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The forum invites business people, journalists, politicians and other influencers that will debate and share their experiences on pressing issues, such as: politics, economy, diversity and media.

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Antonio Bulnes

Antonio Bulnes is currently a partner - responsible for Garrigues Abogados Mexico DF and ex-head of the offices in Brazil. With more than 20 years of experience, Antonio is an expert in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Venture Capital.

Antonio Carlos Valente

ANTÔNIO CARLOS VALENTE, 66, electrical engineer, started his career at Telebrás and Telerj, acting in different roles, until 1997 when he moved to integrate the Board of 'ANATEL and acted as Special Adviser for the Ministry of Communications. In 2004, assumed as President of Telefônica in Peru, and in 2011 as President of Telefônica Brazil. Since 2017, act as President of Everis Consulting, in Brazil.

Aristóbulo Bausela Sánchez

ARISTÓBULO BAUSELA SÁNCHEZ, 53, has a Bachelor in Geography and holds a PhD in Ancient History. He built his career in Mapfre passing through many different countries, and currently he is the CEO of this company.

Bernardo Figueiredo

BERNARDO FIGUEIREDO, economist, former president of Empresa Estatal de Planejamento e Logística (EPL), responsible for billions of investment in infrastructure in Brazil. In charge of the Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres and Associação Nacional dos Transportes Ferroviários. Figueiredo consider himself a expert, having spent 40 years working with logistics.

Ciro Gomes

CIRO GOMES, 61, started his politic/public service career at 1982 at 24 years old, acting after as State and Federal Deputy, Governor of Ceará State, Finance Minister and National Integration Minister. In 2018, ran for President in the national elections for PDT, ending on the third position with 13,3 million of votes.

Djamila Ribeiro

DJAMILA RIBEIRO, is philosopher, feminist, writer, and academic. She's a researcher and holds a Master in philosophy from Universidade Federal de São Paulo. She has become known in Brazil because of her activism on the web, fighting against racism and for gender equality. She writes for CartaCapital, Blogueiras Negras, and Azmina Magazine.

Daniel Pedreira Dorea

DANIEL PEDREIRA DOREA is Financial Director and Investor Relations (CFO and IRO) at Santos 'Brasil Participações S.A.', since October 2016, having previously acted as Board Member for four years. Worked for 6 years at Opportunity Asset Management, directly dedicated to private equity investments, oil & gas industry, mining, sanitation and infrastructure. Graduated at Management at Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), at Law at Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL) and postgraduate in Taxation law at 'Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários' (IBET).

Felix Garcia

FELIX GARCIA, bachelor's in engineering and MBA, has extensive experience on Infrastructure sector, focused in mobility, transmission lines and water supply. Acted as board member in many companies from the sector and as member of Spanish Commercial Chamber in Brazil. Dedicated 13 years to Acciona, company focused in infrastructure and renewable energy, with the role of Managing Director in the last 3 years.

João Marco Braga da Cunha

JOÃO MARCO DA CUNHA, worked six years as economist at BNDES, project analyst at FINEP and consultant at 'Instituto Brasileiro de Economia'. He has a Bachelor's in Economy from PUC-SP and earned a Master's from FGV-SP. In addition, he holds a Master's and PhD in Electrical Engineering from PUC-RJ. Since 2017, he writes articles about economics and politics that were published in 'O Globo', 'Valor Econômico', 'Folha.com' and ESADE.

Julia Tolenzano (Jout Jout)

JULIA TOLEZANO, 27, publicly known with the name of Jout Jout, is a vlogger, writer and journalist. Julia is mostly known for her Youtube channel focused in feminist discussions, Jout Jout Prazer, that currently has more than 2 million subscribers. In 2016, published her first book 'Tá todo mundo mal' ('Everyone is feeling bad- free translation), that topped the list of most sold at that year.

Karina Ude

KARINA UDE, holds a Bachelor in Psychiatry and an MBA degree, dedicated more than 12 years to the Human resources sector, specifically on the sectors of Talent management, inclusion and organizational efficiency. Since 2008, acts as HR Global Director at Syngenta, company where she-s been working for the last 4 years.

