Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal   Mr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal was appointed as Secretary of the Economy by President Enrique Peña Nieto on December 1st of 2012. Mr. Guajardo obtained his B.A. in Economics at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, and later pursued graduate studies in Economics at the Arizona State University and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Guajardo has held positions as Chief Economist of the Brazil Section, and Associate Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund, before becoming Director of the North American Free Trade Agreement Office in Washington, DC. At the Federal Government, Mr. Guajardo has held different positions: he was Chief Clerk at the Foreign Affairs Ministry; and in 1997 he became Undersecretary of Tourism Development; Technical Secretary for Planning, Communication and Liaison for the Trade and Industrial Development Ministry. Mr. Guajardo was elected Federal Deputy in the LVIII Legislature, before being appointed in Nuevo Leon as Head of the Governor’s Executive Office. His latest positions were as Federal Congressman for the Second District of Nuevo Leon; Chairman of the Economics Commission; Member of the Treasury and Public Credit Commission; and President of the Mexico-U.S.A. Friendship Group at the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies; Coordinator of the Entrepreneurial Liaison in the Presidential Campaign of Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto; and Vice Coordinator of Political Economy in the Transition Team of President-elect Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto.

Angel Gurría has been the Secretary-General of the OECD since June 2006. As OECD Secretary-General, he has reinforced the OECD's role as a ‘hub” for global dialogue and debate on economic policy issues while pursuing internal modernisation and reform. Mr. Gurría is a Mexican national and came to the OECD following a distinguished career in public service in his country, including positions as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Public Credit in the 1990s. Mr. Gurría holds a B.A. degree in Economics from UNAM (Mexico) and a M.A. degree in Economics from Leeds University (United Kingdom). He is married and has three children.

Gerardo Ruiz   Gerardo Ruiz Esparza has a B.A. in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); and an MA in Law from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a specialization in Comparative Law and Public Management. He has served continuously for over 40 years in public office, implementing and managing projects of national relevance, such as: Secretary of Communications in the Government of the State of México; Management Director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE); Management Director of the Mexican Institute of Social Service (IMSS); General Secretary of Governance for the Government of the State of México; Assistant Legal Manager of the Public Debt Directorate and of the Financial Policy Directorate at the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP). He currently serves as the Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation for the Government of Mexico since 2012.
Penny Pritzker   Penny Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since June 2013. In this role, she is focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire.  A key member of President Obama’s economic team, Secretary Pritzker previously founded and ran five different businesses in the real estate, hospitality, senior living, and financial services industries. Since taking office, she has worked closely with the business community and helped advance the president’s priorities of expanding growth and opportunity for all Americans. Guided by conversations with more than 2,000 CEOs and business leaders, and over one-third of the Fortune 500 CEOs, Secretary Pritzker has developed the “Open for Business Agenda,” which focuses on expanding trade and investment, unleashing government data for economic benefit, spurring innovation, and protecting the environment. Secretary Pritzker earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and JD and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
Andrus Ansip  

Andrus Ansip was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Single Market in November 2014. Before moving to Brussels, he was a member of both the Estonian and European Parliaments. This followed almost nine years in Tallinn spent as Estonia's longest-serving Prime Minister, when Ansip worked with both centre-right and centre-left parties to lead three different coalition governments. During his time as Prime Minister, he also acted as chairman of Estonia's liberal Reform Party.  Ansip first entered national politics in September 2004 when he became Minister of the Economy. Up to this point, his career was spent in Estonia's second largest city of Tartu where he was born in 1956. Ansip was Mayor of Tartu for six years after working in banking and business. A chemistry graduate from the city's university, Andrus Ansip is married with three children.

    José María Álvarez-Pallete López, Chairman & CEO - Telefonica has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Free University of Brussels, in Belgium, holds an international Management Programme from IPADE. In 1999 he joined the Telefónica Group as a General Manager of Finance for Telefónica Internacional. In 2002 he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Telefónica Internacional. In 2006 Managing Director of Telefónica Latin America and in 2011 Chairman and CEO of Telefonica Europe. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica, S.A.  Since April 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of Telefónica S.A and Member of the Board of Telefónica, S.A., position that holds since July 2006.  He began his professional career with Auditors Arthur Young in 1987, before joining Benito & Monjardín / Kidder, Peabody & Co. in 1988. After this, in 1995, he joined Cemex. In 1998, he was promoted to General Manager for Administration and Finance responsible for the Cemex Group´s interests in Indonesia

