Following his passion for natural sciences and their laws, Wilmar became a physicist. He learned that every problem, despite how difficult it may seem, has a solution, as it can be properly fragmented in small ones which are easier to be solved. He is majoring in Astronomy at MSc level and his research is focused on solar flares. He loves the way basic research and technology are linked, making useful improvements in the daily life of many people around the world. Wilmar likes sports, as they are excellent examples of how discipline, hard work and fair competition drive you to success.
Juan Camilo Guevara
Juan Camilo is a physicist currently enrolled in a Master in Sciences-Astronomy program, researching in solar physics and development of radio astronomical instrumentation and data acquisition. He is excited about new challenges and he loves applying his knowledge to find solutions for today's problems. His capabilities of communication and leadership turn him into a person able to achieve the ideal balance between the academic rigorously and the complexity of the social relationships.
Eduard Pérez Olmo
Eduard has a great sense of justice and likes negotiations that bring benefit to both parties. He enjoys being with people and cares about creating honest and lasting relationships. As for hobbies, he likes movies, music, playing and watching sports, and spending time with family and talking with friends.
Albert is a technology junkie and believes in its power to transform society. He is curious and committed, loves working and learning in a team environment. He always finds the motivation to take on new challenges. He is positive by nature and loves the uncomfortable feeling produced by risk-taking. Maps are one of Albert’s hobbies, as well as letters, colors, sounds and shapes. He loves to share food, coffee and chocolate with everyone around him.
Research and Innovation
Gilbert is passionate about achieving big goals. He loves science and enjoys using its results to solve real-life problems. He loves innovation and creating high-impact large projects, getting people motivated and involved. He is a dreamer while still being realistic which allows him to always strive for new heights. His hobbies include outdoors activities and being in the company of the people he loves.
Lissette Handal, JD
Global Relations and Marketing
A lawyer by trade, Lissette strongest talents are her strategic mind and her ability to connect and relate to others. She loves helping people see the best in themselves and empower them into action. Lissette is a natural born leader and visionary and thrives on building relationships with fellow human beings across the globe. She left a successful international law practice to start a humanitarian project empowering women and girls in at risk communities globally. Lissette is a foodie at heart and enjoys art, travel and varied culinary delights in the company of her three young daughters.
Joaquim Saurina Maspoch
Strategic Advisor for banking
Joaquim believes that when you have to make complex decisions, it is when you need to keep calm. This is what he has learned after twenty years of consulting and financial services. As a member of the new board in the BFA-Bankia group, he is facing a big challenge in this project. Now, he is excited about sharing his financial background, strategic vision, and negotiation skills acquired in top management positions to talented entrepreneurs, helping them to transform their businesses.
Diego is a serial Entrepreneur, Thinker, Do-er and highly skilled Strategist, with several years experience in technology startups. Diego also sits on the Executive board of various companies and as an Advisor. Nowadays he is working as a connector, advisor and investment strategist for several international startups.
Nina has 15+ years experience on the Internet, mobile, media and advertising industries, in addition to working with multinational companies. She is adapts to rapid-changing environments and works with cross-cultural teams. She has founded the Channer Mobile Live TV. Nina loves her native Barcelona but holds California dear to her heart. She is a mother of three and fluent in five different languages.
SaaS Marketing Advisor
Lluis has 25+ years career in the Information Technology Industry, including general management, consulting and entrepreneurial experience with leading international firms and successful start-up businesses. He is a senior executive who has created successful businesses for software, internet, and e-commerce companies in the US, EU, China, and Japan.
Juan Carlos Riveiro
A natural born entrepreneur and brainstormer, Juan Carlos is the Founder and President of Vilynx. He started his career as an R&D Engineer at LADEL, working with The Polytechnic University of Catalunya, on digital signal processing. Later, in 2005, he co-founded GIGLE Networks, a startup later acquired in December 2010 by BROADCOM. Juan Carlos is a globally recognized expert in communications.
Marcos loves creating new tools that allow people to improve the world. He studied computer science engineering at The Polytechnic University of Catalunya and founded his first company in 2003, dedicated to mobile apps. Marcos spends his time on several projects while helping other entrepreneurs succeed. He believes in working together to build a world and hopes for the second version to be a more humanistic one.
Jordi believes that the most important thing in life are relationships among people, which is why he supports projects that help positive, committed people work toward continuous improvement and innovation of his social and professional circles. He’s passionate about the evolution of technology applied to fields such as social, health, sports, home and business.
Prof. Xavier Giménez
Xavi’s academic career as a Chemistry Professor, includes the University of Barcelona, University of California, Berkeley and the University of Perugia, Italy. His has published more than 100 papers in his field. Xavi is passionate about explaining science to the layperson and turning 50 recently, helped him achieve balance between public and private research and development. A family man, he enjoys reading and playing carom billiards, a discipline where collisions take place both at the molecular and macroscopic level.
Freelancer Editor - Teacher
Words are Jill’s passion and with them she builds strong stories. She has much empathy, which makes her a great counselor and friend. She loves all forms of art and is the publisher of the online magazine The Barcelona Review. She also enjoys running and independent film.