Sir David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield Architects
With offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, David Chipperfield Architects has developed a diverse global body of work for the private and public sectors, as well as civic projects and urban masterplans. In 2017, Chipperfield launched Fundación RIA in Galicia to establish a long-term commitment to support sustainable economic and environmental development around Arousa.
Author and social commentator
Hobsbawm is a leading commentator on the future of work, technology and digital distraction. She founded the content and connection business Editorial Intelligence in 2005. Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload was shortlisted for Business Book of the Year and Management Book of the Year.
Architect and urbanist
Gehl is an architect, professor and consultant on urban design. His career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by reorienting the design of the city towards pedestrians, public life and cyclists. His books have been published in more than 40 languages.
When award-winning entrepreneur Goyeneche became frustrated with the amount of waste produced by the fashion industry, he decided to launch Ecoalf. The brand produces clothing, shoes and accessories all made from recycled materials. In 2015 Ecoalf embarked upon its most ambitious project yet: Upcycling the Oceans, which helps to remove waste from said waters.
Pablo Soler and Daniel Fletcher
Soler co-founded Primavera Sound in 2001. He studied law in Barcelona but, after trying his hand as a criminal lawyer, soon decided to work in the music business instead. Fletcher has collaborated with Primavera Sound throughout its history. He is also an associate professor at IE School of Architecture & Design.
Former editor in chief
'New York Magazine'
During Moss’s 15 years at New York Magazine he oversaw an ambitious digital expansion, with the magazine and digital properties widely recognised for editorial excellence. He ran five digital publications in addition to New York that collectively reach an audience of 50 million visitors each month.
Chef and founder
Guillén was born in Spain. She opened the restaurant Tapas/Bar El Internacional in 1984 with artist Antoni Miralda in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood. The mix of food and art (a combination that she’s continued to use in her numerous creative projects) attracted artists, actors, business people and politicians.
Miquel Àngel Vaquer
Vaquer took the reins of his family’s winery near Tarragona in 2010 and spearheaded a resurgence of vermouth in Spain. He has worked with brands including Heineken, Moët Hennessy and Carhartt, and conceived restaurants in Barcelona, such as Bar Nou. Vaquer recently relocated to Madrid, where he is working on several food-related projects.
Nolo Botana and Pablo Caballero
Hola Coffee and Misión Café
After Caballero won the Spanish Barista Championship in 2016 and Botana came second in a national coffee-roasting competition, the pair decided to open their own coffee shop and roastery. It was an instant success. In 2018 they opened a second location, Misión Café, more focused on food and pastries.
Haviv is an award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of photo agency VII, who has been documenting conflict and raising awareness of human-rights issues for the past three decades. He has published four collections of photography, and his work has been displayed in the Louvre, the United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Carrington opened Villa Soro in San Sebastian, one of Spain’s first boutique hotels, in 2003. Inspired by its success, he created Marugal Hotel Management, specialised in four and five-star luxury boutique hotels. The company now has nine properties in France and Spain, including the iconic Cap Rocat in Mallorca.
Miro-Sans is the talented creative behind hotel Casa Bonay. A strategic developer with a unique vision regarding hospitality, she started her career at Hotel Omm, followed by Eurostar and then Ace Hotel in New York, where she worked as a brand strategist. In 2013 she founded Casa Bonay in Barcelona, in partnership with Luis Rullán.
Élida Suárez Muiños
El Môderne Hotel
Suárez Muiños is director of El Môderne Hotel, a four-star boutique venue in Gijón, Asturias. She aims to provide excellent service – and a wonderful experience for her guests.
Editor in chief
‘Architectural Digest Spain’
After studying journalism in Madrid, Pastor joined ‘El Mundo’ in 1998 as style writer. He went on to become editor of the newspaper’s travel supplement and later its politics section. In 2005 he joined Condé Nast Spain to create the editorial concept for the Spanish edition of ‘AD Architectural Digest’, which launched in 2006.
Hénin has been working as a freelance war correspondent for 15 years, covering frontlines in the Middle East and Africa, from the US invasion of Iraq to Arab-Spring revolutions. In 2013 he was held hostage in Syria for 10 months by Islamic State. He now runs Action Resilience, a counter-terrorism consultancy.
