BOARD OF ADVISORS

The Advanced Leadership Foundation’s Board of Advisors helps us achieve our short and long terms goals by providing their knowledge and proven track-record to our programs.

JUAN VERDE

President of the Advanced Leadership Foundation. 

Juan Verde is an internationally renowned strategist for both the private and public sectors designing innovative strategies to attract investments, accelerate economic development, and establish strategic alliances. He also specializes in economic sustainable development.

JOSÉ LUIS MANZANO

Recognized Argentine businessman with a deep knowledge in Latin American public policies and global emerging markets. 

Mr. Manzano has an extensive experience in investment, media and the energy industry He founded the private equity international firm Integra Capital, specialized in different investments and special situations such as mergers, acquisitions, financial structuring, IPOs, Due Diligence, debt and corporate restructuring, among others. The firm is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

JORGE BROWN

Vice President, Advanced Leadership Foundation

Jorge Brown is ALF's Vice President. In this role, he sets strategic priorities, monitors results, and facilitates relationships with key partners. Dr. Brown is also partner at the US consultancy firm, MAPA Group, an international business development consulting firm headquartered in Washington DC. He is also a partner in several start-up companies that range from new technologies to fashion retail.  

ALEJANDRO SPINELLO

ALF's Argentina Country Chair

Spinello has a long history as a manager in the production and execution of entrepreneurial, corporate and independent television content, developing formats and live broadcasts. He has worked with former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore in the fight against global warming, directing his Foundation in Argentina (2009). He is a founding partner and director of MEDIA HUB, a comprehensive television production company with several business units linked to television developments.

MICHAEL DUKAKIS

Former Governor of Massachussetts

Since June 1991, Dukakis has been a visiting professor in the department of political science at Northeastern University and has also taught in the Senior Executive in State and Local Government program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has also taught for the past three years at Florida Atlantic University.  

FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ

Former Under-Secretary of Commerce

A native of Florida, Sanchez earned his B.A. and J.D. from Florida State University. He also received a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. 

ROMÁN RODRÍGUEZ

ALF's Spain Country Chair

He is the founder of Origen Global, a U.S.-based advertising and marketing agency, a leading media and advertising company that serves as a platform for international companies wishing to increase their positioning in Latin America.

ALAN D. SOLOMONT

Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra 

He is a board member of numerous organizations, including Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Angel Healthcare Investors, LLC, Boston Medical Center and the WGBH Educational Foundation, among others. He chairs the Board of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. He received an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He earned a B.A. from Tufts University in Political Science and Urban Studies in 1970.

VÍCTOR SIERRA

Chairman and CEO of the investment bank Torino Capital. 

Chairman and CEO of the investment bank Torino Capital: a U.S.-based investment bank with headquarters in New York specializing in global emerging markets. He currently serves as a board member of the Advance Leadership Foundation. He organizes fundraising events and provides philanthropic support to various humanitarian causes. He completed his education at Boston University.