We have held multiple positions as Presidents of Boards of Directors or CEOs in public and private companies with proven experience as experts in relevant industries.
These industries include Banks, Virtual Banking, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Media.
We integrate experts in across-the-board practices such as Evaluation and Development of Executives, International Trade Agreements, Economic Consulting, Integral Quality Management, International Tax Structures, and Business Transformations.
We are multicultural with extensive international experience, which allows us to “fit” into the organizational culture of national and multi-Latin companies and to serve national ones to compete in the global and regional arena.
CEO and Founder of BDT Advisory LLC. Residing in Miami, Florida, since 2021. Former CEO of KPMG from 2002 to 2014. Chairman of the Board of Directors of BST Asset Management, 2014 to 2016. Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (BYMA). Member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Holdings Argentina from 2016 to 2021. Currently Member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank Argentina and Chairman of the Audit Committee. More than 40 years of experience advising public, private, government companies, public administration, and central banks; to its Boards, Directors, and Senior Management.
Raul Angel Rodriguez
Over thirty-five years of experience in the oil, gas, and energy industry, with managerial and executive positions in various companies and throughout the industry value chain, leading transformation projects, business creation, and transversal management improvements. Until 2021 Raúl has been Vice President of MetroGas S.A., Oleoductos del Valle (Oldelval) S.A. and YPF Gas S.A., and Director of Compañía Mega S.A. and Refinería del Norte (Refinor) S.A., forming part of the MetroGas Risk Committee. He has been Director of several other Argentine and regional companies: Terminales Marítimas Patagónicas (Termap) S.A. (Vice president); Eg3 S.A.; Eg3 Red S.A.; Eg3 Asfaltos S.A; Oiltanking Ebytem S.A.; Trasandino Argentina S.A. pipeline; Trasandino Chile S.A. Pipeline; A&C Pipeline Holding; San Lorenzo S.A. Refinery; Alvisa S.A.; La Pampa S.A.; Charlotte Fuels S.A.; YPF Chile S.A.; YPF Electric Power S.A.; Investor Dock Sud S.A.; Central Dock Sud S.A.; OPESSA; Gas Austral S.A.
Partner and CEO of ABECEB. She is the Fintech Commission leader at AMDIA and a member of the WCD (Women Corporate Directors). She works alongside the board of the leading companies in the country in understanding the real economy and providing consulting and advice on the creation and development of business lines. She actively participates in projects that require a disruptive and innovative component and a commitment to sustainability. Her most relevant clients are Stellantis, Metalsa, Electrolux, Pan American Energy, Banco Galicia, and the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.
Daniel Oscar Fernández
President of the Leyenda Viva distribution chain since 2019. President and CEO of the Carrefour Group in Argentina between April 2006 and January 2018. At Carrefour, he developed different responsibilities, such as the integration with Supermercados Norte, the most effective integration in the area of supermarket chains. He was Director of Administration and Finance and Director of Management Control and Treasury.
Founding Partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Processing S.A. and Cobypa S.A. from 2009 to 2020 and 2021, Member of the Board of Directors of both companies. Superintendent of Financial Institutions and Foreign Exchange (SEFyC) 2000/2003 and Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic 2000/2004, Undersecretary of the National Budget 1996/1999. Deputy General Manager of the SEFyF 1993/1996 and Management Consulting at Arthur Andersen (Buenos Aires and Madrid offices) 1976/1992.
Corporate Finance, Health Care and Diversity
Clarisa Co-Founded and is currently a Director of Biomakers S.A. as well as Fondo de Inversión en Tierras S.A. She is also Managing Director of Sellside Group and President of Stat Research SA.
She was Secretary of State in the Ministry of ICTs from 2015 to 2017.
In 2018 she was appointed by the President of Argentina to Chair the G-20 Business Women Leaders Task Force to make recommendations aimed to increase women’s participation in the economy.
