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Robson Braga de Andrade

President of the National Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI),
President of the Orteng Group

Robson Braga de Andrade is the president of CNI since 2010. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Andrade is president of the Orteng Group....

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Robson Braga de Andrade is the president of CNI since 2010. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Andrade is president of the Orteng Group, a Brazilian group of companies specialized in turnkey solutions and services in electrical and electro-mechanical equipment, energy and automation systems. Mr Andrade is also former president of Minas Gerais State Federation of Industry and has followed an executive training course at INSEAD, France.

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Juan Pablo Castanon Castanon

President of the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX),
President and CEO of Industrias Vepinsa

Current President. President of the North Pacific Federation. President of the Formation Commission. Counselor since 1998 ...

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Married (Martha), three children (Juan Pablo 23, Rodrigo 22 and Manolo 20).

He was born in Mexico City on November 20th, 1960.

Studies:
Degree in Actuary by the Anahuac University.
Masters in Business Administration by the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

Work activities:
I. - Industrias Vepinsa, S.A. de C.V.- President and CEO. Company dedicated to the production of biotechnology. Associate since 2006. .

II. - Campo J y F, S.A.DE C.V.- Company dedicated to the production of horticultural goods in Greenhouses and Shaded Houses. Founding associate since 2004.

III. - Bienes Raices Empresariales, S.C.- Company dedicated to commercial and industrial real estate. Founding associate since 2006.

IV. - Almacenes Muebleros de Los Mochis, S.A. de C.V.- Regional company dedicated to the sale of home furniture. President and Associate since 1987.

V. - Almacenes El Faro,S.A.- Company dedicated to the sale of retail clothing, furniture, gifts and perfumes (department stores). Associate since 1991.

Involvement in the community:

I. - Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX)
Current President. President of the North Pacific Federation. President of the Formation Commission. Counselor since 1998 and member since 1985. President of the Del Valle del Fuerte Business Center (Los Mochis), 1998-2001. President of the Medium Sized Enterprise Commission, 2001-2002.

II. - Council for the Economic Development of Sinaloa (CODESIN)
President of the Economic Development Commission for the Northern Part of Sinaloa, State Counselor. Counselor since 1998.

III.- Casa Hogar Santa Eduwiges A.C.
Charity organization dedicated to the care and formation of unprotected girls and boys (it currently houses 42 children) from the Northern Region of the State of Sinaloa. Chairman of the Board since 2004.

IV. - Sociedad con Valores IAP
Charity organization dedicated to the promotion of human values in the business and education community of the Northern Region of the State of Sinaloa. Founding Member since 2001. .

Los Mochis, Sin. Agosto 20 de 2012

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Thomas J. Donohue

President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming his position in 1997, Donohue has ...

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Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming his position in 1997, Donohue has built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe.

During Donohue's tenure, the Chamber's lobbyists, policy experts, legal advocates, and communicators have helped secure business victories on Capitol Hill, in the regulatory agencies, in politics, in courts of law and in the court of public opinion, and before governments around the world.

In an era of economic and fiscal challenges, Donohue has aggressively advanced the American Jobs and Growth Agenda, a plan that includes expanding trade and domestic energy production, rebuilding America's infrastructure, combating an avalanche of new regulations, protecting intellectual property, revitalizing capital markets, and reforming entitlements and the tax system.

Donohue has also spearheaded the creation of the Campaign for Free Enterprise, a positive, long-term program to defend, protect, and advance the free enterprise system. A signature project of the campaign is Hiring Our Heroes, which identifies job opportunities for tens of thousands of returning military veterans and spouses.

Under Donohue's leadership, the Chamber has emerged as a major political force in races for the Senate and the House of Representatives. As part of this bipartisan effort, millions of grassroots business advocates, as well as the Chamber's federation of state and local chambers and industry associations, mobilize in support of pro-business candidates.

