Cher Wang, Chairwoman, CEO & President of HTC Corp.
Taiwanese entrepreneur and philanthropist, Cher Wang is the co-founder and Chairperson, CEO and President at HTC Technologies and VIA Technologies. An economics graduate of the University of California, Berkley, USA, Cher is considered to be one of the most successful women in technology, and in 2014 was named as the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. She continues to be active in the international business community, participating as an Industry Partner at the World Economic Forum and as a Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). She also co-founded the ABAC Women’s Forum, which aims to enhance opportunities for women in business and holds outreach activities within APEC economies.
Jane Liu holds a law degree from Fu Jen University and a Master´s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, USA. Jane has over 30 years of experience in the medical device field under her belt. In 1985, she founded New Deantronics, a medical device development and manufacturing company which grew throughout the years into a multinational corporation with operations in Taiwan, the U.S. and Europe.
Ignacio García Albarrán, Vice President for Mexico & Central America of Cummins Inc.
Mr. García earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from the Technical Institute of San Luis Potosi, following this up with an MBA from Pennsylvania State University (USA). He joined Cummins in 1982 as the Mexico Quality Leader and has assumed many roles within the company since then. Most notably, in 2008 Mr. Garcia developed Cummins’ Global Corporate Purchasing Group and established a Global Corporate Manufacturing function for the company. He is the President of the Cummins Foundation of Mexico and is a board member of the Mexican Truck & Bus Manufacturers Association (ANPACT) and the Center for Sustainable Transportation (CTS Embarq).
Born in Wroclaw, Poland, byteLAKE co-founder Marcin Rojek considers himself as a “bridge between different cultures, people coming from various walks of life, working in different roles”. He studied Software Engineering and Computer Systems at Politechnika Częstochowska, before moving on to take his postgraduate studies in Project Management at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB).
Prior to co-founding byteLAKE, he gained international experience through leading initiatives in global sales and delivery teams for top global corporations and engaged in cross-functional teams to take ownership of software development for Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor and Telecom industries, and has successfully delivered solutions in European, US and Asian markets. Having spent years in Silicon Valley, Marcin applies much of what he´s learned in his company and frames it as an enterprise where people come to “build the impossible.”
Omar Hamid García Harfuch, Director of the Criminal Investigation Agency
A graduate in Law and Public Security, García has since also participated in prestigious courses relating to national security, such as Harvard University’s Senior Executive in National and International Security program and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS).
Beginning his professional career with the Federal Police in 2008, he rose swiftly through the ranks, in just nine years progressing from Department Chief to Deputy Area Director, Area Director, Director General, and eventually Coordinator for the State of Guerrero and Chief of the Investigation Division. During his short but outstanding career, García distinguished himself time after team as a leader in field operations and policy implementation in the State of Guerrero and beyond. He has been decorated to this effect with the Second Class Police Merit during the term of President Calderón, and with the First Class Police Merit during the term of President Peña Nieto.
Now the Director of Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency, he proposed a restructuring of the institution in the face of new challenges in the pursuit of justice and the country’s transition from an Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la República) to a Chief Prosecutor’s Office (Fiscalía General de la República). Within this restructuring, the Director has ordered the creation of a Cyber Investigation and Technical Operations Unit and a Unit for Combatting the Crime of Kidnapping, answering two of the major issues facing Mexican law enforcement today, as well as bolstering and reshaping its Special Operations Unit.
His meteoric professional trajectory and implementation of public security strategies and policies, as well as applied tactics in the field, make Omar García one of Mexico’s most important figures in facing the new challenges the country faces in continuing the good work being done to fight crime.
Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Secretary of Tourism
Also born in Mexico City, the secretary studied Law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master’s in Public Administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In the 1990s, he was a professor at the Autonomous Technical Institute of Mexico (ITAM), and he has also worked as a journalist at the newspapers Reforma and Milenio. In 2006, he was named by President Calderón as the general director of Financiera Rural, a rural development bank, and in 2012 he was appointed by President Peña Nieto as CEO of the National Foreign Trade Bank (Bancomext). He took over as Secretary of Tourism on the 27th of August 2015.