Between 2020 to 2022, she was CFO & COO of ANK (a fintech from Itaú Unibanco)
Between 2015 and 2018, she was an Independent Director and a Member of the Audit Committee of Pampa S.A., an integrated energy company listed in the NYSE
From 2003 to 2009, she was Chairwoman of the Board and CEO of Banco Hipotecario.
Between 1994 and 2009, she was a Board Member & CFO of Cresud S.A. the first agro company to be listed in the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
President of Toyota Plan from 2022 to date. President of Toyota Argentina between 2010 and 2022. CFO of Toyota Argentina between 1999 and 2010. During his tenure as President, Toyota completed an ambitious project to expand its production plant, reaching 140,000 units and thus reaching leadership positions in the production of utility vehicles at the world level. He was designated as the businessman of the year on several occasions in Argentina (2015, Association of Company Directors; 2016, Price Waterhouse Coopers; 2018, Konex Foundation; 2019 Ernst & Young, and 2020, El Cronista).
Founder and President of BFLinvest since May 2020, Board Member of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA), and director and Member of the Executive Committee of BYMA (Argentine Stock Exchanges and Markets). He began his career at the Roberts Group in Argentina in 1989. From 1990 to 1995, he worked at the money desk, assuming Head of Trading in 1992. In 1996 he was transferred to the United States. In 2001 he was appointed Deputy Head of Global Markets at HSBC Argentina, and in 2003 he became Head of Global Markets and joined the executive committee of HSBC Bank Argentina. In 2010 was appointed as Head of Global Markets at HSBC Mexico. At the beginning of 2012, he assumed the presidency of HSBC Argentina. In October 2019, he moved to London as Group Managing Director and advisor to the CEO of the HSBC Group. In 2020 he founded BFLinvest and co-founded Clave (Fintech) and Al Este, a real estate developer in Argentina, Uruguay, and the United States.
Financial Services and Diversity
Patricia has more than 44 years of working for the HSBC Bank; she led the Commercial Banking business, the most significant business of the HSBC Argentina group, for seven years.
Patricia had several recognitions for her commitment to gender diversity. In 2018 and 2019, she was recognized by the financial times and Yahoo Finance as one of the top 100 leading executives in the world and by W.C.D. Argentine chapter in 2019 for her gender work in the field of business.
She was included in the 2021 edition of the Argentina top 25 women’s leadership ranking and received the “HSBC Americas Inclusive Leader 2021 award”. In 2022, she received two recognitions for her career from the W.C.D. Women Corporate Directors Argentina Chapter and from FECOBA (Buenos Aires City Business Federation).
Among the main initiatives she led, Patricia co-founded the Mujeres al Mundo program, a community of more than 19,000 women whose purpose is to connect them with local and international markets and opportunities under the motto “we want more women leaders on the planet.”
At present is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Grupo Peñaflor. He began his career at Unilever in 1981, where he held different positions in Argentina, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Central America. From 2011 to 2019, he was the CEO and President of Unilever Latin America, having served as CEO of different geographies since 2000. In 2013 he was awarded the Executive of the Year award by Ernst & Young. In 2016 he received the Innovative CEO of the Year Award from El Cronista and Price Waterhouse Coopers, and in 2018 the Business Leader Award from the Asociación Dirigentes de Empresa of Argentina.
At present is an Associate Director of Equipo Economico (Spain). He was the Minister of Production and Labor of Argentina. Dante served as a consultative member of the Production Council of the Ministry of Production of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI). He also held the Secretary of Industry, Commerce, and Mining of Argentina. Moreover, he is an expert in development, industrial policy, and international negotiations. He has extensive experience linked to the public function in organizations dedicated to defining industrial policies and international relations at the different levels of government. He founded and directed the economy and business consulting firm ABECEB. He was a member of the board of Peugeot Citroën Argentina between 2010 and 2018.
Miguel A. Kiguel
Americas Macroeconomics and Banking
He is CEO of EconViews, an economic and financial consultancy, a professor and researcher at Di Tella University, and an academic advisor to FIEL.
