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)


Antoni Estevadeordal, a Spanish citizen, joined the Bank in 1993 and is currently the Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector (Vice-Presidency of Sectors and Knowledge) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He has expertise in trade policy, economic integration and regional cooperation policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. He has contributed to multiple Bank operations, in the design of new programming instruments and financial products to support trade development and integration initiatives. He is responsible for managing the IDB operational portfolio, technical assistance programs and policy research on trade and integration. He coordinates several joint initiatives with key international institutions such as the WTO, OECD, WCO, WB, ADB, OAS, UN agencies among others.
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.

Kunil Hwang

Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea


Kunil Hwang is currently the Deputy Minister for International Affairs at the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF). He has also served as Director General at the MOSF’s International Financial Policy Bureau as well as Director General for the MOSF’s Planning and Coordination Office. Previously, he served as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the Republic of Korea’s Embassy in the United States and as Director General at the Presidential Office (The Blue House) for Economic Affairs.

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.

Dongwook Kim

Vice President, External Affairs Team, Hyundai Motor Group


Dongwook Kim is currently the Vice President of the External Affairs Team at Hyundai Motor Group. Dr. Kim holds extensive experience in the automotive sector having served as Executive Vice President for Hyundai Auto Canada Corporation and as Director of the Overseas Division at Hyundai Motor Company. He also served in KIA Motors Corporation’s Planning board and as a Research Fellow at the Kia Economic Research Institute.

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


Kook Bo Yang is currently the Regional President for Central & South America at the Korea Investment Trade Promotion Agency. He has also served as Director General for KOTRA’s Trade Policy Support Department as well as Director General for KOTRA’s Vancouver Office.

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.

Alexander Mora

Minister of Trade of Costa Rica


Alexander Mora is Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade since May 8, 2014, where he oversees Costa Rica’s foreign trade and investment portfolios, as well as the relationship with multilateral organizations like the WTO, OECD, SIECA, among others.
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.

Gustavo Leite

Minister of Industry and Trade of Paraguay


Mr. Gustavo Leite is currently the Minister of Industry and Trade of the 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.

Andreas Takamiya

Asia Managing Director, Agrosuper (Chile)


Andreas Takamiya is a Chilean with 20 years of experience doing business between Chile and Asia. In 2004, he joined Agrosuper as Sales Director for Asia and later on was appointed as Asia Managing Director based in Japan.
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


Kyung-Wook Hur is currently the Senior Advisor to Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. He also serves as part of AMRO’s (ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office) Advisory Panel. Before that, he was a Visiting Professor at Seoul National University and at KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Furthermore, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Korea to the OECD (France) and as 1st Vice Minister for the Ministry of Strategy & Finance.

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.

Jin-woo Park

Professor, Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, President, Korea Smart Factory Foundation


Jin-woo Park is currently an Industrial Engineering Professor at Seoul National University and serves as President of Korea’s Smart Factory Foundation. Furthermore, he serves as President of Seoul’s National University’s Institute for Industrial Systems Innovation and as Korea’s representative at the IFPR (International Federation of Production Research). Previously, he served as a Research Assistant and Associate Researcher at the University of California, Berkley and for Hyundai International Inc.

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.

Wonki Min

Leading Professor, SUNY (The State University of New York) Korea, Chairperson, OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy


Wonki Min is currently a Leading Professor at SUNY (The State University of New York) Korea and a Chairman on the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy. Previously, he served as Chairman for ITU Council and as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

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


Marcos Vinícius de Souza is currently Brazil’s Secretary of Innovation and New Businesses.
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

Luis Loaiza

CTO and Co-Founder, Shippify (Ecuador)


Luis Loaiza is a tech entrepreneur that is being managing technology teams in LATAM creating complex products and delivering innovation through technology.
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.

Fabrizio Opertti

Chief of the Trade and Investment Division, Inter-American Development Bank


Fabrizio Opertti is Chief of the Trade and Investment Division of the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he supervises an operational team in charge of a large portfolio of international trade and foreign direct investment promotion loan and technical cooperation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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

James Scriven

CEO, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)


Mr. James P. Scriven has been Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Inter-American Investment Corporation since November 1, 2015. Mr. Scriven oversees the implementation of the IIC’s expanded mandate under a renewed vision for private sector operations endorsed by shareholders. He oversees the management of IFC’s financial and non-financial risk in its operations and provides corporate leadership on environmental, social, and governance issues. He had been Vice President of Corporate Risk and Sustainability at the International Finance Corporation since 2014. He is a proven leader with experience that ranges from the complexities of mortgage banking in Argentina to the development of new financial services for the private sector in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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


Man Hee Han is currently the Dean of International School of Urban Sciences at the University of Seoul. Previously, he served as 1st Vice Minister for the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs and as Administrator for the National Agency for Administrative City Construction.

