ANA VEIGA MILTON

Philanthropist

CARLOS CURBELO

Former Congressman

EDUARDO MARURI

Entrepreneur

FRANCIS XAVIER SUAREZ

Mayor of Miami

IVONNE BAKI

Diplomat and Political Figure

MELISSA MEDINA

eMerge Americas - CEO

PIPPA MALMGREN

Economist

SEAN FORD

COO Algorand

VINCE LAGO

Mayor | City of Coral Gables

ANA VEIGA MILTON

Philanthropist

Ana graduated with honours from the M-DCPS. Through scholarships she got her degrees in engineering and then law at UM. She also did a master's degree in electrical engineering at FIU. She currently chairs the Jose Milton Foundation, is co-founder of the Cecil and Ana Milton Family Foundation, and heads Corporate Social Responsibility for the Milton family's company, United Property Management. With a background in engineering, Ana is passionate about encouraging women and minorities to enter STEM fields.

CARLOS CURBELO

Former Congressman

A politician who served as U.S. Representative for Florida's 26th Congressional District until 2019, he was Senator Le MIeux's state director in Florida and also served on the Miami-Dade County Public School Board until he was elected to the U.S. House, He is the founder of Capitol Gains, a public and government relations firm.

EDUARDO MARURI

Entrepreneur

Eduardo Maruri Miranda is the founder and president of the first Ecuadorian advertising agency to receive a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2012, Maruri Grey Ecuador. That would be the first of the 40 Cannes Lions that this agency would conquer in its wake. He was leader at the multinational Grey Latin America and then, around 2016, at Grey Europe. He is currently the President of the Jury for the Sustainable Development Category at the Cannes Lions Festival.

FRANCIS XAVIER SUAREZ

Mayor of Miami

Suarez is the 43rd mayor of Miami, noted for his efforts to make the city a place that welcomes everyone. This is evidenced by his economic policies under his Miami Forever Plan; tax reductions at historic levels, integration of climate-friendly technologies, building practices, technological economy, among others. Suarez has achieved a resurgence of Miami's economy and, with it, a reduction in crime.

IVONNE BAKI

Diplomat and Political Figure

Ecuadorian and daughter of Lebanese parents. She studied art at the Sorbonne and public administration at Harvard. She began her career as a diplomat, politician and activist artist with the creation of the Harvard Arts for Peace Foundation in the struggle for the peace agreements between Ecuador and Peru around 1998. She was twice consul; ambassador and minister of foreign trade, industry, regional integration, fisheries and competitiveness of Ecuador, to mention some of her positions. She is currently Ecuador's Ambassador to Qatar.

MELISSA MEDINA

eMerge Americas - CEO

Born in Florida, she studied business administration at FL University and later earned a master's degree in international business. Member of the founding and executive team of eMerge Americas and president of the Medina Family Foundation. Recipient of several awards in Miami for her commitment to women's empowerment. Collaborated with the launch of the Women, Innovation & Technology Summit, which brings together top women professionals from around the world to showcase the transformation of industries through technology and innovation.

PIPPA MALMGREN

Economist

PhD from the London School of Economics and author of several international bestsellers. She worked under former President George W. Bush on national economic, financial markets and, finally, corporate governance councils. She is currently a member of the Foreign Affairs Council, Chatham House, the Institute for International Strategic Security and the Royal Geographical Society. In addition, she is a senior partner at The Monaco Foundry and Avonhurst and a senior associate member of RUSI.

SEAN FORD

COO Algorand

He holds a BA in English from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He started as a senior strategy consultant at Monitor Group until 1999 when he founded his own company, Upromise Inc. He has a successful business career, with executive leadership positions in major multinationals such as; Zmags, Syncsort, Oracle, LogMeln, Avid Technology. He is currently COO at Algorand: responsible for execution and go-to-market operations, including product management, engineering, marketing and global community development.

VINCE LAGO

Mayor | City of Coral Gables

Vince C. Lago is the youngest mayor of the City of Coral Gables since 2021 in history. He served as a City Commissioner for eight years as Vice Mayor, a former member of the Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board. Lago is known for his reasonable and philanthropic approach to civic causes. He brings a reasonable and creative approach to land use, remaining committed to preserving the unique character and history of Coral Gables, while putting the interests of residents first.