Blanca Treviño is President and CEO of Softtek. Under her leadership, Softtek has become the leading IT services company in Latin America, having earned recognition from Gartner and Forrester Research as the only non-Indian provider to pose serious competition for the U.S. market. Blanca is a frequent presenter in international forums related to entrepreneurialism, IT and the role of women in business. She has spoken at conferences for the World Economic Forum, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School and London Business School and was named a “Rising Star” by Fortune Magazine, appeared on the cover of Forbes Magazine, and featured in CNN’s “Leading Women” series. Blanca is a board member of Walmart Mexico, Goldcorp, Grupo Lala, Consejo Mexicano de Negocios, Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission, US-Mexico Foundation, The Trilateral Commission, AS/COA, Iberoamerican Council for Productivity and Competitiveness, as well as prominent regional universities including ITESM.


Mr. Rudiantara has been Minister of Communication Information Technology (MCIT), Republic of Indonesia since 2014. In 2014 he was also President Commissioner at PT Rukun Raharja Tbk. Natural Gas Supplier & Distributor. From 2012-2015 Mr. Rudiantara was an Independent Commissioner at PT Indosat Tbk (mobile operator) and from

2011-2012 at PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Diversified Telecom Group) as well as Chief of Audit Committee. From 2010-2014 he was CEO of PT Rajawali Asia Resources, Invesment Company and PT Bukit Asam Transpacific Railways, Transportation. Prior to this, Mr. Rudiantara held a number of positions in various companies including PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk., PT PLN (Persero), PT XL Axiata Tbk., PT Telekomindo Primabhakti. Telecoms, PT Telkomsel and PT Indosat Tbk. Mr. Rudiantara has a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of Padjadjaran and a Master in Business Administration, IPPM.
Houlin Zhao   Houlin Zhao was elected 19th Secretary-General of the ITU at the Busan Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2014. He took up his post on 1 January, 2015. Prior to his election, he served two terms of office as ITU Deputy Secretary-General (2007-2014), as well as two terms as elected Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (1999-2006). He is committed to further streamlining ITU's efficiency, to strengthening its membership base through greater involvement of the academic community and of small- and medium-sized enterprises, and to broadening multistakeholder participation in ITU's work. He is married with one son and two grandchildren.
  Bernhard Welschke was appointed as Secretary General of BIAC in April 2013. He works in close dialogue with OECD leadership and member countries, leads BIAC’s engagement during high-level business and government meetings including the G20/B20, and develops the strategic positioning of BIAC with its global membership and policy groups. Mr. Welschke brings to BIAC over 30 years of professional experience in the field of economic policy, trade, governance, and international affairs. He holds a degree in Economics from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, focusing on monetary policy, international trade, and development.
John Evans   John Evans is General Secretary of the Trade Union Advisory Committee - TUAC ( ) to the OECD since 1985 and Chief Economist of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) since 2012. Since its creation, he has been heading the Labour20 (L20) as part of the G20 process jointly with the ITUC ( ). He worked as an economist in the Economic Department at the Trade Union Congress in London, with the International Federation of Commercial, Clerical and Technical Employees (now UNI Global Union) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) with a specific focus on Labour Markets and the Impact of Technological Change. He is currently a member of the Comité Médicis at the Amundi Group, the Conseil d'Orientation, IDDRI (the French Institute for Research on Sustainable Development) and the Council of Ruskin College, Oxford, as well as of several World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils on Employment.  
Marc Rotenberg   Marc Rotenberg is President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC.ORG) and a founding board member and former chair of the Public interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is also a Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC) Steering Committee member.

Kathryn (Kathy) C. Brown is the President & CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC). A veteran  of Internet policy development and initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion, Ms. Brown leads ISOC as a powerful voice and as an internationally respected authority on Internet technical, development and policy issues. Ms. Brown’s career spans both the public and private sector. She led the global public policy and corporate responsibility initiatives at Verizon; specialized in legal and regulatory communications policy as a partner at law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering; and held various positions at the US National Telecommunications Information Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and the New York State Public Service Commission. She also served as the deputy clerk of the New York State Court of Appeals early in her career. Kathy received her J.D., summa cum laude, From Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A., Magna cum laude, from Marist College. She spent a year studying at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and in Leeds, UK. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband Steve.