Expert directory
Teaching staff made up of professors and communication professionals, management of stakeholders, lobbying, corporate social responsibility and social innovation. All of them of national and international prestige, with extensive experience and offering a global vision and practical orientation with the case method, innovation laboratories and technological innovations.


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Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, with interests in micro and small business start-up and development.

I am also interested in action and experiential learning. I have also been made a National Teaching Fellow.


Xavier Melo

Doctor in economics. PDG IESE Business School. Master in Corporate Social Responsibility, social audit. Post graduate in Finance and Marketing from the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya,

Post graduate in Multivariate Analysis and Analysis of time series by the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya. Professor at the Universitat de Girona and the Universidad Internacional de Catalunya. Specialist with more than 20 years in management of commercial teams and as a consultant in various business projects.


Luján Comas

Dr. Luján Comas: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, specializing in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, worked as an adjunct physician at Vall d’Hebron Hospital for 32 years. Of these 18 as an anesthesiologist in cardiac surgery. 

He was in the pioneer bipulmonary transplant team in Spain and in the first lung transplant in Catalonia. Participate for more than 20 years in the courses “Consciousness in Life” in Merrylife. He has participated in conferences and various forums and conferences, national and international, especially in the specialties of Cardiac Surgery, Rheumatic Diseases, Anesthesia resuscitation and therapeutic pain. He has also published research, scientific articles, interviews and several books.

Co-founder of the Merry Human Life Society (Merrylife), Vice President of the Metta Hospice Foundation, Founding Partner of the Neural Therapy Research Foundation and Honorary Partner of the Scientific Psychological Research Society.

Pim van Lommel

Pim van Lommel

M.D., born in 1943, graduated in 1971 at the University of Utrecht, and finished his specialization in cardiology in 1976. He worked from 1977-2003 as a cardiologist in Hospital Rijnstate.

A 800 beds Teaching Hospital in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and is now doing full-time research on the mind-brain relation. He published several articles on cardiology, but since he started his research on near-death experiences (NDE) in survivors of cardiac arrest in 1986 he is the author of over 20 articles (most of them in Dutch), one book and many chapters about NDE. He was co-founder of the Dutch IANDS in 1988. In 2005 he was granted with the Dr. Bruce Greyson Research Award of the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS). In 2006, the president of India rewarded him the Life Time Achievement Award at the World Congress on Clinical and Preventive Cardiology in New Dehli. His Dutch book ‘Endless Consciousness’ was nominated for the ‘Book of the Year 2008’ in the Netherlands. In 2010 he received the 2010 Book Award van de Scientific and Medical Network, and in 2017 he received the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Award by the Dutch Society of Volunteers in Palliative and Terminal Care (VPTZ). In 2020 the Spiritual Awakenings International (SAI) honored him for his ground-breaking work about Near-Death Experiences as Circle of Honor honoree.   

In November 2007 his book ‘Endless Consciousness’ (Eindeloos Bewustzijn) was published in The Netherlands, which is a bestseller with more than 150.000 copies sold (26th edition). His book was published in Germany in 2009, and it has been published in the English language by Harper Collins in 2010, entitled: Consciousness beyond Life. The science of the near-death Experience. In 2011 the Polish edition was published, the Spanish translation was published in March 2012, and in May 2012 his book was published in France. In December 2015 the book was also published in Latvia, in January 2017 the book was published in Italy, and in February 2019 the book was published in Hungary. In 2020 the book was published in China and it will also be published in Russia.       By now more than 300.000 copies have been sold worldwide.                    

Van Lommel P, Van Wees R, Meyers V, Elfferich I.  Near-death experience in survivors of  cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands.  The Lancet   2001; 358: 2039-2045. (903 citations!)

Van Lommel, P.  About the Continuity of our Consciousness,  Adv Exp Med Biol.  2004; 550: 115-132.   [Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness. Machado, C. and  Shewmon, D.A., Eds.  New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers]

Van Lommel,  P.  Near-Death Experience, Consciousness and the Brain: A new concept about the continuity of our consciousness based on recent scientific research on near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest.  World Futures, The Journal of General Evolution, 2006; 62: 134-151.  

Van Lommel, P.  Near-death experiences: the experience of the self as real and not as an illusion. 2011; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1234: 19-28.

Van Lommel, P. Nonlocal Consciousness.  A concept based on scientific research on near-death experiences during cardiac arrest. 2013; Journal of Consciousness Studies, 20, No. 1–2 : 7-48.   (66 citations)

Alexandra Monné Bellmunt

PhD from the University of Girona within the doctoral program of Social Sciences, Health and Education of the Faculty of Psychology and Education. Postgraduate course in university policy and management completed in 2012 at the University of Barcelona…

At the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE). Postgraduate in Human Resources Management, completed in 2011 at the University of Barcelona (IL3) and at the School of Business Administration (EAE). Postgraduate in initiation to research completed in 2010 at the University of Andorra. Postgraduate in Educational Sciences, completed in 2007 at the University of Andorra. Diploma of Advanced Doctoral Studies completed in 2007 at the University of Lleida in the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology

Certificate of teachimg in «psycopedagogical intervention in diversity» obtained in 2007 by the University of Lleida in the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology. Master in  immigrations education and interculturality completed in 2005 at the University of Salamanca, at the “Luis Vives” Teaching School with the final master’s degree on Processing, Organization and lexical and phonological representation in female readers. Postgraduate education in plurilingual educationcompleted in 2004 at the University of Barcelona, Institute of Education Sciences (ICE). Master’s degree in hearing and languaje disorders completed in 2002 at the University of Lleida in the Department of Pedagogy and Educational Psychology, Qualified by the Commission of Habilitation of the College of Speech Therapists of Catalonia, licensed in psychopedagogi in 2001 by the University of Lleida in the Faculty of Education Sciences. Diploma in magistery, in the specialty of primary Education completed in 1999 at the University of Lleida at the Faculty of Education Sciences.

She is part of the permanent staff of the University of Andorra, from the 2007-08 academic year, developing the tasks of Professor in the Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences

She has also been a research member of the Language Research Group of the University of Andorra in the period 2010-12, participating in the Multilingualism research project at the University.

Collaborator in the project “We make the school multilingual” organized by the Catalan Society of Pedagogy and the College of Speech Therapists of Andorra (March-2017)

She has participated in numerous investigations of sociolinguistic and sociological works: Research project “The values of the Andorran population”. Research project “Representation and linguistic uses in Catalonia, 2004” funded by the Generalitat of Catalonia. Project “Cultural identity, belonging and language in trilingual Aragon”. Multilingualism, Interculturality and education, among others, as well as the author of an extensive list of publications


Amit Goswami

He is one of the pioneering thinkers in science and spirituality, He was a professor of Science Theoretical at the University of Oregon for over 30 years, and is currently Resident Researcher at the world renowned Institute of Noetic Sciences.

It is author of numerous books, among which is “The Physics of the Soul.” The theories of Goswami reached the general public thanks to their participation in the film ¿¡ What do you know!? He calls himself a quantum activist and has published numerous books on the connection between science and spirituality, as well as being a lecturer habitual in numerous events.


