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Martin Eurnekianis the CEO of the airport division of Corporacion America and seats on the board of directors on all airport operating companies controlled by the group.
Mr. Eurnekian has more than 15 years of experience in managing different businesses (retail, services, and construction/engineering) in 7 different countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Italy, and Armenia). In particular, Mr. Eurnekian has led the processes associated with evaluating, acquiring, and constructing (or re-modeling), and manages the following airports: Montevideo (Uruguay), Punta del Este (Uruguay), Chinchero/Cusco (Peru), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Brasilia (Brasil), Natal (Brasil), Pisa and Firenze (Italy), among others.
He is also the co-founder and board member of Association Civil America, an NGO based in Uruguay that implements the high school scholarship program of Cimientos, an NGO from Argentina.
Mr. Eurnekian holds an Engineering degree in Information Technology from Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina.
Gustavo Fagundes is currently CEO of Dufry Brazil and Bolivia, where previously, in 2006, he served as COO of Dufry South America.
In his career he held various positions in Brazil, most recently as Operations Vice President, and worked for grand corporations such as AmBev and Accenture.
He graduate in Business Administration and Management by EAESP / Fundação Getúlio Vargas - SP / Brazil, has a Master in International Economics and Management from University of Bocconi in Milan - Italy, Executive MBA by the Corporate University of AmBev , as well as a Certificate in General Management from Harvard Business School.
DUFRY AG, Switzerland Apr 2004 to Present
Global Chief Operating Officer
Member of the Group Executive Committee
Member of the Boards of Dufry Holding & Investment AG, Dufry America Co, Duty Free Caribbean Holding (60/40) Dufry Regstaer / Russian (51/49), Dufry Shanghai / China (50/50), Dufry South America Co., Dufry Travel Retail Co. and Dufry International Co.
Since September 2104 Member of the Board of The Nuance Group AG
ALDEASA GROUP, Spain Jul 1997 to Mar 2004
Director of Operations Spain / Commercial Director Jan 2000-Mar 2004
Reporting to the CEO of Aldeasa – the travel retail and duty free leader in Spain. Member of the Management Committee. Managed operations in Spain with full P&L responsibility. Responsible of an estimated total annual turnover of €500 million for the year 2002, 117 shops with a total sales area of 24.000 m2 in 21 airports, staff of more than 1.450 employees, as well as a wholesale supply network. Responsibilities also included commercial strategy, covering multiple retail formats, product lines and brands.
Deputy Director of the Airport Business Division Jul 1998-Dec 1999
Reporting to the Airport Division Director. Full P&L and cross-departmental responsibility. The main activity of the Airport Division was to manage 120 stores in airports, in both Duty Free and Duty Paid regime, extending to 21 major airports in Spain, Portugal, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, and Morocco. Annual turnover exceeded EUR 390m, with more than 1.700 employees.
Director of Sales and Marketing Development Jan 1998-Jun 1998
Reporting to the CEO. Responsible of all sales, marketing and business development activities in the Airport Division.
Purchasing Area Manager, Duty Free Jul 1997-Dec 1997
Reporting to the Duty Free Division Director. Responsible of the purchasing function for all branded shops in the Duty Free business. Accountable for margin performance, stock levels and product strategy execution.
TNT GROUP, Spain Apr 1989 to Aug 1995
Managing Director, Blue Cow Division Oct 1993-Aug 1995
Reporting to the Board of Directors. Responsible of the division in Spain. Managed all aspects of the business, including full P&L responsibility. TNT Express España S.A., part of TNT Australian multinational, created this Division for the wholesale marketing of products under the Warner Bros. license through a network of associated stores in Spain and Portugal.
ALAMAR TRANSPORTS (UNILEVER GROUP), Spain Mar 1988 to Mar 1989
Supporting the Financial Department in various tasks
New Projects D. Manager
Born in Buenos Aires – Argentina
Graduated in Naval Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional de Buenos Aires – Argentina, Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with Honors, Diploma “Cum Laude”, from Universidad de Palermo – Buenos Aires and Universidad de Valladolid – Spain.
He has attended and given specialized courses and seminars within the private, public and academic field, related to his activity.
Getting first contacts into the duty free business in the 70´s. Since 1986, he accompanies the vigorous growth of the London Supply Group, covering different management positions such as: new projects, purchases, marketing, public relations, commercial management and project leader of the main projects of the Group
He was President of the South American Association of Duty Free Stores (ASUTIL) during two periods: 2000 – 2002 and 2010 - 2012.
He is married and has 4 children.
CEO & co-owner
Dr. Peter Mohn graduated as a Psychologist and earned a Ph.D. in Business Psychology at the University of Göttingen, Germany.
