Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez currently serves as Chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P., a private investment firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm focuses on investing in healthcare service companies nationwide.
He has been the Founder and/or majority shareholder of 25 healthcare related companies. Most of these companies have been acquired by publicly traded companies. Among these enterprises are Physicians Healthcare Plans, CAC Medical Centers, Prescribit Rx, CarePlus Health Plans, Navarro Pharmacies, Medical Specialties Distributors, Hospitalists of America, Simply Healthcare Plans and Nutri-Force Nutrition.
Mr. Fernandez serves on the Board of Directors of Mednax (NYSE: MD) and on the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami and Loyola University Maryland. He has served on the Georgetown University MSFS Board of Advisors and on the Boards of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the United Way, Sylvester Cancer Hospital, and others. Mr. Fernandez has been frequently honored for his business acumen. He has been recognized dozens of times with business and community awards.
In the last few years, he has devoted most of his time to helping the people of his native Cuba. As one of the founders, he helped launch the Cuba Emprende Foundation which teaches individuals how to begin and run small businesses in order to create a private sector independent from government control. He is the Founder of IMPAC Fund which focuses on family unity and works towards protecting the individual rights of immigrants. IMPAC Fund brings together business and civic leaders in Florida who support policies and practices that recognize the important contributions that immigrants make to our economy and our communities. Mr. Fernandez is also Co-Chair of American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC). ABIC represents a growing and diverse set of businesses and business associations promoting common sense federal immigration reform to benefit the people and economy of our country. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Latino Donor Collaborative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reshaping the perception of Latinos as part of the American social mainstream.
Mr. Fernandez was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa by St. Thomas University and by Loyola University Maryland. The degree recognizes outstanding achievements as a humanitarian, business leader and philanthropist. He also received an Associate in Science, Honoris Causa from Miami Dade College. He completed a 508 mile walk from France and Spain multiple times, in order to raise funds for a variety of children’s causes. Over the past 20 years, he has contributed in excess of $100 million to charitable causes.
Barbara Humpton is CEO of Siemens USA, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market in the world, with more than 50,000 employees and over $23 billion in revenues and $5 billion in annual exports.
Most recently, Humpton served as president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a leading integrator of Siemens’ products and services for federal government agencies and departments. In this role, Humpton also served as an officer/director member of the board of directors of SGT.
Prior to joining Siemens in 2011, Humpton served as a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton where she was responsible for program performance and new business development for technology consulting in the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. Earlier, Humpton was a vice president at Lockheed Martin Corporation with responsibility for Biometrics Programs, Border and Transportation Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, including such critical programs as the FBI’s Next Generation Identification and the TSA’s Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential.
Humpton is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Barbara is Chairman of the Siemens Foundation and of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). She serves on the board of directors of MorganFranklin, the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, the Northern Virginia Tech Council and the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association. She resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband David.
José Luis Manzano is an Argentine businessman with a deep understanding of Latin American public policy and global emerging markets. He possesses significant experience in the investment, media, energy and distress industries. He speaks frequently across the world on these issues.
Dr. Manzano founded the international firm Integra Capital, a private equity and merchant banking firm. Integra also provides services such as mergers and acquisitions, financial structuring, IPOs, due diligence procedures, debt and company restructuring, among others.
Dr. Manzano and his family are relevant shareholders of Phoenix Global Resources, a company engaged in the exploration and production of oil with activity in Argentina. PGR is listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM Market, and the Stock Exchange of Buenos Aires, produces 10.000 barrels of oil per day and has more than 60 million barrels of proven reserves and 300 million barrels of unconventional resources. Dr Manzano is also a relevant investor in Interoil, an exploration and production company listed in Oslo stock exchange that produces 1600bopd in Colombia.
Dr. Manzano is the major shareholder of Integra Oil & Gas, an oil production company that produces 4000 bopd in Venezuela. He is also a major shareholder in Integra Gas Distribution in partnership with Mercuria Energy Trading. Integra Gas Distribution is a significant shareholder of Metrogas, the gas distribution company of Buenos Aires serving more than 10 million people. He is also a relevant shareholder of Edemsa, the distribution electricity company of the province of Mendoza, HIDROELECTRICA AMEGHINO, a hidroplant producing 60 megas and Altus, a winery producer of premium wines in Argentina.
In relation to the media industry, Dr. Manzano is a major shareholder of Grupo America, the second by size argentine media group he co-founded in 1996. The group owns TV stations, news channels, radios and newspapers, including America Tv, the national leader on live television, La Capital, the oldest newspaper of the country and El Cronista Comercial, the more prestigious business and finance newspaper of Argentina.
Prior to his business career, Mr. Manzano was active in the Peronist party where he was Secretary General. He served as majority leader in the lower house of Argentina’s National Congress from 1983 to 1991 and was appointed as Homeland Security Minister under President Carlos Menem.
Dr. Manzano is a relevant donor to several educational organizations and charities. Dr. Manzano is the President of Universidad de Congreso, where he is actively involved in academics and research activities. He has developed activities with the climate change organization of Novel Awards Al Gore and the Clinton Global Initiative. He is also active with the UK Argentinean Chamber of Commerce and the Cámara de Comercio Argentino Norteamericana. He is a sponsor of the Chinese House of Culture in Buenos Aires and was a member of the B20, the business group in support of the G20 Argentine presidency. Dr Manzano is a regular participant of the activities of the Council of The Americas and the Americas Society and is a member of the Energy Steering Committee of the Institute of The Americas.