Anji Carmelo

Postgraduate, Master, and Doctorate in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics, Los Angeles B.F.A. from Manhattanville College pf the Sacred Heart, White Plains, New York 23 years accompanying people in illness and grief.

She meets and accompanies Elisabeth Kübler Ross when she was in Barcelona in 1992. Co-founder and President of the CAD – Coordinadora d’Acompanyament al Dol, present at the Jornades d’Acompanyament al Dol i la Malaltia in Lleida Co-founder and Member of the board of AVES Barcelona since 1995 He has written several books: with Editorial Plataforma: Is there death? Science, life and transcendence, with dra. Luján Comas and The Good Duel Editorial Tarannà: Why is it gone? Death by suicide, a different duel, what is wrong with me, illness and life, let me cry / audiollibre, You are in my heart, From caterpillar to butterfly, Path of heroes and Let me cry.

Ángel Ibisaste

Agronomist, and Master in Business Administration and Management Business Management and Administration by the Instituto de Empresa Specialized consultant in corporate responsibility and excellence.

Head of the Corporate Responsibility and Excellence Department and Professor and student at the University of Barcelona, Master in Corporate Social Responsibility and social audit.


Arcadi Navarro I Cuartiellas

Dr. Arcadi Navarro is Professor of Genetics and ICREA research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona). He holds a PhD in Genetics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

After leaving academia for a few years, he returned to basic research in 1999 as a postdoc at Edinburgh University.

He joined UPF in 2002, where he leads a research group on evolutionary genomics, an area in which he has 180 publications, mostly using computational approaches and covering issues that range from chromosomal speciation or biodiversity to senescence or how to better predict phenotypes from genomic data.

He was Vice-director of the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (IBE, a joint UPF-CSIC institute) from its foundation in 2008 and until 2013. Between 2013 and 2016 he was director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the UPF. In addition, he was director of the Population Genomics Node of the Spanish National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB). In 2013 and joined the CRG (Center for Genomic Regulation) to co-direct the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA, see https://ega-archive.org) in the context of a collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The EGA is the largest world-wide steward and distributor of Medical Genomics data.

He quitted all this between 2016 and 2018 to be the Secretary of Universities and Research in the Catalan Government. In 2019, he went back to his previous responsibilities and, additionally, became the director of the Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center (https://www.barcelonabeta.org/), focusing on the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. Since March 2020 he is also director of the Fundación Pasqual Maragall (https://fpmaragall.org/).

Carles Agustí Hernández

Carles Agustí Hernàndez is a Governance Consultant (Open Government, Big Data, Smart Cities and SDG’s), SDG Certified and international speaker about this issues with attendance in more than 100 congresses.

He’s considered by World CSR organization one of the 50 best experts in Smart Cities at world level. Sustainable Development Manager Goals Certified and Spain Country Officer by IFGICT-International speaker about this items with attendance and speech in more than 100 congresses and events over the world.

United Nations collaborator for governance and SDG’s.He achieved that Barcelona accomplish for  first time 100% of the international criteria of transparency He deploy open government project of Barcelona Regional Government, project called “DibaOberta”. He has been General Secretary of the international organization OIDP that has nearly 1,000 cities in almost 100 countries. 

Member of Leading Cities international organization and Barcelona Open Data Initiative Advisory Board, also in UCLG Open Government Commission (United Cities and Local Governments).

He Has been President of the political communication association of Catalonia Compolcat, and Vice President of ACCIEP

Senior Advisor, mentor and consultant of companies and institutions in the subjects of their expertise and visiting professor of some universities.

CEO Data Coach – Very Personal Coach

CEO in this company from which make consultancy and advice projects in governance.IFGICT Country Officer Spain Spain Country Officer of this international organization based in Brazil – USA – Switzerland, from which have also Sustainable Development Goals Manager Certified.

Senior Advisor en Doxa:Governance Senior Advisor in Governance in this company with more than 50 workers and projects over the world.

Mentor in Tipscool

Start ups Mentor and collaboration in digitization and governance projects inside Barcelona Digital Talent Project.

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Carme Riera

Carme Riera i Prunera holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Pompeu Fabra University in 1997. She is a teacher in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1998.

In 2001, she earned a doctorate degree in Economy by the University of Barcelona with the thesis “Essays on Fiscal Policy, Human Capital, Inequality and Growth”. The 2007-2008 academic year completed the Vicens Vives Program for Leadership and Civic Commitment at ESADE for young executives.

The 2000-2001 course went to the University of Washington (WA) as a doctorate. Subsequently, the 2002-2003 course was a visiting professor at the University of Washington (WA) teaching the subject Economic Development. Currently, and since 2003, She has been a full professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona, ​​in the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics. Since 2004 She has been a tutor in Economics and Business Studies at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and since 2018, consultant for the subject of Statistical Foundations. She is part of the consolidated group of Regional Quantitative Analysis (AQR) and the IREA-UB research institute, of which she is his scientific secretary.

Her lines of research focus on economic growth, economic policy, electronic governance and educational analysis and human capital, with special attention to the insertion of graduates into the labor market. In recent years, she has participated in various projects related to economic policies and government spending, as well as educational research, the competencies of graduates and the relationship between the university and the company.


Clara Ruiz Castañer

Fundación Palacio de Villalón. (Responsible for the Registry of works of art since 2013. Legal advice and technical secretariat of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation) Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid,

Master in Taxation from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues.

He has taught courses at FGUMA and UNIA.


David Urbano

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Internationalization, and PhD Program Director (International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, iDEM) at the Faculty of economics and business studies School of Economics and Business universitat…

autonoma de barcelona Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). I received a PhD (European Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, UAB / Växjö University – Sweden), a MA in Applied Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB) and a BA in Economics and Business (UAB). I also regularly visit Haas School of Business (University of California BerkeIey). My research focuses on the analysis of factors affecting entrepreneurship in different contexts, using the institutional approach as a theoretical framework, and combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

I have published several studies in international academic journals (including Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, etc.) and I participate in Spanish and international research projects (GEM, PSED, GUESSS). Currently, I run the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation  and teach entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate (Department of Business –School of Economics and Business-), master (Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business -MAREB-) and doctoral level (International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, iDEM) at the UAB and at other international universities. Also, I work as a consultant in entrepreneurship, innovation and SMEs in many projects of the Catalan and Spanish government, European Union, OCDE and the private sector. I am co-founder and director of Centre for University Entrepreneurship -CIEU- (UAB Emprèn).


Enric Rello Condomines

Doctor (Ph.D) in Economics & Business Administration, Master’s in Administrative Management, Business Administration and Management (ADE), Laws and Economics Degree from the University Abat Oliba – CEU, Spain.

Business Administration, University of Barcelona (UB), Spain. Postgraduate in Legal Practice from the ICAB. Senior Management Program (PLD) & HBS Finance Excellence Program at Harvard Business School (Executive Education) Boston – USA. Tax specialist from Institute of Public Economics, Cooperative and Financial Law at the UB.

