Janet C. Salazar is a social innovator, human potential activist, entrepreneur, global thinker and a humanist. Janet serves as the Chief and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN), an international nongovernmental organization in General Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC. Janet has held these positions since 2006, as she continues to be a strong voice of civil society inside the United Nations. Her commitment to influencing state leadership decisions for civil society have led to many tangible collaborations with different Missions to the United Nations. Janet is also widely known for bringing the business and private sector perspective inside the United Nations by convening global forums and dialogues around global issues in partnership with UN entities and Missions.
She is the CEO and Co-Founder of IMPACT Leadership 21™, a global platform providing leadership solutions that drive change toward inclusive economies, launched in December 12, 2012. A Leadership Architect for Emerging Global Leaders (EGL), Janet’s expertise is assisting high-potential leaders in creating authentic, profound, long lasting impact in their organizations and personal lives. She is a confidential advisor and sounding board to top executives, CEOs, expatriates, nonprofit leaders, diplomats, entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries across the globe. As a Certified Executive and Master Coach Trainer, she trains senior executives maximize their abilities to coach and unleash the potential of emerging leaders.
Janet serves at the Board, Advisory Council and Committees of several organizations. She is a Board member at World Pulse, a global organization that empowers millions of women worldwide through digital communication. Janet joins Geena Davis, Queen Latifah, Freida Pinto, Jodie Foster, Robin Wright, Henry Louis Gates and other luminaries/socially-conscious film/media activists and advocates on the Advisory Board of We Do It Together, a nonprofit organization created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media, uniquely dedicated to the empowerment of women. She also serves as a Global Advisor and Ambassador at Women4Empowerment, a global platform that works to economically and socially empower girls, women and youth — both in the USA and globally, and the Advisory Board of All America Chinese Youth Federation (AACYF). Janet is also active in major LGBT business organizations such as the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce LGBT Committee and Equality Card.
As a humanist, Janet is an advocate of seeing life and human history as a great adventure, seeking new worlds to explore, new facts to uncover, new avenues for artistic expression, new solutions to old problems, and new feelings to experience. She is a believer that our goals as a species are open ended, and as a result, we will never be without purpose.
Christina Orssich Hutchinson
Professional with more than 20 years of experience in the capital market in the areas of Relationship, Sales and Product Development, having worked in leading institutions such as BankBoston (currently Itaú), São Paulo Stock Exchange and Banco ABN AMRO (currently Santander). On her last role as Country Manager for SWIFT, Christina leaded strategic projects in the Southern Cone region with banks, market managers, brokers and regulatory agencies. Presently, she works on initiatives aimed at technological innovation in the financial market. Graduated in Economics from PUC-RIO with an Executive MBA from Insper and with a specialization in Leadership Management from Columbia University.
Alberto has 32 years of experience in the financial and capital markets and in the management of his own and third party resources, Duratex Foundation (Itaú group), Chase Manhattan Bank, Deutsche Bank, Bankboston, UBS and UBS Pactual. He is a member of the Conselho de Administração de Senior Soultion S.A. Engineer and Lawyer by USP with post-graduate courses in Administration by FGV and Finance by FIPECAFI / USP and a Masters in Mathematical Modeling in Finance by FEA / IME / USP. Alberto is authorized by the CVM (Brazilian Commission of Moneraty Values) to management securities. Member of the ANBIMA Compliance Committee from 2010 to 2013, representing iQuant Investimentos, predecessor of Wright Capital Wealth Management, of which he is a founding partner. Certified as “Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst” by the CAIA Association.
Luiz Antonio Reis
Luiz Antonio Gonçalves dos Reis is the visionary and founder of New Frontiers of Cooperation Institute, a non-governmental organization originaly based on Project UNDP BRA 97/015 (1990–99), incorporated as a private non-profit organization with headquarters in Brasilia / DF and activities throughout the national territory. Since 1999 dedicated primarily structuring and implementation of social, economic, governmental and private projects. He is a national reference when it comes to family farming projects and had done extensivily work at Rio 20+, Agenda 21. He wrote more than 150 publications as an expert in the topics: sustainable development, cooperatives, industrialization, marketing, management, strategic planning, microfinance, modeling of associative organizations and solidarity property developments, among others.
Luiz Antonio had over 1500 projects successfully implemented that had directly impacted the lives of over 15 million families in urban and rural areas.
Peter is a key advisor to the Moeda project in the Asia Pacific region. He holds advanced degrees in electrical and computer engineering and focuses on business development and sales across multiple sectors including fintech and blockchain. Peter has a personal interest in sustainable development investing and views Moeda as a potential game changer for transparency and accessibility of capital. His role with Moeda is to make key introductions, build partnerships, and provide project feedback in relation to the Asia region.
Maria Paula Fidalgo
Founder of the NGO One Drop in the Ocean and the Peace Embassy. Actress and psychologist. Maria Paula collaborated with several campaigns of the Ministry of Health. In 2006, she led the campaign to increase the period of maternity leave and was chosen as Ambassador of the Brazilian Network of Human Milk Banks.
David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office based in New York, with investments and assets being managed in the areas of real estate, energy, tech, media, telecoms, among others. He represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in 2012 and was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. and was a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013. He speaks as an equity expert all over the world and in top universities like Cambridge, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, and writes regularly for major publications such as WSJ, Forbes, Huffington Post, Thomson Reuters, VentureBeat. He is the co-author of the book Planet Entrepreneur and Crowdfunding and Other Animals and is the author of the upcoming book The Crowdfunding Economy and LIFEE: Life Instructions for Entrepreneurs and Executives. Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit