Moderators and Panels
10H10-11H10 STRATEGIC DISCUSSION
Theme: Korea-LAC economic and trade relationships
(Moderator) Antoni Estevadeordal
Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Before joining the IDB, he taught at the University of Barcelona and Harvard University. He has published widely in major journals, and has also authored, contributed and edited several books. He is currently working on a report on Asia and Latin America.
He holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a BA in Economics from the University of Barcelona.
Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Mr. Hwang holds Master’s Degrees in Economic Policy-making from Seoul National University as well as a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Oregon. Furthermore, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Yonsei University.
Vice President, External Affairs Team, Hyundai Motor Group
Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yonsei University, where he concentrated in finance theory and macro econometric modeling. He also an M.A in Development Economics and Industrial Organization and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the same educational institution.
Kook Bo Yang
Regional President for Central & South America, Korea Investment Trade Promotion Agency
Mr. Yang holds an Executive MBA from Aalto University (Helsinki School of Economics) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Seoul National University. Furthermore, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education from Seoul National University.
Minister of Trade of Costa Rica
Mr. Mora has extensive experience in trade, banking, and digital technologies. Firstly, he is a successful entrepreneur in the digital technologies, telecommunications, and corporate services areas, with over 25 years of experience. He is also Costa Rica’s representative to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, as a member of the Foreign Trade Advisory Council, the National Commission on Information Technologies and Communication, and the National Commission on Competitiveness.
Mora is also President and Vice President of the Costa Rican Chamber and Latin American Federation of Information and Communication Technologies, the Costa Rican Chamber of Exporters, and President and Vice President of the Board of Directors of several banks, insurance brokers, and investment management funds. Mora holds an MBA in finance and banking from the
University of Costa Rica and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
Minister of Industry and Trade of Paraguay
In the public sector, he was previously Minister of Development Planning. In that position, he co-authored the Governmental Plan of Economics and Social Development 1998-2003, and was the Coordinator of the Economic Council of Ministers and Integrated System of Public Investment. Before that position, he was General Director of PROPARAGUAY, which was an agency to promote Paraguayan exports, and First Secretary (Head of Commercial Section) of the Embassy of Paraguay to the European Community.
In the private sector, he was General Manager of Paraguay Partners, a company that developed real states projects, and provided economic consulting for many companies.
In 2013, Mr. Gustavo Leite was appointed Minister of Industry and Commerce, by President Horacio Cartes.
He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Major in Finance, Minor in Economics) from the University of California at Irvine & Chapman, and a Master’s Degree in International Marketing from Scottish Marketing School – Strathclyde University.
Asia Managing Director, Agrosuper (Chile)
Takamiya worked as a consultant in agribusiness and agriculture production in Japan, completing several projects for the Ministry of Agriculture of Japan and private companies between 2001 and 2002. Afterwards, he developed a platform to help small Chilean farmers increase their exports to Asia.
He studied Agricultural Engineering at the Catholic University of Chile and completed a Master’s Degree at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
11H20-12H20 PLENARY SESSION I
Theme: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Digital Economy and E-Commerce: The New Drivers for Innovation and Development
(Moderator) Kyung-Wook Hur
Senior Advisor to Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Former Ambassador of Korea to the OECD
Mr. Kyung-Wook Hur holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A in Business Administration from Seoul National University.
Professor, Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, President, Korea Smart Factory Foundation
Dr. Jin-woo Park holds a Doctor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from KAIST (Daejeon, Korea). He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University.
Leading Professor, SUNY (The State University of New York) Korea, Chairperson, OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy
Mr. Min holds an MBA from the University of Washington, an M.A. in Public Administration from Seoul National University, and a B.A. in History from Yonsei University.
Marcos Vinícius de Souza
Secretary of Innovation and New Businesses of Brazil
At the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), he previously worked at the Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) and was the Coordinator of the Franchise Forum of the Production Development Secretariat/MDIC.
He is part of the main Advisory and Administration Councils related to innovation policy in the Federal Government. Prior to joining the Ministry, he worked in strategic consulting and investment funds in high technology companies (venture capital).
He holds a degree in Business Administration from EAESP – FGV (School of Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation), an MBA in Cluster Development by ECLAC / UN, and training in innovation policy from VINNOVA – Swedish Innovation Agency
CTO and Co-Founder, Shippify (Ecuador)
Luis co-founded Criptext Inc., a company that distributes secure communication software for enterprises. Luis also co-founded Shippify, a technology company that is breaking standards in the logistics industry, connecting online and offline businesses with a trusted community of drivers helping them deliver their products within the same day and optimizing their resources. Shippify is solving
complex logistics for small entrepreneurs and big retailers delivering appliances. The company just raised US$ 1 million in seed funding to expand to the whole Latin America region.
