With +30 years IT sector experience, Paloma has developed most of her career around sales and operations, joining Xerox Spain as a saleswoman, working in a wide range of sales senior positions including Director of Xerox Large Accounts, Distribution Channels and Outsourcing & Services organizations, acquiring an extensive operational and business transformation experience. She also held the Human Resources Director position, which gave her a broad vision of an organization and reinforced her focus on people as the key company asset.

During her last 10 years @Xerox, she was the President & General Manager for Spain, Iberia President and Southern Europe President, managing multicultural teams in complex business environments. As top executive of a market leader inside a sector undergoing a profound transformation, she led a complete digital, business model and cultural company turnaround and personally experienced how a high-performing culture and employee engagement drive success with clients and ultimately, brand and reputation.

Paloma holds extensive board experience in both corporate and non-profit organizations, being a non-executive board member of the Spanish insurance company Mutua Pelayo, and member of PROA Advisory Council (communication consulting and reputation management company) and CEG (Spanish management excellence club).

Paloma holds a degree in Information Sciences from the Madrid Complutense University, she is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and has participated in several leadership and executive development programs at Insead Executive Education, UK High-Performance Center Development and US Centre for Creative Leadership.

Based in Madrid, Paloma is married and mother of three boys. Of her personality stands out her enthusiasm and vitality, her ability to promote networking and her commitment to diversity and inclusion. In 2018 she received the “Women Leadership Award” from the Spanish Federation of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs.

With more than 40 years of experience as a management consultant first and CEO later in companies like PWC, EY, Tata Consulting Services and Getronics for Iberia and other European countries, Jose joined Altran Technologies in 2006 as CEO for Spain and Portugal. He was a member of the global Excom and mentor of the leaders of other geographies during different periods (US, Sweden, Italy,, Middle East).

When he joined Altran his main objective was to integrate in Spain 20 operating companies, create and develop a high performing management team and boost growth and profitability.

In 2019 when he retired, Atran in Spain was recognized as o leading company in R&D and engineering consulting,

with more than 4,000 engineers, two digits growth year over year since 2008, and best in class profitability.

Last but not least, Altran was awarded in 2012 with the National Award in human resource innovation, delivered by the Queen of Spain.

Jose Ramon is an effective communicator and pragmatic leader of highly educated professionals. From January 2019 he has joined several advisory boards, including non-profit organizations, and is mentoring several young CEO’s .

Jose Ramon holds a degree in Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid and has participated in several leadership and executive programs including the Harvard Negotiation Project and Disney Business Model at Disney University.

Based in Madrid, José Ramón is married and father of a boy and a girl. Of his personality stands out his passion for networking and entrepreneurial spirit, and his commitment to diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities.

Stefaan is the founder of the Global Curiosity Institute where he and his team are supporting professionals, teams and organisations to foster a mindset of curiosity.
 
He started his career in investment consulting in China. From there he moved to set up the executive education arm of a major business school in Shanghai, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), which he ran for 5 years. Subsequently, he moved to the corporate side and set up global learning teams and innovative corporate universities for Nokia (China/Finland), Agfa Healthcare (Belgium), Philips (the Netherlands), Flipkart (India), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia) and Cognizant (UK). His last role was that of Chief Learning Officer for Cognizant, where he overlooked the learning and development for over 300k associates across the globe. He has been globally recognized for his innovative approach to learning, people and technology.
 
Stefaan has a Master’s degree in Economics and in Chinese, together with postgraduate degrees in Marxist Economics from China, Cross-Cultural Management from France and an Executive MBA from Rutgers University. He is a certified ACS and NLP coach. A Belgian national, Stefaan has been married for 25 years to Jeltje Peletier: a successful psychotherapist, coach and yoga teacher. Together they have 4 children: Rik, Femke, Koen and Menko. He practices meditation daily, is a marathon runner and is currently pursuing a masters degree in philosophy.
 
To learn more about the institute click here: https://www.globalcuriosityinstitute.com/

For more than 25 years, Carlos held the positions of managing director and chief executive officer at diverse family enterprises, having the opportunity to meet all sorts of challenges and specific issues related to family businesses. He currently serves on the board of directors of some family-owned companies.

During 2009 and 2010, Carlos was president of AEI CONTRACT, an innovative group of economic interest consisting of 20 companies. They jointly participated in projects related to construction, interior design and decoration.

Along with other Asturian entrepreneurs, he prompted the creation of the Asturian Association of Family Enterprise, and he was a member of the first board of directors for a period of four years.

Carlos has studied engineering and has a degree in systems management. He has also studied sociology at the UNED and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IEDE. He also participated in the leadership and management of International Trade course dictated by EUROFORUM El Escorial.

Carlos lives in Asturias, Spain. He is married and has two children. In his spare time, he enjoys his family, friends, traveling and playing sports, especially tennis.

José Suárez is Axialent’s ex CEO and is currently a Borad Member and Strategic Partner.

With almost 30 years of experience in general management and administration, José has worked in both the private and public sectors. During the majority of his career, he worked in the corporate world. As a consultant, he concentrates on strategy, management and business development.

Until the beginning of 2011, José was city councilor of Oviedo, the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Apart from being in charge of the departments of culture, sports and youth, he was also the president of the Festival Society of Oviedo, which organizes different events in the city. Additionally, he was vice president of the Asturian Fine Arts Museum and of the Campoamor Theater Foundation. Today, he still serves as a member of the General Board of CajAstur/LiberBank, Asturias’ leading bank.

Until his induction as the city councilor, José was general director of international business development at the Inmark Group and a member of the company’s advisory board, leading projects in both Europe and Latin America. Before that, he was corporate general director of Makeateam, a Spanish consulting firm dedicated to executive training that was acquired by Inmark Group in 2005. Previously, José served as a director at Ernst & Young across Spain and Latin America. In this role, he oversaw the areas of strategic consulting, human resources and change management in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

José holds a degree in geography and history from the University of Oviedo and a Master of Business Administration degree from the IEDE, Institute for Executive Development. In addition, he has taken courses on topics such as management, marketing, service strategy, competitive leadership, and strategy and implementation at the London School of Economics, the Disney Institute and the University of California-Berkeley, among other institutions.

Besides his other activities, José has contributed to the media since 1993. He also received the Great Cross of Humanitarian Merit in Barcelona in 2010.

Residing in Asturias, Spain, José has also lived in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. He is married, has two children, and enjoys reading and going on walks.