THE TEAM

The team behind FINCONECTA is composed by MIF Representatives and the staff from Above and Beyond. Together we work towards the digital transformation of the financial industry by supporting the integration with FinTechs that are changing the world. We love what we do and we believe that with a robust financial ecosystem we can move one step forward in the financial inclusion.

Huy Nguyen Trieu
Huy Nguyen TrieuAdvisory Board Member
Huy Nguyen Trieu is the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. He is one of the top thought leaders and influencer in the Fintech scene, ran businesses in banks and was CEO of a tech company in NY.
Huy writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is a member of ESMA’ s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a board member of Fintech HK.
He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre and a Fintech Fellow at the Center for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College
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Julie Lake
Julie LakeAdvisory Board Member
Huy Nguyen Trieu is the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. He is one of the top thought leaders and influencer in the Fintech scene, ran businesses in banks and was CEO of a tech company in NY.
Huy writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is a member of ESMA’ s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a board member of Fintech HK.
He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre and a Fintech Fellow at the Center for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College
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Jorge Ruiz
Jorge RuizProgram Director
Jorge, founded a&b to lead financial institutions in their digital transformation. Prior to founding a&b, Jorge worked at Citigroup for 18 years. In his last role, he led Citi’s efforts to become a global leader in the FinTech industry, defining a digital transformation strategy, launching the first global virtual accelerator, hosting 16 programs, creating one of the largest FinTech global ecosystems and implementing more than 30 solutions worldwide. Previous roles include Digital Bank Head for Latin America, where he led the launch of +40 platforms in less than 2 years. Within Citi he held other regional and country leadership roles in multiple areas like, Risk, Corporate Finance, Business Development and others. Prior to joining Citi, Jorge founded and led businesses in the Investment, Insurance and Retail industries. He is a founding member of www.ChallengeMeNow.com, a social network dedicated to personal achievement while helping charity organizations raise funds. Jorge holds a degree in Finance from The University of Texas.
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Alejandro Nino
Alejandro NinoFinancial Institutions Lead
Alejandro, co-founded a&b to lead financial institutions in their digital transformation. Prior to co-founding a&b, Alejandro was the General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Compliance for Latin America for Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Agency, Inc. since 2008. Prior to joining RSA, Alejandro worked at Citigroup where he served as Senior Regional Counsel for Latin America. He has worked at Clifford Chance, S.C. Johnson & Son, Baker & McKenzie among others. Throughout his over twenty years of legal experience in the financial sector, Alejandro has managed a number of mergers, acquisitions, private equity and capital market transactions and served as Board Member of several companies. Alejandro holds a Masters of Law Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Mauricio Lorenzetti
Mauricio LorenzettiTechnological Integration Lead
Mauricio is a&b’s Technology Board Executive Director. Mauricio also serves as the CTO for Prodigy Networks, where he designed, developed and implemented a real estate crowdfunding platform. Prior to Prodigy, he spent 26 years at Citigroup, and most recently led several global and regional strategic ventures there: Citi Mobile Challenge, which engages FinTech companies globally; and the World Cash program for Citi Japan. Mauricio also led strategic programs for Priceline, Shinsei Bank, Singapore Airlines and BNP Paribas. Mauricio holds a Computer Science degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
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Jorge Javier Eguino
Jorge Javier EguinoFinTech Lead
Jorge Javier is an Analyst at a&b. Prior to joining the team, he focused his career on international business, micro-finance and dedicated his time to rescued animals from illegal trafficking. Jorge Javier has a BSBA Cum Laude in Business Economics from the University of Arkansas. He is fluent in Spanish, English and German.
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Sherezade Rodriguez
Sherezade RodriguezProgram Director
Shere is an experienced marketer and passionate philanthropist. She has been part of the startup ecosystem for the last 5 years supporting entrepreneurs in developing strategic marketing, branding and integration capabilities. Shere’s expertise in the startup/accelerator arena comes from her engagement with Startupbootcamp (a globally recognized accelerator) and their launch of their accelerator in Miami. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
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Alejandra Perez
Alejandra PerezPartnerships Lead
Alejandra is a serial entrepreneur with experience in launching and managing businesses in the franchise, textile and communication industries. Alejandra worked at Citibank Bolivia in the corporate banking and trade funding departments. Prior to joining Citi, she was an economic analyst in Provida Funding Pension Agency in Chile and an economic research analyst in the Central Bank of Bolivia. Alejandra holds a degree in economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and has a Master’s degree in Macroeconomics from the same university. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
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Martijn van Rooij
Martijn van RooijBlockchain Specialist
Martijn is the CFO at Above and Beyond, an early adept of crypto-currencies and is well connected in the blockchain community in Latin America. As an advanced user and investor he tested numerous products for storage, trading and payments, using Bitcoin and Ethereum. Before a&b, Martijn spent over two decades at Citigroup. As Risk Manager and Senior Credit Officer he analyzed hundreds of companies and as Administrator and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt he managed an extensive virtual team and improved several global processes. He holds a Master’s in Finance (Cum Laude) from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and is currently focused on completing a Master’s Degree in Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia. Martijn speaks five languages
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