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Gain valuable perspectives on the most recent trends from professionals including those from the European Commission, Securities Regulatory Authorities, World Economic Forum, industry pioneers, the banking sector, rating agencies, consulting firms, and arbitration experts, among others.

John Elkington

World expert in Sustainability and founding partner and chairman at Volans.

John Elkington is an award winning world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, a bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. John is the founder and chief-pollinator of Volans, which works with leaders to make sense of the emergent future to unlock the potential of their organization.
Volans tackles some of the world’s most challenging problems, helping key actors move from the responsibility agenda through resilience to regeneration through strategic advisory work. John’s thought leadership is brought to bear in Volans Inquiries including Project Breakthrough, Tomorrow’s Capitalism Inquiry and the Green Swans Observatory.
John has helped create and incubate movements including the B Team, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK and he was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008, In 2009 John was named 4th in an international survey Top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama and Anita Roddick.
John has addressed over 1,000 conferences globally and has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, the latest being Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.
In 2021, John won the World Sustainability Award.

María Lledó

Secretary General for the European Union at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

Career diplomat (July 1999-PRESENT):

  • December 2021-PRESENT. Secretary General for the European Union.
  • September 2021-December 2021. Director General for the European Single Market and other EU Common Policies.
  • August 2017-September 2021. Counsellor at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. In charge of Parliamentary Affairs and the Political and Security Committee.
  • September 2015-August 2017. Deputy General Director for Cultural Promotion Abroad at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
  • August 2012-September 2015. Deputy Consul General in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • April 2010-August 2012. Consul General in Algiers, Algeria.
  • November 2007-April 2010. Counsellor at the Spanish Embassy in London, United Kingdom.
  • June 2006-November 2007. Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for International Cooperation.
  • December 2004-June 2006. Advisory Member at the Spanish Foreign Minister´s Office
  • August 2004-December 2004. Technical Advisor at the Spanish Foreign Minister´s Office.
  • April 2000-August 2004. Embassy of Spain in Rabat, Morocco. First Secretary of the Spanish Embassy.
  • September 1999-April 2000. Head of Service for Coordination at the General Direction for Political Affairs and the United Nations.
  • July 1999-September 1999. Head of Service for Consular Action at the General Direction of Legal and Consular Affairs.

 

EDUCATION

Graduate in Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Graduate in Political Science at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Rodrigo Buenaventura

Chair of National Securities Market Commission (CNMV)

Rodrigo Buenaventura is serving as Chair of CNMV since 2020. He is also chairing the ESMA Markets Standing Committee and the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Task Force since December 2022. Additionally, he is Vice-Chair of the OECD’s Corporate Governance Committee. 

From 2017 to 2020 he was Director General for Markets at the CNMV, leading supervision and policy on secondary markets, primary markets, financial reporting, corporate governance and market abuse investigations. 

From 2011 to 2017 he was the first Head of Markets of the then newly-created ESMA. He was in charge of policy on post-trading, secondary markets, market data and market conduct (short selling and market abuse). During this period, he contributed to the build-up of the organisation and led the team that undertook the drafting and consultation of technical standards under many EU regulations enacted after the financial crisis: EMIR, MiFID II, CSDR, Short Selling, Market Abuse, Benchmarks and SFTR. 

From 2005 to 2011 he was, subsequently, Head of International and Head of Secondary Markets at CNMV. 

From 1993 to 2004 he developed a career as a financial consultant at a leading private Spanish consulting company (AFI). 

He graduated in Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 

Marcel Haag

Director of Horizontal Policies at the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Marcel Haag studied law at the universities of Freiburg, Bonn, Strasbourg and at the EUI in Florence and qualified as a judge in Düsseldorf. After a short stint in business, he joined the European Commission and worked in different Commission services. Until the summer of 2020 Mr Haag served as a Director for policy coordination in the Secretariat-General of the Commission.  He is currently Director for Horizontal policies at the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.

Álvaro López Barceló

Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy

Alvaro López Barceló was appointed Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy in August 2022. His work involves, among other tasks, Spain’s regulation of the banking sector, capital markets and payment systems; devising and executing the Kingdom of Spain’s funding programme; the promotion of the Spanish debt in Spain and in roadshows abroad; the supervision of the Treasury’s cash position and management; sustainable and digital finance; and the inspection and control of capital movements for the purposes of the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.

Before that, he held various positions at the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs including as Head of Funding and Debt Management, Head of Strategic Analysis and IMF/G20 Relations and as Deputy Head of Competition and Economic Regulation. He also worked at the European Commission in Brussels for three years in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. He has been a member of the Financial Services Committee of the European Union, the Financial Markets Committee of the OECD, the G20 Working Group on International Financial Architecture and a Member of the Management Board of ENISA, Spain’s National Innovation Company.

Catherine Bohill

ESG Development and Impact Director at Telefonica

Catherine leads the ESG Development team at Telefonica.  Her remit includes Responsible business, Diversity & Inclusion and Stakeholder Engagement. Her priority is to attract ESG oriented capital – understanding investor demands, stretching commitments and raising awareness of Telefonica’s credentials.

