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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 Felipe Cervantes Legorreta

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 school educating leaders for sustainable development, especially for rural areas of the world. Former President and Professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE, a leading business school and think-tank in Latin America, researcher, author, innovator, advisor and global citizen. He lives in Costa Rica, is married and has three children.
Ecuadorian by birth, Latin American by heart, Dr. Arturo Condo served as President of INCAE Business School between 2007 and 2015. Prior to that, he was Dean of the MBA, Dean of Innovation and Development and Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS). Through the years he led a team of professors and researchers to create and launch new versions of the school’s MBA and Executive MBA programs, renovated the leadership structure of the school, supported a new generation of Executive Education programs, attracted a renewed community of allies and donors, while sustaining INCAE’s commitment to the Central American integration process with a regional and global perspective. He also led INCAE’s involvement in the development of leaders for the public sector, the promotion of greater participation of women in top leadership and the adoption of the MBA Oath, a compendium of ethical principles for business leaders. From INCAE and CLACDS, Dr. Condo and his teams have worked with private and public leaders to strengthen competitive clusters and promote sustainable development. He is a founding member of the Central American Private Sector Initiative (CAPSI), a group of regional leaders focused on improving the lives of Central Americans through regional action.
He teaches at INCAE’s MBA and executive programs and is author and co-author of a number of articles, books and teaching cases in business strategy, international business, competitiveness and sustainable development. He has a Doctorate from Harvard Business School in business strategy and competitiveness and was recognized as a “Distinguished Scholar” in his MBA at INCAE. Dr. Condo serves as Senior Institute Associate of Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, a think-tank led by Prof. Michael Porter. His research has focused on the development of sustainable competitive advantage by Latin American firms both locally, regionally and globally.
He has also worked as a consultant in strategic planning and global strategy for firms and industry organizations in Latin America and Asia. He has been advisor to multilateral organizations like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Asian Development Bank. In 2014, he launched Keyword Centroamerica, a strategic information company where he serves as Chairman. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Bancolombia, the largest bank in Colombia.

In 2006, he was named to the Inaugural Class of the Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI), an Aspen Institute Fellowship. In 2007, the World Economic Forum (WEF) recognized him as a Young Global Leader (YGL), an honor bestowed to “recognize and acknowledge the most extraordinary leaders of the world under the age of 40”. As part of the YGL community, he was co-founder of the YGL Business Oath and later a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Global Business Oath Project, both projects that aspire to change ethical behavior of business leaders around the world. Dr. Condo became a key supporter for the creation of INCAE’s MBA Oath Club in 2011, which seeks to create awareness in the minds of INCAE students and graduates about the importance of personal ethics and sustainability values in the business world. His work also focuses on gender equality, having founded INCAE’s Center for Women’s Leadership. As part of the World Economic Forum, he is a member of the Latin American Competitiveness Lab and the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Jobs, and since 2015 is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Dr. Condo is passionate about education in general and higher education in particular as well as Latin America’s increasing role in the world. He is a strong believer in the power of youth to change the world. He is the Founding Curator of the San Jose Hub of the Global Shapers Community, part of the World Economic Forum.

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.

Komal Dadlani

Chief Executive Officer, 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.

Patricia Ellen da Silva

Co-Founder, Agora!, Brazil

Currently Secretary of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Labour of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2016 in recognition of achievements on digital innovation, education and economic development in government. Lectures on Leadership and Digital Innovation at the Master of Public Management Program of the Center for Public Leadership (CLP). MPA, Harvard Kennedy School; MBA, INSEAD. Chief Executive Officer of Optum Brazil until 2018; previously Partner at McKinsey & Company for nearly 18 years. Focused on public sector challenges, led projects in education, health, economic development, with special focus on digital government innovation. Co-Founder of Movimento Agora!, which seeks to modernize public policy provision and management by promoting social engagement, to build a more humane and sustainable country.

Alberto de Belaunde

Congressman, Congress of Peru, Peru

Alberto de Belaunde (he/him) is the Program Adviser - Global Advocacy at OutRight. He is a lawyer with a master's degree in environmental management and postgraduate studies in public policy. He was the second openly gay congressman in the history of Peru. In 2019, he was awarded the Victory Institute Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award for his work on behalf of the LGBT+ community. In 2021 he was part of the Yale World Fellowship. He has published two books, one of them about openly LGBTQ+ authorities in Latin America.

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.

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.