BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BRUCE ABELL is graduate of the California Institute of Technology and of the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a co-founder of Santa Fe Associates International and its predecessor, Santa Fe Center for Emergent Strategies.

Prior he was vice-president for Business Network for Complex Systems Research at the Santa Fe Institute, the world’s foremost complexity research center.

As Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, Bruce was a consultant to major companies on technology strategies; and was for four years assistant director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

ALFREDO SPILZINGER is graduate of the University of Buenos Aires as doctor in Economic Sciences, Master in Economics and Certified Public Accountant. In the USA Pacific Western University he graduated as Phd in Philosophy and Doctor of Business Administration, with post degrees in modern mathematics, sociology and physics.

In the UK is graduated on financial planning and in Italy on state owned organizations management.

Alfredo Spilzinger is also chairman of the board of Santa Fe Business School, and scientific director at the World Complex Sciences Academy.

Prior to be member of the board of Santa Fe Associates, he was member of the board and Director for Central and South America in Grant Thornton International.

He was also undersecretary of the treasure in Argentina and chairman of the board of a state owned bank.

JOAN DÍAZ JOSÉ is founding partner and Director at JDA Assessors Consultors Professionals, S.L.P. He practices the profession as Economist since 1982.

Founding partner at JDA Audit, S.L.P. He practices the profession as CPA since 1988. He graduated in Economics and Business Sciences from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Master’s degree in Tax Law. Master’s degree in Audit and Methods referred to Public Sector.

Member of the Executive Board at Santa Associates International.

President of Unió Empresarial Intersectorial del Vallés Oriental since 2015.

Member of the Junta Directiva de Foment del Treball (CEOE).

TK CHANDY is the co-founder of Saif Chartered Accountants and currently the Director of Dubai firm.

Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1984, he availed considerable audit experience during his tenure in India, working with one of the leading audit firms.
His areas of expertise and experience include internal audit, concurrent audit, statutory audits of government & public sector companies, nationalized banks and insurance companies.

PABLO FUDIM is Chief Technical Officer at Santa Fe Associates.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Risk Manager Assurance (CRMA), Masters in Intelligence and Strategic Matters. Postgraduate in Rules against Corruption, Quality Assurance Reviewer (QAS).

Mr. Fudim has over twenty-five years’ experience, specialized in consulting and training on anti-corruption, integrated financial management systems and risks, performance and forensic auditing. His work has involved expert witness assignments, accounting investigations, fraud investigations and regulatory investigations, and has developed internal control methods, tools and procedures. He has extensive experience in assisting prosecutors and lawyers with the accounting aspects of drafting pleadings, assessing the accounting merits of cases, and reporting results. He has also attended many meetings of experts, and has given evidence in Criminal Courts. He has worked in more than 24 countries involving government corruption matters, strengthening programs, and in the most important private companies listed in Standard and Poor’s 500.

JOSÉ MIGUEL PÉREZ is CPA from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has a Magister in Integral Auditing and Management Control (INTEC – 2010). In 2012 (APEC University) he got the degree in NIIF. In 2011, the degree in NIA.

LUIS CASIN is the founding partner of Casin & Associates. He has 15 years of experience in Accountant, Tax and Audit services.

In July 2005 he founded a boutique firm “Casin & Associates”, focusing on providing quality advisory services in the following areas: Outsourcing / External and Internal Audit / Corporate Tax / Payroll / Consulting.

Mr. Casin graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, where he got the Certified Public Accountant title.

RUSSELL IRECHUKWU – MLS, FCA, FCIT, CFA. He is a chartered accountant, a certified fraud examiner and an alumnus of University of Lagos State University.  He holds a Masters Degree in Legal Studies with specialization in Industrial Relations. He worked for the international auditing and consulting firms both in Nigeria and United States of America, and rose to the position of a manager before starting a private practice. He is currently the Managing Partner of OR&C Consultants.  He attended courses organised by Harvard Business School, Lagos Business School and the FATE Programme for Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

He is experienced in assurance, tax and investment advisory services –mergers and acquisition and private placement of shares as well as initial public offers- for banks, insurance, manufacturing, oil and gas and various small and medium enterprises.

His hobbies include writing of poetry and reading (nominated for the Poet of the Year award by International Society of Poets, USA in 1997). A commentator on financial issues and had published financial related articles in Business Times Newspaper (Nigeria) and The Nigerian Accountants Journal of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

He is Chairman Editorial Board of Rustone Publishing Limited, a company publishing Nigerian Federal Tax Law Report (FTLR) – the final judgements of superior courts of records on taxes in Nigeria.

ANDREA PITASI is Adjunct professor: Strategic Consulting, SFAI Business School, Santa Fe Associates International.

He was member of the Academic Board of the Doctoral Program in Business Administration & Management D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy; and Member of the Academic Board of the Doctoral Program in Social Sciences D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.

At that University, he was Tenured associate professor: Sociology of Intellectual Property Law; Sociology of Law and Deviance; Juridical System and social complexity; Human Resources Policy and Training; Sociology of Labor and Sociology of Deviance; HR Management and Industrial Relations. He was also Tenured associate professor: Sociology of Economic Development; Sociology of Law and Deviance; Juridical System and social complexity; Human Resources Policy and Training; Sociology of Labor and Sociology of Deviance; HR Management and Industrial Relations.