He is also a member of the board of various financial institutions and a speaker at conferences on Macroeconomic and financial issues.
He was President of Banco Hipotecario S.A, Undersecretary of Finance and Chief Advisor to the Minister of the Economy of Argentina, Deputy General Manager for Economics and Finance at the Central Bank of Argentina, Principal Economist at the World Bank. He was an Associate at the Institute for International Economics in Washington. He was also President of the Tzedaká Foundation in Argentina.
He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland and taught at CEMA (Center for Macroeconomic Studies in Argentina), Georgetown University, and Columbia University. He has written numerous articles in international professional publications on inflation, exchange rate policy, and financial markets. He has recently written the book “The Argentine Economic Crisis, a history of adjustments and disarrays” jointly with Sebastian Kiguel.
Miguel holds a BA in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.
President and founder of Business Bureau since 1987, a firm specializing in Media and Data Science with offices in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Mexico, São Paulo, Miami, and Madrid. General Manager of Warner-Lambert, from 1985 to 1987, and Member of the Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive between 1987 and 1992. His clients in the Media sector include Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Sony, Warner Media, DirectTV, Paramount, and TVE Spain, among others.
CEO and Founder of Backer & Partners, leadership consultants, since 2009. President of Korn Ferry International in Argentina from 2001 to 2009. CEO of Heidrick & Struggles Argentina, 1996 to 2001. Managing Partner of Amrop International, 1995 and 1996 Partner at Andersen Consulting and Accenture between 1982, which included the position of Managing Partner of Andersen Consulting between 1987 and 1991 and Managing Partner of the Southern Cone between 1988 and 1992. His clients include companies from multiple economic sectors, namely Banco Hipotecario, Schneider Electric, AMCOR Flexibles, Herbalife, Banco Francés, Banco Galicia, Genneia, Boehringer, Abbott, Sinopec, and Mercado Libre.
Juan Pablo Guerrero
Juan Pablo is a Senior Consultant in Quality and Processes. Since April 2010, he has been the Audit and Management Control Manager at the Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires (CPCECABA). During his work at CPCECABA, he led the work team to obtain the National Quality Award (on two occasions) and the Ibero-American Quality Award that said institution won. For 13 years, he was Consulting Manager at Deloitte & Co. During his professional development, he developed business consulting, including IT projects, Certifications and Quality Awards, and Strategic Planning, among others. Within the Latin American Region, she has worked on assignments in Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico, and Brazil. The industries she has worked in are Oil & Gas, Agribusiness, Energy, Food & Beverage, and Public Sector. Some of these companies were SEC and public companies in Argentina.
Roberto resides in Miami. He is a Senior Partner of UHY Macho & Asociados, a leading accounting firm with offices in Miami and Buenos Aires. His primary focus is helping international clients to do business in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is a member of the board of UHY International. He is president of the Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce. He is Vice President of the United States Federation of Binational Chambers of Commerce, President of the Argentine Cultural Center in Florida, and Member of the Board of the Inter-American Institute of Democracy.
Diego resides in Miami. In 2016 he co-founded IGMOTION Global Advisors LLC. He is an experienced senior executive with a strong background and global exposure, including in-depth knowledge of the Americas Region. He began his professional career in leading technology and telecommunications companies in the US and later held leadership positions at KPMG (2004-2016) as a Partner in charge of Markets; he was also a member of the Global Markets Steering Group.
From his foundation of IGMOTION, it achieved sustained growth. Most of the projects were related to the following solutions: business transformation, strategy, digital transformation, performance acceleration, organizational health, agile innovation, customer experience, go-to-market strategy, change management, coaching, mentoring, culture, and shared purpose. His most relevant clients are Microsoft, VISA, Hilton, Mastercard, IBM, Coca-Cola, and Novartis.
Telecommunications & Media
Heber is an Argentinean lawyer residing in the United States. He works as a consultant in legal issues, corporate communication and public affairs of media companies, telecommunications, laboratories, environmental engineering and road concessions.
