International Council 2012

IC2012 Madrid Participants A-M


undefinedRobert Andrews

Senior Editor, International

An award-winning journalist, Robert Andrews has been reporting and analyzing the intersection of technology and media since 1995. A former BBC News reporter, he launched paidContent in Europe in 2007 and, as international editor, covered global digital media companies. He has written regularly about online culture, digital publishing, and communications for Wired News, E-consultancy, and, and has taught university online journalism courses. Andrews regularly facilitates industry events and has been quoted in outlets like Sky News, Channel 4 News, BBC Radio, Time magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, and Guardian Tech Weekly.

undefinedNeil Benedict 

Ben Productions LLC

Neil Benedict is president of Ben Productions LLC, owner of intellectual property rights for the UK classic, Watch with Mother. He also serves as managing director at Intelligent Edge Advisors, a New York based investment bank, and advisor to London based investment bank, Europa Partners. Benedict is also director of the Qatar Investment Fund PLC, a $250 million closed end fund listed on the London Stock Exchange. Previously he served as managing director at Salomon Brothers and Dillon Read in New York. Benedict is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

undefinedNeil Beston

Media Relations and Director, PR, UK and Europe

Neil Beston heads up media relations across Europe for Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights around what consumers watch and buy. He joined Nielsen in 2010 and is responsible for protecting the company’s corporate reputation and promoting its comprehensive understanding of global consumers and markets with the media. He previously specialized in PR consultancy for media and advertising businesses, including Metro International, Associated Newspapers, City AM, NBC Universal, and Viacom. Beston holds a BA in economics from Nottingham University.

undefinedKamal Bherwani

Chief Digital Officer, Grupo PRISA
Chief Executive Officer, PRISA Digital S.L.

In January 2010, Kamal Bherwani was appointed as chief digital officer and managing director at Grupo PRISA. As the CDO for the Group, he has overall responsibility for all digital strategy and innovation, including PRISA’s digital sales strategy, digital distribution and content management platforms, internal technology, and all technology partnerships. In this role, he is responsible for transforming the business model of PRISA’s different business units, the goal being to develop these in a context of rapid technological change and to provide a more personalized experience for the Group’s tens of millions of consumers. Bherwani’s career path spans over twenty-two years of technology and operational experience. Most recently, he served as the CIO for Health and Human Services and executive director of HHS-Connect for the City of New York, where he implemented several award-winning initiatives that have been globally and nationally recognized. He has served as chief information officer of multi-billion dollar enterprises, both in the public and private sectors, as well as CEO and board member of various technology, investment, and non-profit organizations.

undefinedAdam Bird

Director and Leader, European Media and Entertainment Practice
McKinsey & Co.

Adam Bird is a director in McKinsey & Co.'s Munich office and the coleader of the global media and entertainment practice. He also leads the EMEA digital marketing practice. Bird advises the top management of the leading media, entertainment, leisure, and consumer goods companies on their most critical business issues. His twenty-two years of client work has spanned all major media, entertainment and information segments, including: broadcasting, consumer publishing, gaming, internet, professional publishing, filmed entertainment, cable and satellite distribution, music, video games, and sports. He often speaks on media topics at conferences and has been cited in leading publications, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, Time and BusinessWeek. He is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, a member of the International Council of the Paley Center for Media and vice chairman of the board of the Munich International School. Prior to McKinsey, Bird was a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton (now Booz + Co.) and the managing director of their global consumer and entertainment practice, as well as a member of their board of directors. 

undefinedWolfgang Blau

Editor in Chief
Zeit Online

Wolfgang Blau is the editor in chief of Zeit Online, the digital sister publication of Germany's leading weekly newspaper Die ZeitWolfgang graduated from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany, and while studying became a radio news anchor for Germany’s National Public Broadcasting Corporation and a station voice for Germany's national television ARD. He received his formal journalism training at BLR Radiodienst in Munich, Europe's largest syndicator for live radio news where he later became a managing editor. From 1999 to late 2007, he worked in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Washington DC as a freelance correspondent for Germany's broadcaster ZDF and the German newspaper Die Welt for which he wrote a weekly Silicon Valley column. 

In 1999, he developed and produced AudioWELT, and in 2003, he developed the concept for the new online-audio department of Die Zeit and initiated the founding of, which is now part of Amazon Inc. His blog and podcast about the Tsunami catastrophe in Southeast Asia for ZDF, in early 2005, was nominated for the Grimme Online Award. In the four years since Blau joined Zeit Online as editor in chief in March 2008, Zeit Online has been repositioned, its website rebuilt from the ground up and its unique visits have almost quadrupled. In 2011, Zeit Online won the Grimme Online Award and two Lead Awards in Gold. Zeit Online is also the first and only German publication ever to have won the coveted Online Journalism Award of the American Online News Association for its data-journalism projects. Blau has recently been awarded Germany’s "Chief Editor of the Year 2011," being the first editor in chief of an online-only newsroom to have won this award. @wblau 

undefinedHelen Boaden

BBC News

Helen Boaden has overall editorial and managerial responsibility for UK-wide and global news and current affairs on radio, television and online. Since April 2009 she also oversees the twelve english regions and forty local radio stations. Since April 2011 she has had responsibility for the global news division, including World Service and BBC World News. She leads a staff of more than 8,000 who produce content that reaches eighty percent of the UK each week and 241 million people in more than 200 countries and territories globally. She is responsible for the safe deployment of her staff around the UK and the world. She is a member of the BBC Executive Board, the BBC Direction Group and the News Group Board.