Donohue established the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, which advances significant legal reforms in the courts, at the state and federal levels, and in elections for state attorneys general and Supreme Court judges. In addition, he has dramatically expanded the activities of the National Chamber Litigation Center, the Chamber's law firm, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Previously, Donohue served for 13 years as president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the national organization of the trucking industry. Earlier in his career, Donohue was deputy assistant postmaster general of the United States and vice president of development at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He serves on the board of Union Pacific Corporation.

Born in New York City, Donohue earned a bachelor's degree from St. John's University and a master's degree in business administration from Adelphi University.

He holds honorary degrees from Adelphi, St. John's, Marymount, and Bradley universities, as well as the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. He is a 2013 recipient of the Horatio Alger Award. Donohue and his wife, Liz, have three sons and five grandchildren.

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Chang-soo Huh

Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI),
Chairman of GS Holding Corp.

Mr. Chang-soo Huh is the 33rd Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), assuming the position in February 2011.

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Mr. Chang-soo Huh is the 33rd Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), assuming the position in February 2011.

He is also Chairman of GS Holdings Corp. that specializes in energy, distribution, and construction. GS Holdings operates subsidiaries and affiliates such as GS Caltex Oil, GS Power, GS Retail, GS Shop, GS EPS, GS Global, and GS Engineering & Construction. Mr. Huh assumed his current position and responsibilities as Chairman of GS as of July 2004. He has also been serving as Chairman of GS Engineering & Construction Since 2002.

Mr. Huh received his degree in Business Administration from Korea University in 1972. He also graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Saint Louis Graduate School in 1977 and earned an honorary doctorate degree of law at Saint Louis University in 2007.

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Pierre Gattaz

President of the French Business Federation (MEDEF),
Chairman of the Board of Radiall

A graduate of Telecom Bretagne (l'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne) and holder of a Certificate in Administrative Management...

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Biography of Pierre Gattaz

President of the French Business Federation (MEDEF), Chairman of the Board of Radiall

A graduate of Telecom Bretagne (l'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne) and holder of a Certificate in Administrative Management from George Washington University (USA), he was a project engineer and export project manager at Dassault Electronics from 1984 to 1989.

From 1989 to 1992, he was the Managing Director of Fontaine Electronics, and then Convergie (a subsidiary of the Dynaction Group). Pierre Gattaz became the Managing Director of Radiall in December 1992 and has been the Chairman of the Board ever since January 1994.

He was President of GIXEL (Professional Association for Electronic Components Systems, Digital Identity Industries) from 1999 to 2003, and then President and founder of the FIEN (Digital and Electronic Industries) from 2002 to 2007, before being elected President of the FIEEC (Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries - 30 industrial unions) in 2007, at which time he joined the Executive Committee of the MEDEF (Movement of French Enterprises). From June 2010 to July 2013, he has also been President of the GFI (Group of Industrial Federations - 17 industrial federations representing 80% of French industry) and a founding member of La Fabrique (the Industry's Think Tank).

Pierre Gattaz was elected President of the MEDEF on 3rd July 2013.

Pierre Gattaz is Knight of the French Legion of Honor and officer of the Order of Merit

Pierre Gattaz is the author of:

Le Printemps des Magiciens (Magicians' Spring), an impassioned plea in support of industry in France ( Nouveau Monde publishing house / November 2009).

Les 7 piliers de la Croissance (The 7 Pillars of Growth) which presents an analysis, by a frontline entrepreneur, of the difficulties that our country faces. He also provides details of his vision of the economy, his suggestions and his beliefs in order to bring back growth, and therefore jobs ( Nouveau Monde publishing house / March 2013).

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S Kris Gopalakrishnan

President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),
Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys Limited

S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris), along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded...

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S Gopalakrishnan
President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys Limited


S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris), along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys in 1981. Kris served as Director (Technical) and his initial responsibilities included the management of design, development, implementation, and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the U.S.

Between 1987 and 1994, Kris served as the Vice President for Technical Operations of KSA/Infosys, a joint venture between Infosys and KSA located in Atlanta, U.S. In 1994, he returned to India and was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Infosys.

