Speakers

Ivan Yarur

Ivan is Chief Finance Officer and Chief Resilience Officer of Aguas Andinas, responsible for the financial, regulation and tariffs and risk management and businesses continuity departments. He holds a Civil Industrial Engineer and Master’s Degree from Universidad de Chile and  MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He joined Aguas Andinas in 2000. Between 2011 and 2013 he was CEO of Inversiones Aguas Metropolitanas S. A. (IAM), parent company of Aguas Andinas.

Antoon Schneider

Antoon Schneider is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in BCG and leads BCG’s UK Principal Investment & Private Equity practice. He has advised more than half of the largest 50 PE firms globally on due diligence and portfolio company value creation projects. He has led numerous research projects and covering topics such as deal sourcing, full potential plans, active ownership and industry structure. He is a regular speaker and panelist at PE conferences and has authored various articles published in Harvard Business Review and various PE industry journals.

Raúl Sotomayor

Raul Sotomayor joined Southern Cross Group in 1998, he is a member of the firm’s Investment and Executive Committees, and serves(d) as board member of Chilesat, CGTA, ESSBIO, Laboratorios Northia, SMU, The Value Brands, Gas Atacama, Project Eagle and Brinox. He is also a member of the Group of Fifty (G50), a nonprofit initiative co-sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Inter.

Carlos Saieh

Carlos is a founding partner and CEO of Toesca Asset Management. Until 2016 he was Head of the Asset Management Division of BTG Pactual Chile. He serves(d) as board member of toll roads Rutasdel Algarrobo, Valles del Desierto, Rutade los Rios, Autopista Interportuaria and Variante Melipilla; of natural gas distribution company Gas valpo, and water utility company Aguas Chañar.

José Sosa del Valle

Mr. Sosa del Valle is a Partner of Lexington Partners where he leads the firm’s Latin American actives and manages the Santiago office. Mr. Sosa del Valle is primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of non-U.S. private equity, origination and evaluation of direct co-investment opportunities in Latin America, and raising capital for Lexington funds from investors in the region.

Cristóbal Torres

Cristóbal Torres is Chief Investment Officer of ProVida AFP since June 2013. Torres and his team manage one of the largest pension funds in Latam with over US$50 billion in AUM. Previously, from June 2010 to May 2013, Torres was the Head of Fixed Income & FX at ProVidaAFP. Prior to joining ProVidain 2010, he was for 5 years the Head of the Trading Desk and ALM at MetLife Chile. In this position he was responsible for managing US$3.6 billion in AUM.

Sean Park

Sean is Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Anthemis. He combines a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, investment and corporate experience and is widely recognized as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services, informed by his many years as a senior executive in capital markets and investment banking.
He is the author of The Park Paradigm, and serving as non-executive director on the board of a number of high growth companies, Sean has a proven track record of successfully investing in and advising innovative and disruptive startups.
A founding investor in innovative companies such as Betfair, The Climate Corporation (WeatherBill), Markit and an early investor in Zoopla, before founding Anthemis Group, Sean was part of the Global Markets Management Committee at Dresdner Kleinwort where he ran a number of businesses including their groundbreaking Digital Markets initiative. He was instrumental in driving the introduction and adoption of electronic book building in the European fixed income markets in early 2000s and authored the seminal “AmazonBay” video exploring the future of finance in 2005.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Sean has a BSc in Materials Science from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is now based in Geneva and refuses to give up on his dream of one day skiing in the Olympics.

Kieran Garvey

Kieran Garvey is the co-author of thirteen alternative finance industry reports covering market activity globally, as well as more specifically within FinTech regulation and financial inclusion. He is leading the Cambridge-World Bank 2017-2019 Regulator & Policymaker Surveys in addition to a research programme to develop a technology solution to more efficiently conduct regulatory reviews of different FinTech business models in developing and emerging countries. Kieran previously worked at the UK Crowdfunding Association, as a UK parliamentary crowdfunding advisor and has aided a large number of companies to secure finance via equity crowdfunding. He also helped establish a microfinance social enterprise in Northern Vietnam, inspired by Kiva. Kieran holds an MSc from Imperial College London and a BSc from the London School of Economics.

Augusto Ruiz-Tagle

Augusto is Co-founder of Destácame, the first behavior-based credit score in Latin America that aggregates utility and other alternative data to give access to credit to the unbanked.
He has worked in both the financial and real world. First, he structured derivatives to decrease financial risk of companies. Then, he was director of international sales at the biggest Chilean forestry company and worked as management consultant advising companies in several industries in Latin America. He has led different social programs ranging from education to building schools and houses in remote villages in Chile.
Augusto holds a BS in Civil Engineering at Universidad Católica in 2007 and a MBA degree from Sloan MIT. He is happily married and father of 2 girls.

Diego Herrera

Diego is a Lead Specialist in the Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. His work includes topics such as fintech, regulation, capital markets, financial inclusion, productive financing, among others. In the past, he was Superintendent of Market Risk and Integrity in the Colombian financial regulator. Previously, Mr. Herrera worked as Risk Director, Head of Risks and acting as Front Office in the private financial sector in Colombia. He was professor of financial microeconomics and financial risk at the Universidad del Rosario and the Universidad de Los Andes, in Colombia. Diego is a Master of Science in Risk Management from the New York University-Stern School of Business and obtained a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad del Rosario in Colombia. Recently, he received a Fintech Certification from Massachusetts In Technology -MIT-. He is the author of academic documents on financial regulation.

