Speakers
Speakers

Speakers

Eric Borremans

Eric holds a degree in Finance from Solvay Business School and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Eric Borremans joined Pictet Asset Management in 2013. He is a sustainability expert responsible for the development and implementation of sustainable investment concepts. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and a member of the FTSE Environmental Markets Advisory Committee.

Before joining Pictet, he spent eleven years with BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Paris as Head of CSR & SRI Development. He was previously Head of Research Services with Sustainable Asset Management (Zurich) until 2002.

   

Robert Eccles

Robert Eccles is the first Non-Executive Chairman of Arabesque Partners, the first ESG Quant Fund with headquarters in London and a research group in Frankfurt. He is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. Bob is the founding chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and was involved in establishing the International Integrated Reporting Council.

He is the world’s foremost expert on integrated reporting and one of the world’s leaders on how companies and investors can create sustainable strategies. His most recent book, with Michael P. Krzus and Sydney Ribot, is The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives and Materiality”.

 

   

Alfredo Enrione

Alfredo Enrione is an Industrial Engineer and MsC of Universidad Católica de Chile. Ph.D. IESE Universidad de Navarra, Spain.

Professor and chair of the Corporate Governance Center at ESE Business School, Universidad de los Andes, Chile. He is a pioneer in corporate governance research and teaching in Latin America. He is the creator of the most longstanding and influential program in the formation of directors and collaborator in the creation of similar initiatives throughout the region.

He is a temporary professor of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, IESE and several institutions in Latin America. Director of and advisor to corporations, institutional investors, NGOs and government agencies.

   

Melvin Escudero

Melvin Escudero is an economist from Universidad del Pacífico, Peru, with postgraduate specialization in investments in Harvard, Warthon and Berkeley, United States of America.

Founder and CEO of El Dorado Investments. President of the CFA Society Peru, an affiliated member of CFA Institute.

He is also the Director of the Master in Finances and Portfolio Management of the Universidad del Pacífico, which ranks No. 1 in Peru and Latin America, and No. 26 worldwide. He has more than 21 years of experience in the financial and capital market. Former AFP Inspector of the Superintendency of Banks, Insurances and AFPs .

   

Aldo Ferrini, CEO, AFP Integra (Perú)

Mr. Ferrini is CEO of AFP Integra, the biggest private pension fund in Peru, managing more than USD $14 billion in local and international assets for more than 2 million clients. He joined AFP Integra in 1997 and since then has held the positions of CEO, Deputy CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Risk and Strategic Planning Manager among others. Between 2008 and 2010 he assumed the responsibilities of CFO and CRO of ING Pensiones y Cesantías, a private pension fund in Colombia that managed assets of more than USD 6 billion. He is a graduate from the Universidad del Pacífico in Peru and holds an MBA from IESE Business School of Spain.

   

Felipe Larraín

Felipe Larraín is currently Director of the Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policies (CLAPES UC) and Professor of Economics at Universidad Católica de Chile.

In 2014 he was nominated to the Leadership Council for Sustainable Development of the United Nations and the Doing Business Advisory Board of the World Bank. In 2015 he was awarded by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as one of the hundred most influential world leaders.

From March 2010 to March 2014, Felipe Larraín was Chile´s Finance Minister in the Government of President Sebastián Piñera, and Vice President of Chile in February 2014. He was recognized as the best Minister of Finance of the Americas and Latin America by prestigious publications such as: The Banker, America Economia, Emerging Markets and Latin Finance.

Between 1997 and 2000 he was Professor Robert F. Kennedy of Latin American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of 12 books and over 120 articles published in books and magazines in Asia, America, Europe and Latin America. His book Macroeconomics in the Global Economy (written with Jeffrey Sachs) was translated in 10 languages, including German, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

   

Karina Lorenzana

Karina Lorenzana has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University with a certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy.

Karina is a Vice President at ideas42 working on international development projects in health, environment, and financial services. Prior to joining ideas42, Karina worked at the Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Karina also served in the US Peace Corps in El Salvador.

   

Pablo Enrique Sprenger

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management from Northwestern University.

Pablo Sprenger is CEO of SURA Mexico, responsible for the operations of the AFORE SURA (Pension Fund), Investment Management and Life Insurance businesses. Has more than 15 years of professional experience in international and Latin America companies in the financial and retail industries. During the last 10 years has been linked to savings and investments where he has occupied strategic positions in Santander, ING and SURA.

   

Nina Paklina

Nina Paklina holds MA diploma in public administration and journalism from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) as well as Postgraduate Diploma of Advanced Studies in Political Science from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris).

She is Insurance and Private Pensions Analyst at the OECD Financial Affairs Division where she supports the work of OECD Working Party on Private Pensions and the Secretariat of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), an independent international standard setting body, representing public authorities involved in supervision of pension funds.

   

Rafael Rubio

Rafael Rubio is a Juris Doctor in Constitutional Law, Senior Professor and Director of the Research Group on participation and new technologies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad de Navarra.

He has given postgraduate courses in more than 20 universities around the World. From the company Dogcomunicación he has provided advise to international organizations, governments, parties, foundations and social, educational and religious institutions worldwide.

He has worked for more than 30 electoral campaigns of all kinds in Spain and America, and has served as digital communication and social mobilization advisor at Amnesty International (Spain), among other activities.

   

Vikrant Sawhney

Vikrant Sawhney received a BA, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Currentky he is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and Chief Operating Officer of the Private Equity group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Sawhney worked as a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s relationships with Blackstone and several other large private equity firms.

   

David Tuesta

David Tuesta is an economist. PhD and degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; and MBa from the University of Minnesota, United States of America.

He is currently Chief Economist of BBVA Financial Inclusion Unit. He is the author, editor and collaborator of several books published by internationally renowned publishing houses and has many researches published in specialized journals.

He is also a member of the Econolatin Network of the Klein Institute, Madrid Autonomous University and regularly collaborates with the Inter—American Development Bank, the World Bank and the OECD at different research projects

   

Leonardo Villar

Leonardo Villar is an Economist from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, with postgraduate studies at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and the London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom.

He is currently the Executive Director of the Foundation for Higher Education and Development (FEDESARROLLO), in Colombia. Prior to holding that position, he was Chief Economist and Vice President of Development Strategies and Public Policies of the Andean Development Corporation (Corporación Andina de Fomento - CAF). In the Colombian public sector he was a member of the Board of Directors of Banco de la República and Technical Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Finance of Colombia, among other positions.

   

Eduardo Walker

Eduardo Walker graduated from the Catholic University of Chile as a Commercial Engineer, major in Economics, he holds a PhD in Finance from Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley.

He is a Full Professor in the School of Administration, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Director in Larraín Vial Asset Management and a member of the Financial Advisory Board (CAF, for its Spanish acronym) from the Treasury Department for sovereign wealth funds.

He was a member of the Technical Investment Board (CTI, for its Spanish acronym), which advises the Regulatory Agency of Pensions on investments regulations of the Pension and Severance Funds. He has international publications on financial matters, including cost of capital, performance of institutional investors, pricing of financial assets and investment strategies for investors focused on emerging markets.

   

Dariush Yazdani

Dariush holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He leads the Market Research Centre within PwC Luxembourg. He has more than 18 years of experience in the asset management and banking industry.

Dariush has led and contributed to various research and thought leadership studies for external clients as well as other PwC Units. Client assignments include the development of market entry studies and strategies for multiple European, Asian and American wealth managers, product and fee benchmarking reports as well as reports for the EU Commission. He is also the author of the report “Beyond their Borders, Evolution of foreign investments by pension funds”. .