Current Team

 
Gabriel Calzada Guatemala and Spain President of Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Gabriel Calzada
Guatemala and Spain
President of Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Wayne Leighton United States Special Advisor Senior economist at the United States Federal Communications Commission; adjunct professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín; former senior economist at the United States Senate

Wayne Leighton
United States
Special Advisor
Senior economist at the United States Federal Communications Commission; adjunct professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín; former senior economist at the United States Senate

Andrew Morriss United States President of Antigua Forum 2020 Dean of School of Innovation at Texas A&M University; vice president for entrepreneurship and economic development at Texas A&M School of Law

Andrew Morriss
United States
President of Antigua Forum 2020
Dean of School of Innovation at Texas A&M University; vice president for entrepreneurship and economic development at Texas A&M School of Law

 

Advisory Board

Lawson Bader United States President and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation that works with libertarian and conservative philanthropists; former president of Competitive Enterprise Institute; former executive vice president of Mercatus Center; board member at Atlas Network, State Policy Network, Solers, Inc.

Lawson Bader
United States
President and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation that works with libertarian and conservative philanthropists; former president of Competitive Enterprise Institute; former executive vice president of Mercatus Center; board member at Atlas Network, State Policy Network, Solers, Inc.

Daniel Austin Green United States Program director of Templeton Religion Trust; former director of Individual Freedom and Free Markets program at John Templeton Foundation; former fellow and resident scholar at Liberty Fund; lawyer, CPA, economist, theologian, and musician

Daniel Austin Green
United States
Program director of Templeton Religion Trust; former director of Individual Freedom and Free Markets program at John Templeton Foundation; former fellow and resident scholar at Liberty Fund;
lawyer, CPA, economist, theologian, and musician

James Jones United States Co-founder of Local Voice Solutions, a consulting firm that assists political candidates who support accountable, representative, and transparent government; co-founder of Accountability First, a political action committee; entrepreneur and investor in oil and gas industry

James Jones
United States
Co-founder of Local Voice Solutions, a consulting firm that assists political candidates who support accountable, representative, and transparent government; co-founder of Accountability First, a political action committee; entrepreneur and investor in oil and gas industry

Andrew Morriss United States  Dean of School of Innovation at Texas A&M University; vice president for entrepreneurship and economic development at Texas A&M; former dean of Texas A&M School of Law

Andrew Morriss
United States
Dean of School of Innovation at Texas A&M University; vice president for entrepreneurship and economic development at Texas A&M; former dean of Texas A&M School of Law

Asra Nadeem United States and Pakistan Managing partner at Draper University Ventures; director of entrepreneurial programs at Draper University; expert in product strategy for emerging markets; interested in building technologies that skyrocket human potential

Asra Nadeem
United States and Pakistan
Managing partner at Draper University Ventures; director of entrepreneurial programs at Draper University; expert in product strategy for emerging markets; interested in building technologies that skyrocket human potential

Chris Ullman United States Founder and president of Ullman Communications, a strategic advisory firm. He is former director and managing director of global communications for Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms; former director of communications for US Office of Management and Budget and House of Representatives Commerce Committee; expert in strategy and crisis management

Chris Ullman
United States
Founder and president of Ullman Communications, a strategic advisory firm. He is former director and managing director of global communications for Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms; former director of communications for US Office of Management and Budget and House of Representatives Commerce Committee; expert in strategy and crisis management

Administrative Team 2019

 
Cristina Tott Guatemala Coordinator at Events Department at UFM

Cristina Tott
Guatemala
Coordinator at Events Department at UFM

Mishka Borzova Guatemala  Director of Events Department at UFM

Mishka Borzova
Guatemala
Director of Events Department at UFM

Viviana Marroquín Guatemala  Coordinator at Events Department at UFM

Viviana Marroquín
Guatemala
Coordinator at Events Department at UFM

 

Supporting Team 2019

 
Jessica Paduán Guatemala

Jessica Paduán
Guatemala

Lourdes Castillo Guatemala

Lourdes Castillo
Guatemala

John Gray Australia

John Gray
Australia

 

Former Team Members

Founder

 
Giancarlo Ibárgüen (1963–2016) Guatemala Founding chairman Entrepreneur and former president of Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Giancarlo Ibárgüen (1963–2016)
Guatemala
Founding chairman
Entrepreneur and former president of Universidad Francisco Marroquín

 

Lead Facilitator

 
Christiane Schneider Germany Lead Facilitator 2012–2016 Entrepreneur and business partner at organizational consultancy cidpartners GmbH; specialist in planning and implementing complex change processes; researcher in self-organizing systems theory