Before becoming the CEO and Managing Director in July 2007, Kris served as Infosys' Chief Operating Officer, President and Joint Managing Director, responsible for customer services, technology, investments, and acquisitions. Kris served as the company's Executive Co-Chairman between August 2012 and May 2013. He has been re-designated as the Executive Vice Chairman of the company effective June 1, 2013.

He is a Trustee of the Infosys Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust, set up by Infosys and some members of its Board, to spread the culture of science mainly through the Infosys Prize, an annual award across six scientific categories.

Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader, Kris was recently voted the top CEO (IT Services category) in Institutional Investor's inaugural ranking of Asia's Top Executives and selected as one of the winners of the 2nd Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011. He was also selected to Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers compiled by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer, in association with the IE Business School, Madrid and the London Business School's Management Innovation Lab in 2009.

In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Kris the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian honor. He has also represented Infosys and the country in international forums such as: The Indo-US CEO Council; President's Council of New York Academy of Sciences; and Member of UNESCO High-Level panel on Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity. Kris was also the Chairman of The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD), a coalition of international business groups committed to sustainable development.

In April 2012, Kris was appointed as a member of the reconstituted United Nations Global Compact Board for three years. The Global Compact Board is the UN's highest level advisory body, involving business, civil society, labor and employers organizations. He is also a member of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) International Advisory Board and Fudan University School of Management International Advisory Board. Both CEIBS and Fudan University School of Management are prestigious business schools in China and the Asia region.

Kris is the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and on the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. He is also the Chairman of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Kerala and International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore. He is a member of ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

Kris holds master's degrees in Physics and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Ulrich Grillo

President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

After a traineeship at the Deutsche Bank AG in Duisburg, he studied at the Westfalische Wilhelms University in Munster where he was awarded his degree...

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Ulrich Grillo was born in Cologne in 1959. He is married with two children.

After a traineeship at the Deutsche Bank AG in Duisburg, he studied at the Westfalische Wilhelms University in Munster where he was awarded his degree in Business Administration.

From 1987 to 1989 Ulrich Grillo worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. Ltd in Frankfurt am Main and from 1989 to 1993 he was employed at A.T.Kearney Ltd in Dusseldorf before moving to the Rheinmetall Group. He was subsequently appointed deputy chairman of the executive board of the Rheinmetall DeTec in Ratingen. In August 2001 he joined the executive board of the Grillo-Werke AG and has been its chairman since 2004.

From 2006 to 2012 Ulrich Grillo was President of the WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle (German non ferrous-metals association) Dusseldorf/Berlin and from 2011 to 2012 Vice-President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). In addition, from June 2007 to

December 2012 Grillo was chairman of the BDI Committee on "Raw Materials Policy".

Ulrich Grillo was unanimously elected President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) with effect from 1st January 2013.

Further activities

  • Deputy chairman of the executive board of the UVM Unternehmerverband der Metal-lindustrie, Ruhr-Niederrhein, Duisburg
  • Member of the plenum of the IHK Niederrheinische Industrie- und Handelskammer Duisburg, Wesel, Kleve, in Duisburg
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg/Essen
  • Member of the Senate of the acatech - Konvent fur Technikwissenschaften der Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften e.v., Munich/Berlin
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Klockner & Co. SE, Duisburg
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Dusseldorf
  • Member of the Advisory Council of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt
  • Representative of the member groups of the HDI Haftpflichtverbandes der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G, Hanover
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Jabulane Albert Mabuza

President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA),
Chairman of the board of directors of Telcom SA SOC limited.

Jabulane (Jabu) Mabuza is the President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telkom SA SOC Limited. Jabu was appointed to the Board ...

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Jabulane (Jabu) Mabuza is the President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telkom SA SOC Limited. Jabu was appointed to the Board of Telkom in November 2012. He is widely recognised as a successful entrepreneur. He retired from the position of Group Chief Executive of Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd effective 30 September 2011, and currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of Tsogo Sun Holdings. Jabu has held a number of directorships within the Southern Sun and Tsogo Sun Groups. He has served on the Board of South African Tourism for nine years and as its Chairman, for the last six years, ending May 2012. Jabu is the current Chairman of the Casino Association of South Africa (CASA).

