Rui Paulo Figueiredo, CEO of SIMAB, SA, MARL, SA, MARB, SA, MARF, SA and MARÉ, SA.

Degree in Law; Master in Political Science; 3rd Cycle of PhD Studies in Marketing and Strategic Direction of Companies; Doctorate in Marketing and Strategic Direction of Companies; Graduate in Political Science; Post Graduated in Political Marketing.

He has served as Deputy to the Assembly of the Republic; Deputy and Legal Adviser in the Office of the Prime Minister (XVII and XVIII Constitutional Governments); Deputy and Advisor to several members of the Government in the Ministry of Internal Administration (XIV Constitutional Government); Legal Consultant in the Ministry of Internal Administration (Office of Studies and Planning of Facilities, General Secretariat).

Nilesh Dattani, Associate Professor in the Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Department of Management.

 He is the Programme Director for the BSc (Hons.) Management degree programme. Originally from Kenya, he is of Indian descent and has been at the LSE for over four decades.
He teaches courses on Firms, Management and Competitive Advantage, The International Context of Management and International Business Strategy. He also teaches topics connected with Public Sector Management. He is also a Chief Examiner for the International Programmes of the University of London in the area of Business and Management in a Global Context.

Besides extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students both in the UK and abroad, he regularly participates in delivering short Executive Education courses all over the world.

Ramiro Cavazos Flores, President of CONACCA

President of the board of directors from 1999-2003
VP of the board of directors from 1995-1999
Board of directors advisor from 2003-today
Member of the board of directors for more than 20 years.
Secretary of fiscal affairs 1999-2008
Secretary of the executive commitee 2013-2016
President 2016- Today
Member of the “Federacion Lationamericana de mercados de Abastecimiento (Flama)” since 2013
Member of the World Unión of wholesale Markets (WUWM) since 2013

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. 

Dr. J.S.Yadav, Managing Director, National Council of State Agricultural Marketing Boards of India (COSAMB), New Delhi

Dr. J.S. Yadav holds a degree of P.h.D. in Economics having legendry experience of 40 years in training, research & consultancies in agricultural marketing and agribusiness. Currently he holds the position of Managing Director, National Council of State Agricultural Marketing Boards of India (COSAMB), New Delhi and also the Ex. Officio Director, World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) for the last 6 years.

 He is authors of the many books & papers naming a few “Horticultural Marketing and Exports”, “Agricultural Marketing and Market Planning”, “Modern Trends in Agricultural Marketing”, “Evaluation of Agricultural Extension” etc. and also handled more than hundred projects related to Agricultural Marketing.

Marc A. Spielrein, Chairman of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (2002-2004)

Member of the Board of the following companies :
 -Sereland SA (Spain)
 -Serete Italia SpA (Italy)
 -Fase (Portugal)
 -Comstock Inc (USA)
Chairman of the European Working Group of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (2004-2012)  Chairman of Hi-Green Marc Market Management Cy Ltd (Shanghai), since 2014

Josep Tejedo, Managing Director of Mercabarna, the wholesale market in Barcelona since 2012.

He has managed to position the market as the Food Hub known as Hub Alimentario del Mediterráneo-Barcelona


Ioannis Triantafyllis, General Manager of the Central Market and the Fisheries Organisation

An organisation that includes the two largest Central Wholesale Markets of Greece, and manages 11 wholesale fish markets throughout the country. Board member of the World Union Wholesale Markets.

Counsellor on several wholesale management and adaptation committees.


Dan Carmody, President Eastern Market Corporation

Armed with wit and an appetite for hard work, blessed by good luck, and fueled by passion for better places Dan Carmody has led local governments, small businesses, and non-profits during a forty-year career focused on reviving rust-belt cities in the Midwest of the United States.  

Since 2007, Carmody has been the President of Detroit’s Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) where he leads the non-profit tasked with shepherding the rich history of the market to nourish a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit. EMC is responsible for managing market operations, renovating the market campus, and revitalizing the adjacent business district. In addition, EMC also leads efforts to strengthen southeast Michigan’s food economy and improve food access in underserved neighborhoods throughout the metropolitan area.

Ayanda Kanana, CEO Joburg Market, South Africa