Buenos Aires’ spokespersons around the world

Buenos Aires international spokespersons

The city government has a global network of porteños (people from Buenos Aires) living abroad, all of whom are committed to helping develop and promote the city, whether through sharing and disseminating good practices from Buenos Aires or letting us in Buenos Aires know about great policies and initiatives in the city, country or region in which they reside.


Susana Menéndez Spokesperson in Ámsterdam
Director of International Strategic Relations at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Previously Vice-President of the Educational Board of The Hague University, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies of Inhollanbd University and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ichthus. She also worked in the Municipality of Amsterdam as a public health councilor advisor and as the director of a project for the integration of children of migrants. She has lived in Amsterdam since 1981.

Enrique Schonberg Schwarz Spokesperson in Barcelona
Founding partner of consulting firm AREAEXPORT, S.L, Enrique is a strategy and international marketing specialist for the development of companies and SMEs. He is a member of the Argentine-Spanish Association of Entrepreneurs, from where he leads the processes of the internationalization of companies from Argentina to Europe. He is a professor of international marketing at the Barcelona School of Management, Pompeu Fabra University, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali, and Universidad Siglo XXI Córdoba. He has lived in Barcelona since 1998.

Juan Pablo Cieri Spokesperson in Brussels
Architect. In Brussels he worked for 10 years at the prestigious Belgian architecture studio, Art & Build. Since 2013 he has worked for the Molenbeek-Saint-Jean Commune where he is Head of the Technical Service of the Department of Infrastructure and Urban Development. From there, he develops and improves neighbourhoods with the aid of regional and European subsidies. All projects are sustainable and caring for the environment. He has lived in Brussels since 2012.

Cecilia Ricart Spokesperson in Mexico City
Global Marketing Manager UNIGIS, Logistics Software company. She has worked at companies such as 3M, Rich Foods, and Bimbo Bread, both in the United States and in Latin America. She specializes in general management, new business development, new product launches, and the marketing of consumer packaged goods, retail, and food products. She has lived in Mexico since 1994.

Alberto Moriondo Spokesperson in Chicago
Alberto has more than 25 years of leadership experience with startups and Fortune 500 companies. He is a Partner at Conduco Group, a boutique consulting firm that helps companies establish and grow in the American market. Through Alameda Holdings LLC, he is an advisor and investor in technology companies. He is a member of the investment committee of Chestnut Street Ventures, VC of the University of Pennsylvania, and Mentor in 1871, Chicago's leading entrepreneurial incubator. He has a BA in Economics from the UCA and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has lived in Chicago since 1998.

Alberto Antonini Spokesperson in Dubai
Supply Chain Director for the Middle East and Africa at Ecolab. Industrial Engineer (ITBA) with experience in ​​finance and logistics for leading multinational companies. He specializes in strategic planning, supply chain management, business development and financial analysis, operations performance, project management, and process improvement. He has lived in Dubai since 2010.

Sebastian Tosi Spokesperson in Guangzhou
Co-founder and sales manager of El Gaucho Industry, a company that imports, produces and markets Chinese food products in Argentina. From there he also collaborates with Argentine producers who want to place their products on the Chinese market. In addition, he is a business manager for Topquin, a business platform that provides supplier search and selection services, quality controls, and shipment tracking. He has a degree in Economics and a master's degree in Finance and Banking. He has lived in Guangzhou since 2012.

Vanesa Duek Spokesperson in Tel Aviv
Founder and CEO of Tig Labs, a consulting company dedicated to business development between Israel and Latin America, focused on investment, technology, innovation and cultural exchanges. He has more than 20 years of international experience in the United States, Mexico and Israel. She has a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. She studied at the University of Michigan Business School and has a graduate degree in Marketing from the University of California. She has lived in Tel Aviv since 2014.

Agustina Fernández Moya Spokesperson in Houston
Director of the Master of Engineering at Rice University. She is an expert in public relations, marketing, corporate social responsibility and business development. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, as a marketing analyst at Comadres, Inc., and as a senior account officer at Citibank. She is a public accountant (UBA), has a postgraduate degree in marketing (University of Chicago) and a master's degree in Communication and Public Relations (University of Houston).

Guillermo Rivas Spokesperson in Lima
Managing Partner of the bookstore chain and distributor Books & Co. and of the Book Vivant bookstore and wine bar. Previously, he was General Director for Peru of the SM publishing house, General Manager at Macmillan Education Peru, and Regional Director for the Andean Pact at Pearson Education. He studied Political Science (UBA) and served as an Assistant Professor at said university. He chaired the NGO Youth for Civil Rights in Argentina and was Director of the SM Foundation in Peru. He has lived in Lima since 2003.

Jacinta Dillon Spokesperson in Londres
Project Leader at the BBC. She has a degree in social communication from Universidad Austral University and a master's degree in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She was a 2017/2018 Chevening Scholar. She worked in the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in the area of Press and Communications for the Chief of Staff and in the Secretariat for Content Development. She has lived in London since 2017.

Facundo Díaz Spokesperson in Los Ángeles
Technology entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Founder of several tech startups (AI, XR, Blockchain). He has advised dozens of Fortune Global 500 companies around the world, helping them expand their business by taking advantage of disruptive technologies. He was identified as "one of the Top 5 Global Minds Revolutionizing Audio Technology" (Mashable 2016) and one of the 100 Most Successful Startup CEOs in America in 2015 by Inc.