Chief of the Trade and Investment Division, Inter-American Development Bank
Fabrizio leads the ConnectAmericas business platform and the IDB’s initiatives in the services globalization sector. He also directs the organization of pan-regional trade events, including CEO Summit of the Americas, Outsource2LAC, LAC Flavors and Asia-LAC Forums, among others.
Fabrizio holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins’ School of Business, a Master in Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from American University.
14H00-14H20 SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Theme: The Inter-American Investment Corporation and the Private Sector
CEO, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Mr. Scriven held several positions in IFC’s regional office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and IFC’s Headquarters in Washington DC.
He also served as a Global Director for Financial Markets at the International Finance Corporation from 2007 to 2014.
Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Scriven served as the Chief Financial Officer of Banco Hipotecario S.A. and as the Chief Executive Officer of BACS. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Universidad del CEMA in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
14H30-15H30 PLENARY SESSION II
Theme: Disruption through Smart Infrastructure and Production for Economic Growth
(Moderator) Man Hee Han
Dean of International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul
Dr. Man Hee Han holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Birmingham (U.K.). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University.
Dong Ju Kim
President, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements
Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. in Regional Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Yonsei University.
Vice President, Smart Energy Biz. Div., LG CNS
He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Seoul National University.
Interim General Counsel, Green Climate Fund
For more than 25 years, he has been involved in transactions across Latin America, the Caribbean, as well as in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Herrera, who was born in Panama, has represented a wide variety of clients, including private, public, bilateral and multilateral entities.
In addition, Mr. Herrera served as General Counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the private sector multilateral financial institution affiliated with the Inter-American Development Bank, and has represented the Caribbean Development Bank and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration.
His interim role at GCF includes providing legal advice to GCF’s Executive Director and members of the GCF Board, which governs and oversees the Fund’s management. His appointment follows the departure of GCF’s former General Counsel Rutger de Witt Wijnen.
José Ricardo Stok
Chairman, Distriluz Group (Perú)
He was hired by the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) to develop privatization strategies in Peruvian state-owned enterprises. He has served as dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, and as vice chancellor of the University of Piura in Peru.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Indecopi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Commerce of Peru, and Director of the Fiscal Stabilization Fund. He is currently Chairman of Distriluz Group.
Dr. Stok is the Author and Co-author of several books on management.
Dr. Stok holds a PhD in Economic and Business Sciences, by the University of Navarra, Spain, and a degree in Business Administration by the University of Buenos Aires. He also coursed a Financial Executive Program at the Wharton School, USA, and a CPCL in Harvard Business School, USA.
Michael Maura Jr
President/Chief Executive Officer, Arawak Port Development (Bahamas)
Mr. Maura has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, U.S.A.
15H40-16H40 PLENARY SESSION III
Theme: Upgrading Infrastructure for a Better Quality of Life through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
(Moderator) Hyeon Park
Professor, International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul
Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Southern California. He also holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Seoul National University.
Michael Unsu Jeong
Group Director, Global Marketing & Sales (Infra), GS Engineering & Construction Corp
He hold B.A in Civil Engineering from Dankook University.
Hak Soo Lee
Dr. Hak Soo Lee holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University (USA). He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Yonsei University.
Executive Director, PIMAC (Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center), Korea Development Institute
Ana Beatriz Monteiro
Director-President of São Paulo Partnerships (Brazil)
In addition, Ana Beatriz has conducted marketplace analysis and financial feasibility evaluations for international investors, private developers and government organizations. She is well versed in identifying and managing differing project requirements for diverse clients across Brazil and the United States, and holds additional experience conducting negotiation developments, strategic business planning, and marketing for international and regional clients.
She in an Engineer, graduated from PUC/RJ, with a Master’s Degree in Transport Engineering and a specialization in Economics and Urban-Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Vice President of Business Development, Jamaica Port Authority
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Logistics from the School of Industrial Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Greenwich University, London, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, from the University of the West Indies.
Jose Luis Morea
Head of PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance (Argentina)
He previously worked as Chief Strategy Officer of the CENTRAL PUERTO group, the largest IPP in Argentina, and prior held positions in this group as a Commercial Advisor, and then Head of Business Development, and also as Strategy Advisor for SANTOS, Australia’s largest E&P company.
José Luis Morea is a graduate of Industrial Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina and holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from the same university, as well as a Master’s in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jaime García Alba
Head of Advisory Services and Blended Finance at Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Jaime has also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he led the development of the IDB’s sustainability action plan and the Bank’s efforts to increase the strategic focus and development impact of its private sector activities. His earlier career spanned technology and management consulting, international development project management, and start-ups.
Jaime attended ICAI University, Madrid, and Ecole Centrale de Paris, where he received a dual degree in Industrial and Electrical Engineering. He received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and a graduate degree in Management of Technology from the University of California, Berkeley.