Dr. Funes de Rioja, is Full Member of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires and vice president of the National Academy of Business Sciences. He is vicepresident of the Argentine Industrial Employers Chamber (UIA), and President of the Food Industry Chamber (COPAL).
With several years of experience in labor relations and policy building, he is president of the Business Advisory Committee on Labor Matters of the Organization of American States (CEATAL / OAS) and is past president of the International Organization of Employers.
Mr. Acevedo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is member of Aceitera General Deheza (AGD), a family exporting company that has led the agro-industrial sector since 1984. Former SME Vice-president and Secretary in UIA, in May 2017 he was elected as the new president of the institution.
Furthermore, Acevedo has also had hierarchical positions in organizations such as AEA, the Export Foundation, and SME Observatory Foundation.
Currently, Miguel Acevedo holds the presidency of Agroaval SGR, a leading company that promotes access to credit to SMEs in Argentina.
Javier Bolzico is President of ADEBA. He holds a PhD. in Economics from University of CEMA. He also obtained specialization programs at the Bank of England and at the Bank of Switzerland. Expert in banking, bank regulation and monetary policy. Founder and CEO of Fit & Proper (2003-2017). Consultant for World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Former Member of the Board of Central Bank of Argentina. He has vast experience as an international consultant in more than 30 countries across America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Former member of Capital Working Group of the Basel Committee. He is a founding partner of ASBA (Association of Bank Supervisors of the Americas) and a Program Leader at the Toronto Centre. Bolzico has published research papers and articles in specialized journals. He performed as professor at CEMA University, San Andres University and USAL.
Dr. Di Fiori is the president of the CACS. Previously he was the vice president for the Southern Cone of the Ibero-American Association of Commerce Chambers and was one of the founding members of the Argentine Institute of Customs Studies. He is also President of the General Legislation Committee of the First Customs Duty Sessions and was responsible for customs and international trade topics for the “La Prensa” newspaper.
Jorge holds a PhD in Finance and Economics from the Buenos Aires University, is a lawyer and customs broker since 1969.
Mr. Pelegrina was born in Mendoza in 1962. He is a farmer and holds a degree in Agronomy with specialization in Agricultural Economics. In 2017 he assumed presidency of SRA. Previously, he had been elected as SRA Vice President for the periods 2012-2014, being reelected in 2014 and 2016.
As an active member of the SRA he joined the Youth Forum in 1986 and became its President. From 2002 to 2012, he was Secretary and directed the Institute of Economic Studies and the Political Relations Committee. Currently, Mr. Pelegrina is also president of the Pan American Dairy Federation (FEPALE).
Mr. Gabbi has developed an extensive career, fulfilling multiple roles and functions. He holds his eleventh term as president of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange Foundation. He is also in charge of the presidency of the Electronic Gas Market (MEG) S.A. and Inmosur S.A. He is the Senior Director of Argentine Stock Exchanges and Markets (ByMA). He is a member of the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and has been President of the Ibero-American Federation of Stock Exchanges (FIAB). He is First vice president of the Inter-American Council of Commerce and Production (CICyP).
Eng. Gustavo Weiss was born in 1952 in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province. In 1978 he graduated as Engineer at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
He became an active member of the family business, ELEPRINT S.A. (leading constructing enterprise) in 1970, and since 1995 he holds the presidency of the company. Since 1997 he integrated the Executive Committee of Argentine Chamber of Construction and has held several positions until becoming president from 2012 to 2014. In 2016 he was reelected and still holds the presidency.
It is constituted by business leaders representing both the regional and sectoral diversity of the Argentine economy. Its outreach will provide a substantial contribution to the advocacy process.
The most prominent business leaders of top companies from around the world constitute the High Level International Business Advocacy Caucus. With their key interaction with Ministers and G20 leaders, this group enhances the visibility of B20 policy proposals and recommendations.