He began his professional career in the field of consultancy, audit and consulting, later specializing in Management Control and Economic Financial Management in the Environmental and Industrial Machinery (2007 -2011) and Pharmaceutical industry (1993 -2006).

In this latter sector he has held the position of Financial Controller, Controller Manager (BPA) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies.

He is a university professor in the Department of Economics and Business at the University Abat Oliba – CEU.

Specialized in Corporate Governance, he is involved in the Board of Directors and the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Company (MedCap) listed on the Spanish Continuous Market (Stock Exchanges of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia). He is business consultant in strategy and valuation of companies, and Judicial Economic Expert, member of the Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya and enrolled in that professional association in the lists of the Justice Administration of forensic actions and contradictory expert appraisals.

Twice awarded, by Actualidad Económica magazine, in collaboration with KPMG, with the award to one of the 100 Best Financial Directors of Spain, and recognised as one of the 25 Most Innovative Financial Directors.

Èrika Sánchez

She is a screenwriter, director and producer. She worked for some time as a personal assistant and script supervisor before directing her first short documentary, The Show, in 2013. Her first feature-length documentary, It’s Never Darker, followed the year after.

She is co-founder of the Antivaho Cinematográfico production company with Xavi Esteban. Panteres is her first short fiction film and a prelude to her debut feature film, The Quiet Women, which she is currently developing

She has made various short films and installations for exhibitions such as Huevos (2006), Sinfonía obrera (2010), Les màquines del temps (2011), Decalogue for the individual revolution (2014), as well as the documentary short films El Espectáculo (2013) and Camino de May (2015).

She is currently producing the documentary feature film Perifèria, of which she is also director and screenwriter. In 2020, she wrote, directed and produced the short film Panteres, premiered at the Berlinale 2020, a prelude to the feature film in development, The Quiet Women. With the support of the Master in Creative Documentary from Pompeu Fabra University, she is developing the documentary feature film Dietari Final co-directed with Ariadna Pujol.

Gabriel Ginebra

Business Thinker & amp; Organizational Coach Graduate in Philosophy, MBA from IESE and Doctor in Business Organization. Director of Executive Development at Arthur Andersen. Professor of Human Behavior at IESE, UPF, UAO and  universities in Europe and America.

He has directed in-company managerial training projects for Santander, Novartis, Seat, Port de Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, NH Group, etc.

Creator of Managing Incompetence, an alternative vision of the company and its people. Best international seller: Incompetent Management (9 ed) and The Japanese Who Crashed the Train to buy time (8 ed). Slow Management, Planning without decimals, Delegating recklessly or Directing Slow Fire are some of his disruptive proposals.


Gonzalo Brito

Clinical Psychologist from the Universidad Católica de Chile and Doctor of Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in the United States. He studied at the Center for Research and Education for Compassion and Altruism at Stanford University (CCARE)

Is currently director of the International Training of Instructors of the “Compassion Cultivation Training” Program (CCT) for Spanish-speaking countries in collaboration with Nirakara and the Compassion Institute. He has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate at the University of Derby, UK, in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) under the supervision of Paul Gilbert. Author and co-author of different books.

He has directed in-company managerial training projects for Santander, Novartis, Seat, Port de Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, NH Group, etc.

Creator of Managing Incompetence, an alternative vision of the company and its people. Best international seller: Incompetent Management (9 ed) and The Japanese Who Crashed the Train to buy time (8 ed). Slow Management, Planning without decimals, Delegating recklessly or Directing Slow Fire are some of his disruptive proposals.

Gloria Martínez

Degree in Communication Sciences at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and languages at the C.IC. Subdirection, coordination and production of several programs for TVE, Antena3, Telecinco… 

TV3 and RTP (Portugal). Collaborations with El Terrat, Filmax, Bausán Films, Videomedia and Gestmusic. Many collaborative works for communication agencies and events: Newlink Globally, Singular team and Interprofit, events, fairs and presentations for Puig Fragances, Antonio Banderas, Carolina Herrera, Jean Paul Gaultier, Paco Rabanne), Nespresso, Starbucks, Casio, E-dreams, Torre Agbar, Hotel Mandarin, G-Star, Font Vella, Hard Rock Café, Evax, Armani, Nit del Turisme de Catalunya, Porsche, Baccardí, Duravit, Nescafe, Transports Municipals de Barcelona (TMB), Itama and Moët, Cosmobelleza Fair and various sustainability projects for several brands, Barcelona Harley Days, Grand Marina Hotel inauguration, Aegaca Congresses, 80th anniversary Hugh Hefner Playboy, Icloby Foundation, Spanish Heart Foundation Galas


Gumersindo Ruiz

Gumersindo Ruiz is currently Honorary professor of Economics at the University of Málaga (previously at Alicante and Barcelona universities, where he got his PhD in Economics), teaching at the Accounting and Finance degree, and the Master of Finance and Insurance.

Recently he has been the director of a doctoral thesis on the transmission mechanism of the ECB monetary policy, an empirical research on credit distribution through the EU.

He is also the Senior Advisor, with a small team, to the President of UnicajaBanco, a leader and profitable former regional saving bank.

In 1991 he was the President of Caja de Ahorros de Antequera, merging then with another four saving banks to create Unicaja. In the new Unicaja he founded Unicorp, a financial holding; Unigest, a society for investment funds management; Ahorroandaluz, for pension funds management; Unicorp Mediación, an insurance broker; Unicorp Patrimonio, an asset management society; and Unicorp Vida, a life insurance company . In 1992 Unicorp was also a founding member of Titulización de Activos, leader in the securitization business in Spain. He was the President or CEO in each society till 2007.

Recent publications by Gumersindo Ruiz include: contributor to “The First Great Recession of the 21st Century”, Edward Elgar Publishers, 2011; contributor to “The First Crisis in a Global Economy”, Thomson Reuters, 2011; “Mortgage Foreclosure Process in Securitization Funds”, Revista de Economistas Forenses, 2011; “Debt Securitization in the Spanish Electrical Sector”, Cuadernos de Economía, 2011. “Why the rate of interest will be at very low levels for years”, Arethuse, 2014; “Forecasting the price of housing in Spain: An econometric model”, Jornadas Internacionales de Política Económica, 2017; “Rate of interest and Taylor´s Rule”, Arethuse, 2017. Two e-books on the subject of securitization by Gumersindo Ruiz et al have been published by the Instituto de Estudios Inmobiliarios (Instai).

For more than thirteen years he has been a weekly columnist for Grupo Joly, a group of nine regional newspapers.

He is also the President of the Instituto de Análisis Inmobiliario, a center for research on real estate and appraisal; the Presidente of the “Economy and Finance Commission” at the Málaga Chamber of Commerce; Senior Advisor to AIS-International, artificial intelligence; and a Senior Advisor to the program for high level golf players studying at Málaga University.

In the seventies he was a Fulbright student in the United States, a Fundación March scholar, and visitor professor in the University of California, Berkeley.