Peter is of Norwegian origin, has lived in Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Finland, UK and Germany and lives in Switzerland since 2002.
Peter has been working for various leading global market research agencies since 1993 and has been in top management positions since 2000. He has been specializing in Travel Retail research since 2004 and consults various leading brands as well as shop operators in this field.
Based at Lake Geneva, m1nd-set is specialized in Travel Retail and Airport marketing research & consulting on a global basis. m1nd-set conducts consumer research at airports, at border shops, on ferries and cruises on over 60 markets worldwide for global Travel Retail brands as well as operators, airports etc. m1nd-set conducts quantitative and qualitative research on many different subjects, such as Travel Retail shopping motivation & behaviour, mystery shopping, brand awareness and evaluation, price elasticity (conjoint surveys), promotion effectiveness, observation of shoppers, travel retail exclusive product testing, segmentation surveys etc.
Murilo Portugal Filho has a solid career in public sector economics and international
organizations. He joined the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), a federal public
foundation linked to the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, in
Brazil, in 1973.
He was an adviser at the Civil Office, from 1981 to 1985, and chief economic adviser at the
General Secretary of the Presidency between 1990 and 1992, when he coordinated the federal
deregulation program. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Portugal was Secretary of the National Treasury.
In 1996, Mr. Portugal started his international trajectory. Between 1996 and 2000, he was
Executive Director at the World Bank Group. He also served the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) from 1996 to 2005 as Executive Director, representing Brazil, Colombia, Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
In March 2005, Mr. Portugal returned to Brazil to take over the position of Executive Secretary
at the Ministry of Finance, remaining until March 2006.
In December 2006, he was hired by the IMF to the post of Deputy Managing Director.
Murilo Portugal Filho assumed the position of Executive President of Brazilian Federation of
Banks (FEBRABAN) on March 17th, 2011. Since 2012, he has also been president of The Financial
Education Association of Brazil (AEF Brasil), a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by
renowned financial sector entities : ANBIMA, BM&F BOVESPA, CNSEG, FEBRABAN, which has
the objective of promoting education in Brazil and it is dedicated to the development of social
and educational technologies.
Mr. Portugal, who holds degrees in law and economics, was educated at Universidade Federal
Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester in the
GOOGLE LATIN AMERICA
Acceleration of Latam Business: Accelerate revenue growth in the region
Google Geo-Products: integration in Google Maps of acquired companies
Creation of European Business Unit: founder team to start operations outside USA
Start Up Mentor and investment panelist: companies from fintech, retail, Media, etc
Independent Board Member 2014-Present
2014- Present EVO Banco - Apollo Management (Europe). Digital & Tech advisor.
2017-Present Banco Finterra (LATAM). Strategy & Tech advisor.
2009-2012 Un Kilo de Ayuda: (Children´s Charity NGO
2009-2012 Patron Jerusalem Foundation: children's coexistence NGO
Mentor & Coach
2009-Present Instituto de Empresa - MET (Mujer Empresa y Tecnología)
2007-Present Google Coaching Guru
She worked for the financial sector, in US and Spain, for more than 14 years, in companies like Bank of
New York (US) and Abbey National Bank and in 2002 she joined the Telecom Industry at Telefónica
In 2004 she was one of the founders of Google Europe, in charge of creating the initial team and
managing the business and growth of the company in the region. In 2012 she moved to NYC to join
Google America leadership team with worldwide responsibilities in the Geo Division, integrating acquired
companies within Google Maps and in charge of Latam business, Mobile and Export initiatives.
Olga is an Independent Board Member of EVO Banco in Europa (Apollo Management) and of Banco
Finterra in LATAM and is mentor and investment panelist of Endeavor, with HeadQuarters in NYC and
focused on high impact Startups in several industries such as Fintech, Health, Media, etc. She has also
received the Award “Women To Watch 2016” by AdAge.
She has a Degree in Business by UCM and an Executive Master Degree in eBusiness by Instituto de
Empresa. She has also studied Economics and Information technology at Harvard University (USA),
completed post-graduate studies in Finance at the UAM (Spain) and a General Management Program
(PDG) at IESE Business School sponsored by Comunidad de Madrid and European Social Fund to
support Top Women Executives across Europe.
She has also been Board Member of the NGO Un Kilo de Ayuda, focused on developing communities by
education and Patron of the Jerusalem Foundation, NGO that increases coexistence projects in the city of
Jerusalem. She is a mentor at IE Business School-MET (Women & Tech) and has experience in teaching
and collaborating with different programs at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad
Complutense de Madrid, ESIC and IESE.