Christiane Schneider
Germany
Lead Facilitator 2012–2016
Entrepreneur and business partner at organizational consultancy cidpartners GmbH; specialist in planning and implementing complex change processes; researcher in self-organizing systems theory

Hermina "Mina" Merkel United States Lead Facilitator 2017-2018 Consultant and designer of events/processes that increase leader effectiveness in educational institutions and corporations; expert in experiential problem-solving methods; experience in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas

Hermina "Mina" Merkel
United States
Lead Facilitator 2017-2018
Consultant and designer of events/processes that increase leader effectiveness in educational institutions and corporations; expert in experiential problem-solving methods; experience in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas

Lissa Hanckel Guatemala Lead Facilitator 2019 Director of development at UFM; member of UFM Board of Trustees

Lissa Hanckel
Guatemala
Lead Facilitator 2019
Director of development at UFM; member of UFM Board of Trustees

 

Past Presidents, 2012-2019

Lawson Bader United States President of Antigua Forum President and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation that works with libertarian and conservative philanthropists; former president of Competitive Enterprise Institute; former executive vice president of Mercatus Center; board member at Atlas Network, State Policy Network, Solers, Inc.

Lawson Bader
United States
President of Antigua Forum
President and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation that works with libertarian and conservative philanthropists; former president of Competitive Enterprise Institute; former executive vice president of Mercatus Center; board member at Atlas Network, State Policy Network, Solers, Inc.

Ramón Parellada Guatemala President of Antigua Forum 2018 Entrepreneur; director of Exploraciones sobre la libertad, a joint colloquia program between Liberty Fund and Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM); treasurer of UFM

Ramón Parellada
Guatemala
President of Antigua Forum 2018
Entrepreneur; director of Exploraciones sobre la libertad, a joint colloquia program between Liberty Fund and Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM); treasurer of UFM

Alfredo Timermans Spain President of Antigua Forum 2017 CEO of Telefónica Internacional USA; former secretary of state for communications and former deputy chief of staff under President José María Aznar; former director of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES)

Alfredo Timermans
Spain
President of Antigua Forum 2017
CEO of Telefónica Internacional USA; former secretary of state for communications and former deputy chief of staff under President José María Aznar; former director of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES)

Arthur Chait United States President of Antigua Forum 2016 President of Antigua Forum 2016; founder of EoPlex semiconductor; former senior vice president at Stanford Research Institute, principal at Booz Allen, and senior vice president at Solectron/Flextronics; adjunct professor at Notre Dame de Namur University; mentor at Stanford’s StartX accelerator

Arthur Chait
United States
President of Antigua Forum 2016
President of Antigua Forum 2016; founder of EoPlex semiconductor; former senior vice president at Stanford Research Institute, principal at Booz Allen, and senior vice president at Solectron/Flextronics; adjunct professor at Notre Dame de Namur University; mentor at Stanford’s StartX accelerator

Mónica Zelaya Guatemala President of Antigua Forum 2015 Dean of the School of Economic Sciences at Universidad Francisco Marroquín; director of UFM's business administration and entrepreneurship programs; director of the Kirzner Entrepreneurship Center; senior consultant for Franklin Covey

Mónica Zelaya
Guatemala
President of Antigua Forum 2015
Dean of the School of Economic Sciences at Universidad Francisco Marroquín; director of UFM's business administration and entrepreneurship programs; director of the Kirzner Entrepreneurship Center; senior consultant for Franklin Covey

Fred Kofman  United States President of Antigua Forum 2014 Executive coach and vice-president of leadership and organizational development at LinkedIn; author of Conscious Business

Fred Kofman
United States
President of Antigua Forum 2014
Executive coach and vice-president of leadership and organizational development at LinkedIn; author of Conscious Business

Jeff Sandefer United States President of Antigua Forum 2013 Conceptualizer and promoter of reform in Texas state universities; co-founder of Acton School of Business and Acton Academy (K-12); founder of Sandefer Capital Partners; Socratic teacher

Jeff Sandefer
United States
President of Antigua Forum 2013
Conceptualizer and promoter of reform in Texas state universities; co-founder of Acton School of Business and Acton Academy (K-12); founder of Sandefer Capital Partners; Socratic teacher

Roberto Salinas Mexico President of Antigua Forum 2012 President of The Economist’s Mexico Business Forum; director of Alamos Alliance conferences

Roberto Salinas
Mexico
President of Antigua Forum 2012
President of The Economist’s Mexico Business Forum; director of Alamos Alliance conferences

 

Past Advisory Board Members

Arthur Chait United States Founder of EoPlex semiconductor; former head of Stanford Research Institute’s consulting division; principal at Booz Allen and SVP at Solectron/Flextronics; adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Notre Dame and Menlo College; mentor at Stanford’s accelerator and Draper University; president of Antigua Forum 2016

