Candice Beaumont serves as Executive Chairman of the Salsano Group. She oversees all capital allocation decisions for the internal funds as well as the direct investment portfolio. Ms. Beaumont has been a speaker at numerous family office and investment conferences globally and is a NYU Stern Family Office Council member serving on the Steering Committee. She also served on the Steering Committee of the Yale University School of Management College of Family Offices, as well as the Princeton University Council of Family Offices and Endowments.
Ms. Beaumont is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous companies including Clean Earth Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: CLINU), Israel Acquisitions Corp (Nasdaq: ISRLU) is an Advisor to Athena Technology Acquisition Corp (NYSE: ATHN.U) and Advisor to Springwater Situations Corp. (NASDAQ: SWSSU). She also serves on the board of GoLogiq, Inc. (OTC: GOLQ), a U.S.-based global provider of fintech and consumer data analytics. Candice is an Advisory Board member of the Family Office Association, a global membership organization exclusive to single family offices and families of significant wealth, as well as a Committee member of the 1640 Society that caters to single family offices & ultra high net worth families.
Candice was a member of the Board of Directors of I2BF Venture Fund II, a DFSA regulated clean tech venture capital firm with offices in Dubai, New York, & London as well as an Advisory Board member of The Luxury Fund. She was also advisor to New Frontier Bio, a private investment arm of the Kennedy family, which co-founds, develops, and finances early stage innovative healthcare companies that have the potential to achieve validation, by transforming millions of lives and creating highly valuable businesses.
Andrew Owens, CFA, FRM is a Managing Director at General Electric Investment Management which manages the GE Pension. He is responsible for Investment Strategy, Asset Allocation, Risk Management, and Portfolio Management. Prior to joining GE in 2020, Andrew was a Senior Portfolio Management Executive at the Saudi Aramco Pension (Wisayah) and advisor to Middle Eastern regional institutions including the Abu Dhabi Pension (ADRPBF) and Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund (PIF). Andrew began his career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and spent nearly two decades on Wall Street developing expertise in multi-asset portfolio and risk management. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School and an MS and AB from Stanford University.
Abdiel Santiago has over 20 years of financial experience in the financial sector, including equity investment research, investment banking, restructuring, and financial regulation. Santiago is currently the Secretariat (CEO / CIO) of the Fondo de Ahorro de Panamá (Sovereign Wealth Fund of Panama), where he provides executive leadership to the Fund’s Board of Directors, and management of the nation’s ~$1.4bn investment vehicle for intergenerational wealth-creation. Prior to his current role, he was an equity investment research executive at Morgan Stanley in New York covering the energy sector ($70 bn in market cap.) and worked in teams that consistently ranked No. 1 in equity research. Santiago served as a financial analyst at the US Securities & Exchange Commission overseeing financial/regulatory matters at broker-dealers and asset managers and served in the US Air Force.
Santiago is currently a Board Leadership Fellow with The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Washington, D.C. He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver.
Dylan Taylor is the chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings. He is former global president of Colliers International, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the World. In this capacity he has responsibility for over 18,000 employees in 68 countries and revenues in excess of US$2B. In addition, according to the BBC, Scientific American and CBS, Dylan is the leading expert on private space investment. A founding partner of the Space Angels Network, Dylan speaks regularly on matters regarding the future of the space industry and the space economy. Dylan is a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a Delphi Fellow of Big Think and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an engineering degree (Tau Beta Pi) with honors.
Yan Yanovskiy has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. Founder and Managing Partner of a leading multifamily office in Eastern Europe – First Nation Societe Bancaire. Co-founder and Board Member of Bioenergy Corporation. Co-founder of World One Partners (W1). Member of Expert Council of Russian Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Young Global Leaders Community of the World Economic Forum, founding curator of WEF Global Shapers Community. Member of the Management Board, Hospice Charity Foundation “Vera”. Co-founder of “Friends” Foundation. Country Chair, Global Dignity.
Dr. Andres Simon Gonzalez-Silen is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Venemergencia, a conglomerate dedicated to provide health services in Venezuela.
Established in 2004, Venemergencia employs +300 Venezuelans and serves more than 3.5 Million affiliates nationwide on a 24 hour basis. It is composed of five companies and one non-profit organization. The companies focus on emergency medical services; homecare; clinical laboratory; primary care; and technology for telemedicine and mobile health. The non-profit organization educates paramedics in association with the Universidad Simón Bolívar and establishes emergency medical brigades in shantytowns, as a means for developing a sustainable model of emergency care for vulnerable communities.
