Teeranun Srihong
Executive Consultant
   
A top-level executive consultant known for his extensive works in leading successful transformation programs for organizations, especially in the context of digital disruption.
Teeranun currently serves as a senior advisor to CEOs, executive teams and Boards of Directors in a number of public and private companies. Sectors that he is currently active in are real estates, oil & gas, fresh food, retails, financial services and technology startups. He is key instrumental in digital transformation of Thailand and its national competitiveness and public sector reform issues through his various roles in national level committees, regulatory and government agencies.
 
A Harvard’s AMP and Michigan MBA graduate with Bachelor of Engineering degree from Chulalongkorn University, Teeranun has more than 28 year experience in Banking industry. He was the main driver Kasikornbank’s strategic successes in their capital markets and transactional banking services.
 
He led a major overhaul of the bank’s service and operation processes and also IT applications and architecture. He served as the bank's co-president from March 2013 - April 2017, during which he successfully founded Kasikorn Business Technology Group (KBTG) as the core engine for the bank’s digital and business transformation. 
 
Teeranun was born in 1965 and he is a father of two daughters at age of 10 and 8.
 
 
 
 
 
 Paolo Merci 
General Director, Verona Mercato s.p.a., Italy
 

Veronamercato, The Logistical New Generation Market in the Strategic Heart of Europe, inaugurated in 2003, is Verona’s Agricultural Centre which carries forward the tradition of the fruit and vegetable market of this Veneto city begun in 1952.

83% of the company is allocated to public stakeholders and the market ensures an efficient and agile commercial-style management. Veronamercato reinvests its proceeds to improve services for those who operate within the market.

The activity takes place in 550.000 Sq M. equipped with up to date technology based on innovative management systems and development strategies. It is the only Italian market with a certified management system for quality, environment and safety and prevention of corruption.

 
 
 
 
 
Cesare Ferrero
CEO - SO.GE.M.I. Milano, Italy
 
Born in 1964 and with a Degree in Business Economics at the University Bocconi of Milan, Cesare Ferrero holds from August 2016 the office of President (Chairman) of Sogemi S.p.A, the Joint Stock Company which, on behalf of the City of Milan, manages all the wholesale food markets of the City. From 2009 to 2016 he has held various roles within the BNP Paribas Real Estate Group, participating in its establishment and growth, and becoming the Country Manager for Italy. Previously, he was the CEO of “Investitori & Partner Immobiliari”, a real estate subsidiary company, controlled by leading Italian industrial and financial operators, including Toro Assicurazioni and DeAgostini S.p.A. Before that he worked in Fiat S.p.A as CEO and General Manager of IPI S.p.A, a real estate company of the Fiat Group listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (o Stock Market). He was also President (Chairman) and CEO of Metropolis S.p.A (now Ferservizi) and President (Chairman) of Grandi Stazioni S.p.A.
 
 
 
 
José Ramón Sempere Vera
President of MERCASA, Madrid, Spain

Education, Training and Professional Experience
 
. Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE) and Fundesem Business School (1989- 
  1990).
. ESUMA Marketing and Business School - Master of Business Administration     
  (MBA) (2004).
. Universitat Rovira i Virgili - Auditing and Management - Professional   
  Experience (2013-2014).
. Mercasa - President (Oct. 2018- Present).
. Mercamadrid - Deputy Director General (2015-2018).
. Mercalicante - General Director (2008-2015).
. Diario La Verdad - Delegate (2002-2008).
 
 
 
 
 
Josep Tejedo  
Managing Director of Mercabarna, the wholesale market in Barcelona since 2012.
 
Josep Tejedo holds degree in law and a diploma in management development from the IESE Businesss School.He has held executive positions in different financial, property and consulting firms throughout his career. He was also counselor of Ibercaja Bank and a patron of the Fundació Catalana de la Cooperació (Catalan Cooperation Foundation), an organization devoted to the world of farming cooperatives
 
 He has been the Mercabarna managing director since March 2012 and he participates in the most important organizations in the Catalan agri-food sector, where he holds the following positions:
- Board member, Barcelona Regional
- Board member, Barcelona Centre Logístic and Chair of its Food Committee
- Member, Alimentaria trade fair organizing committee
- Member of Restaurama executive committee
- Member, Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment standing committee
- Member, Catalan Ministry of Agriculture good sale practices committee
- Member, CREDA Research Centre for Agri-Food Economy and Development management board
- Board of Directors Member, World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)
- Member, Pedagogical Coordination Council (Barcelona City Council)
- Member of the Business Council of the UPC
 
 
Internationally, it should be noted the important work he has performed in positioning Mercabarna as one of the world leading wholesale markets and developing the Mediterranean-Barcelona Food Hub®. Together with his team, he has advised governments and institutions from five continents on the development and management of food markets and units. 
 
 
 
 

Ioannis Triantafyllis
General Manager of the Central Markets and the Fisheries Organisation SA

The Central Market and the Fisheries Organisation
includes the two largest Central Wholesale Markets of Greece, managing 11 wholesale fish markets
throughout the country.
Mr Triantafyllis is a formal Board member of the World Union Wholesale Markets and a counsellor on several wholesale management and adaptation committees.
 
 
 
 
 
Fabio Massimo Pallottini
Managing Director of CAR
 
Born in Rome on August 28th 1959. Graduated with a degree in Law with a specialization in Economics at the La Sapienza University in Rome.
Economist, expert in issues concerning economic and territorial development.
From 2014 performs the role of Managing Director responsible for the structure management, ensuring the economic and production results of CAR ScpA, company that owns and manages the Agribusiness Center in Rome, having coordinated the activities from 1994. 
 
 
 
 
 
Jean-Paul Auguste
President, Groupe Geraud, France

Chairman of the WUWM Retail Section since 2008, Mr Auguste is the President of Group Géraud SA, a company established in 1880 that conceives, develops, funds and manages various public facilities such as retail markets, livestock markets, wholesale markets, parking areas, etc. in partnership with local or regional public authorities.

Nowadays, the Group achieves more than 50% of its activity outside the French territory, mainly in the United Kingdom. In both countries, the Group leads retail market management. Working with more than 400 local governments, the Group has concluded major partnership agreements with the municipalities of Bordeaux, Paris and Liverpool.
The company is still controlled by the founding family with Mr Auguste, belonging to the 4th generation, having taken over leadership of the company in 1981.