Sabrina Gelmetti Spokesperson in Medellín
She has lived in Colombia for 8 years, first in Bogotá and currently in Medellín. In Bogotá, she served as Commercial Director of the Colombian Argentine Chamber of Commerce, where she was dedicated to accompanying commercial missions, especially in the tourism and education sectors. Currently, she works as an independent HR consultant and advisor on social inclusion projects in Medellín.

Ana María Otero Spokesperson in Montreal
UBA lawyer with extensive experience in the Judiciary as a National Labor First Instance Judge. In Montreal, she was President of the Board of Directors of the Action Travail des Femmes organization and benevolent mediator in the “Équijustice” citizen mediation programme. She is currently an accredited mediator at the Quebec Mediation and Arbitration Institute, working in the area of ​​dispute prevention and resolution.

Juan Ignacio Barberis Spokesperson in Milan
Vice President of LIDE International (Group of Business Leaders) and President of LIDE Italia, a private organization that brings together high-profile entrepreneurs and executives from 17 countries. He also chairs the Latin Value Group. He studied law, and has a postgraduate degree in Marketing and Communications and a master's degree in International Relations from the Universidad del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He was a professor and Coordinator of the LATAM Business Focus at NIBI, the New International Business Institute, created by the Milan Chamber of Commerce. He has lived in Milan since 2005.

Ana Gilligan Spokesperson in New York
Advisor on corporate relations and communications at Riverwood Capital Management. She was vice president of corporate sponsorship and strategic engagement at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) in New York until March 2016. She has a degree in Social Communication (Universidad de Austral) and has a diploma in Administration and Management from Harvard University, where she worked at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. She is a member of the Leadership Committee of the Learning Through Art Program (LTF) of the Guggenheim Museum in New York; and is part of the International Committee of BIENALSUR (First International Contemporary Biennial of South America). She has lived in Manhattan since 2001.

Adrián Zicari Spokesperson in Paris
Professor of the Management Control Department and also Director of the Center for Excellence in Management and Society, at ESSEC Business School. His research specializes in issues of corporate social responsibility in Latin America, indicators for health management, management control and work stress. He is the author of numerous articles. He has lived in Paris since 2010.

Jonathan Danneving Spokesperson in Rome
Industrial Engineer (ITBA). He completed an MBA at Harvard University. He has lived in Rome for 3 years, where he served as Policy and Program Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme. Currently, he is dedicated to strategy consulting for companies, universities and public organizations.

Tamara Chomont Spokesperson in Sao Paulo
A lawyer, Tamara is responsible for legal and regulatory affairs at Boiron France. Expert in international cooperation and an international affairs analyst for CNN. She has a doctorate in International Law and Legal Studies from the University of Montpellier. She has lived in San Pablo since 2015.

Karina Lee Spokesperson in Seoul
Karina works as Director of Operations at Kai Media Inc., a company dedicated to promoting K-Pop culture in the United States, Latin America, Brazil, and the Arab countries. Previously, she worked for the Embassy of Spain in Seoul, promoting the teaching of the Spanish language in Korea, through the implementation of the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language in undergraduate courses. She also coordinated exchanges between Korean and Spanish universities and has translated for Korean government entities.

Oscar Cilli Spokesperson in Sidney
Director and founder of Aero Representations. Oscar has more than 30 years of experience in the aeronautical industry. He was regional manager for Australia and New Zealand of Aerolineas Argentinas and currently works as their representative in Australia. He also actively works with Tour Operators and companies in the region. He has lived in Sydney since 2004.

Gonzalo Cabrera Spokesperson in Singapore
General Manager of LNG Economics and Market Analysis at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Prior to that Gonzalo worked as LNG Portfolio Analysis Manager at Qatargas Operating Company Ltd. for seven years. He also worked at the Italian oil company Eni SpA for three years and then went on to be Risk Manager at the London branch for another three years. Previously, he worked for nine years developing production strategies for the companies EDESUR S.A. and FAVRA S.A.I.C. He is an industrial engineer and has a master's degree in Energy Management and Economics. He has lived in Singapore since 2016.

Juan Martín Sánchez Spokesperson in Tallin
Juan Martín is an Analyst in Data Protection at Pipedrive, a company specialized in software. He has 10 years’ experience in business development in the areas of ICT representing Estonian companies in Latin America. He has a degree in Economics from the UBA and in Business Administration from the UMSA. He has lived in Tallinn since 2015.

Camila Guadalupe Cortea Spokesperson in Tokyo
Camila works for the Japan National Tourism Authority at the Convention Bureau. In addition, she participates in the Circuit of Argentine Graduates and Students (CEGAJA), from where she carries out promotional activities for Argentina and collaborates with the embassy. She has experience working for non-profit organizations and in Japanese, English, Spanish and Portuguese translations. She has a diploma in tourism and travel management at the Tokyo Institute of Tourism, and a BA in International Relations at Osaka International University. She has lived in Tokyo since 2010.

Dalia Silberstein Spokesperson in Tel Aviv
Dalia is the Director of the Latin American Network of Universities for Social Entrepreneurship (RedUnES) and Advisory Board member of Soapy, a technological enterprise with strong social impact. She is a Mentor of the Social Program 8200, an accelerator that promotes technological solutions to social problems, and of the Pears Challenge Program, guiding entrepreneurs in the creation of technologies for humanitarian assistance. She is co-organizer of the "Latin American Missions of the Impact Economy", together Mujeres del Pacifico (Chile) and Sistema B Internacional. Co-author, together with Bernardo Kliksberg, of the book "Social Responsibility in Action. The example of Social Entrepreneurs" (UTN, Distal, 2015). She has lived in Tel Aviv since 2010.