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.

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/