In the last few years he has been actively involved in research and teaching on Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance, with presentations at the University of Malaga, European Parliament Program: “GRSCC in the European Union” (May 2018); and University of La Laguna: “Governance post-crisis in the EU: the vision of the firm” (September 2018)


Iñaki Díaz Knörr

Degree in Geography and History June 1997. University of Navarra. Degree in Artistic Studies September 1997. University Navarre. Cooperation Project Manager having participated in the preparation, monitoring and justification of more than 160 projects in the following countries…

Cooperation Project Manager having participated in the preparation, monitoring and justification of more than 160 projects in the following countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Lebanon, Bolivia and India since 1992 to the present.

Training Consultant 2017- Associate Professor of the University of Navarra. Law School. Degree of International Relations. Subject: Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance of the EU.

International Cooperation Consultant: Project Management, Identification, Formulation, Monitoring, Justification, External Evaluations, Strategic Plans and Communication Plans. International Volunteering Management.
Subjects taught: Project formulation according to Logical Framework, Fundraising, Volunteering and Awareness.


Jason A. Scorza

DR. Jason A. Scorza is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he teaches and lectures on the history of political and social thought and the ethics of public and international affairs.

Dr.Scorza earned his Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University and is author of a book, Strong Liberalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship (Tufts University Press, 2007), as well as more than forty papers and articles, including those appearing in journals such as Political Theory, The Review of Politics, Theory and Research in Education, and the International Journal of Politics and Ethics. He also is editor of Higher Education as a Bridge to the Future (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015).

Dr. Scorza also serves as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey (USA). In the latter capacity he oversees global learning programs, study abroad programs, global partnerships, international initiatives, and FDU’s University Core Curriculum. Under Scorza’s leadership, FDU became the first university in the world to be granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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Jean Claude Rodríguez

PhD Economics. Co-founder & CEO of Jobui, an app that connects students with professionals for a one-hour job-shadowing experience. Co-founder of Puddle, an online platform based in San Francisco where you can borrow money easily from a community of like-minded people.

Puddle was invested in by Google Ventures and Andreesen Horowitz. I also founded ACAF, an organisation implementing Puddles offline in more than 10 countries. I am an Ashoka fellow and was selected Best Creative Entrepreneur of the World in 2008. I hold a PhD in Microfinance.

Joaquim Vilà

He is Professor of Strategic Management, Innovation and Design Thinking, and academic director of IESE’s focused programs for executives on Innovation Management and Design Thinking.

VHe has worked as a research fellow at the Wharton School’s Reginald H. Jones Center for Management Policy, Strategy and Organization, and as a research associate in the Wharton School’s Management and Technology program. Consultant to more than 50 national and international companies, including Roche Diagnostics, Amgen, Telefónica, Komatsu, Nutrexpa, Uniland, APLI, Henkel, Nestlé, Premo and Sener, among others. He is director of innovation on the board of directors of several Spanish companies.

Prof. Vilà has published several papers on innovation and Design Thinking, strategy formulation, organizational renewal and innovation systems of management positions. His current research focuses on: how to improve innovation competencies through strategic thinking, creative innovation and the role of managers in reinventing and transforming a business, and how to nurture a sustainable innovation culture.


Joan Carles Fajardo

IESE Business School – University of Navarra, Doctor in the society of information and knowledge. Innovation. Applied economics. Chief of Human Resources at Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia… 

Collaborating profesor at UOC.


Joan Fontrodona

Joan Fontrodona Felip is a Professor and Director of the Department of Business Ethics, and academic director of the IESE Center for Business in Society. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Navarra and an MBA from IESE.

The Center for Business Ethics (Bentley College), the Harvard Business School and the Francisco Marroquín University (Guatemala) have all hosted Prof. Fontrodona as a visiting professor. He is president of Ethics, Economics and Management (the Spanish section of the European Business Ethics Network), and member of the executive committee of the Association of Spanish Entities adhering to the United Nations Global Compact (ASEPAM). He participates in the Academic Committee of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS). He is a member of Forética, as well as an Associate Researcher at the Enterprise and Humanism Institute of the Universidad de Navarra. In addition, he is part of the Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of the Association of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia.

Joaquim Borrás

JoaquimBorrás Ferré, ambassador and professor at the Icloby Foundation, is also the executive president of ISS Spain. Born in Barcelona 55 years ago, Joaquim Borrás Ferré has led the ISS group in Spain since 2007.

He joined the company in 1998, coming from the Danish company Nilfisk, a company in which he held different positions, from salesman to director Marketing, until reaching the general direction and the position of CEO

Since finishing his Business Sciences degree at ESADE in Barcelona, he has completed his training with postgraduate programs at various international business schools, such as the Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, where he specialized in Marketing and Advertising, or the MC Gill University in Montreal. He has also completed managerial specialization studies at Standford University in California, at IESE at ESADE.

Dr. José María Poveda de Agustín.

José María Poveda de Agustí

Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Psychiatrist, teacher and researcher with great national and international experience… 

Pioneer in the investigation of the use of VR in medicine, education and development of empathy, with non-invasive biometrics and researcher in Personalized Medicine (PM). Psychiatric expert for civil, criminal and military jurisdictions. Academic auditor for the International Accreditation of Universities since 2016. Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German. He has directed 23 Doctoral Theses. Countless scientific articles.

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José María Tomás Tío

Graduated in Law, Magistrate and President of Fundación por la Justicia entered the Judicial Career by opposition, exercising competences in civil, commercial, family, criminal and civil registry matters.

University professor, Head of Studies of the School of Legal Practice of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Valencia between 1999 and 2008, expert for the European Year against Racism, expert in the Congress on Human Responsibilities and Duties, Patron of the Oxfam Intermon Foundation since October 2004 to June 2017, Creator of the “Bill of Rights of the User of Justice” at the initiative of the Valencian Association of Consumers and Users (AVACU) in 2002, First Award for Human Rights of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Valencia, President Foundation for Justice.

Impossible to list the experience in different countries in the field of judicial services.

We name some of them: Dominican Republic, expert in Justice of the European Union for the preparation of a Pilot Project for immediate support and for a Feasibility Study of a Program to support the Reform and Modernization of the State.

International Consultant to provide technical assistance to the Judicial School in the development of the Continuing Judicial Training Project in Panama. In Ethiopia Diagnosis of the situation and evaluation of the possibilities of action for the “National Plan of Action for the Rights of Ethiopian Women.

In Sofia (Bulgaria) Short Term Expert in the “Training Judges and Lawyers”, called “Support for the elaboration and effective implementation of the consumer protection legislation and for the strengthening of the institutional structure in the field of consumer protection”.

He has been, among others in El Salvador, Consultant on “Training of Work Teams in the Judicial Office”, within the “Project to Strengthen Initial and Continuous Training of Legal Operators”, appointed by the General Council of the Judicial Power of Spain and President of the International Tribunal for the application of Restorative Justice, convened by the UCA Institute of Human Rights and the Network of Committees of victims of the armed conflict.

In Bangladesh Youth support through microcredit acquisition of a job with rischaws.

In Lima (Peru) Jurisdictional activity in the Fifth Criminal Chamber for Trials with Free Prisoners in the Superior Court of Justice, designated by the Council, improves the living conditions of orphaned or neglected children.