Catherine has worked for Telefonica for over 20 years. Before joining the sustainability team, Catherine worked in M&A, B2B and Corporate Strategy, where she managed the Group’s spectrum auctions. Previously to Telefonica, Catherine worked for Daimler Chrysler in Germany and Holland and with the World Bank in Washington DC.

Catherine has a BA in European Business, a Diplom Betriebswirt (ESB Reutlingen FH) and a Masters in Finance from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

Ana de Miguel Cabrera

General Director for Institutional Relations and Strategic - City Council of Madrid

Ana has a degree in Architecture from the ETSAM (Madrid School of Architecture, Polytechnic University), specialising in urban planning, and has completed the Public Management Leadership Programme at IESE Business School.

In 2004, she passed the competitive examination for the Corps of Architects for the Public Finance. Her first postings were in the General Directorate of Land Registry (Land Registry Management of Extremadura-Badajoz and Central Services) in the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

In 2006, she joined the Directorate General for Historical Heritage of the Madrid Regional Government, where she held various posts, including Deputy Director-General of Protection & Conservation between 2009 and 2013.

She subsequently returned to the National Government as an advisor to the Office of the Secretary of State for the Environment and directed that office from July 2015 to February 2017.

From February 2017 to June 2019, she worked as an Assessment Advisor to the Land Registry General Directorate (Ministry of Finance). Since 2018, she has been an Inspector of Services with the National Government.

From June 2019 to May 2022, she was Director of the Office of the Mayor of Madrid. Since then, she has been the General Director of the Mayor’s Coordination Office and, currently, is the General Director for Institutional Relations and Strategic Projects within Madrid City Council.

Markus Müller

Chief Investment Officer ESG & Global Head of Chief Investment Office Deutsche Bank - Private Bank

Markus H.-P. Müller main research focus lie in the structural transformation of economies and societies as well as in the area of sustainability. Markus authored several books and articles on the transformation of society and economies. Markus is currently Global Head of the Chief Investment Office of the Private Bank, Deutsche Bank AG. In June 2022 he took over the role of Chief Investment Officer ESG in addition to his current function.

 

Markus began his career at Deutsche Bank in DB Research as executive assistant to the chief economist. During his studies at Münster University in Germany, he acquired broad international experience with focus on China, later working as an Economist at Allianz Life Insurance in Shanghai. Markus has held teaching posts in corporate finance and economics, being a visiting scholar at the Frankfurt School of Finance and the University of Bayreuth as well as at the Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.  

 

In January 2019 Markus H.-P. Müller published his first book under the title „Neo-Ordoliberalismus – Zukunftsmodell für die Soziale Marktwirtschaft“ at Springer-Gabler. His recent book he published in May 2021 under the title “Deutschland und China zwischen Kooperation und Konkurrenz”. In 2023 he will publish his new book on India on its transformation to a post-industrial economy.

Jose Luis Blasco

Global Sustainability Director at Acciona

José Luis is the Global Sustainability Director at ACCIONA. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Instituto de Empresa. With over two decades of experience, he has excelled in managing, developing, and independently reviewing corporate responsibilities.

In 2019, José Luis joined ACCIONA, assuming the role of Global Sustainability Director. Additionally, he is a member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, representing the European Commission.

Throughout his extensive career, José Luis has held significant positions in various companies. He became a partner at KPMG in 2008 after joining the firm in 2003. Before that, he served as Director in the Central Department of Cruz Roja, Internal Auditor at the National Westminster Bank, and Director at the NatWest España, Teneo, and Entorno Foundations.

Beyond his professional endeavors, José Luis is also deeply involved in academia, sharing his expertise as a professor at different universities. His outstanding contributions to the field of sustainability have earned him international recognition. Furthermore, he serves as the director of the ESG financial analysts training program, focusing on corporate governance, social responsibility, and environmental matters at IEAF in Spain.

Ana Gascón

President of DIRSE and director of Sustainability strategy for packaging in Europe at the Coca-Cola Company

Ana is in charge of promoting Coca-Cola’s responsible business model, reinforcing the company’s environmental, social and good governance strategy. Prior to joining Coca-Cola in 2015, she worked for 15 years at Banco Popular, devoting the last 8 years to managing Corporate Responsibility projects and occupying the management of the department for the last three years.

 Ana holds a degree in Political Science and Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid. She was top of his promotion in the Higher Program in Corporate Responsibility Management at the Instituto de Empresa. She also has other postgraduate courses such as the Master in European Integration from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), the Master in European Union Law from the University of Alcalá de Henares and has also worked as a strategic consultant in different public and private entities.

Martin Moloney

Secretary General of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Martin Moloney joined the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in September 2021 as Secretary General.

Prior to joining IOSCO, Martin was Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and before that he worked as a Special Adviser on Risk and Regulation to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), where he served for 16 years, previously heading up the Markets Policy, Markets Supervision, and Legal and Finance Divisions respectively. Prior to joining the CBI, Martin worked for brief periods in the Department of Justice and the Irish Competition Authority, and spent ten years working in the Irish Department of Finance in positions of responsibility in relation to both national and semi-State debt management and the sale of State banks. Martin spent his early career working in Industry at Barclays Bank and the Bank of Ireland in London.