Mr. Manzano received his Medical Doctorate and his Post Degree specialization in Occupational Health from the National University of Cuyo. He has been a Visiting Scholar at both Georgetown University and the University of California at San Diego. He has received an International Business Certificate and an International Finance Certificate from Georgetown University. He has received a diploma in leadership from Oxford University and lectured at prestigious universities in Argentina, Japan, Europe and the United States.
Ram Mohan C has 30 years of experience in Infrastructure Management and Tech Support. He has been in senior management positions for the last 20 years.
Prior to Happiest Minds, Ram was EVP and Global Head of IMS, Enterprise Integration, Mainframe services business at Mindtree Ltd. These businesses constituted $250m+ which is one third of Mindtree’s business. He was also the CISO for Mindtree and responsible for Automation Initiative across the organization.
Prior to Mindtree, he was EVP (operations) of e4e. He was founder and COO of Vinciti Networks, a specialized service provider in Infrastructure Management and Tech Support which he ran successfully for 5 years and built a 1200 strong team, before rolling up to the holding company. Ram has also had substantial stints with Wipro and MPACT Immedia.
Ram is a winner of the coveted Chairman’s award in Mindtree and is a CSO 100 award winner. He is a distinguished speaker in many Infrastructure and Support forums and seminars. He has also taught MBA (IT) students of Symbiosis.
Ram has Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree from Bangalore University.
Secretary General of CAF since September 1, 2017. He previously served as CAF’s Director-Representative in Brazil (2014-2017) after having joined CAF in 2012 as Special Advisor to the Executive Presidency and leading several projects associated with the area of Institutional Development.
Formerly he held important positions in the international arena, including that of Secretary of Political Affairs at the Organization of American States (OAS), responsible for issues related to democratic governance, public management, institutional development, political analysis and electoral observation. Likewise he was Director General of the General Secretariat at the Andean Community (CAN).
In his native country, Bolivia, he was Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Minister of International Economic Relations, Undersecretary for Integration and Consul General (Ambassador) in Santiago de Chile.
Additionally, he served as Alternate and Plenipotentiary Representative on the Committee of Foreign Trade Ministers of the Andean Community, as well as Chief Free Trade Agreement Negotiator with MERCOSUR and Mexico and at the Doha Round in the World Trade Organization ( WTO).
In the academic field, he was Professor of International Trade Negotiations at the Postgraduate Unit of the Bolivian Catholic University and is the author of several publications on international issues and economic integration.
He studied economics at the Universidad Católica Boliviana and possesses a master's degree in international relations from the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires as well as a postgraduate degree in the European monetary system from the London School of Economics.
Brent Saunders is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allergan plc. Mr. Saunders has served as a Director, CEO and President since July 2014. He was elected Chairman in 2016. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Forest Laboratories and as a Director of Forest since 2011. Mr. Saunders has significant healthcare industry expertise and a proven track-record leading business transformations and integrations.
Prior to Forest, Mr. Saunders was Chief Executive Officer of Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, serving in this capacity from March 2010 until August 2013. Mr. Saunders also held several leadership positions at Schering-Plough, including the position of President of Global Consumer Health Care, and was named head of integration for the company’s merger with Merck & Co. and for Schering-Plough’s acquisition of Organon BioSciences. Before joining Schering-Plough, Mr. Saunders was a partner and head of Compliance Business Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to that, he was Chief Risk Officer at Coventry Health Care and Senior Vice President, Compliance, Legal and Regulatory at Home Care Corporation of America. Earlier in his career, Mr. Saunders served as Chief Compliance Officer for the Thomas Jefferson University Health System.
Mr. Saunders serves on the Board of Directors of Cisco Systems, and is a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable and PhRMA. He is also the former Chairman of the New York chapter of the American Heart Association. Mr. Saunders earned his MBA from Temple University School of Business, his J.D. from Temple University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Tom Wilson is the chair, president and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation. Wilson has served as CEO of Allstate since 2007 and became the chairman of The Allstate Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2008.
Wilson has held a number of senior executive positions at Allstate since 1995. As CEO, Wilson has led a multi-year transformation of Allstate to position it as the only insurer with differentiated brands targeted at each segment of the market. The emphasis has been not only on doing the right things, such as investing in cutting-edge innovation, improving efficiency and productivity, and shedding non-core assets, but in doing them in the right way – optimizing the pace of change, restructuring for the long term rather than short term, honoring commitments to employees, agency owners, customers and communities, and investing in the people of Allstate.
He joined Allstate in 1995 from Sears, Roebuck and Co. where he was vice president of strategy and analysis. He was managing director of mergers and acquisitions at Dean Witter Reynolds from 1986 to 1993 and held various financial positions at the Amoco Corporation from 1980 to 1986.
Wilson is chairman emeritus of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is an active leader within the financial services industry and the community. He is a Board member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and a trustee of Rush University Medical Center. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization Gold Chicago chapter. Wilson is committed to empowering youth and serves as the national and Illinois Co-Chair for WE Day. He is also the co-chair of Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership to reduce violent crime among youth in Chicago.
He has previously served as chairman of the Property and Casualty CEO Roundtable, chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable and deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Wilson regularly offers comment and insight about timely business and policy topics in national media outlets, and his articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN.com.
A native of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Wilson holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.