Jabu currently serves on Boards of other companies, including:
Ampleray Investments (Pty) Ltd, BUSA NPC, Eglin Investments No. 44 (Pty) Ltd, Kuncedzana Investments Holdings, Lexshell 627 Investments (Pty) Ltd, Motema Investments (Pty) Ltd, Nexor Solar (Pty) Ltd, Petroport (N3) (Pty) Ltd, Shaft Sinkers Mining (Pty) Ltd, Supaswift (Pty) Ltd T/A Federal Express (FEDEX), Telkom SA SOC Ltd, The Sunshine PGA Tour (Section 21) and Wild Peech Trading (Pty) Ltd

Outside of our South African boarders, he served on the boards of Tanzania Breweries Ltd (TBL), and Castle Brewing Company in Kenya. Jabu is currently serving on the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in Washington DC as a Board Member and on the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in England - UK as an Executive Committee Member. He was a B20 Delegate to the G20 in Saint Petersburg - Russia in September 2013.

He also served on the Board of University of South Africa School of Business Leadership (SBL) and was Country Advisor to the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS).

Jabu has presented several papers in Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, United States of America and Europe on Black Economic Empowerment Investment in South Africa, Small and Medium Enterprise Development and the Role of Business in Transition.

Jabu was a finalist for the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) / Marketing Person of the Year in 1991. In 1997 he was recognised for the Black Management Forum (BMF) Champion of Black Economic Empowerment - Pioneer's Award. Jabu was the recipient of the 2004 Impumelelo, Top 300 Empowerment Awards as a Top Black Business Personality of the Year, nominated by the Black Business Council (BBC) for his contribution to the Transformation, Job Creation and the Economy and strength as a Black Economic Empowerment role model.

On 6 November 2009, Jabu was the recipient of the "Onkgopotse Tiro Excellence Award in Business 2009, in recognition of his leadership and excellence in business. This award is given to former students of the University who have through their successful business endeavours, inspired many generations of aspirant entrepreneurs that the UNIL and other institutions produce. The nominees are identified by the UNIL Students Trust Fund that also includes UNIL Alumni representation, and the winner is selected in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor.

On 4 November 2011, the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC) presented Jabu with the Chairman's Award for "Black Business Leaders at the Pinnacle of Thought Leadership".

On 12 September 2013, the South African Minister of Tourism presented Jabu with the Lifetime Achiever Award - The Lilizela Tourism Award for his exceptional contribution to the tourism sector. Jabu has played a leadership role in Tsogo Sun, which he has helped to build into one of the top gaming and hotel groups in the world, interalia as chief executive officer (CEO) and, today, as deputy chairperson of the board.

In order to broaden his executive skills, Jabu attended several courses namely, the Effective Leadership Program from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, August 1996 and the Executive Development Program: Financial Statement Analysis from the John E Anderson Graduate School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles, October 1999.

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Emma Marcegaglia

President of Business Europe Vice Chairwoman,
CEO of Marcegaglia S.p.A.

Emma Marcegaglia is Vice Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Marcegaglia S.p.A., which is a leading group in steel processing, ...

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Emma Marcegaglia is Vice Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Marcegaglia S.p.A., which is a leading group in steel processing, and of its controlled companies.

President of Confindustria from May 2008 until May 2012.

President of Luiss Guido Carli University from July 2010.

Furthermore she is the President of Mita Resort, the company in charge of running the Forte Village touristic resort in Santa Margherita of Pula (Cagliari). She is also in the Board of Directors of the following companies: Bracco and Gabetti Property Solutions. Since June 2003 Emma Marcegaglia has been President of Arete Onlus Foundation for the support of the activities of Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

In the past she has held the following offices: President of Societa Turismo & Immobiliare, a joint venture, in equal shares, between Gabetti Property Solutions, Marcegaglia and Pirelli R.E. Vice President of Italia Turismo. Member of the Management Board of Banco Popolare of Italcementi and Indesit Company, Member of the Board of Directors of Finecobank.