Agustín Feuerhake

Engineer (PUC Chile), 37, cofounder on Fintual AGF and Buda.com. Was the first chilean accepted in Y-Combinator. Participated setting up the first start-up-owned Mutual Funds in Fintual. Part time teacher at Universidad de los Andes and Universidad de Chile. Expert advocate in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. Nowadays living in Palo Alto (Silicon Valley) and Santiago, Chile.

David Gallagher

David Gallagher is the Ambassador of Chile to UK. Mr Gallagher is a professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He was also director of the Morgan GrenFell International Investment Bank, while in 1984 he founded ASSET-Chile, a company dedicated to financial advisory services to Chilean and foreign companies specializing in mergers and acquisitions, international project financing, and strategic consulting.

Georges de Bourguignon

Georges is founder and currently Chairman of Asset Chile  and Asset AGF,  a Corporate Finance  and Asset Management group, focused in alternative assets in forestry, mining and real estate. His firm manages  Chile´first and largest residential real estate fund, which has raised close to US$ 200 million to date.   He is a board member of Latam Airlines Group and Embotelladora Andina. He holds an MBA from Harvard University. 

Nicolás Ibánez

Nicolas is Co-Founder of and President at Drake Real Estate Partners. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic direction and business development efforts, and is a member of the Investment Committee. He also leads the fundraising process and manages investor relations.
Nicolas is also a member of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of Drake Enterprises, an investment group based in Switzerland that manages in excess of $1.5 billion of financial assets and direct private investments in real estate, retail apparel, quick service restaurants and agribusiness.
Nicolas is also a member of the Advisory Board at Tompkins Conservation, a foundation that is passionate about saving biodiversity through the creation of parks, ecological restoration, sustainable agriculture, and activism in Chile and Argentina. He is also involved in the family’s philanthropic endeavors in the fields of ideas for a free society, the elderly, education, and conservation.
Previously, Nicolas formed and led the Real Assets Strategy at Drake Enterprises and also served as Research Associate for Arthur Segel at Harvard Business School.  Prior to Harvard, he was a Corporate Finance Associate at LarrainVial, an investment bank based in Santiago, Chile.
Nicolas graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Economics and Business Administration and a Master in Finance from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez of Chile, where he is also a member of the Visiting Committee. Nicolas also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Originally from Santiago, Chile, Nicolas lives in New York, NY. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast and adventurer whose favorite sports are trail running, mountaineering, mountain bike, and skiing.

Kenneth Winther

Kenneth is a Norwegian serial entrepreneur with exits and a leading authority on innovation and entrepreneurship. He champions a new way to develop, finance and grow start-ups as the most efficacious way to solve the big challenges of our time. For 15 years, he developed the next growth ventures for big corporates, advised politicians on innovation strategy, and built R&D and Entrepreneur programmes for the Norwegian Government. He was repeat government appointed Strategy Review Auditor for Statkraft and Statoil and earned professional awards across technology, advertising, media, oil & gas, and professional services with several national TV and news appearances. He is named the ‘most innovative person in Norway’ by Google. Through his Innovatorium Foundation, Kenneth pioneered Scandinavian innovation and entrepreneurship in learning partnerships with global brands like Ferrari, Credit- Suisse, Banco Santander, and Real Madrid, training 1,500 Scandinavian executives and managers on innovation for growth. Kenneth now disrupts the approach of innovation, entrepreneurship and venture with his award-winning and university endorsed system for innovation and entrepreneurship: Moonwalk. Moonwalk turns big (society) challenges into growth companies to impact 1 billion lives, with ‘Norway beyond oil’ as its first challenge programme. A proprietary deal-flow of 4 growth companies and 13 seed stage startups are active on three continents. Kenneth now brings Moonwalk and select companies to London for international expansion.

Bernardo Larrain

Mr. Larraín has been SOFOFA´s president since May 2017. SOFOFA is Chile´s oldest and most influential business association, providing a voice for companies both locally and internationally. SOFOFA´s members are 160 Chilean leading companies and 70 Chilean regional and industry associations, overall representing more than 4.000 companies of different sizes and sectors of the economy. Together these companies employ nearly 1.5 million people, about one fifth of the private sector employed workforce and produce about 23% of Chile’s GDP. Mr. Larraín also represents Chile as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and of the Pacific Alliance Business Advisory Council. Currently, Mr. Larraín is a member of the Board of Colbun, one of Chile´s largest Power Generation companies with operations in Chile and Peru. Previously, in Colbun, he was Chairman of the Board (2012-2017) and CEO (2005 – 2012). He also seats on the board of Puertos y Logística which is a logistic and port operations company and of Minera Valparaíso which is the holding company of Matte Group, one of Chile´s largest economic groups. Mr. Larraín is also a member of the Board of Hogar de Cristo, the largest Chilean charity NGO. Mr. Larraín has an MSc in Management from Stanford University and MSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics. He is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Universidad Católica de Chile.

Kate Bingham

She is one of five Managing Partners serving on the firm’s Investment Committee, which managed seven venture capital funds and one public fund (with greater than $2 billion in total assets) for life sciences investing in US and Europe. Kate is responsible for biotech investments and activities in the EU and serves or has served on the boards of companies in the UK, US, Ireland, Sweden and Germany. These investments include small-molecule drug discovery and development projects, biotherapeutic development projects, and drug discovery platforms in a broad range of clinical areas. Kate played an active role in setting up the new Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) and serves on the DDF Investment Committee.
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