The Spanish Jury.
The jury of The Nova 111 List is formed by Novas of recognized prestige in their verticals and by industry experts and leaders, in a transparent process to guarantee the highest quality among the members of the list
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Miguel Fernández-Carvajal | Tech
Miguel has developed his career at Jobandtalent, where he started his professional path 6 years ago. Miguel, Chief of Staff, is currently in charge of the People Department and leader of key projects to achieve operational excellence.
Casilda Heraso | Social Impact
Casilda is responsible for the selection of Social Entrepreneurs at Ashoka Spain. Casilda began her professional career 10 years ago in Africa and since then she is dedicated to create social impact.
Fran Hein | Entrepreneurship & Startups
Francisco Hein is the CMO and Co-Founder of Fever, a tech scale-up backed by Accel Partners and Rakuten. He also founded the Secret Media Network and was previously Head of User Acquisition & Expansion at happn. Francisco graduated in Management at ISEG.
Susana Cortés | Healthcare & Life Sciences
Susana joined Novartis as HR Operations Head for Spain at NBS in 2010. In 2015 she assumed the role of P&O BP at Pharma Spain and in 2018 she joined the Europe Region team as RE Senior P&O BP.
Manuel de Soto | Management Consulting
Manuel de Soto is an Associate Partner at Bain&Co and responsible for Industry and Lateral hire at their office. He joined Bain 7 years ago after his MBA. Before that, he worked 7 years at Philips, on different sales and marketing roles.
His experience at Bain is focused on two main areas, serving their Private Equity clients on their transactions and supporting large corporations in their transformation programs.
Diego Reija | Finance, Real Estate & Investment
Global Head of Finance at Santander Asset Management. Former Head of FP&A and Investor Relations at JPMorgan Chase. Former McKinsey consultant. Columbia MBA and ICAI engineer. Lived in London, Singapore, Miami and New York City.
Borja Santos | Public Sector
Borja Santos works as Executive Director at the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University and he is a consultant and adjunct professor of public policy and international development, social entrepreneurship, project management and humanitarian aid, as well as a passionate advocate for social transformation.
Pablo Lapeña | Sales, Marketing & Advertising
I consider myself an Entrepreneur (7 companies started up), Investor and a successful Executive in P&G and HP. Currently, P&G Europe E-Commerce Commercial Director. But I keep learning. Still chasing my mastery on Sales, Digital Marketing and Finance.
Paula Batlle | Tech
Business and Product Manager with +10 years experience in Tech. Currently working as Principal Product Manager Tech at Amazon improving the Search experience for customers in new and emerging stores.
Arancha Martinez | Social Impact
I truly believe you could end poverty with the aid of innovation technologies. I have leaded projects like 'PPa', a biometric solution to improve the efficiency in humanitarian help, or 'ComGo', a traceability platform for donations in blockchain.
Carlos Prádanos | Management Consulting
Carlos Prádanos is Managing Partner and Director at BCG, where he specializes in the Insurance and Financial industries. Carlos is also the co-founder of Living Meki, an NGO which supports +300 families in Ethiopia. Carlos graduated in Business Administration from ICADE University.
Leticia López-Lapuente | Legal Services
Leticia López-Lapuente started working at Uría Menéndez in 2004, and has been partner at the firm since 2019. She directs the firm's Data Protection and e-commerce area. For more than 15 years, she has been advising tech businesses, and financial and industrial businesses in technology and personal data protection. She advises principally about trade and regulatory aspects, including contract preparation and negotiation (as outsourcing, cloud computing, or digitalization contracts).
Jesús de la Herrán | Telco & Media
Jesús de la Herrán is Managing Partner and Director at BCG and BCG GAMMA, where he specializes in the Telecommunications & Media industry. Jesús graduated from Deusto University in Telecommunications and Industrial Engineering and earned his MBA from IE Business School.
Orlando Vergara | Healthcare & Life Sciences
Orlando is a Business Franchise Head of Neuroscience Unit in Novartis Spain. In this position Orlando is responsible for the neuroscience business and member of Pharma Executive Committee. He is also member of the Worldwide Neuroscience Franchise Leadership Team. Co-Founder of the Novartis NeuroHouse in Spain. He is curious, innovative and passionate about health ecosystems.
Santiago Bordiú | Engineering & Energy
Santiago Bordiú is Partner at Ignis Energía, one of the fastest growing energy companies in Spain, where he leads the Energy Management and Solar O&M divisions. He previously worked at BCG for almost 10 years. Santiago earned his MBA from London Business School and graduated in Industrial Engineering from Oviedo University.
Alexandre Pérez-Casares | Entrepreneurship & Startups
Alexandre Pérez Casares is the President of The Altius Society at Oxford and member of the founding team of Fever, a tech scale-up backed by Accel Partners and Rakuten. Previously, he has worked as an investment executive at KKR, Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. He earned his MBA from Stanford, an MPA degree from Harvard, as well as the National Prize in Engineering.