In Senegal, a co-development project with five associations of women and youth at risk of exclusion and institutional strengthening of five municipalities for democratic and participatory management, incorporating respect for human rights. In Colombia Consultant to Human Rights Organizations for the peace process.

In Mexico Expert in Penitentiary Mediation and Restorative Justice in National Mediation Congresses, held in Tlalnepantla de Baz and Puebla.

… these are just some examples of his specific professional experience in judicial cooperation and development cooperation.

Josep Tapies

Josep Tàpies holds the Family-Owned Business Chair at IESE and is a Professor in the Department of Strategic Management. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and has an MBA from ESADE.

His areas of expertise include strategic management, corporate governance, and family-owned businesses, their development and governance structures. He currently teaches in the MBA program and in other training programs for managers at IESE. He also designs programs focused on topics specifically related to the family-owned business, where he teaches General Management, Government and Strategy in the Family-Owned Business.

Professor Tàpies has been a professor of General Management at different business schools in Europe and Latin America: AESE in Portugal, IDE in Ecuador, PAD-Universidad de Piura in Peru, ISE in Brazil, IAE in Argentina, ESE in Chile and INALDE in Colombia. He has also been a member of the academic board of IPADE in Mexico and the ESE of Santiago, Chile.

For many years, he has worked as an advisor in several companies, many of them family-owned, as well as in Spanish and international banking institutions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several Spanish companies, Fellow of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association of Family-Owned Business Consultants and Academicians (CAEF). He is also a member of the International Academy of Management.

Professor Tàpies is the author of numerous book chapters and books such as: “100 Familias que cambiaron el mundo: Las empresas familiares y la industrialización”, “Sí quiero: el compromiso de la familia empresaria”, “Management Buy Out”, “Plan de vuelo”, “Empresa familiar, ni tan pequeña ni tan joven”,”Family values and value creation” (junto con el profesor John L. Ward), “Familia empresaria” and “Génesis del consejo”. He has also written a wide variety of academic and journalistic articles on family-owned businesses.

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Jordi Martínez

Innovation Manager, Fundación TicSalut. With a degree in Medicine and Surgery from UAB. Master’s degree in Health Institutions UAB, Executive Master’s in Health Organization Management ESADE, PDG IESE, among others.

Advanced Leadership Health Forum Member Berkeley University of California.

jordi mas

Jordi Mas I Castella

Jordi Mas holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Barcelona and an MBA from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He started his professional career as a scientific researcher in the fields of microbial ecology and biotechnology… 

and has taught at several universities in the Barcelona area. He also worked in the R&D division of a chemical company located in Barcelona. Since 1996, he has specialized in R&D management. In this capacity, his responsibilities have ranged from project manager to Director of the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), Coordinator of International Relations at the Secretariat for Universities and Research (SUR) of the Catalan Government, and Executive Director of the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). Currently he is the Program Officer of the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) at the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC).

He has also taught strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at different universities. He has also served as Council Member of the city of Sitges, responsible for finance, city planning, public health and environmental issues.

Currently he serves as Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Faculty of Biosciences, UAB) and at the International University of Catalonia (Faculty of Odontology, UIC).

Dr Jorge Carvajal.

Jorge Carvajal

Surgeon from the University of Antioquia, pioneer of bioenergetic medicine in Latin America and creator of Sintergética and Manos para Sanar. This is one medical proposal that, from the spirit of synthesis, integrates advances in biocybernetics and general systems theory…

Quantum physics, medicines traditional and the most modern discoveries of western medicine, to the healing, conceived as the path to peace, inner harmony and solidarity in relationships. Brilliant physician and philosopher, avant-garde scientist, lecturer and writer. Co-founder of Viavida, a society dedicated to research, assistance and teaching, and the International Association of Sintergetica (A.I.S.), an association without profit, which groups together therapists, doctors, associations, companies and foundations related to the training, practice, promotion and social projection of the Sintergética en el mundo, of which he is Honorary President.


Laura Ilzarbe

Industrial Engineer from the University of Navarra, PhD Engineer from the Technische Universität Berlin, Black Belt from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Laura, began her professional career at the Volkswagen Quality Chair.

She has published four books and more than twenty articles in international scientific journals related to quality management. He has attended international congress numbers and actively participates with different universities. In the field of teaching, she is a collaborating professor at the UIC (International University of Catalonia), collaborating professor of the Master in Supply Chain Management at the UPC, collaborating professor at the ICIL and a visiting professor at the master in Project Management at the University of Piura in Peru .

Professional experience: She has developed her career as Quality Director of different MEM companies, (Automotive, Daimler Group Company), TSB (Transport, Barcelona, ​​1000 employees) among others, creating the quality department. EFQM, ISO 9001: 2015, SQAS. Internal audits. Outsourcing. Supplier Evaluation. Read Management Process improvement. Continuous improvement teams, among other functions.


Laurentino J. Martí I Aguasca

Economist specialist in healthcare. BSc in Economics. Master’s in Health Economics and Health Care Management. Master’s in Economic and Finance Management, Quality Management in Primary Health Care, Doctorate in Business Organization.

Direct experience for more than 10 years in managing health care organizations in different positions (finance, human resources and IT). With a clear project management orientation, I have been involved in consulting at a national and international scope, working as international healthcare consultant in projects for the European Commission or World Health Organisation.

Currently working as Technical Assistant for the Fundació TicSalut (Mataró, Spain) and Chief Financial and Innovation Officer of CASAP (Castelldefels, Spain). Business administration and finance management of primary care and emergency care organization.

Specialties: Health economics, Healthcare management, Finance management, Human resources and professional development, Information systems, International alliances, International trading


Lenna Chambers

Lawyer and Biologist, George Washington University Law School, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA. Partner at Bowles Rice LLP, Charleston, WV, USA.

Represented clients in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies such as the United States Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service, in litigation involving business-to-business contract disputes and legal compliance.
Biologist responsible for research and preparation of environmental impact statements complying with federal law requirements at Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV, USA. CumLaudem awards and rating, and Marshall University Science Department Faculty Award.
Volunteerism. State Bar Disciplinary Council, W.V., USA, Member of the Board of Directors. Volunteer and Board Member Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Charleston, WV, USA.


Liliana Arroyo

Doctor in Sociology from the University of Barcelona. She is a social analyst who has combined academic research and applied sociology. Her teaching and research activity is carried out at the ESADE Institute for Social Innovation…

Addressing issues related to digital transformation and social impact. The last report she has led is “My Data, My Rules. From data extractivism to digital empowerment”.

She is also an active disseminator and regularly participates in conferences and conferences. She writes regularly in different newspapers (El Periódico, ARA, El Diari de l’Educació) and also collaborates in radio and TV programs. She has just published his first essay about the digital experience of young people, entitled “You are not your self. 9 digital secrets that everyone lives but nobody explains.”

Mikel Lizarralde

Internationally recognized medium and author of the book A New Message. His desire to understand social behavior, human experiences and the psyche led him to study areas related to the mind, human behavior and extrasensory experiences.

