Itaú BBA

12th Annual LatAm Conference in London

25-26 November, 2019
The Savoy Hotel
The Strand


Ana Paula Assis
General Manager for IBM Latin America

Ana Paula Assis is the General Manager for IBM Latin America since July 2017. Within her 20+ years of international experience in the IT industry, Ana has devoted her career to strategic business development, change management of large and multicultural organizations and innovative leadership. She is recognized in the market as a thought leader on topics such as artificial intelligence and data responsibility. She is also committed to building an increasingly inclusive and diverse workplace as well as advancing education that boost skills of the professions of the future. Prior to this role, she was Vice President Software for IBM Greater China Group and General Manager of Technology Services for Latin America. Ana is a board member of JA Americas. This year, she was recognized by Valor Econômico as "Executiva de Valor – TI & Telecom". She was also recognized by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Powerful Women in Brazil and one of the Most Powerful CEOs in Brazil.

Caio Megale
Head of the Special Advisory to Brazil's Minister of Economy

Mr. Caio Megale was Municipal Secretary of Finance of Sao Paulo from 2017 to 2018. In the same period, he was vice president at ABRASF - Brazilian Association of Secretaries of Finance of the Capital Municipalities.

From 2011 to 2016, he was an associate of Itaú Unibanco and one of those responsible for the bank's team of economists. Previously, he worked as an economist at Lloyds Asset Management, Máxima Asset Management and Gavea Investimentos.

Caio Megale is an economist from USP, holds a Master of Art (M.A) in Economics from PUC-Rio. In 2005, his master dissertation won the BNDES Economics Award.

Luiz Cherman
Senior Brazil Economist, Itau BBA

Luiz Cherman leads the coverage of Brazilian politics at Itaú, where he has been working since 2008, dedicated to research for the bank’s institutional clients. He has worked with economic and political analysis of Brazil since 2002. Before joining Itaú, he was a senior economist at Citigroup in Brazil and at Telefonica Group. Luiz studied economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and at the University of São Paulo and has a post-graduate degree in Economic Law from Getulio Vargas Foundation, in São Paulo

Mario Mesquita
Chief Economist, Itau Unibanco

Dr. Mario Mesquita is the Chief Economist at Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s largest private sector bank. Mário Mesquita, holds a doctorate in economics from Oxford University, and was a Senior Partner at Banco Brasil Plural, a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil, the Chief Economist at ABN AMRO Brazil and LATAM, the Economics Director at FEBRABAN, the Brazilian Bankers Federation, and was an economist at the IMF staff.




Matthew 'Ollie' Ollerton
Former UK Special Forces Member & Co-Host of Channel 4's SAS:Who Dares Wins

As one of the first former UK Special Forces members to talk openly to the media and reveal their true identity, Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton has an incredible story to tell. A former Special Forces operative with both the SAS and SBS, Ollie has undertaken operations in some of the most dangerous and remote locations on the planet and is one of the most highly trained fighters in the world.

After leaving school and joining the Royal Marine Commandos, Ollie’s exploits in Northern Ireland Iraq soon earned him recommendation for the SAS. After joining the Special Boat Service, he undertook high profile missions involving hostage rescue, counter narcotics and counter terrorism, amongst other things.

Once Ollie returned to the UK in 2014 after 13 years overseas, he started developing a concept that would put these years of training and experience to best use and would benefit others. With this, BREAK-POINT was born; a leadership and development course aimed at the public and corporate sector also supporting veterans suffering the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Soon after this in 2015, Ollie first appeared on Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’, a show whereby Ollie and other ex-Special Forces operatives recreate the SAS’ secret selection process with 30 recruits. Since then, the show has grown into one of Britain’s best loved shows, attracting over 3 million viewers per episode.