Adriana Ventura

ADRIANA VENTURA, is Federal lesgislator from Partido Novo in São Paulo. She holds a bachelor in public administration, and master and PhD in business administration at EAESP-FGV, covering ethics, values and integrity in her thesis. She's Professor of administration at EAESP-FGV, entrepreneur, co-founder of Espaço 10x21 and Natyvo Consméticos. Adriana is also advisor of Fundação Julita, that supports during 65 years people in event of social vulnerability in the city of São Paulo.

Martin Boehm

MARTIN BOEHM is director of IE Business School. Martin has a BA in Business from the International Reutlingen University, an MBA from Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and a PhD in Marketing by Frankfurt University. He started as Marketing Professor at IE Business School and in 2017 was promoted to Dean. Martin spent the last decade researching and offering consulting services at the Customer management field.

Pedro Corrales

PEDRO CORRALES, is the Director responsible to the Draft Beer Division at Heineken España. He has more than 20 years in marketing, trade and sales in companies like Heineken, General Mills, Parmalat and Fuente Liviana. During his career he received many prizes over his advertise campaigns ('Piensa en verde' and 'Invierno com Häagen-Dazs') and innovative ideas. He is marketing and entrepreneurship Professor at IE Business School.

Pompeu Andreucci Neto

POMPEU ANDREUCCI NETO is the current Extraordinary Ambassador and plenipotentiary of Brazil in Spain and Andorra. Brazilian Diplomat, Andreucci served between 2006 and 2018 as Chief of Protocol to the President in Brazil. From 2011 to 2016 he was Chief Advisor Diplomatic of Brazilian Vice-President. From 2006 to 2011, Andreucci Neto acted as Minister-Counselor of Brazilian Embassy in Washington D.C., where he managed the sector of Economic, Trading and Financial politics affairs. From 2003 to 2006 he was Secretary of International Affairs of the Ministry of Development, Industry and International Trading of Brazil.

Tábata Amaral

TÁBATA AMARAL, 25, political scientist, astrophysicist and education activist. Cofounded 'Movimento Acredito', cross-partisan movement focused on reducing the inequality on the country and 'Movimento Mapa educação' with the mission to engage the youth to fight for a better education for the whole population. In 2018, was elected as Federal Deputy representing the State of São Paulo, being the most voted candidate in the State, with 264 thousand votes.

Jorge Arduh

JORGE ARDUH, currently, CEO of Indra Brasil, multinational consultant firm focused in technology. Mr. Jorge Arduh is bachelor in naval systems and postgraduate in operative research. He has built long career at Indra, being the CEO of the company in many countries.

Igor Tasic

IGOR TASIC, is the founder and CEO of Startup Europe Week, the largest regional entrepreneurship event in the world, promoted in collaboration with the European Commission and present in more than 300 cities and 50 countries with a global reach of 6 million entrepreneurs. He is a serial entrepreneur, specialist in innovation, entrepreneurial ecosystems and in the internationalization of small and medium enterprises. He is a member of the Digital Leaders Network of the World Economic Forum and advisor on multiple acceleration programs / startups across the globe.

André Ricardo Cruz Fontes

ANDRÉ RICARDO CRUZ FONTES is the President of the State Regional Court (TRF) of 2nd region. He is a Desembargador (Judge) of this Court since February 2001, acting as Federal Prosecutor, and later, as Regional Federal Prosecutor from 1989 to 200. He was also Federal Judge (Brasília-DF). Acting on the Academia, he is Professor at UFRJ and author of many Law related books.

André Edelstein

ANDRÉ EDELSTEIN, is a lawyer graduated from PUC-SP, holds an MBA from IE Business School and is currently a Partner at 'Advocacia Waltenberg'. He is also a member of law board of advisors at Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Electrical Energy – ABSOLAR and Tax Counselor of 'Sou da Paz Institute'.

Jean Wyllys

JEAN WYLLYS is politician, journalist and holds a Masters in Arts/Letters and Linguistics from Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He was first elected in 2010 for a mandate as federal legislator running for PSOL-RJ and re-elected in 2014 and 2018. Wyllys became first well known for participating and earning the first prize at the television program Big Brother Brazil. Classified by the magazine The Economist as one of the 50 personalities in the world that fight the most for diversity and was one of the congressmen with most relevant fight for social causes, especially over LGBT rights.

Márcio Adriano Anselmo

MÁRCIO ADRIANO ANSELMO, is the current General Coordinator for Repression to money laundry and corruption of the federal police. Considered as the “soul” of the operation Car-wash, he is responsible for the initial investigations that revealed the who system behind the politics. Also, he's is PhD in international law at USP, gathering expertise in criminal law, criminal procedural law, and international law. He's author of several legal works, with particular reference to “Colaboração premiada – o novo paradigma do processo penal brasileiro”, and “Lavagem de Dinheiro e Cooperação Jurídica Internacional”.

Paulo Borges

PAULO BORGES, Chairman at Atman Production, big oilseed producer, in Mato Grosso State. Worked as a Consultant for SEBRAE and currently runs companies at the agribusiness sector. Further, he is a consultant at the agricultural inputs, focused in credit, marketing and business strategy.

Renato Janine Ribeiro

RENATO JANINE RIBEIRO is a Brazilian political philosopher and full professor of ethics and political philosophy at the University of São Paulo. As of April 6, 2015 he was named Minister of Education of Brazil in the cabinet of Dilma Rousseff.

Rodrigo Menezes

RODRIGO MENEZES, founder-partner at Derraik & Menezes, one of the main law firms focused in venture capital and star-ups in Brazil. He's member of Associação Brasileira de Fintechs, Anjos do Brasil, and Grupo Dínamo – start-ups ecosystems. Acts as well as Professsor at Insper and FIAP, in São Paulo, gathering experience and knowledge on entreuprenership and financial investments.

Sandro Cabral

SANDRO CABRAL, holds a PhD in Business, coordinates the Master's degree in Public Politics at Insper and is Licensed Professor at UFBA Business School and Productivity Scholarship of CNPq. He was also visiting scholar at New York University (NYU) and at HEC Paris. In his research, he intends to strengthen the link between Strategy and Public Administration – with special interest in topics related to how governments interact among each other, with private companies and how they influence the performance and accountability of the public services.

Tiago Braga

TIAGO BRAGA, PhD in Information Science from the University of Brasilia (UnB). Researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology. (IBICT) of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC). He currently leads the Coordination of New Technologies Applied to Products (Cotea) in the IBICT in which he coordinates research projects related to the technological information, information for sustainability and data science. It is part of the management committee of the Life Cycle Initiative (LCI), an initiative promoted by UN Environment.

Leo Zappe

LEO ZAPPE, currently is Global Product Manager for Syngenta Crop Protection, leading multi-crop portfolios with a strong commercial character. As a certified professional in marketing and sales excellence, he worked in different areas of the business, both in Brazil and Switzerland, developing a extensive experience in product management, team management, business development and strategic marketing.

Sixto Arias

Sixto Arias, CEO at Made in Mobile and Advisory Partner at Upplication. Previously he was cofunder of Mobext in partnership with Havas Media and other ventures like Movilisto. Founder of Media Market Associaton in Spain at 2005. He has dedicated his life to innovation, the creation of several different projects and Startups, always about digital world and he has focused the efforts at the mobile. Teaches in several universities and business schools, like Universidad Complutense, ESIC, Porto Business School or IE Business School.

Raquel Serradilla Juan

Raquel has an educational background in computer science engineering and executive programs from the main business schools in Spain. She was Executive VP of Altitude software, a global provider of omnichannel contact center solutions. Raquel also co-created the Europe’s first Superior Master’s Program for Contact Center Management, and the first industry-wide awards that recognize people working in Customer Relations Centers in Spain. Currently, Raquel is Advisor of GoContact and E-Voluciona.

MODERADORES

Andrea Martinelli

É managing director da Nello Investimentos, responsável por M&A e projetos de internacionalização de empresas entre LATAM e a Espanha. Executiva com 20 anos de experiência na Europa, foi diretora EMEA para os negócios de Health Care da 3M e VP sênior Global Customer Operations da Schneider Electric. Atualmente também é investidora anjo, mentora de startups e co-fundadora da Impulse4women. É bacharel em Administração pela EAESP/FGV, MBA pela Boston University em Bruxelas e diplomada em Lean Six Sigma-MBB, Venture Capital pela EVCA e Escola de Conselheiros da IESE.

Ariane Landin

Foi Diretora de Marketing de grandes empresas, tais como Santander, Allianz e ESPN no Brasil. Atualmente é consultora em Barcelona para marcas brasileiras e espanholas com foco em estratégias digitais, considerando os desafios das mídias sociais, influenciadores, algoritmos e velocidade e veracidade das notícias. Fez especialização em Marketing na UCBerkeley, MBA na Universidade de Pittsburg, e Programa Executivo de Inovação na ESADE.

