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Adalberto Palma

Executive Advisor, LATAM

Adalberto Palma is an Executive Advisor at BEworks Mexico and LATAM. Adalberto is a Biochemical Engineer from Tecnologico de Monterrey (1974) and MPS Candidate from Cornell University (1977). He participated as an External Advisor to the Chief of the Office of the Presidency until December 2020 and served as Chairman of the National Banking and Securities Commission (2019 – 2020). Also, he has served as Executive Director of Aspen Institute Mexico (2015-2019); Chairman of the Union of Mexican Financial Institutions, A.C. (2008-2020); Founding Partner of the firms Aperture, S.C. and Proxy Gobernanza Corporativa, S.C.; Independent Member of the Board of Governors of the Instituto para la Protección al Ahorro Bancario (IPAB) (1999-2003); President of Bankers Trust Broker Dealer in Mexico and responsible for Bankers Trust Colombia and Venezuela (1994-1999). He has held various executive positions at Citibank N. A. Mexico (1992-1994) and is the Founder of Aprendizaje Vivencial y Liderazgo, S.C. (Terrela), editor of the book Alimentación: Reto de México - Banamex (1979), columnist, and speaker on issues of corporate governance, leadership, and teamwork. 

Adalberto currently participates as an Independent Director of several top-tier entities ranging from financial groups and broker dealers to renowned hospitals and pension funds. Additionally, he is an Independent Consultant on corporate governance, strategy, and sustainability matters.  

Adalberto is married, has two children and two grandchildren (Constanza and Mateo). 

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    Ada Le, PhD

    Ada Le, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Shannon O'Malley, PhDHead of Client Experience

    Shannon O'Malley, PhD

    Shannon O'Malley, PhDHead of Client Experience

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    Wardah Malik

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    David Pizarro, PhD

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    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD

    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD President, BEworks Research Institute

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    Nathaniel Barr, PhD

    Nathaniel Barr, PhD Senior Innovation Advisor

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    Michelle Hilscher, PhD

    Michelle Hilscher, PhDVice President, Strategy

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    Sean Donnelly

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    David Thomson, PhD

    David Thomson, PhDVice President, Strategy

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    Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMA

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    Kazunaga Matsuki, PhD

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  • Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

    Adalberto Palma

    Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

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    Miles Atwell, MBA

    Miles Atwell, MBA Director, Operations, HR, Strategy

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    Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhDAssociate

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