Martin has an LLM in Business Law and a Masters qualification in Economic Policy, both from Trinity College Dublin. He has Postgraduate Diplomas in Arbitration, Regulatory Management and has completed professional examinations of the Chartered Institutes of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Julia Devos

Head of Global Community of New Champions, World Economic Forum

Julia is the head of the global community of the New Champions at the World Economic Forum. This group gathers innovative & forward-looking mid-size companies, mindful of their impact on society and aspiring in building a better future.

Julia is a French national who started her career working for Major Events. Her first role was with Atos, a French IT company sponsor of the Olympic Games. She was responsible for their marketing and communications programs during the Athens, Torino and Beijing Olympic Games. In 2009 she switched career and assumed a leadership role in a media buying company where she steered the company towards regional development and growth by leveraging her deep understanding of the Asian market.

Julia’s journey with the World Economic Forum began in 2017, when she managed Asian Strategic Partners from Beijing. Now, at the helm of the New Champions community, she guides mid-size companies that care about their impact on society and the world. These companies aren’t just focused on profit – they’re working to create a better future for everyone.

Julia’s personal life reflects her global perspective. She’s lived in Italy, Greece, China (for 15 years), and now Switzerland, adapting to each culture with ease. Married to an entrepreneur, she’s raising three sons in Geneva, passing on her values of innovation and excellence.

Olivier Woeffray

Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence at World Economic Forum

Olivier Woeffray serves as the Practice Lead for Strategic Intelligence at the World Economic Forum. With over ten years of experience bridging the gap between the private and public sectors, he specializes in deciphering intricate and emerging matters by harnessing strategic foresight, expert networks, and systems thinking.

Olivier has researched and written about future preparedness with leading academic partners from around the world. He regularly designs and facilitate workshops for companies and coalitions of organizations from across sectors.

Olivier is passionate about the power of collective intelligence and collective action to drive change within and across organizations.

Ángel Agudo

Board Director & SVP of Product at Clarity AI

Ángel is currently the SVP of Product and a Member of the Board at Clarity AI.  He joined the company in 2017, when it was founded, as the Head of Research. Clarity AI, which is headquartered in New York, has since grown to more than 200 employees and has received funding from SoftBank, BlackRock and Deutsche Börse, in addition to other leading venture capital firms. Clarity AI has won several industry awards including special recognition from the World Economic Forum in 2020 as a Tech Pioneer.

Prior to his current role at Clarity AI, Ángel helped develop disruptive methodologies for impact measurement, including the first quantitative methodology – to measure the impact of companies – as aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) framework.  

Before joining the corporate world, Ángel worked in academia. For more than 10 years, he was active in research, contributing to dozens of conferences, books and publications and serving as a visiting fellow at the Harvard University Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. He also served as the youngest professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). He received a degree in Telecommunication Engineering and Business Administration, MSc in Innovation Management, and PhD in Economics from UPM. Most recently, Angel completed post-graduate programs in Entrepreneurship at Harvard and MIT Sloan School of Management.

Concha Iglesias​

Partner at Deloitte Spain and Sustainability & Climate Leader

Concha is a Partner at Deloitte Spain with more than 20 years of experience in professional services. Since 2020, she is leader of the “Sustainability & Climate” Practice for Deloitte Spain.

She has developed a large part of her professional career at the Firm since she joined Deloitte in 2000, having been promoted to partner in 2013. In 2016 she was appointed national leader of Deloitte’s Media and Technology Industry in Spain, in 2018 responsible for Risk services Strategy of the Firm (Corporate Governance, Strategic Risk, Brand & Reputation Risk, Crisis Management, Sustainability, Risk Sensing). Since 2019 Concha is the Partner responsible for Sustainability & Climate services for the Firm in Spain.

Her extensive experience as a Sustainability and Climate leader draws on making an impact that matters around business transformation. She has helped leading companies successfully navigate constantly across evolving landscapes (Sustainability and climate strategy, supply chain transformation, reporting strategy) for a wide variety of sectors. Due to her role in this practice, Concha has been appointed among the Top 25 Consultants and Leaders in Sustainability 2022 by The Consulting Report.

Concha holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Oviedo and a PDD from IESE. He has been a member of the ROAC since 2009. Business Sustainability Management, from University of Cambridge – Institute for sustainability Leadership and : Circular economy and transition to the future of sustainability from MIT.

She actively collaborates with Prodis, a foundation dedicated to the social integration of people with disabilities, demonstrating her commitment to social causes. Also, she is patron of Fundación Deloitte, a Firm’s initiative whose purpose is to reinforce Deloitte’s commitment to education, training and sustainable development through links to social, cultural, educational and welfare entities and institutions that amplify society’s capacity for sustainable transformation, improve social conditions of target groups, generate opportunities and reduce inequalities

Antoni Ballabriga

Global Head of Responsible Business Sustainability

Co-chair of the Global Steering Committee at UNEP FI (United Nations Environmental Program for Financial Institutions).

Member of the Steering Group at the Net Zero Banking Alliance.

Chair of the Sustainable Finance Expert Group at EBF (European Banking Federation).