She has been Vice President of Confindustria, with a proxy for infrastructures, energy, transport and environment from May 2004 until May 2008 and Italian Representative in the High Level Group for energy, competitiveness, and environment created by the European Commission. She has been Vice President of Confindustria for Europe from 2000 until 2002, National President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs from 1996 till 2000, President of YES (Young Entrepreneurs for Europe) from 1997 till 2000, National Vice President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs from 1994 till 1996.

Born in Mantua in 1965, Emma Marcegaglia holds a Degree in Business Administration, with first class honours, at the Bocconi University in Milano. She has later attended the postgraduate Master in Business Administration at the University of New York. She has been awarded and named "Bocconiana dell'anno" (Best Bocconi student of the year) for the year 1996.

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HECTOR AUGUSTO MENDEZ

President of the Argentinean Industrial Union (UIA)

Lecture as delegate member Empleador Argentino about "Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility" within the OIT International Work Conference, Geneva, June 2005...

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HECTOR AUGUSTO MENDEZ
President of the Argentinean Industrial Union (UIA)


INSTITUTIONAL INVOLVEMENT 2013 to date : Union Industrial Argentina (Argentina Industrial Union) President.
2009 to 2010 : Union Industrial Argentina (Argentina Industrial Union) President.
2005 - to 2007 : Union Industrial Argentina (Argentina Industrial Union) President.
1995 - to date : Camara Argentina de la Industria Plástica (Argentina Chamber of plastic Industry) President.
1995 - to date : FIPMA (Plastic Industry Foundation for environmental preservation) President.
2003 - 2004 : First Vicepresident UIA (Union Industrial Argentina)
Prosecretary for Consejo de Administracion de la Fundacion de la
Policia Federal Argentina (Administrative Council of Argentina Federal Police), on UIA's behalf.
2002 -2004 : UIA Secretary.
1999 - 2002 : Executive Committee and Board Member of UIA.
1997- 2002 : ALIPLAST (Plastic Industry Latin American association) President and First Vice President (alternatively)
1997 - 2000 : Fundacion del Envase y Embalaje Convenio INTI - Japanese International Cooperation Agency - President of Board of directors.
1990 - 1996 : Fundacion del Envase y Embalaje Convenio INTI Argentina - JICA Japon Board of directors Deputy Treasurer
1992 - 1993 : CAIP (Argentine Chamber of Plastic Industry) Second Vicepresident.
1990 - 1991 : Prosecretary CAIP Board of Directors.
1987 - 1991 : CAIP Member of Board of directors.
1972 - 1990 : IAE (Argentina Container Institute) Member of Board of directors.
1975 - 1987 : CAIP- Member of Economic matters department.
1983 - 1986 : CAIP- Container Commission Treasurer.
1975 - 1983 : CAIP- Prosecretary Container Commission.
1974 - 1980 : CAIP- Member of the Container Commission.
1972 : Argentina's Representative before ALALC (Montevideo, Uruguay) as Consultant of Plastic Containers area

CAREER HISTORY
1996 - To date President
Conarsa S.A.

2001 - To date Director
Taurusplast (Curitiba - Brasil)

1991 - To date General Attorney
Jcoplastic S.p.A. (Italia)

1996 - 2003 General Attorney
Company Hebenhausen Anstalt (Vaduz - Liechtenstein)

1991 - 2003 General Attorney for Latin America
Triulzi Industrie S.p.A. (Italia)

1991 - 2002 President
Contenedores Argentinos S.A.

1991 - 1992 Commercial Director
Royal Packaging Van Leer

1990 - 1992 Vice president
Petroquimica General Mosconi

1991 President
Petroquimica Bahia Blanca

1985 - 1991 President and Vice president (alternatively)
Envasa Plas S.A.