He is specialized in media, telecommunications regulation and corporate communication. As from 2000 to 2015, he worked at Telefe, a media corporation owned by Telefónica de España Group, as a Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager.
He was president of several institutional organizations: Circle of Communication Directors of Argentina from 2012 to 2014; Chamber of Broadcasting TV (ATA); Media Chamber of Argentina (CEMCI).
In 2015 he was appointed as a Director to the National Entity of Communications (ENACOM), the federal regulatory agency for media and telecommunications, He also represented Argentina in the United Nations International Union of Telecommunications.
Sports Marketing and Social Networks
Claudio is the President and Founder of BIZERS SRL, a company that since 2004 has been dedicated to creating content platforms: dbiz.today, Ristretto, and the based-on-WhatsApp: Ecosystem Ristretter.
The Ristretter ecosystem is the largest in Argentina, comprises 60 groups, connects 5,000 people in Argentina and abroad, and is commercially supported by 200 companies.
He was the pioneer of sports marketing journalism in Argentina. Since 1983, he has created marketing spaces in different national media (Clarín, El Cronista, Apertura and La City magazines, Fox Sports and TyC Sports and Infobae) and radio programs: “Desayuno en América”, “Radiografía”, “Negocio Redondo,” “Antes de que sea tarde”, “CityTalk” and “Polemica en el Business”.
He created the first “Sports Management and Marketing Executive Program” and, for 21 years, developed it in multiple spaces (ESEADE, Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, Circle of Sports Journalists, and the University of CEMA).
Author of the books “Saberlo es negocio”; “Hay Otro Partido”; and “¿Y qué?”.
Health and Personal Care/ International Management/ Network Marketing
After 30+ years of C-Suite leadership in the health and personal care industries, Mauricio is skilled in crafting simple solutions to complex problems. Mauricio has served as both a CEO for large multinational companies as well as a founder and leader of startup businesses.
He has held executive leadership positions in Argentina (Allergan, Mary Kay, Natura), Mexico (Allergan, Natura), Brazil (Allergan, Natura), and the US (Natura, MonaVie, Hairstory). This diverse history has helped him lead teams in high-growth companies as well as restructure teams to successfully turnaround struggling businesses. He has also overseen General Managers in 20+ countries when holding regional responsibilities. Mauricio resides in the US and can communicate fluently in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English.
Talent and Culture Building
Alejandro is the Founder and Managing Director of Humanize Consulting, which provides services to the leading companies in Latin America, among them ABInBev, BBVA, Boehringer Ingelheim, Campari, Carvajal, Citibank, Citrix, Dell, ExxonMobil, EY, Google, Holcim, HSBC, Itaú, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, L’oreal, Mastercard, Mercado Libre, Microsoft, PAE, Pernod Ricard, Premium Restaurants, Prudential, Roche, Saint Gobain, SURA, Tenaris, Ternium, Visa, and Volkswagen.
He has a background of 25+ years in senior executive and consulting positions in leading multinational companies. He served as Vice President of Human Resources – South Latin America for The Coca-Cola Company.
He is a CPA and hold a Doctorate in Economic Sciences (Universidad de Buenos Aires). He participated in specialization programs at Singularity University, Michigan University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and MIT Lab.
He is a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, San Andrés, and Salamanca (Spain) and the Director of the Advanced Leadership Program at Universidad de San Andrés.
He is the author of 8 books on the fields of the future of work, the human side of digital transformation, and leadership with purpose.
Pablo San Martin
International accounting and financial reporting
Partner and Founder of SMS Latinoamérica, an international organization of independent
professional firms that offer auditing, consulting, tax, and accounting outsourcing services for
companies. He is representative of SMS Latinoamérica before the Forum of Firms, an
independent Committee of IFAC (International Federation of Accountants). He is also full
member of the Transnational Auditors Committee. He is director, trustee and member of the
Audit team of several companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant by the University of
Buenos Aires. Author of various articles on his specialty in national and international media and
frequent speaker at seminars and technical conferences on his specialty.