Arthur Chait
United States
Founder of EoPlex semiconductor; former head of Stanford Research Institute’s consulting division; principal at Booz Allen and SVP at Solectron/Flextronics; adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Notre Dame and Menlo College; mentor at Stanford’s accelerator and Draper University; president of Antigua Forum 2016

John Chisholm United States Entrepreneur in technology; president of MIT Worldwide Alumni Association; founder and former CEO of Decisive Technology (acquired by Google) and CustomerSat (acquired by Confirmit)

John Chisholm
United States
Entrepreneur in technology; president of MIT Worldwide Alumni Association; founder and former CEO of Decisive Technology (acquired by Google) and CustomerSat (acquired by Confirmit)

Juan José Daboub El Salvador Former Managing Director of the World Bank; former Minister of Finance; Founder of the non-profit Global Adaptation Institute which helps businesses and the public sector respond to climate change and other global issues

Juan José Daboub
El Salvador
Former Managing Director of the World Bank; former Minister of Finance; Founder of the non-profit Global Adaptation Institute which helps businesses and the public sector respond to climate change and other global issues

Tom Hazlett United States Former chief economist of US Federal Communications Commission; Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics, Clemson University and Professor of Law & Economics, George Mason University

Tom Hazlett
United States
Former chief economist of US Federal Communications Commission; Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics, Clemson University and Professor of Law & Economics, George Mason University

Vidar Jorgensen United States and Mexico Founding president of Grameen America, a microfinance entity; founding director of Grameen Health, a primary care program for low-income immigrant women and families; majority owner of Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Corporate Research Group, and World Health Care Congress

Vidar Jorgensen
United States and Mexico
Founding president of Grameen America, a microfinance entity; founding director of Grameen Health, a primary care program for low-income immigrant women and families; majority owner of Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Corporate Research Group, and World Health Care Congress

Leonidas Montes Chile Dean of School of Government at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; former chairman of the board at Televisión Nacional de Chile

Leonidas Montes
Chile
Dean of School of Government at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; former chairman of the board at Televisión Nacional de Chile

Tom Palmer United States Vice president for international programs at Atlas Economic Research Foundation; general director of Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity; senior fellow at Cato Institute

Tom Palmer
United States
Vice president for international programs at Atlas Economic Research Foundation; general director of Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity; senior fellow at Cato Institute

Ruth Richardson New Zealand Former Minister of Finance; pioneer of first code of fiscal responsibility; architect of widespread reforms in 1990s

Ruth Richardson
New Zealand
Former Minister of Finance; pioneer of first code of fiscal responsibility; architect of widespread reforms in 1990s

Roberto Salinas Mexico President of The Economist’s Mexico Business Forum; director of Alamos Alliance conferences; President of the Antigua Forum 2012

Roberto Salinas
Mexico
President of The Economist’s Mexico Business Forum; director of Alamos Alliance conferences; President of the Antigua Forum 2012

Matías de Tezanos Guatemala and United States Internet entrepreneur and investor; named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum; founder of Hoteles.com, the most visited hotel reservation site in Spanish (acquired by Expedia); founding CEO and chairman of PeopleFund, which invests in tech startups

Matías de Tezanos
Guatemala and United States
Internet entrepreneur and investor; named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum; founder of Hoteles.com, the most visited hotel reservation site in Spanish (acquired by Expedia); founding CEO and chairman of PeopleFund, which invests in tech startups

Alfredo Timermans Spain CEO of Telefónica Internacional USA; former secretary of state for communications and former deputy chief of staff under President José María Aznar; former director of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES)

Alfredo Timermans
Spain
CEO of Telefónica Internacional USA; former secretary of state for communications and former deputy chief of staff under President José María Aznar; former director of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES)

Ian Vásquez United States and Peru Director of Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at Cato Institute; area of expertise in Latin America, especially in economic development

Ian Vásquez
United States and Peru
Director of Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at Cato Institute; area of expertise in Latin America, especially in economic development

Mike Walker Canada Founding CEO of Fraser Institute, a market-liberal think tank; co-founder, with Milton and Rose Friedman, of the Economic Freedom of the World project, which is now a collaboration of 80 institutes worldwide

Mike Walker
Canada
Founding CEO of Fraser Institute, a market-liberal think tank; co-founder, with Milton and Rose Friedman, of the Economic Freedom of the World project, which is now a collaboration of 80 institutes worldwide

Linda Whetstone United Kingdom Chairman of Network for a Free Society; former chairman of International Policy Network; board member of Institute of Economic Affairs and Atlas Network

Linda Whetstone
United Kingdom
Chairman of Network for a Free Society; former chairman of International Policy Network; board member of Institute of Economic Affairs and Atlas Network