He completed with honors training in Psychic Studies (Psychic Studies) in Montreal, Canada (2005) www.iiihs.org. After studying Counselling (2014), he decided to train in psychology, graduating in (2021) from the International University of La Rioja. Mikel is a spiritual reverend, collaborates as a volunteer in the Alaia Association (Bereavement Center), and received the “Award of Excellence for Helping to Create a Better World in the “International Ambassadors for Peace” Program, directed by Elaine Valdov, related to the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.

Dr Manuel Ballester

Manuel Ballester

Doctor in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Director of the Heart Transplant Program from the Hospital de Sant Pau. Head of the Cardiology Service of the Arnau de Vilanova Hospital in Lleida.

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lleida. More than 100 publications in national and international magazines. More than 20 awards to research

Dr. Manel Sans Segarra.

Manel Sans Segarra

Doctor of medicine and surgery. Head of the General and Digestive Surgery Service at the Hospital Bellvitge University. Specialized in Surgery of the pancreas and esophagus. Pioneer in use of laparoscopy in General Surgery.

Associate Professor of General and Digestive Surgery at the University of Barcelona. Various publications in specialty books and magazines. Member of the Societies of Surgery of Catalonia, Spain, France, England and Japan. Award for Professional Excellence awarded by the Official College of Physicians of Barcelona. President of the Senior Medical Section of the Official College of Physicians of Barcelona. Representative of Catalonia in the General Council of Medical Associations of Spain. Founder and President of the Association of Senior Physicians of the University Hospital of Bellvitge

Marcelo A. Glavic Barrios

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master’s in Corporate Social Responsibility, Accounting and Social Auditing from the Universitat de Barcelona.

He has several publications in the Universidad Católica del Norte, Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining, ALAS Congress, etc.


Marc Jacobs

Marc is Flemish-Belgian, holds a SLOAN MSc in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from KIH De Nayer in Belgium. He lives in Luxembourg since 20 years and is a member of his local town council.

During his career, Marc held several senior international executive positions such as General Manager, Managing Director and VP Sales & Marketing.

Marc is passionate about entrepreneurship and about leveraging cultural expertise to improve business performance as well as social cohesion.

He is founder and owner of Imajine Sàrl, a consultancy company specialised in Intercultural Management as well as Organisational Culture and Strategy and licensee of Hofstede Insights, a global consultancy.

Marc is co-author of the book: Negotiate like a local, 7 mindsets to increase your success rate in international business. The book was endorsed by Prof David Arnold from LBS and by Prof Gertjan Hofstede. Translations in Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and German are underway.

He is co-founder of ‘La Maison pour le Développement des Compétences Interculturelles’ or ‘MDCI’, a non-profit organisation supporting integration of refugees in the Luxembourg society by working with leaders as well as trainers to build bridges across the cultural divide and also serves as president of the ‘commission d’intégration’ in his local commune.

Marc is co-founder and chairman of Molecular Plasma Group, a Luxembourg-based start-up in the high-tech industrial space and also serves on several other boards.

Marcos González

Marcos González

Doctoral studies on Internal Communication and Social Responsibility at the Ramon Llull University, postgraduate in CSR at the Castilla la Mancha University and with the Corporate Responsibility Program at IE Business School.

Marcos González is founder, journalist, president editor of the media of communication Corresponsables, the Corresponsables Foundation and ObservaRSE, the leading organization in Spain and Latin America in journalism and responsible communication that celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2020 and has as its mission to value the responsible and sustainable activities of all types of organizations to build a better world together. Marcos González has participated in more than 500 events and forums in Latin America, written in various books and is a regular professor at various universities and business schools.

Member of the Board of Directors and of the CSR Committees of various organizations such as Forética, Dircom, AECA, Col. legi Censors Jurats i Comptes, Aedipe, he is also a jury of numerous awards such as Merco, Fundacom, Respon.cat, Fenin, Silver Snail. She has been recognized on various occasions both in her role as an entrepreneur, as a journalist and as an academic, with awards such as the Solidarity Economy Award, the II Award from the Center for Financial Studies and the Alares Award, among others, as well as being a finalist for the Award Young Entrepreneur of the year. Also Corresponsables has obtained a large number of national and international recognitions and is a BCorp (best companies for the world) since 2017.

Marilyn Rossner

Marilyn Rossner

Marilyn Rossner holds a Doctorate in Educational Sciences and is a former Director of Special Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Dr. Marilyn Rossner is founder and president of the SSF, Vice-President and co-founder of the IIIHS.

She is a retired professor of special care counseling at Vanier College, Montreal, and has served on the faculties of McGill and Concordia Universities.  Dr. Marilyn Rossner is an award-winning child behavior therapist, world-renowned intuitive and visionary, interfaith reverend (ICCC) and organizer of the IIIHS International Conferences. She is known for her uplifting messages from the spiritual world and her visions of what is meaningful in life today. Dr. Marilyn Rossner has appeared on television in many nations, including the CBC’s Beyond Reason show.

Mayte Márquez

Advisory Senior Manager at DPMC. Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in promoting the transformation of Companies through the purpose of people. Aligning people management policies and systems with the company’s strategy… 

and impacting the triple bottom line. She was director of Learning & Development at ISS, promoting the Organization’s strategy through employee engagement. Franklin Covey Program Facilitator.

Nadia Llorens

Nadia Llorens holds a degree in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and specialized in International Organizations from Science Po Paris. She also holds a postgraduate degree in international development…

a master’s degree in Public Management (from UAB, UPF and UB), and Leadership and Social Innovation course within ESADE’s executive program.

His professional career began in 2004 with UNHCR as Project Manager in the Catalan Committee of UNHCR and in December 2006 he changed course of Humanitarian Action to work in international development with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation where he has held different positions, the latter being Responsible for Programs and Grants for that foundation. .


Pere Fullana

He obtained the P. Salvador Gil Award for the best Final Project 1988 in Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Químico de Sarriá. Dr. Pere Fullana obtained the P. Salvador Gil Award for the best Final Project 1988…

In Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Químico de Sarriá and is also an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He is also an Industrial Engineer from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has completed postgraduate studies in Business Management and Chemical Informatics at the Ramon Llull University, where he obtained his doctorate (Caja Madrid Award, 1995). He was founder of the Environmental Department of the consulting firm Randa Group in 1992, being its Technical Director until December 2002. He is currently Director of the UNESCO Chair on Life Cycle and Climate Change, at the School of International Trade (ESCI-UPF) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a group awarded with several prizes: Environment Award (Generalitat de Catalunya, 2008), Finalist of the Europe INNOVA awards (European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, 2008),

Best Scientific Contribution on Life Cycle Management” (International Society for Industrial Ecology, 2009), Nominee in the Sustainable Energy Europe & managEnergy Awards (European Commission, 2013), Energy Excellence Award in the modality of Awareness (Generalitat de Catalunya, 2013), Best presentation award for “Diet matters: the case of Spain” (Springer and LCAFood, 2018), Finalist to the Smart Logistics & Packaging Awards (National Packaging Congress, PickPack 2020), ODS12 (Responsible production and consumption) award winner at the go!ODS Awards (UN Global Compact (Spanish Chapter), 2020).

