TEAM & FOUNDERS
Dr. Simon Dolan
PRESIDENT OF GFWF
Professor and former director of the ESADE Future of Work Chair. Ph.D in People Management and Work Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Co-founder of E-merit Academy. Leading, Managing and Creator of the concept, methodology and tools of the “Coaching by Values”. Founder of Gestion M.D.S. consulting (Canada). Former Full professor at ESADE, the University of Montreal, McGill University, Boston University and others. Published over 70 books (in different languages), and over 150 articles in journals destined for business and the academia. Paradigm breaker and highly solicited speaker on issues of work in tomorrowland, culture reengineering, innovative coaching and new leadership.
Javier de Pablo Ayllón
SECRETARY AND FINANCIAL COUNCILOR MEMBER
Javier graduated in Economics at the Autonomous University of Madrid; he is member of the College of Economists of Madrid. He has vast experience as senior executive in different sectors acting as financial analyst and banking risk consultant. He was project manager in developing the first mega shopping center in Spain – La Vaguada (constructed by the French group – Suez). Javier has spent over 30 years as CEO in the field of real estate companies and in the fashion and accessories industry. Additionally, he has been consultant and trainer in banking risk analysis and in financial training to banks and financial institutions´ employees. He is Member of the AED (Spanish Association of Executives).
Dr. Ramon Valle Cabrera
Full professor of strategy, innovation and people management at Pablo Olavide University in Seville (Spain). Former Dean and Department Chair at the same University as well as the University of Cadiz. Recipient of many awards and research grants as a recognition for the quality of his research and publications. Author of various books on management Strategy, and, on people management (latest book with Dolan and Lopez: Managing Talent in the XXI century – McGraw Hill). Organizer and co-creator of the bi annual International workshop on Human Resource management
Dr. Mario Raich
Swiss expert in innovation and future thinker. Has 40 years of experience in executive education among others at Xerox, as VP at Citicorp and member of the management at Zurich Financial Services. Leader of large ten years project for development of entrepreneurs in Poland with over 15’000 participants. Visiting professor at many leading European Business Schools such as HEC (Paris) and ESADE (Barcelona). Entrepreneur and author of several futuristic books and articles in the fields of Business and Management. Co-Founder & Chairman of e-Merit Academy. Managing Director Innovation Services at Frei+Raich Ltd. in Zurich.
Creator of innovative methodology to foster creativity in groups and organizations, and an expert in helping executives develop and organizations transform.
Since several years he is researching the Cyber-Reality and its impact on society, education, business and work
Board Member and Director of International Marketing and Global Partnership
CEO at East2west | Institutional Relations & Board member at Auîssey Corporate Diplomacy.
Brand international expansion strategist. Experienced China-Europe business broker.
Institutional relation specialist.
Sport sponsorship agent for top sport events (e.g., FIFA), clubs (e.g., La Liga) and athletes.
Lecturer and specialist on Cross-cultural Business Solutions and Communication in companies and executive education programs.
PhD Candidate in Management studies in IESE Business School, MBA specialised in entrepreneurship from IE Business School. Specialities in: brindging business and investment opportunities between China and Europe/LATAM; expanding Chinese brands into European/LATAM market; designing and implementing go-to-market strategies in Greater China region for European premium brands and organizing international business summit.
COORDINATOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS & FUTURE SHAPPERS
He is an Engineer, Diploma in Senior Business Management by IESE and Diploma in Judicial and Commercial Expertise and Socio-labor Audit. In 1987 he founded the CMR Ibérica group, of which he is president. He is a Counselor, Executive Coach, Personal Mentor and Strategic Advisor of several Companies. He has trained more than 40,000 professionals. He acts as “executive coach” and “personal mentor” of senior executives in different national and multinational companies. He has belonged to the faculty of ESADE, IESE, EADA, UPF, University of Barcelona, Francisco de Vitoria University, etc. He is the author of the books “La Travesía. 18 keys to reach a good port “, currently in its 10th edition,” La Charca Silenciosa “(2aedició)” The Art of Managing Time “and is now in its 5th Edition. With an adventurous spirit, Gustavo Piera is a good connoisseur of the sea and passionate about sailing. Oceanic navigator
Dr. Miriam Díez
RESEARCH PROJECT COORDINATOR
My professional career has been motivated by my interest in people and organizations at their broadest perspective.I have a PhD in Psychology, specializing in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. Since 1993 when I started my professional career, I have been involved with different organizations, academic entities (universities) and worldwide enterprises. For over decades, I have accumulated experience in training, coaching and managerial development. As an organizational consultant, I worked in companies in different economic sectors (ranging from health, education, retail, tourism, and more).I have written (and coauthored) books and articles related to the management of human resources, as well as well-being of people in the workplace. In parallel, I have been a member of the Labour Psychology section of the College of Psychologists of Catalonia (2002-2004) and a guest lecturer at several international business schools. Since 2014, I am also involved as entrepreneur in my own retail business projects. In this 21st century, I hope to continue to dedicate my time and effort to what I truly love, work for and with people. I am interested in studying the impact of new technologies on the well-being of both people and businesses.
Adela Maldonado Galera
SPOT PASSIONATE SUPER MINDS TALENTED ENTREPRENEURS
Adela has spent many years of her career in the art industry. Over the years, she has accumulated today diverse work experiences that facilitate her role as spotting super passionate and visionary talent. As of 6 years old, she begun the ballet training in Barcelona and St Petersburg preparing her to become a classical ballet dancer. During the many years of training she attended some of the best known ballet schools in the world (Barcelona, Russia, London, Paris and Cannes). Later, she performed briefly with renowned ballet companies such as Maurice Bejart of Belgium, Liceu of Barcelona, and others. Additionally, she was on stage in large metropolitan opera o ballet centers, such as Teatro Colon – Buenos Aires, Teatro de la Moneda – Brussels, and many others. In addition to ballet dancing, she worked as a model (fashion industry), director of fashion shows, an actress (roles in movies, TV shows, and many commercial spots). All of that, coupled with her strong intuition and high spiritual conviction, enabled her to develop unique skills needed in this age and time to spot “passionate super minds talented entrepreneurs”. Her role in the foundation (which she has accepted with passion and joy), is to spot super mind champions and convince them to join not for the profit “Think-Tank” foundation, and use their skills and collaborative intelligence in helping the foundation accomplish its vision, which eventually contribute to a better world of work.