Jucinara Schena

Jucinara Schena is a journalist and researcher in the area of critical media studies, in the Doctoral Program in Communication at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Currently she works with the analysis of the discourse in the Brazilian online newspaper under the point of view of media pluralism in relation to the matrix of political ideologies. She has also collaborated since 2016 as a researcher at the Unit for Teaching Innovation and Quality of Teaching at the Faculty of Communication at the same institution in which she develops doctoral research.

Ricardo Mesquita

Ricardo believes that there is a growing gap between what most education provides and what humans need for the future. He´s currently building the immersive learning initiative@ ie.edu using bootcamps to meet the demands of the fast changing world of work. This is fueled by a deep interest in the evolution of employment, skills acceleration and talent recruitment in the age of AI. The mission of IE Exponential Learning is to support individuals in their continuous growth, in their ability to adapt and create new professional opportunities for themselves. Entrepreneur and lifelong learner, the former CEO of thelabmiami.com, is also co-founder of Beta-i, mentor at Startup Chile, and co-author of the book “The Soul of Business”, a roadmap for entrepreneurs looking to set up shop in Portugal.

José Esteves

Professor José Esteves is a full-time teacher of information systems at IE Business School. Focusing on areas such as digital transformation, ERP implementations, cybersecurity, and more recently, intelligent automation, Prof Esteves believes it is the way people interact with information technology that will determine the success or failure of its adoption and implementation. Prof Esteves was also chair of eGovernment Software AG- Alianza Sumaq which focus on the analysis and understanding of eGovernment initiatives in Spain and Latin America. In addition to his research and teaching, Prof Esteves continues to act as a consultant to a number of companies – something he believes makes an important contribution to his academic activities. PhD in Software – Information Systems, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; Master in Information Systems, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal; Diploma in Business Administration, minor in financial management, Instituto Superior de Tecnologia Empresarial, Porto, Portugal; Engineer in informatics and systems, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.

Luisa García

Luisa García is Partner and Managing Director Spain and Portugal at LLORENTE & CUENCA. She was responsible for the Andean Region and she has been Chief Operating Officer for Latin America. In 2013 and 2014, Ms. García was named one of the 50 most influential women in Latin America by the publication Latin Business Chronicle.
In 2014, she was recognized as Executive of the Year in Latin America, Executive of the Year in Business Services and Woman of the Year in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Ms. García holds a degree in Media Studies from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, with a major in Advertising and Public Relations, and an MMBA from University Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. She has also completed additional post-graduate studies at Georgetown and the University of Phoenix, both in the United States.

Estela Viana

Estela Viana é jornalista, de São Paulo, e está há mais de 15 anos na Espanha. Atualmente, é diretora da Emissão em Português, da Rádio Nacional da Espanha, e colaboradora de programas de debate na HispanTV e TVE e em mesas redondas na Casa de América de Madri. No Brasil, trabalhou na extinta Gazeta Mercantil e na editora Abril.

Vasco Bivar de Azevedo

Vasco Bivar de Azevedo is a partner of Cuatrecasas since 2007. Associate lawyer since 2005. He has been focusing on advising national and international companies, particularly in corporate and commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions; Venture capital; Restructuring; distribution, information technology and media industries. He has extensive experience in advising foreign investors in Portugal. He is a Member of the China Desk and Indian Desk of Cuatrecasas since 2008, Co-coordinator of Cuatrecasas Start-ups Group in Portugal, and Associate lawyer of Luiz Gomes & Associados from 2002 to 2005.

Priscilla Kosaka Monteiro

Researcher of the program ``New technologies for early detection of cancer`` and of the Bionanomechanics Lab of the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), where developed her project ``Ultrasensitive Nanosensor for early detection in blood of breast cancer``. PhD in Chemistry and Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP). Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Brasília (UnB). Her main interest is to develop ultra-sensitive diagnostic tools for the early detection of cancer through the fusion of nano-mechanical systems with other promising nanotechnologies, in particular nano-otics. Project evaluator at the European Commission. She is an editorial member of the Translational Materials Science Magazine, and guest editor of a special issue of the ``Sensors`` Magazine (Elsevier). She is a member of the scientific advisory board of the company Mecwins.

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