1983 - 1990 Director
Lacedonia

1974 - 1984 President and Vicepresident (alternatively)
TARSA - Tambores Argentinos S.A.

1974 - 1976 Fouth Vice president
Transportar S.A.

1972 - 1973 Commercial Director
CITE - Compania Industrial Termoplasticos Especiales

SEMINARS, CONGRESSES AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

6a, 7a, 8a, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a, 13a, 14a, 15a, 16a, 17a, 18a, 19a Argentina Industrial Conference (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Lecture as delegate member Empleador Argentino about "Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility" within the OIT International Work Conference, Geneva, June 2005

Lecture as delegate member Empleador Argentino about "Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility" within the OIT International Work Conference, Geneva, June 2006

16th American Regional Meeting, OIT Brasilia, May 2nd 2006

Meeting of Presidents of Latin American Entrepreneurial Organizations OIT -Brasilia, May 3rd, 2006.

Lecture "Towards a Hemisphere Agenda for the promotion of respectable employment" within the Meeting for the Promotion of Respectable Employment - Regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean - OIT - Buenos Aires - February, 2006

Seminar "Strengthening Technical Education" UIA - December 2005

Lecture at the Seminar of the Spain's Economic and social Council - Buenos Aires - September, 2005.

Lecture on "The macroeconomic environment: a factor to attract business? Within the First Ibero American Entrepreneurial Meeting - Salamanca, Spain - October, 2005

XVI Meeting of Ibero American Presidents of Business Organizations - Madrid, Spain- October, 2005.

Aliplast Congress within Argenplas (1998)

Seminar on Effective negotiation for Businessmen - CAIP.

Seminar on Solutions for the Container Industry - IAE (Buenos Aires. 1987)

First International Seminar on Technical Data for the Plastic Industry - CAIP, Buenos Aires.

Latin American Congress of Containers and Packaging, Mexico (1976)

Seminar on ALADI - III General Meeting of Food Industries (Montevideo, Uruguay. 1972)

Seminar on Injection, Extrusion and Blow molding of Plastic Materials - Carl Duisburg G.V. (Cologne, Germany, 1972)

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Juan Rosell

President of the Spanish Confederation of Employers and Industries (CEOE),
Chairman of OMB, Chairman of CongoST Plastic, Chairman of SCGR MIURA

Industrial Engineer, Polytechnic University of Catalonia Studies of Political Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid...

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Name: Juan
Surname: ROSELL
Date of birth: January 13 1957
Marital status: married, 3 children

University background Industrial Engineer, Polytechnic University of Catalonia Studies of Political Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid

Professional Experience at present (Companies)
Chairman of OMB, Sistemas Integrados Higiene Urbana, S.A.
Chairman of CONGOST PLASTIC, S.A
Chairman of SCGR MIURA
Board Member of CAIXABANK, S.A.
Board Member of Port Aventura, S.A.
Board Member of Gas Natural Fenosa SDG, S.A.

Professional Experience at present (Institutions)
President of the Spanish Confederation of Employers Organisations - CEOE
Vicepresident of BUSINESSEUROPE.
Member of the Mont Pelerin Society
Chairman of Fundacion ANIMA

Professional Experience
1983 - 1992 General Manager of Juguetes Congost, S.A. [2]
1996 - 1999 Chairman of Enher, S.A.
1999 - 2002 Chairman of FECSA - ENHER
2002 - 2007 Board Member of ENDESA
2002 - 2008 Board Member of ENDESA Italy, S.P.A. and EON Italy S.P.A.
2002 - 2008 Board Member of Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, S.A.
2005 - 2006 Chairman of Corporacion Uniland, S.A.
2005 - 2007 Board Member of Applus Servicios Tecnologicos, S.L.
2002 - 2009 Board Member of Siemens Espana, S.A.
1995 - 2011 President of the Catalan Employers Organisation - Fomento del Trabajo

National Honours and Distinctions
2006-2013 President of the ILI Logistica Internacional Distinctions