Dr. Gonzalez-Silen holds an M.D. degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, an M.B.A. from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), and a certificate in occupational health from the Universidad J.A. Páez. During medical school, he gained accreditations as a Paramedic in courses sponsored by the American Heart Association. Lastly, he attended an entrepreneurship short-program at Babson College in the US.
His achievements have been recognised by his induction into the prestigious Forum of “Young Global Leaders-YGL” were he is a member of the Advisory Board and “Global Shapers” from the World Economic Forum, were he was invited to attend the Annual Meeting in Davos 2015, he is an “Influential Leader” of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, “Young Presidents Organization-YPO” 2015, a “Millenium Leader 50-ML50” from the Group of Fifty (G50), “Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2014” from Venezuela Sin Limites and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and was recognised as one of the “50 Influential Leaders of IESA” in Venezuela and was invited included into the “Hall of Fame for IESA Entrepreneurs”. More recently he has been honoured with hierarchy of “Major” in the National Firefighter Squad.
He has also been appointed as member of the Board in different organizations: Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración-IESA, Young Global Leaders-Advisory Board (World Economic Forum), Venezuela Sin Límites Foundation (Digitel), Alcarín Group, Salsano Group, Advisory Council of Health of the El Hatillo-Caracas Municipality, Goodwill, Global Dignity and the National Transplant Organization of Venezuela-ONTV.
Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani serves on the board of directors of the Qatar Financial Centre and was appointed as the centre’s chief business officer and deputy chief executive officer in 2023.
She was appointed Managing Director of Business Development at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority in September 2017. Previously, she held the roles of Vice President of Strategic Alliances, CEO Office and Associate Director of Economic Affairs for the MENA region.
Prior to joining the QFC, Alanoud served as the Qatar Country Director for Silatech, a Qatar-based social initiative that connects young people to employment opportunities across the Arab region. She has also held other positions working with various UN agencies and international organisations specialising in issues covering economic development, focusing on education, private sector development, and youth employment. She has authored numerous reports on the subject matters.
Alanoud has been a board member of a number of organizations, including Vice Chair for the Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Guidance, Tomouh, How Women Work, i2Co School of Transformative Leadership, Qatar-UK Alumni Board – British Council, and Future Foreign Policy in the UK. She is currently a Global Ambassador for Qatar for Women Entrepreneurship Day, Qatar Chair for Global Dignity, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community.
A recipient of Honours and Awards including Young Arab Achiever in 2011, and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Education Excellence Awards in 2008 and 2012.
She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Oxford University and holds an Executive Education from the Qatar Leadership Centre Rising Leaders’ Programme.
In March 2021, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2022, she was a recipient of the Arab Woman of the Year Award and was named by Forbes as one of the 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in the Middle East and North Africa.
Vikas Pota is Chairman, Varkey Foundation, a family foundation seeking to improve global teacher capacity and promote universal access to quality education. As its founding Chief Executive Officer, spearheaded the training of over 25,000 teachers and has pioneered an innovative technology platform to reach marginalized girls in sub-Saharan Africa as well as addressing the refugee crisis using this same platform; has designed a leadership programme for school directors in Argentina; convenes the Global Education & Skills Forum; and organizes the Global Teacher Prize, which seeks to celebrate the achievement of classroom teachers and uplift the status of the profession. Visiting Practitioner in Education, Harvard University; Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education; Policy Leaders Fellow, Centre for Science & Policy, Cambridge University; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for work in education. Recipient, Honorary Doctorate (2016); listed by London’s Evening Standard newspaper on the Progress 1000 list of most influential Londoners (2016).
Enric Sala is a former university professor who saw himself writing the obituary of ocean life and quit academia to become a full-time conservationist as a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Founded and leads Pristine Seas, a project that combines exploration, research and media to inspire country leaders to protect the last wild places in the ocean. To date, Pristine Seas has helped to create 22 of the largest marine reserves on the planet, covering an area of 5.8 million square km. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Member of the Board: Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Global Fishing Watch; the National Aquarium. Advises international organizations and governments. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Recipient of many honours, including: 2013 Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award; 2016 Russian Geographical Society Award; 2018 Heinz Award in Public Policy.