He was Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 and EMAS qualified by LGAI, Calitax and Delphos Quilitas; and now prefers the task of LCA studies reviewer according to ISO 14044. He has participated in more than 20 European projects and coordinated more than 80 national research studies in environmental management, life cycle analysis (LCA), eco-design and clean technologies. He has worked in the following sectors: hotel, ski resorts, golf courses, waste management, bank offices, construction, chemical, pharmaceutical, photography, tanning, footwear, furniture, agricultural sector, packaging, etc. He has helped to set up the type I ecolabel programs of AENOR and the Generalitat de Cataluña, also collaborating in the definition of ecological criteria for several product categories. He has also led the configuration projects of the Type III ecolabel program in the construction sector in Spain (GlobalEPD, AENOR) and Catalonia (DAPc, GenCat)

He has been, at the beginning, delegate for Spain in the drafting of the ISO standards on LCA, ecodesign and ecolabels; and of the CEN standards for LCA in packaging and ecolabels in construction materials. His most prestigious position has been that of Chairman of the SETAC Europe LCA Steering Committee, the world’s leading exponent in the scientific development of this methodology, being also a member of the SETAC Europe Council and the UNEP Life Cycle Initiative. He was appointed by UNEP as author to write the GHG Protocol on products within the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a professor and ambassador of the Icloby Foundation.

Miguel Cervantes Rodríguez

International consultant specialized in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, conflict management, human rights, social development and public policy. Miguel has twenty years of experience in research…

Consulting and management in community relations, social responsibility and socioeconomic development projects. For the past fifteen years, he has worked in the extractive industry, holding management positions in a mining company and social consultants, and is a Strategic Partner in an international NGO. As an industry manager, he has had direct responsibility for the design, implementation and monitoring of community relations, socio-environmental management, CSR plans and management systems. Miguel is an anthropologist with completed Master of Social Management studies.

He is currently founder and Director of CCPM Grupo Consultor where he is in charge of giving direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives.

Responsible for the implementation of an integrated management of Social Affairs for the activities of the mining industry, including: Development of the Corporate Strategy and Social Management Systems. Both processes allow a more precise definition of the company’s social objectives and the systematic application of activities to achieve effective results and continuously improve performance.

He is also an Industry Fellow at the Center for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland. The Center for Social Responsibility at the University of Queensland is one of the global leaders in research and advocacy in the extractive industry. The responsibilities assumed are aimed at contributing to the Center through the exchange of professional knowledge in social management in extractive industries. The activities to be developed include participating in research projects, conducting institutional presentations, preparing and sharing documents to share best practices among others.

He is also a strategic partner in RESOLVE, an international NGO based in Washington with thirty-eight years of work with leaders in all sectors on issues of sustainability, environment and public health, with special emphasis on the development of collaborative solutions between sectors www. resolv.org.

Responsible for providing specialized technical support to projects developed by RESOLVE in America:

Sustainable development of natural resources. Resources and Rights, with an emphasis on Resource Diplomacy, including indigenous rights and Free and Informed Prior Consent (CPLI) I. Ethical ReSource Supply Chains with a particular focus on site / community conditions.

Miguel Venturas Monsó

Biologist and MBA, my professional experience has been linked to the design and development of environmental and ecology projects, to the promotion of BIOSPHERE spaces, at the management and conservation of Natural Resources:

Water, soil and biodiversity, a environmental quality systems (ISO, EMAS), to the study and promotion of development sustainable, for the purposes and adaptation to climate change, conducting studies Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), cycle analysis of Life (LCA), the circular economy, the education and sustainable tourism.


PhD from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, with mention of European Doctorate. Expert in gender policies in both the private company and public administration consultancy. From his own consultancy, Atena Gender Consulting collaborates in research projects, postgraduate studies and studies at the Rovira i Virgili University, the Open University of Catalonia and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Water, soil and biodiversity, a environmental quality systems (ISO, EMAS), to the study and promotion of development sustainable, for the purposes and adaptation to climate change, conducting studies Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), cycle analysis of Life (LCA), the circular economy, the education and sustainable tourism.

Sandra María Franco Buenauente

Full Professor at the Department of Economics of the Federal University of Roraima – Brazil. Post-doctorate – Center for the Enviroment (Oxford Universit UK, 2007) and at the Universidad Norte Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, 2019).

PhD in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona, 2002). Official doctorate in Economic Theory (University of São Paulo, 2006). Master in Economic History (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2000). Bachelor of Economics (Title approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports – Spain). She was an Associate Researcher at the Center for Brazilian Studies at Oxford University – UK. Member of the International Society of Ecological Economics – ISEE and Brazilian Society of Ecological Economics – ECOECO

Coordinator of the Research Group – Amazon: Natural Resources and Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability. She works as a researcher in the areas of: International Economy, Development and Environmental Public Policies, Exploitation of the Natural Resources of the Amazon, Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability, and Economics of Indigenous Peoples. She is the author of the books: Amazonía – Dinâmica do Carbono e Impactos Socioeconômicos e Ambientais, and Amazonía: Riquezas Naturais e Sustentabilidade Sócioambiental

Simon Schwartz

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, with Cum laude honors, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Faculties of Medicine, UB and UAB. Specialist in Clinical Analysis. Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry…

Coordinator for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI), European Union. Col·legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona.

– Appointed by the Cabinet of the Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa (DIUE), as the responsible point of contact in the field of health for Catalonia and accepted by the “European Office of the Ministry of Science and Innovation” (MICINN), for the 7th Framework Program.

– Active member of the Institutional Human Resources Strategy Group (Charter and Code for Recruitment of European Researchers, C & C, USA)

– President of the Advisory Counsel of Clinical Laboratories of Catalonia, Department of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya.

210 articles published in scientific journals; 30 chapters in books, 215 lectures and/or international presentations and 615 national presentations; awarded grants for 21 national research projects awarded as the principal investigator, plus 4 projects awarded by the European Union; 4 European projects as scientific adviser and 11 national; 1 invention patent “(Ref. 9701157) Amino acid formulas for the elderly and procedure for calculations of the same” 16 Nationals and Internationals Honors, includings- Creu de Sant Jordi, granted by the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya – Creu de d’Institut Català de la Salut (ICS), in recognition of his dedication to Public Health throughout different positions (1966-2010) – Medal of the Research Foundation, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron- “Aparicio Garrido, Asociación Española de Biopatología Médica (AEBM)”

– “Abraham García-Almansa, Spanish Society of Basic and Applied Nutrition (SENBA)”- “Paul Harris” Medal, Rotary International Foundation. – BioMerieux, “Spanish Society of Clinical Chemistry (SEQC)

Simó Schwartz JR

At CIBBIM-Nanomedicine cooperation has always endured. We have several collaborations with Biotech and Pharma companies centered on the identification of new cancer biomarkers for diagnosis and therapeutic targets using high throughput screening strategies.

The success of some of these projects can be already sustained by new patented cancer biomarkers.

