She is a columnist/ panelist at La Tercera, CNN Chile and Duna radio. She is a professor at Universidad Diego Portales and member of the board of the Young Global Leaders Foundation and of ComunidadMujer.. She is also Executive Director of the Chair on Women and Media at Universidad Diego Portales and member of the Council of the WEF Gender Parity Initiative (Chile). She is a Young Global Leader (2006), Yale World Fellow(2012), won the Lenka Franulic award for the best woman journalist in Chile (2014) , and was chosen one of the BBC 100 Inspiring women of 2015. In 2019 she won -with her team- the Excellence in Journalism Award in print media in Chile, for their coverage of sexual misconduct and abuse. She studied Journalism at the Catholic University of Chile and has a Master's degree studies in Comparative Literature. She has published six non-fiction books: in one of them she interviewed all Chilean Presidents after the return of democracy. Former Magazines Editor at El Mercurio, former Editor in Chief of Caras magazine and former Editorial Director of Televisa Group in Chile. She also wrote for the Huffington Post.

Julio Estrada

Director, Desarrollos Palo Blanco, Guatemala

BA in Economics; MBA, INSEAD, France. Formerly in risk management, Citibank; Strategy Consultant, AT Kearney; Associate Director, Latin America, World Economic Forum; Head, PRONACOM, national competitiveness promotion agency. Founded ANADIE, the national agency for public-private partnerships in Guatemala, Served as Minister of Finance from Jan 2016 to Sep 2018. Presidential Candidate in 2019 Elections in Guatemala.