Member of the EU Commission High-Level Expert Group on Scaling up Sustainable Finance in Low and Middle Income Countries.

Member of the Finance Industry Advisory Board of the Energy International Agency.

Member of the High Level Group on Policy Innovation in Financing Sustainability Transition

Member of the Board at the Spanish Green Growth Group.

Professor at ESADE Business School. Former President of DIRSE, Spanish Association of CSR Professionals and Former President of SpainSIF, Forum for Sustainable Investment in Spain.

Antoni holds a Degree in Business Sciences and MBA from ESADE Business School.

He studied at Harvard Business School, Cambridge University and is First Mover Fellow at The Aspen Institute.

Susan Guerrero

General Counsel at Lar Spain

Susana Guerrero is the General Counsel of Lar España and Vice-secretary to the Board of Directors of the Company. She joined Lar España in November 2014.

She is currently also Deputy Director of the Center for Corporate Governance at ESADE and responsible for its Opinion and Public Debate area.

Previously she worked for 10 years as a corporate and M&A lawyer at Uría Menéndez, leading M&A deals and handling the Secretary of the Board in many companies from different sectors.

Susana studied law at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has a master’s degree in business law from Instituto de Empresa (IE).

Juan Aguiriano​

Group Head of Sustainability, Technology Ventures at Kerry Group

Juan Aguiriano is a corporate sustainability pioneer with over 30 years’ experience leading businesses and working at C-suite level at some of the world’s biggest food, chemical and fibers companies to provide strategic guidance in helping develop and implement innovative strategies to transform businesses and operations towards triple-bottom line sustainability.


Currently leading the sustainability strategy at the Kerry Group, a world leader in Taste and Nutrition, Juan is focused on creating significant, positive impact on the environment and society, by driving businesses’ sustainability leadership.


Expert in corporate strategies for sustainability, risk management, business innovations and organizational change, as well as stakeholder engagement and communications, Juan has worked with executives in some of the world’s top 500 corporations, to transform the way they do business, and ensure they are incorporating societal and environmental criteria in their values, behaviors, strategies and business decision making.

Lisa Hehenberger

Director Center for Social Impact at Esade

Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is director of the Esade Center for Social Impact and a professor in the Strategy and General Management Department. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and impact investment. She is responsible for launching Esade’s Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship Initiative dedicated to both academic and practitioner research, including a mapping study of impact investing in Spain. She is also a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Business and the OECD’s Social Impact Investment Expert Group.

Dr. Hehenberger’s research focuses on applying organisational theory to study the evolution of venture philanthropy and impact investment. She has published numerous articles in prestigious academic journals and practitioner-oriented publications, as well as in numerous publications issued by the EVPA Knowledge Centre.

Jon Armentia

Corporate Director & CFO at Lar España

Mr. Jon Armentia is the Corporate Director & CFO of the Company. He joined Lar España in 2014.

Mr. Jon Armentia was appointed CFO of Grupo Lar in 2006, covering the area of retail properties. Previously he worked in Deloitte (formerly Arthur Andersen) for four years.

Mr. Jon Armentia has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Administration from Universidad de Navarra and a General Management Program (PDG) from IESE and has over 20 years of experience in real estate, finance and audit, in which he has participated in several Committees and Boards of Directors.

Recognized in June 2019 as one the 100 Best CFOs of the decade by KPMG and Actualidad Económica.

Co-author of the book “Tratado de la SOCIMI” (“Treaty of the REIT”) (2018).

Participation as an instructor in several training courses related to real estate, financial and listed companies.

Alicia Muñoz Lombardía

Head of Governance, Regulatory Affairs and Privacy. Deputy Secretary Board - Santander Spain

Alicia Muñoz Lombardía is the Vice Secretary of the Santander Spain Council and has spent her entire professional career in various managerial positions in Grupo Santander. She is responsible for Governance, Regulation, and Privacy, with direct interaction with regulators, supervisors, and public administrations in Spain, Europe, and internationally. She serves on the Board of Directors of several companies and is a regular speaker and author of publications in specialized and generalist media. She is committed to diversity and sustainability and is a founding member of Women Action Sustainability. She holds a degree in Law and a diploma in Business Administration and has completed several postgraduate programs, including the recent Comprehensive European Union Program and Digital Leader Program at Deusto Business School.

Pablo Bascones

Partner and the Head of Sustainability and Climate Change at PwC Spain

Pablo Bascones is a Partner and the Head of Sustainability and Climate Change at PwC Spain.

He oversees sustainability and climate change services in the country. Pablo holds a degree in Environmental Sciences, a diploma in International Business from the University of Berkeley, and an Executive MBA from IESE. With a consulting career spanning over 20 years, he has worked at Arthur Andersen, G-Advisory (Garrigues), and PwC, accumulating extensive experience. He has been involved in more than 200 projects related to governance, reporting, and sustainability strategy, providing advisory services to public administrations, private companies, and investors. Additionally, Pablo has delivered numerous training courses and conferences on sustainability at esteemed institutions such as Business Schools, Professional Institutes, and Universities. He has also contributed to the field through the publication of over 30 articles on these topics.

