Beatrice Avolio

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Head of the Graduate Business Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Director, Full-Time Professor and Researcher at CENTRUM PUCP

Doctor of Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Professional Degree in Business Administration and a Professional Degree in Accounting. Specialist in issues related to financial and administrative management; project development and implementation, and educational management. She has been part of the founding team of CENTRUM PUCP and has held different positions in this institution: Academic Director, Program Director and General Director. She is currently the Head of the Graduate Business Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Director, Full-Time Professor and Researcher at CENTRUM PUCP. Founder of the Center for Responsible Global Leadership, Women and Equity, which is oriented to promote women's skills in different areas of action through the generation of knowledge of women's economic and professional activities. Member of the Peruvian Advisory Committee for the Project "Economic Empowerment of Women in Green Industry" of UNIDO (2020). Vice President of the Diversity Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (2020). President of the Pro-Woman Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI) of the National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC).

Karen Hallberg

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Principal Researcher of the Argentine Council for Science and Technology (CONICET)

Prof. Karen Hallberg holds a PhD in Physics from the Balseiro Institute in Bariloche. She is Principal Researcher of the Argentine Council for Science and Technology (CONICET) working at the Bariloche Atomic Center and is a Professor at the Balseiro Institute (Argentine Commission for Atomic Energy, CNEA, and University of Cuyo). She was awarded several prizes and recognitions such as the 2019 L'Oreal-UNESCO International Award For Women in Science (for Latin America), honorary doctorates at the National University of Jujuy and at the University Siglo XXI, Honorary Fellowship of the IAEA Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship, the 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship and was an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar and several honorary mentions awarded by the Argentine Congress (upper and lower chambers).

Nísia Trindade Lima

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President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – FIOCRUZ

Nísia Trindade Lima holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a master's degree in Political Science. She has authoring books and articles with an emphasis on Brazilian social thinking, history of ideas in public health, and the Brazilian processes of construction of the National State. She is now on her second mandate as the President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – FIOCRUZ and is the first woman to occupy this position in its 120 years of history. Linked to Brazilian Ministry of Health, Fiocruz is the largest Public Health Academic Institution in Latin American and the Caribbean Region.

Luiz Eugênio Araújo de Moraes Mello

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Board member of CNPq

Luiz Eugênio Araújo de Moraes Mello has been a full member of the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences (ACIESP) since 2007 and of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) since 2010. In the latter year he was awarded the Grand Cross of the National Order of Scientific Merit. Dr. Mello is a board member of CNPq, the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE), the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), the D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), the Innovation Center at Fundação Getulio Vargas’s Business School (FGVIn), the Brazilian Lymphoma and Leukemia Association (ABRALE) and Tibet House Brazil. He is sector editor of the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research.