Gold Medal for Merit, Fira of Barcelona
Silver medal of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona
Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
Distinguished visitor of the City of Veracruz (Mexico)
"Golden Key" of the City of Barcelona
Honorific Professor of the Institute of Lifelong Learning - IL3, University of Barcelona

Publications
He has written numerous press articles and is the author of five books:

"Espana, direccion equivocada", 1979.
"Crear 80.000 empresarios", 1982 (co-author).
"El reparto del trabajo: el mito y la razon", 2000 (co-author).
"The day after Oil. On the Future of the World Energy", 2007.
"Y despues de la crisis, que", 2010 (co-author).
"Spain: Reforms and Recovery", 2013. Ed. Deusto.

Hobbies: Literature, football and tennis.

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Giorgio Squinzi

President of the Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria)
CEO of Mapei

Giorgio Squinzi, born in 1943, holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry at the Universita degli Studi ...

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Giorgio Squinzi, born in 1943, holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry at the Universita degli Studi of Milan and a "honoris causa" degree in Chemical Engineering received by Politecnico of Milan.

He is CEO of Mapei, an industrial group specialized in chemical products for building, since 1984.

He has been President of Federchimica, the Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry from 1997 to 2003 and from 2005 to June 2011.

From October 2010 to September 2012, he has been President of CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, representing 29.000 companies that produce about a quarter of the world's chemicals.

Already a member of Board of Directors and Committee of Confindustria, he has been Vice Chairman of Confindustria appointed to technological innovation and research from July 2003 to May 2004; since May 2010 he is President of the Technical Committee for Europe.

Since May 24th 2012 he is President of Confindustria.

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Innes Willox

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in a broad range ...

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Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, engineering, construction, defence, ICT and labour hire.

Innes joined Ai Group as Director International and Government Relations in 2008 with responsibility for policy development and advocacy across federal and state government systems including in the areas of trade, defence, climate change, industrial relations and communications He was appointed Chief Executive in May 2012.

Prior to joining Ai Group he held a number of senior roles in both the public and private sectors. He served as the Australian Consul General to Los Angeles from 2006 to 2008, where he represented wide-ranging Australian interests on the west coast of the United States. He was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, from 2000 to 2006. Earlier, he was Manager of Global Public Affairs for Singapore Airlines, based in Singapore (2000-04).

Innes began his working career as a journalist. His positions included Chief of Staff at The Age newspaper in Melbourne and Chief Political Correspondent for The Age in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery.

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Muharrem Yilmaz

President of the Turkey Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD),
CEO of SUTAS

Muharrem Yilmaz was born in 1957 in Bursa, Turkey. After completing his secondary education at Galatasaray ...

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Muharrem Yilmaz was born in 1957 in Bursa, Turkey. After completing his secondary education at Galatasaray High School in Istanbul, he graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Uludag University.

After working several years in the family business SUTAS Group -active in dairy integrated production including "Dairy Stud Farm", "Fodder Factory" and "Dairy Factory" at its Bursa and Aksaray facilities, he was named General Manager in 1989. He was subsequently appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board of SUTAS Group and has been the group's Chief Executive Officer since 2005.

As of 2012 the SUTAS Group has a turnover of USD 966 million and has been the dairy market leader for six consecutive years. The SUTAS Group has acquired production facilities in Macedonia and Romania and is currently consolidating its market presence in these countries.

From 1999 to 2002, Muharrem Yilmaz was the Chairman of The Board of Young Businessmen's Association of Turkey (TUGIAD). He served two 2-year terms on TUSIAD's Board of Directors, first as a member between 2009-2010 and then as a Vice-President between 2011-2012. During his tenure on the Board of TUSIAD, he also carried out parallel duties as the President of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD), the Vice President of both the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED) and the Federation of Sectoral Associations (SEDEFED), respectively the territorial and the sectorial partners of TUSIAD.

Muharrem Yilmaz was elected President of TUSIAD by the General Assembly on the 17th of January 2013 for a term of 2 years.

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