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/

Until recently, Annie was the Global Head of Culture and Client Marketing for UBS Investment Bank and held a similar role at Goldman Sachs. Although unusual to find these two roles in one person, Annie has always seen them as connected disciplines, as high-performing cultures and employee engagement drive success with clients and ultimately, brand and reputation. Annie is now focused on culture transformation and ‘C’ Suite leadership coaching, making positive behavior change happen for the individual, the team, the Executive board, and the whole organization.

Annie uses the latest developments in neuroscience and our understanding of how the brain works and impacts behavior to help drive organizational performance by creating places where people thrive, not merely survive, shaping the culture her clients need to successfully implement their business strategy. Annie is also an international speaker on culture, conduct, D+I, and employee engagement.

Prior to this, Annie ran her own consulting firm, with clients that included London 2012, helping to jump start a culture for the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralympics Games (LOCOG), Goldman Sachs, and GAM, a specialist investment management firm. In her earlier career, Annie worked in a number of senior branding, marketing and communication roles, including organizations such as BP, the Ministry of Defense, the Prime Ministers Press Office (under the Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher), and The London Stock Exchange.  She is also an experienced coach and mentor, having trained with The Performance Consultants and a Mental Health Ambassador (MHFA).

Annie was a former Trustee and Chair of Borough Market and currently Chairs the Board of Governors for The Bridge Academy and a Non-Executive director of Rungway Ltd. Other interests are food and sport. She likes skiing, hiking/scrambling, is passionate about wine, and has achieved a distinction in WSET 3.

Annie holds a BA Combined Honors degree in History & Politics from the University of Exeter and a Leadership qualification from IMD, Lausanne.

 

Nelson Granja is an innovator by heart with an intrapreneurial spirit. Nelson has ten years of experience working in the intersection between business, strategy, and technology. His field of expertise is innovation management and he has worked with corporations in Latam, the US, and Europe to design and run innovation capability programs, strategies, and cultural transformation processes to lead disruption. Some of his most recent clients include Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Fox, and Femsa.

With a focus on ambidextrous organizations, he supports organizations to explore innovation opportunities, while keeping their core business running. Before joining Axialent, Nelson worked with startups, private and public organizations.

Nelson holds a master’s degree in Technology and Innovation Management from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas, Ecuador.

Nelson was born in Ecuador, and he is based in Guadalajara, Mexico. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family and he is passionate about mountain climbing, hiking, and trail running.

Teryluz has more than 20 years’ experience helping some of the world’s largest companies improve organizational effectiveness and realize the potential of their people through leadership development, culture transformation, talent, engagement and change management strategies.

Tery has held senior executive positions and global leadership roles at several of the world’s premier Human Resources and Talent strategy consulting firms, including Kincentric (a company part of Spencer Stuart), Aon, Hewitt Associates and Willis Towers Watson. She’s a leading expert in the areas of culture, engagement, change management and talent strategy, and has been a trusted advisor to top Fortune 500 companies and some of Latin America’s premier employers.

Tery is a frequent speaker at professional and industry conferences and has published over 40 articles and white papers. She has a Master’s degree in Communication and Human Resources from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Puerto Rico.  She is certified in change management by PROSCI® and on several leadership and organizational assessment tools, including Barrett Cultural Values Assessment, Hogan Personality Inventory Assessment, and Facet5™ leadership assessments.

Tery is an avid traveller and likes exploring new destinations and cultures.  She lives in South Florida, USA, with her husband and enjoys going to the beach, spending time outdoors and tending her kitchen garden.

Oseas Ramírez Assad is an entrepreneur and corporate innovation expert. He started his career as a CIO for one of Jalisco’s largest newspapers at age 18. He then worked as a CTO and eventually obtained his degree as a family counselor. This eclectic background set the stage for him to become the founder of one of Mexico’s largest e-learning providers.

Oseas then obtained his MBA, studying in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. This opened up the opportunity to join Cisco Systems, in the heart of Silicon Valley. While at Cisco, he was in charge of the development of the top 2 percent of senior managers worldwide. While in that position, he led the creation of Startup//Cisco, an internal innovation program that draws from startup innovation best practices — such as Lean Startup and Design Thinking — to help internal Cisco teams accelerate their innovation efforts. Finally, he was in charge of the co-innovation strategy for Cisco’s global network of innovation centers.

Oseas works with Fortune 500 corporate senior leaders to accelerate innovation in their organizations. He also sits on the board of his e-learning company, a boutique venture capital fund and an innovation consulting company.

Oseas has been recently announced as Axialent’s new CEO. He will be guiding the company to explore and develop new channels and to keep helping companies from new markets and industries connect to their purpose and have a positive impact on more people.

Marcela has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) degree from the University of Buenos Aires. Since she graduated, she gained experience in very different areas of expertise in finance, insurance, retail and taxes. She started developing her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young, focused on financial and insurance companies.

She has also worked for the government for almost four years, at Health Ministry and Cabinet of Ministers, in both cases serving in the Management and Planning Department.

In 2009, she joined Axialent as an accounting analyst for both Argentina and Brazil. A few months later, she started to work in a new position as a payroll analyst. Although she gained a lot of experience in this area for nine years, she decided to go for a change and dive into the consulting world, so she took the opportunity to become a project manager and continue learning.

Marcela lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with her husband and two sons. She enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her friends and family.

Benjamín has largely focused his work on developing marketing and communication strategies for companies seeking to increase market share. He’s also passionate about helping others evolve by assisting them to articulate their challenges.

He has worked for more than 10 years in the advertising and fashion industries in regional and global positions respectively, working with worldwide clients such as Mastercard, Danone, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, among others.

While thriving in the communication and marketing world, he decided to go further and acquire tools that would expand his personal development and also enable him to help others on their journeys.

Benjamín holds an Executive and Personal Coaching master’s degree from Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and communication from Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and is certified by Human Synergistics in Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI) (Chicago, Illinois) and in application coaching and Conscious Business teaching by Axialent University.

Benjamín loves nature, animals and outdoor activities. He likes to play football, biking, hiking and exercising. Originally from Argentina, Benjamín has now settled in Spain with his wife.

Márcio is a world citizen passionate about people and teams.

He began working in the engineering field, but soon he focused on the development of suppliers and deals in Europe, Asia and Latin America. At the outset of his professional career, he realized that to develop and grow business efficiently, people and business challenges must be aligned. His strength lies in quickly adapting to the environment to develop solutions that accelerate the organizational change process.

He is a coach, manager, advisor and facilitator in leadership, negotiation and cultural transformation areas, with extensive professional experience in several European, Latin American and Asian countries.

His background in human and organizational development comprises multiple industries and includes clients such as Wal-Mart, Toyota, Audi, Unilever, HSBC, BSH, Vale, Ericsson, Santander and IFF.

He is an environmental processes engineer, graduated from Berlin Technological University, and is trained and certified in Barrett, coaching, shadow coaching, NLP, Gestalt Therapy, mentoring, counseling, management models, meditation techniques and biohacking.

He lived in seven cities in three countries and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain, with his wife and his two children.