Co-founder and CCO
The Painter’s Wife
After working in creative and executive roles in the fashion and art industries, in 2017 Agrelo co-founded the lifestyle brand for dogs and their owners. Based in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain, the brand uses the finest materials, developed by local artisans. The Painter’s Wife supports sustainable and environmentally responsible production in the region.
10 Corso Como
Sozzani founded 10 Corso Como in 1991. It was union of culture and commerce in a single place with photography, fashion, design, music and cuisine. It also marked the beginning of a new concept experience: slow shopping.
Spanish chef Zamora graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in hospitality since the 1990s. He now runs runs eight restaurants, including Madrid’s La Carmencita and Celso y Manolo. His nonprofit firm feeds organic food to 1,200 school children per day. A separate consultancy promotes organic produce from small farmers.
Alegre is a photographer and publisher based in Barcelona. In 2008 he co-founded ‘Apartamento’ magazine, where he acts as publisher and creative director. He has worked for the likes of Phillip Lim, ‘Vogue’, ‘GQ’, and Urban Outfitters.
Hannah Carter Owers
Universal Design Studio
Owers joined Universal Design Studio in 2003 and has directed the practice for more than a decade, overseeing expansion into commercial and cultural sectors across the globe that has quadrupled its size. Recent work includes the development of Fortnum and Mason’s most recent hospitality project in London and consultation on British Airways’ premium offerings.
Javier Moreno Barber
'El País América'
Barber studied chemistry at university but, in 1992, he switched to journalism and joined ‘El País’. Between 2006 and 2014 he was the paper’s editor in chief. Afterwards, he was editorial director of Prisa and founding director of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance. In June 2018, he joined ‘El País América’.
Craig is an award-winning British-Irish journalist and a Future of War fellow at New America. She has reported extensively from Yemen and is writing a book on the legacy of US foreign policy.
Real Fábrica Española
Born in Seville, Muñoz is passionate about culture, traditions and food. She worked for a newspaper and in interior design but realised she knew more about foreign cities than her own country. In 2011, she took a sabbatical year to travel around Spain before founding Real Fábrica to curate the best Spanish products and empower craftsmen.
Roig has been in the textile industry since 1999. After working as a buyer for brands such as Prada and Jil Sander at a high-end fashion business based in Madrid, in 2006 he returned to his hometown of Palma to start his own business. He now has three shops and his own clothing line, Mews.
José Manuel Albesa
President of brands
Albesa oversees the ambitious agenda of Barcelona-based Puig, a third-generation, family-owned fashion and fragrance business. Its brands include Carolina Herrera, Jean Paul Gaultier and Penhaglion’s, and its products are sold in more than 150 countries. Having earned three degrees and an MBA, Albesa worked in international marketing for L’Oréal before joining Puig in 1998.
Harfoush is a digital anthropologist and best-selling author researching the impact of emerging technologies on our society. She teaches at SciencesPo’s School of Management and Innovation in Paris and is executive director of Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture.
Dr Johannes Eisenhut
Senn Development AG
Eisenhut’s varied career has seen him go from professional snowboarder to CMO at Burton Snowboards Europe to running a branding agency via a PhD in cognitive linguistics. Having merged his agency with the FCB network, he joined Swiss real-estate group Senn in 2014 to head up its development arm.
Marianthi is leading several projects within UNStudio. She joined the office in Amsterdam in 2007 and has worked on architecture, urbanism and interior design projects around the world. She’s currently working on the Booking.com campus in Amsterdam and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences in Istanbul.
Deputy mayor for urban environment
Sinnemäki was a member of Finland’s parliament for 15 years before taking up her current role in 2015. She has been in charge of Helsinki’s Urban Environment Division since 2017, where she leads endeavours to make the city carbon neutral by 2035.
Igor Ramírez García-Peralta
Editor in chief and founder
García-Peralta is founder of ‘Solar’, the first independent lifestyle magazine in Spanish with worldwide distribution. As a film-maker and creative director, he collaborates with luxury brands such as Bulgari, Pomellato, Salvatore Ferragamo and Brioni and contributes to print titles. He lives in Ibiza with his dogs and is working on his first novel.