Martin Nichols

Regional Sustainability Manager at S&P Global Ratings

Martin Nichols is responsible for Spanish and Portuguese clients, and ESG outreach at S&P in Southern Europe at S&P Global Ratings. Martin started his career in 2008 at UBS Investment Bank in New York in operations, before becoming Senior Vice President within the client coverage team at asset manager, State Street Global Advisors in London. In his current role at S&P Global Ratings, he works with clients to help them access the sustainable finance markets as well as communicate to their key ESG stakeholders through ESG ratings. Martin is fluent in Spanish and English and has been a CFA charter holder since 2012. Martin graduated from Loughborough University after studying Maths and Management.

Silvia Madrid

Head of Legal & Compliance at UniCredit S.p.A for Spain and Portugal.

Silvia started her career as in-house counsel at Banco Central Hispano. Subsequently, she worked as Deputy General Counsel at Banco Santander in New York, and then she worked for two years as an associate at the law firm White & Case LL.P in New York in the Project Finance team. When she returned to Spain in 2004, she worked as Head of Legal & Compliance at The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in Madrid, and subsequently became the Head of Legal for Southern Europe.

Silvia has both legal and compliance studies: she holds a joint Law Degree and Diploma in Business Administration (E-1) from ICADE; an LL.M. in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law from Fordham University School of Law (NY); a Certificate in International Business and Finance from New York University (NY); W50 Program from UCLA University (Los Angeles, US); Compliance Certified by Kaplan. She speaks four languages.

Pablo Pérez-Montero

Global Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory CIB&IB at Caixabank

Professional with over 19 years of experience in Corporate and Investment Banking holding different positions and international exposure across a variety of industries and geographies. MBA graduate from IE Business School and BA in Business from CUNEF and Sustainable Finance degree from University of Cambridge.

He led and managed cross-team advisory and structured finance services, as Head of Sustainable Finance in CaixaBank CIB&IB, leading this area in the bank at a global level, which promotes sustainable financing solutions and advisory for Corporate, Institutional and International clients. This includes all the products that CIB&IB offers, such as Structured Lending, Bonds, Transactional Banking, Asset & Trade Finance, Derivatives and Advisory Services. On his role as Global Head of Sustainable Finance, he is also member of the CaixaBank Global Sustainability Committee.

In 2022 he was appointed Head of Global ESG Advisory team, which develops in addition to his current rol ESG Advisory & Rating Advisory to promote a strategic approach to corporate clients and providing them added value to improve the engagement with CaixaBank. This is an innovative service for which his own in-house methodology has been developed based on the Cambridge University guide and which he has implemented with a specific team, obtaining very positive results in the CIB&IB client portfolio.

As leader of the Sustainable Finance area, he encourages clients to innovate and develop clean technologies to align their activities with the decarbonization and transition path, also promoting an alignment with the Social impact. He has promoted the bank’s membership in the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and since 2022 he is leading a global business initiative to develop and promote Hydrogen projects and the integration of this resource into the value chain of the entity’s corporate clients.

He has participated from 2018 in many events as a speaker or panelist internationally, with a special focus on Sustainability, Sustainable Finance, ESG Advisory, Green Hydrogen and new technologies. He has promoted several pioneering initiatives at CaixaBank, such as the launch of the ESG Advisory Service with its own methodology or the launch of an initiative to position the entity in the Renewable Hydrogen financing market. He is also a member of the LMA Committee to promote sustainable finance solutions in the global market and a member of the UN Global Task Force for Sustainable Finance.

Previously he held the position of Executive Director and Head of Corporate & Acquisition Finance in Santander Chile and being member of the Global Governance Team of Sustainable Finance. Additionally, he also held positions in Global Client Coverage, Corporate Lending and Project Finance in BBVA Spain and Chile.

Pablo has established corporate relationships with major players across diverse industries in Europe, Latam and Asia and actively participated in the origination and analysis of projects, corporate deals and new business opportunities for corporate clients worldwide.

Jerusalem Hernández

Partner Sustainability and Corporate Governance at KPMG

Jerusalem has been working as a consultant for over 15 years, specializing in the field commonly known as «intangibles,» with a strong focus on sustainability and corporate reputation. These areas have become crucial in determining the success and value of companies in today’s world.

As a partner at KPMG, she guides organizations in their journey towards adapting to future challenges, building and safeguarding their reputation, and implementing sustainable changes in their business models, governance, and management practices.

Her expertise and contributions have been recognized by prestigious organizations. In 2018, she was selected as one of the national leaders of innovation and circular economy by the Advanced Leadership Foundation. In 2019, she was chosen to participate in the «W50 Preparing our Women Board members of Tomorrow» program at UCLA (USA). In 2020, she was invited to join the Stakeholders Group on Sustainable Finance by the European Commission. Additionally, in 2022, she completed the Executive Certificate in Advancing Sustainability from the University of New York.

Apart from her consulting work, she also shares her knowledge and experiences as a faculty member at various universities and business schools. Furthermore, she is an accredited trainer for the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA) certification, contributing to the development of professionals in the field.