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


Dong Ju Kim is currently the President of Korea’s Research Institute for Human Settlements. He is also a Member of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport’s National Territorial Policy, Metropolitan Area Readjustment, and Housing Policy Deliberative Committees. Furthermore, Kim is a Member of Korea’s National Academy of Engineering.

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.

Taeseok Ha

Vice President, Smart Energy Biz. Div., LG CNS


Taeseok Ha is currently the Vice President at LG CNS’ Smart Energy Business Division. He previously served as Vice President of LG CNS’ Innovation Energy Business Unit and as Leader of the Strategy and Global Marketing Unit. Furthermore, he was also Leader of LG U+’s Mobile Business Unit and Senior of Business Planning/Telecom Service at LG Corp.

He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Seoul National University.

Raúl Herrera

Interim General Counsel, Green Climate Fund


An international expert in corporate and financial transactions, Mr. Herrera acts as Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) chief legal adviser for a six-month period, providing internal direction on international law and representing the Fund at key global gatherings. Mr. Herrera, a Washington-based partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, has a wealth of global legal practice.
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)


José Ricardo Stok is currently the Chairman at Distriluz Group Peru. He is also a professor in Financial Management at the PAD – School of Management, and Director of the PAD Senior Executive MBA program.

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)


Chief Executive Officer of APD Limited, Michael Maura, Jr. brings to this challenging post over eighteen years of industry experience. In that regard, he was a key driver in the port relocation initiative. He was initially Co-chair of the Southwest Port Task Force, which in 2006 was commissioned to explore the feasibility of locating container port operations from Downtown Nassau to Clifton in Southwest New Providence. Mr. Maura is credited with drafting the Arawak Port conceptual plan. He served previously as a founding director of Arawak Cay Port Development Holdings Limited and APD Limited, a post he relinquished upon assuming his current role as leader of the APD Team. Additionally, he has held key management positions within Tropical Shipping and the retail and wholesale grocery sector. He has also served as a director of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Bahamas Trade Commission and the Bahamas National Development & Reconstruction Committee.
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


Park is currently both a Professor of the International School of Urban Sciences at the University of Seoul and Vice President of Korea’s Society of Public Private Partnerships. Previously, he served as Executive Director for the Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center (PIMAC) at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) as well as a Senior Evaluation Specialist at the Asian Development Bank.

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


Michale Unsu Jeong is currently the Group Director at the Global Marketing & Sales (Infra) of GS Engineering & Construction Corp. He began his career as a Project Coordinator at Lummus Consultants from 1988 to 1992. He also had experience working at Samsung Engineering as a Project Manager from 1993 to 2002.

He hold B.A in Civil Engineering from Dankook University.

Hak Soo Lee

CEO, K-Water


Hak Soo Lee is currently K-Water’s CEO. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President and Vice President of Urban Environment Business Division at K-Water.

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.

KiWan Kim

Executive Director, PIMAC (Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center), Korea Development Institute


Kiwan Kim is currently the Executive Director at KDI Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center. He previously served as a Lead Economist for the World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice as well as Director for KDI’s Department of Service and Competition Policy.

Ana Beatriz Monteiro

Director-President of São Paulo Partnerships (Brazil)


Ana Beatriz has more than 25 years of experience conducting strategic planning, market and business development, and investment analysis across international markets. She has provided comprehensive project management on high-level transportation and logistics initiatives for public and private sectors, and has also delivered independent consulting on a broad range of transport projects involving ports, airports, railways, highways, toll roads, container terminals, logistics platforms and transit systems.
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.

Edmond Marsh

Vice President of Business Development, Jamaica Port Authority


Mr. Marsh has industry and management experience that spans a period of over thirty-eight years, across various countries including the United Kingdom, USA and Caribbean. This encompasses the following industries: food manufacturing and distribution, and management consulting with global consulting firms as well as holding senior positions in a financial services group and the Port Authority of Jamaica.
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)


After 10 years of experience in the power sector, he now holds the position of Head of the PPP Unit for Argentina’s Ministry of Finance.
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 García Alba oversees the Inter-American Investment Corporation’s (IIC) Advisory Services and Blended Finance program, focused on mainstreaming gender and climate considerations in private investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to that he was the Head of Sustainability Reporting and Private Sustainability Finance at the UN Global Compact, where he coordinated the involvement of businesses and institutional investors in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Finance for Development Conference and the Paris Climate Agreement (COP 21).
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.