Víctor Ruz | Agripina Capital
Víctor holds a degree in Technical Engineering and an Executive MBA from London Business School. Professional engineer with 17 years of experience in design engineering and innovation as a strategic product design consultant, dedicated to innovation and technology integration. Former McLaren F1 engineer and has experience in multinationals such as Repsol.
Ramón Martín Núñez | Albor Capital
Degree in Finance and French from Regent’s University of London and Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
7 years of experience as Operations Manager at Sareb.
Albert Jané | AJS Capital
Albert Jané is the founder and managing partner of AJS Capital. Albert has developed his professional career in Spain and Switzerland. He has led and managed global supply chains and multidisciplinary teams for multinationals, such as General Electric and Alstom, and worked for a Private Equity fund. Albert Jané holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
Mar Raposo | ARETÊ Management & Capital Partners
Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Coruña, equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Engineering, top 2% with Extraordinary Award and an Executive MBA from the IESE Business School.
Professional consultant with international experience in operation and management in medium-sized companies and in business consultancy in the global firm Kearney.
Chaid Neme | JC Partners
Graduated from CESA University in Business Administration and Management, Master in Real Estate Development and MBA from IE. Professional with more than 8 years of experience in consulting, corporate governance structuring and financial advisory. He has led projects in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Colombia, mainly in corporate and family business strategies.
Juan Pablo Ocampo | JC Partners
Bachelor in Business Administration and Management from CESA University in Bogotá. Investment banker with more than six years of experience in middle market M&A transactions in a variety of industries (GBS Finance). He has led projects in Spain, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador focused on the purchase and sale of companies.
Zorion Uralde | Lemnos Capital
Industrial Engineer from the University of Navarra, and holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School. Industrial experience of more than 14 years in Tenneco as Programme Manager, Project Manager and Programme Engineer involved in leadership and team management functions with representatives from multiple departments from different EMEA locations, generating a total turnover of more than €2500M mainly through a customer centric approach in a leading American multinational automotive company.
Jorge Larrea | Lemnos Capital
Degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Master in Accounting from the Universidad Pontificia ICADE-ICAI and an MBA from the IESE Business School. Professional with more than 10 years of experience in Strategy and Finance with in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions processes, definition of strategic plans and cost reduction projects in multinationals such as KPMG, Iberdrola and Ferrovial. Analytical profile with more than 20 companies analysed in depth. Experience in managing strategic projects and leading the entry into new sectors reporting directly to the Executive Committee.
Javier López | Phoenix Rise Capital
Degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Argentina, Master in Finance from the University of Torcuato Di Tella and MBA from IE. Practical professional with nine years of work experience in Investment Banking, Equity Research and Private Equity in multinationals such as IBM, BA Advisors or Crisil.
Francisco Sáenz | Phoenix Rise Capital
Building Engineer from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, equivalent to a Master’s degree in Building Pathology from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA from IE. Professional with twelve years of work experience in Sports Journalism, Venture Capital and Operations Director.
Rafaël Dufour | Relais Du Dirigeant
Rafaël holds an Msc degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA) and an MBA from IESE Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Charterholder.
He has 11 years of international experience in purchasing, sales, business development, strategy and general management in manufacturing and consumer goods industries in France, Spain, Morocco, China and Australia. Over the last eight years, he has built a track record in managing crisis situations and organic growth strategies in medium-sized private companies (20 million euros to 90 million euros revenue), both as General Manager and Director of Strategy and Business Development.
French married with aspirations to be an entrepreneur by acquisition.
Daniel Cardenas-Clark | Aurias
Daniel holds an MBA from the IE Business School and a bachelor’s in business administration from the Royal Holloway, University of London. Daniel has served as an Investment Director at Triple Point Venture Capital Fund and Principal at Notion Capital. He has invested and sat on the boards of 20 companies.
Amir Nooriala | Aurias
Amir Nooriala has a Computer Science Bachelor from the University of Nottingham. He has 15 years of expertise running IT services in-house and managing IT MSPs being Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald and Director at Barclays. He has been the COO and CSO of OakNorth Bank, being a key person in transforming the bank into the first profitable digital bank in Europe, and COO of Callsign, where he helped to scale the revenue 10x.
Sina Fattahi | Roxbi Capital
Sina Fattahi, Principal of Roxbi Capital, holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. His passion for becoming a world-class leader led him to pursue an MBA education and subsequently discover the search funds model, which resonated with his goals.
He is an experienced engineering and operations professional with a demonstrated track record of success in his nine-year career. Having worked at Rolls-Royce, Sina has developed strong leadership skills that have enabled him to achieve significant organizational objectives. Sina is now pursuing his dream of becoming a world-class leader through his UK-based traditional search funds.
Sam Batran | Forás Capital
Sam Batran is the Principal of Forás Capital. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in International Relations from Brown University and a Master´s Degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Sam´s education and early work experience has equipped him with the skills necessary for strategy formation.
He has worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he worked with a diverse set of clients in the public and private sectors. He has also served as CEO of a real estate development and investment company. Moreover, he has developed his entrepreneurial spirit by founding two companies related to e-commerce and digital media services.
Vagn Knudsen: KG Capital
Vagn holds an MBA from the HEC Paris and an MSc from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has had an outstanding career so far, working in a wide variety of areas. In the early stages of his career, he worked in investment banking. He subsequently assumed the role of CEO at Laserteck and later on co-founded Linio Group, the fastest growing e-commerce company in Colombia. More recently, Vagn has served as CEO at various companies and served as Project Director at Playtomic.
Julius Hansen | Drechsel & Hansen
Julius, Co-Principal of Drechsel & Hansen, holds a MSc in Management & Finance from the ESCP Business School. He also started his career in Rocket Internet as a global venture developer, where he led the operations scale-up of Foodpanda in Vietnam, growing the operations team from three to 80 people. Julius later joined Accenture as a senior project lead, working on multiple large-cap digital transformation projects. In 2018, he founded his venture builder, Pacemakers Digital Ventures, which helped traditional SMEs and corporates implement new digital business models. The company was sold to a leading consultancy firm from Hamburg in 2021.
Mortiz Drechsel | Drechsel & Hansen
Moritz, Co-Principal of Drechsel & Hansen, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Entrepreneurship from the Technical University of Munich. He began his career at Rocket Internet as a venture builder, where he was responsible for the roll-out of Helping, one of the fastest growing ventures at the time. Moritz then managed sales and service teams in the Semiconductors industry before becoming an Investment Manager at Grünwald Equity. In 2019, he founded Kingsleague, the largest online platform for casual competitive e-sports in Germany, which he exited successfully in 2022.