Andromeda Wood

VP of Regulatory Strategy at Workiva

Andromeda “Andie” Wood is vice president for regulatory strategy for Workiva and will be bringing her knowledge of the technology and regulation landscape in Europe to help inform the EMEA strategy and support the region’s growth. She is an expert in data modeling, taxonomy design, and the role of technology in corporate reporting.

Andie is an experienced data and semantic modeler and also contributes to the XBRL standard at the international level. She brings a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of regulatory impacts to global firms emerging from the European Union’s Transparency Directive and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). Andie also serves as a member of the XBRL International Inc. Best Practices Board and is co-chair of the XBRL Entity-Specific Disclosure Task Force.

Previously, she was a senior technical manager for the IFRS Foundation helping to develop the IFRS Taxonomy and Standards. She served as a technical expert at global audit and consulting firm, Ernst & Young.

Andie is a frequent speaker on trends in technology for corporate reporting, and publishes various articles on XBRL, ESG, ESEF and digitally transforming corporate reporting. She has also written a column for Accountancy Today on technology and COVID impacts. She has a bachelor of arts in biological sciences from St Catherine’s College at Oxford University.

Alberto Castilla

EMEIA ESG Lead at EY

With more than 20 years of professional experience in sustainability, he has worked for companies, the public sector, and social organizations in Spain and Latin America. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, an Executive MBA from the School of Industrial Organization (EOI), and is an expert in intangible asset management from the Institute of Intangible Asset Analysis (IAI). Leading the sustainability practice in Spain, he manages projects related to strategy, operations, reporting, and auditing.

Mª Concepción Fernández

Customer, Sustainability and Communication Director at PortAventura World

She holds a Diploma in Business and a degree in Economics. After having developed her career for 12 years at the multinational BASF, where she held different positions related to logistics and supply chain; she joined PortAventura World in 2007.

She has been leading operational areas as Procurement and Logistics during 15 years, and was awarded by AERCE (Spanish Association or Procurement Professionals) in 2010 with the “Procurement Strategy Diamond” and in 2018 with the  “Woman Leadership Diamond”. Since 2008 she has developed and implemented the PortAventura World Strategic Sustainability plan. For this role, she reports directly to the company Board of Directors.  Since November 2022 she is leading together with Sustainability, the Customer Department the Corporative Communication in the company.

Sustainability Certifications:

NYU Stern School of Business Corporate Sustainability Certification

WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) LEAP program Certification Yale School of Management and ESADE Business School.

Others:

For two consecutive years 2021 and 2022, she has been included by Blooploop among 50 World Theme Park influencer list.

Deputy Delegate of DIRSE in Catalonia

Member of WAS (Women Action Sustainabillty)

PortAventura Foundation Board Member

Member of the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Sustainability Committee.

Associate Professor in the Tourism Faculty of University Rovira i Virgili.

Ismael Aznar

ESG Legal Leader EMEA, Partner, PwC Spain

Ismael has a Degree in Law and European Law (CEU San Pablo) and a Degree in Geography and History (UNED).

Ismael is an expert in Environmental Law with over 20 years of experience in topics such as circular economy and waste, climate change, environmental permits, and biodiversity. He is currently PwC’s co-lead for ESG Legal.

Prior to joining PwC, he was the Director General for Environmental Quality and Assessment at the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, responsible for circular economy and waste policies, air quality, environmental impact assessment, and chemicals, among others.


Much of his public sector career has been linked to climate change, particularly carbon markets, where he was responsible for the EU ETS and international carbon markets policies at the Spanish Climate Change Office and was also detached to the unit responsible for international carbon markets, aviation, and maritime of the DG for Climate Action of the European Commission.
He has also worked in other domains of environmental policies as Head of Cabinet of the Secretary of State of Environment or as a legal expert at the Directorate General for Shores. As a Civil Servant, he belongs to the High Corps of State Civil Administrators.

 

Andrea González

Managing Director Spainsif

Economist specialized in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

She has developed her professional career in international organisations such as UN-OCHA, the WHO and the European Parliament. She is a regular collaborator in higher education centres such as IE University and the Menéndez Pelayo International University, both as a teacher and in management.

She is currently a member of the Spainsif team, Spanish Sustainable Investment Forum, where she holds the position of General Director; and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Eurosif.

Javier García Diáz

General Director of the Spanish Association for Standardization Spanish (UNE) / Vice President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Javier is the General Director of the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE). His notable international recognition is underscored by his multifaceted leadership roles in global and European standardization bodies.

Presently, he holds the position of Technical Vice President at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is a distinguished member of the Board of Directors of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). Throughout his esteemed career, he has held the esteemed role of Technical Vice President at the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). Additionally, he has significantly contributed as a member of the Technical Council for Standardization of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Javier García’s academic background comprises a degree in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid, complemented by postgraduate studies in Business Administration and Marketing Management. His pursuit of excellence extends to a Master’s in Innovation Management. He further enriched his knowledge through diplomatic studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Alberto Andreu Pinillos

Associate Professor at the University of Navarra

Alberto holds a PhD in Economics and Business from Comillas Pontifical University, an MBA from IE Business School, and a Law Degree from Comillas Pontifical University ICAI_ICADE.