We have a fully-developed Research Program based on Nanotechnology for Biomedical applications and in particular in targeted and non-targeted drug delivery systems, diagnosis and new imaging tools in oncology and rare diseases. In this context, we are involved in several studies, some of them within Industrial Consortiums, in which animal models are used for addressing validation and toxicity analysis of some nanotechnology approaches directed towards specific tumor targets.

One of our aims is to provide the Industry and other research groups with an optimal in vivo validation platform for preclinical studies of new nanotechnology biomedical developments.

Development of appropriate nanotechnology devices is crucial to achieve substantial improvements on cancer drug delivery, and diagnostics. To achieve higher standards and better technological approaches in this field is of the utmost importance to ensure research collaborations among research groups with different biomedical, clinical and technological areas of expertise, and also to provide a good interactive environment and transnational cooperative working with adequate industrial, technological and clinical partnerships. These should ensure an optimal improvement of the actual diagnostic tools and treatment protocols of the cancer patients and will provide better survival, lower health costs and furthermore, a considerable improvement on their overall quality of life.


Sonia Saurina Martinez

Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. Master General Management Program (GMP).Master in Sales and Marketing. Management. Master in Advanced Human Resources Management. Business manager of more than 200 million euros in sales, with consolidated experience…

 in the pharma sector. Leader of Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs,
Training and Commercial Planning& Innovation teams. Able to define and
implement strategic plans that provide sustainability in the short and medium
term. She promotes effective and competitive organizations, create social responsibility projects and innovate
clients services and commercial management processes.

Teresa Hernández

Teresa Hernández

Teresa Hernández is Innovation Manager at EIT Manufacturing, the community that promotes innovation in manufacturing from the European Institute of Technology and Innovation. Its function.

The main one is to supervise the execution of innovation projects financed by EIT in Spain, Portugal and France. Previously, Teresa was director of innovation at Barrabés Biz and, previously, served as Innovation Manager at Altran. Teresa is an Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In 2013-2015 she carried out the creative leadership program of THNK, The School of Creative Leadership of Amsterdam and in 2018 was selected to participate in the Executive Development Program for high potential women of the School of Industrial Organization. She has extensive teaching experience and in recent years has collaborated with the Instituto de Empresa,. the European Institute of Design and the Francisco de Vitoria University. Since 2018, she has taught classes on. innovation and scaling at EAE Business School. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresahernandezmartin/

Teresa Versyp

Teacher, lecturer and researcher. She has a degree in Physics with a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She also holds a diploma in Primary Education from the University School of Teacher Training of Girona.

She is a pioneer in Quantum Physics training in relation to consciousness and subtle energies. She is also a specialist in Relativity and Cosmology.

She has more than 30 years of teaching experience in mathematical and physical sciences.

Since 2000, she has been giving courses and conferences in universities and different institutions in Spain and Europe, participating in numerous congresses.

She is currently an associate professor at the University of Girona and combines training tasks with independent research on Quantum Biophysics and Quantum Biology.

She has published two books: La Dimensión Cuántica, de la Física Cuántica a la Conciencia, and Sobrevolando el Territorio del Quantum, a didactic guide to the quantum world.


Víctor Guédez

Víctor Guédez is president of CERSE (Consultancy in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility) and Vice President of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter). He is also a professor in the Master of Corporate Social Responsibility…

at the University of Barcelona (Spain). As well as a professor in the Specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Metropolitan University, and a professor of the Diploma of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Simón Bolívar University.

He is also an academic consultant for the Network of Universities for Corporate Social Responsibility of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and as an external director of the Commercial Communications Liability Committee of Empresas Polar, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Bigott Foundation.

He was Vice-Academic Rector of the National Open University, Director of the Evaluative Research Project on Distance Education of UNESCO, Consultant of the Regional Center for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (of UNESCO), Planning Manager of CEPET (Center for Training and Training of Petróleos de Venezuela and its Subsidiaries), Executive Secretary of the “Andrés Bello” Agreement (International intergovernmental organization for cultural, educational, scientific and technological integration of Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile , Spain) and Advisor of the International Center of Education and Development (CIED-PDVSA).

He has published several books, among which are: “Management, Culture and Education”, “Management Ethics”, “Learning to Undertake”, “Ethics, Politics and Reconciliation”, Ethics and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility “and” Be reliable Social responsibility and business reputation.
At present, he shares his intellectual and academic work with the practice of consulting in the areas of Management Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as in Values ​​and Organizational Culture.


William “Pat” Schubert

William “Pat” Schuber served as The County Executive of Bergen County for 12 years, 9 years as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and Mayor of the Borough of Bogota for 4 years.

He is an Senior Lecturer in the School of Administrative Science, Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a faculty member in the Master of Administrative Science (MAS), Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security (MSCHSA), Master of Sports Administration (MSA) and Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (BAIS). His courses include Leadership, Government, Homeland Security, Law, Ethics and Communication. Pat is also the Co-Director of the Diplomacy and International Relations Program. He is a past Adjunct Professor in Business Law at Montclair University and Seton Hall University. He is an Instructor in the Certified Public Manager Course of Studies (CPM) and the Police Executive Leadership Course sponsored by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). He is also an honorary member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Pat has conducted Leadership Staff Ride Seminars at the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Antietam, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth Courthouse, Brandywine and Normandy, France. He lectures frequently on military history, historical leadership, homeland security, ethics, communication and conflict resolution to numerous civic groups.

Pat is the Seminar Director for the Bergen Leads Program sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. This program trains future leaders in business, non-profit and government.

He has written several scholarly articles and co-authored books on topics of History, Leadership and Homeland Security.

He served as a Captain in the US Army Reserve (Retired).

He has been appointed a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Pat is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA and received his JD at Fordham University School of Law. He is currently serving Of Counsel to the law firm of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Xosé Gabriel Vázquez

Doctor in Sociology. Professor, member of the People-Environment Research Group and Co-Director of the Postgraduate Course “Social Marketing” at the University of A Coruña. Between 1991 and 2011,

Director of the Sondaxe Institute (Voice of Galicia Corporation), of studies and demoscopic work. Consultant and Founder Partner in several sociological applications companies. Writer in various media (Economía Digital, ECO Magazine) and Editor-in-Chief (2016-2019) at UpMedia (Cepymenews, PLAN Magazine). Author of a dozen books, as well as co-author of many other works, in some also as coordinator. 2019 Diderot International Essay Award.


Isabella Di Carlo

She is a transpersonal psychologist, writer, lecturer and poet. She is a specialist in Homeospagyria (Homeopathy), Flower Essences and AONC (Neutral Conscious Self Observation – Neurosciences).
Editor for 6 years of Dr. Jorge Carvajal’s website. Author of “Values that heal: Towards a Psychology of the Soul”, The Salt of the Earth and LLife can always do more.
She teaches the practice of meditation as a way of self-realization and service since 1994, with free group meditations. She conducts practical workshops for training in acceptance, forgiveness, compassion and other values that lead to aligning the personality with the soul. He has been collaborating for 20 years with newspapers, magazines and websites through articles that promote the awakening of consciousness and the culture of peace.  He is a columnist for the International Association of Syntergetics and the Building a Better World Foundation.