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LATAM
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Alejandro Cosentino

Founder & CEO, Afluenta

Alejandro Consentino is an innovator in finance in Latin America. He is the founder and manager of afluenta.com, the first and most active Collaborative Finance social network for people in the region at the beginning of the Peer-to-Peer Lending journey. He was responsible for completely refreshing American Express Latin America and transformed Banco Río before its sale to Santander. Today, with Afluenta, he is working to improve investment and credit for thousands of people through innovative non-banking products. In Affluenta he also created the first secondary market for Peer-to-Peer Lending in the region with the first non-financial legal structure approved by the National Securities Commission of Latin America. Alejandro is an energetic transformer of technology in the field of financial services. He graduated in Business Administration and Public Accounting from the Universidad Católica Argentina where he also now teaches.

US & RoW
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Arie Levy-Cohen

Blockchain Advisor

Mr. Levy-Cohen is a thought leader in the field of wealth preservation and tail risk positioning of investment portfolios and more recently in the Bitcoin / blockchain space where he has been most interested in identity management and security as it applies to Wealth Management. He has been instrumental in the shaping of several digital currency enterprises based in New York, including a non-profit leading capital markets team of professional peers. He started his career as an entrepreneur based and later participated in the emergence of the Internet as a Venture Capitalist in New York. Subsequently he worked at Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor, International Client Advisor and Private Banker to a number of think tanks, incubator groups, VC & PE funds, business development companies and single family offices.

LATAM
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Fernando Sucre

CEO and Founder, ComparaMejor.com

Fundador de ComparaMejor.com, una de las principales startups colombianas que está revolucionanado el sector de los seguros en el país. ComparaMejor.com, que incrementó sus ventas un 397% en los últimos 12 meses, ofrece a sus usuarios la posibilidad de decidir, de forma autónoma y responsable, sobre la adquisición de productos ofrecidos en el mercado financiero con información comparativa y emisión en línea de pólizas para seguros de vehículos (todo riesgo y SOAT). Además, permite comparar CDTs, tarjetas de créditos y las diferentes cuentas de ahorro que ofrecen los bancos ubicados en Colombia. Antes de emprender, Fernando trabajó durante 8 años en el sector financiero – tecnológico, en las áreas de estrategia, riesgo crediticio, ecommerce y mercadeo en diferentes bancos en UK como el Lloyds Banking Group y la página de comparación de servicios financieros Totallymoney.com.

US & RoW

Jackie Hyland

Investment Associate, Venture Lab

Jackie is an Investment Associate with Venture Lab, leading the team’s deal activity and portfolio engagement in Latin America. Prior to joining Accion, Jackie was an investment analyst at Compass Group Asset Management in Mexico City where she was part of the real estate private equity team. Jackie also worked at Angel Ventures Mexico as a Fulbright Binational Business Scholar, where she managed deal analysis and strategic entrepreneurial initiatives with the local entrepreneur ecosystem. Previous to that, Jackie founded a women’s entrepreneurial mentoring program in Panama in partnership with Vital Voices and the U.S. State Department’s Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative. Jackie began her career working for a local health and development non-profit in Panama, leading business and microfinance projects in rural communities. Jackie holds a bachelor of arts in International Relations and Journalism from Baylor University and a graduate certificate in Business from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

US & RoW
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Juan Llanos

Experienced Fintech / Compliance Executive and Advisor

Juan es un experimentado experto en cumplimiento legal en servicios financieros y Especialista Certificado en Prevención del Lavado de Dinero, es mentor y asesor de empresas de tecnología y cripto-monedas y escribe sobre riesgo y monedas virtuales en su popular blog (ContrarianCompliance.com). Durante más de una década, Juan diseñó y administró programas de cumplimiento en todo el mundo --mientras dedicaba su trabajo al servicio de los no bancarizados. Durante este tiempo, Juan contribuyó a desarrollar un portafolio de herramientas y servicios monetarios innovadores -tales como el pago de servicios, las remesas de dinero y la primera tarjeta prepago de México. Juan co-desarrolló esta suite de productos en Unidos Financial Services, Inc. y Remesas Quisqueyana, Inc., en las que ocupó una serie de posiciones senior a la vez que construía su reputación como líder de reconocimiento internacional en el cumplimiento regulatorio y la prevención del lavado de capitales. Recientemente, estuvo a cargo de la estrategia de cumplimiento legal y transparencia de Bitreserve, así como de las relaciones con socios, instituciones financieras y gobiernos en todo el mundo. En agosto de 2008, el gobierno de Estados Unidos le concedió la residencia permanente en razón de sus habilidades extraordinarias en los campos de la Prevención del Lavado de Dinero y la Lucha contra la Financiación del Terrorismo.

US & RoW
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Juan Mazzini

Senior Analyst, Celent

Juan Mazzini is a senior analyst responsible for expanding Celent’s coverage of business strategy in IT for Latin America. He’s based in Miami and has 18 years’ experience in the banking and insurance technology industry. He has a deep knowledge of both central and client-facing systems as well as operational business models. His consultancy concerns technology strategy, insurance matters, central banking systems, business strategy and system choices. Before joining Celent, Juan was Corporate VP of Sistran where he contributed directly to its expansion in 14 countries including principle Latin American markets. Juan has a business administration degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina.

US & RoW
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Melanie Shapiro

CEO and founder, Case

Melanie is the CEO and founder of Case, a provider of advanced cryptographic key management services. Case is a dedicated device that ties physical identity and location to secure transaction signing. Prior to Case, Melanie co-founded Digsby, a messaging platform for managing online social identities, which was acquired in 2011. Melanie has a PhD in Consumer Behavior, and studied technology adoption behavior at Microsoft.

EU
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Nektarios Liolios

MD, Startupbootcamp FinTech

Nektarios is Greek and resides in London where he works for Startupbootcamp FinTech. He has worked in the financial industry since 1997 in various guises. From 2010 - 2013 he worked with Innotribe “enabling collaborative innovation in the financial industry”. This involved connecting bankers, investors, startups and everyone in between via the Innotribe Startup Challenge, the Innotribe Incubator, Innotribe Conferences and all things Innotribe. Despite more than 15 years in the industry he has never felt more passionate and enthusiastic about his work as now. He was involved in the formation of SWIFT in 2004 and before that he worked for Clearstream Banking and Octopussy.