Currently, he serves as a Senior Advisor at EY and ATREVIA. He is also an advisor to the Boards of Directors of Pascual and Cosentino Corporation.

In academia, Alberto is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Navarra. He is also the executive director of the Master in People Management in Organizations (MDPO). Additionally, he has served as a visiting professor at IESE and the University of Piura in Peru.

With nearly three decades of experience, Alberto has held executive and senior management positions at renowned companies such as Telefónica, Banco Santander, Banesto, and CEPSA. His areas of expertise encompass Sustainability/CSR, Reputation, Brand/Corporate Identity, Organization, and Corporate Culture.

Alberto’s contributions to the field of sustainability are noteworthy. He is the Founder and Chairman of DIRSE (Spanish Association of Sustainability Managers, ASG) and has been a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council. Furthermore, he has shared his knowledge as a professor at IE Business School.

Daniel del Castillo

Head of Sustainability at Navantia

Daniel currently coordinates the Spanish Industrial Decarbonisation, Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan on behalf the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service.

Coordinates Sustainability training within the National Defence, Security, Aerospace & Space Industries Association (TEDAE).

Vice chair of the task force climate & defence at asd-europe (aerospace, security and defence industries association of europe, based in brussels).

Also, member of the environmental comission and csr wg at asd-europe.

Degree in law at the university of seville, became civil servant as attorney for the andalusian regional government (2005-2021).

Chief legal officer in the environment and spatial planning department for the andalusian regional government (2015-2021).

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Observatory Of Environmental Policies (protected areas) (2016-).

Member of the Editorial Board of the electronic magazine Environment & Law (2010-).

More than seventy scientific publications, speeches and presentations about sustainability, environmental, decarbonization, spatial planning and urbanism issues.

Permanent collaborator on Environmental and Planning issues with the Consejo General del Poder Judicial, Europarc-Spain and several Spanish Universities and private institutions.

Member of the British Spanish Law Association.

Nazareth Romero

Arbitrator and Trade and Sustainable development Expert European Commission

Nazareth Romero is a Lawyer Madrid Bar Association ICAM 1990. Arbitrator MCIArb – International Mediator.

Partner Ovoli Frugoni Romero| Arbitration Litigation. Head Arbitration – International Litigation.

She acts as Arbitrator, Counsel, Neutral Expert in different national and international arbitrations as well as in business mediation in commercial matters, investment concerning: intellectual property, transport, construction, distribution, energy, franchise, leasing, banking, telecommunications, sports, environmental responsibility subject to Spanish, International Arbitral Institutions and ad Hoc appointments.

External Expert in the DG Justice-Interior of the European Commission.

Arbitrator and Expert in Trade and Sustainable Development-TSD of the DG Trade of the European Commission in disputes under EU Bilateral Free Trade Agreements with third countries.

Arbitrator at: Arbitration Court ICAM. Spanish Arbitration Court Chamber Commerce. DIAC.  VIAC. AIAC. LCIA. Milan Chamber Commerce. Madrid Chamber Commerce. Barcelona Arbitration Court TAB. World Intellectual Property – WIPO. Sports Entertainment Industry- AEADE. CAE Perú. Expert ADR at Morocco – Spanish Legal Forum Association. Real – State Madrid Arbitration Court.

Co-President Arbitration Section Madrid Bar Association ICAM.

 

She is a member of the Committee of the European Branch CIArb as well as co-founder of the Iberian Chapter CIArb that includes the territorial areas of Andorra, Spain and Portugal.

Member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain – RAJYL. She is member of ArbitralWomen and Green Arbitrator.

She is part of the Spanish and Ibero-American Arbitration Club – CEIA and is co-founder of the Italian Chapter of the CEIA.

She is responsible for ADR’s in the Chair of Energetic Intelligence at the Universidad del Atlántico Medio – Canarias.

External Counsel: Journal El Economista – Iuris & Lex – Corporate Governance RSC.

Professor at different Universities on Investment and Commercial Arbitration, ADRs, Law and Economics and International Law.

Miguel Ángel Serrano

President European Arbitration Association

Miguel Ángel has a degree in Law with Honors and Degree in Legal Sciences by Pontifical University of Comillas (ICADE)-Madrid (Spain).

He brings a wealth of experience to his career, with recent positions reflecting his expertise and leadership. He currently holds the role of Associate Professor of Commercial and Business Law in the Department of Commercial Law at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Since 2018, Miguel  Ángel has been actively contributing to the academic field, sharing his knowledge and insights with students. Prior to his academic role, Miguel Ángel held significant positions in renowned law firms. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Partner and Head of the Arbitration & Litigation Department at «Crowe Horwath, Tax & Legal» in Madrid. Miguel Ángel’s earlier experience includes his tenure as Partner and Head of the Litigation & Arbitration Department at the esteemed «Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo» Law Firm in Madrid from 2010 to 2014. Notably, Miguel Ángel spent a significant part of his career at the renowned «Garrigues» Law Firm, where he served as a Partner in the Litigation & Arbitration Department in Madrid for nearly two decades, from 1991 to 2010. His journey began as an Assistant Professor of the Litigation Law Department at the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, Spain, where he honed his legal expertise from 1987 to 1991.

 

Miguel Ángel is an arbitrator included by the European Commission in the List of Candidates Suitable for Appointment as Arbitrators under trade agreements to which the European Union is a party.

He serves as the Vice President of the Arbitration Council of the Autonomous Region of Madrid (Spain).

He holds the prestigious position of President of the European Arbitration Association.

Additionally, he acts as an arbitrator at various international and national arbitration centers, including but not limited to AIAC, ATPA, CIAM, CIAR, DIAC, ICC, LCIA, SCC, CAM, CEA, CICAM, TAB, and more.

 

Member of the Madrid Bar Association since 1991.

Member of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.

Member of the “Spanish and Iberoamerican Club of Arbitration” (“CEIA”).

Member of the Latin America International Arbitration (LIA).

Interventions before different Jurisdictional Courts and Arbitral Tribunals as a Trial Attorney and Lawyer (CJUE, ECHR, Supreme Court and Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Spain, ICC, ICSID, etc.).

Co-counsel: cases followed before the jurisdictions of Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, UK and Venezuela.

Recommended lawyer by different professional directories and magazines («Iberian Lawyer», «Forbes», etc.).

Lecturer in  different  institutions  and  universities.

Speaker in different courses, conferences and seminars on commercial and investment arbitration.

Former member of the Steering Committee of the Young Lawyers Group of the Madrid Bar Association and of the Founder Committee of the “European Young Bar Association”- EYBA.

Author of different publications regarding a wide range of legal issues (such as commercial and investment arbitration, human rights, technology and the SDGs, etc.).

Pedro López Martínez

Director of Legal Advisory and Compliance at Clear Channel

Pedro López, Director of Legal Affairs at Clear Channel Spain, Compliance Officer, Data Protection Officer (DPO), and responsible for ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance).

He joined Clear Channel in October 2014. Prior to that, he worked as a lawyer at J&A Garrigues for 9 years, specializing in public law, particularly in administrative contracting and administrative litigation procedures. He holds a degree in economic law from the University of Deusto.

Ángel Alloza Losana

CEO Corporate Excellence

Ángel has a degree in Psychology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a PCD from the IESE, a Master’s degree in Innovation in Communication from the Universidad Jaume I, and a Doctorate cum laude in Communication from the Universidad Jaume I.

He began his professional career as a Qualitative and Quantitative Market Research Technician at Alef, Strategic Planning at J. Walter Thompson, and Managing Partner of Millward Brown International in Spain and Portugal. In 1998 he joined Argentaria in the Strategic Analysis team within the Presidency and Risks Area to define and implement a new strategy and positioning for the Argentaria brand. In January 2000, he joined BBVA in the Communication and Image Team (today known as the Communication and Brand team), responsible for different functions (corporate advertising, image, social action, brand, identity, reputation, metrics). Until February 2011, he was the Strategy Director of the BBVA Group’s global Communications and Brand team, responsible for the company’s global communication strategy, brand, reputation, and metrics. In April 2011, he became the Director and General Secretary of Corporate Excellence – Centre for Reputation Leadership.

He is co-author of Atrapados por el consumo and Reputación Corporativa; he has written numerous articles in publications highly referenced and is a collaborating professor at internationally recognized universities and business schools, as well as an Honorary Professor at the University of Malaga.

He is co-director of The Global CCO: strategic management of reputation, brand and Communication, a program in communication, reputation and brand. He is also a Board Member Academic and Research Director of Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management and director of The Global PR & Communications Model, a global roadmap to guide the future of the communication profession and the management of intangibles.

Santos Ortega

Corporate affairs advisor

Public affairs professional with broad experience in reputation, corporate and political communications, advocacy, lobbying and training. Knowmad and Networker. Lecturer in educational institutions. Always interested in public opinion, leadership and sustainability.

He is an expert in media training, having worked with a diverse range of spokespersons, including Presidents, CEOs, Ministers, Congressmen, Senators, Mayors, and political candidates.

His experience spans multiple sectors and industries, including environment, waste management, tourism, education, trade associations, the third sector, retail, cosmetics, food and beverages, spirits, direct selling, public administrations, political parties, energy, telecommunications, finance, insurance, healthcare, and logistics.

He also collaborates with a global emerging market corporate affairs and public policy agency, assisting leading companies and organizations in market entry and growth across Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia

 

José Miguel Gonzalo

Governor Rotary Spain District 2201

José Miguel holds degrees in Communication Sciences and Law from the Complutense University of Madrid, and has completed the Program for Senior Management in Business at IESE. He also earned a Diploma in Commercial Management from the Instituto Internacional San Telmo, and another in Hispanic Studies from the Instituto de Cultura Hispánica. He further holds a Diploma as a Technician in managing cultural companies and foundations from the Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes.

 

Previously, he held the position of Director at the Caja Insular de Canarias and served as the Director General of Territorial Planning and Environment in the Government of the Canary Islands. He was also a vocal member and advisor to the President of the Urban Planning and Environment Commission within the same government. He has played a significant role in drafting the Canary Islands Waste Law, currently in effect, as well as contributing to the formulation of the Canary Islands Territory Law.