undefinedLorea Canales

Journalist and Author

Lorea Canales is a writer, journalist and lawyer from Mexico, and part of a new generation of global writers. Her novel Apenas Marta, published by Random House, has been called one of the best novels of the year, by Reforma newspaper, and is being translated into English. She earned a masters in law from Georgetown University in 1995, and went on to practice antitrust and electorate law in Washington DC and Mexico, before joining Mexico City’s largest newspaper, Reforma, as a legal correspondent in 1997. Canales taught law at ITAM University in Mexico City in 2000. Later that year she moved to New York, covering 9/11 and other news for magazines and newspapers in Mexico. She has been published in some of the most prestigious publications in Latin America including El Universal, Cambio, and Travesias. From 2003-2006 she edited for the New York Times Syndicate, their Spanish language news service. In 2006, she worked for Felipe Calderon’s successful presidential campaign in Mexico. In 2010, Canales received a masters in fine arts from New York University. Her translation of Carol Ann Duffy's poems will be published this spring by Bajo la Luna. She is working on her second novel, Corolario.

undefinedFidel Cano-Correa

El Espectador

Fidel Cano-Correa is director of El Espectador, overseeing the content side of the company's business strategy and defining editorial policy for the newspaper. Previously he was general editor. Before his current time at El Espectador, Cano-Correa served as political editor of El Tiempo and press secretary for the Colombian embassy in Washington DC. Cano-Correa started his career at El Espectador as a sports reporter in 1987, working up to U.S. correspondent before leaving to work at the embassy. He has received many editorial and journalism awards including the 2006 Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize for "Journalist of the Year." Cano-Correa holds degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, New York University, Universidad de los Andes, and the Internazionales Institute fur Journalism in Berlin.

undefinedMadhav Chinnappa

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google News EMEA

Madhav Chinnappa joined Google in 2010 to focus on Google News and Magazines product partnerships in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Chinnappa has worked in the news industry since 1994 - first in the launch team of Associated Press Television (APTV), a year in M&A at United News & Media and spent over nine years at BBC News, most recently as head of business development and rights. 


undefinedNuri Çolakolu

Dogan Media International

Nuri M. Çolakolu, born in Izmir in 1943, graduated from Robert College and took his BA in diplomacy and international relations from the school of political sciences, Ankara. He has worked as a journalist, broadcaster, and media executive since 1969. He has held positions in Turkey and abroad, including TRT Foreign News Department, German News Agency DPA, Sweden STV, German WDR Radio, Aydinlik newspaper, BBC Turkish Section, Milliyet newspaper London bureau chief and news editor, and TRT general manager and chief advisor. Since 1991 he has been involved in launching or restructuring a number of private TV channels.  Right now he is in the process of launching his 10th channel – HTV: Health Channel. Çolakolu returned to Dogan Media Group in 2002 as CEO and president of CNN Turk. Here, he served as the general manager of CNN Turk, ANS International Production Company, CEO of Turkish Daily News, and helped launch Kanal D Romania. He is currently the president of Dogan Media International and advisor to the CEO of Dogan Media Group. He is also a board member of Kanal D Romania. He owns two private companies: InterMedia International Communication Corporation NMC New Media Company Television and Advertisement Corporation.  He has three children and two grandchildren. 

undefinedDuncan Edwards

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hearst Magazines International

Duncan Edwards is the president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, an EVP of Hearst Magazines and vice chairman of the National Magazine Company (NatMag), Hearst’s publishing business in the U.K.  He is also a director of The Hearst Corporation. Edwards is responsible for Hearst’s magazine activities outside of the USA which includes operations in nearly sixty countries comprising wholly owned businesses, joint ventures, and licenses.  From 2005 to 2009, he was the chief executive of NatMag. He joined NatMag in 1989 and served in various executive roles, including publisher of Company magazine, director of business development and managing director. Edwards spent the early part of his career at Media Week Ltd.  He holds a dual honors degree in geography and politics from Sheffield University, is married with two boys and lives and works in New York.

undefinedRichard Gingras

Head of News Products, Google+ Programming

For more than thirty years, Richard Gingras has led highly-regarded efforts in the development of online services and new media. Gingras is currently head of news products and head of Google+ programming at Google. Until July, 2011, Gingras was CEO of Salon Media Group which includes the acclaimed, the blogging community, and the pioneering virtual community The Well. Gingras provided Salon's initial seed financing in 1995. Gingras was a strategic advisor to the senior team at Google (2007-2009), founder and CEO of Goodmail Systems, a founding VP of pioneering broadband provider @Home Network and SVP and general manager of Excite (1996-2001), led the design and development of Apple's online service eWorld (1993-1996), and was founder and CEO of MediaWorks (1987-1992), an early developer of news-agenting technology. He is also a strategic advisor and seed funder of numerous startups. In 1979, Gingras created the first interactive online news magazine - done in partnership with CBS, NBC, and PBS using interactive television technology known as broadcast teletext.

undefinedJanet Goldsmith

Now based in New York where she advises leading media companies on digital and international rights strategies, Janet Goldsmith was, for the last six years a partner and joint managing director of UK based research and advisory firm, Mediatique. Before joining Mediatique, she was managing director of Universal Studios Networks, where for five years she was responsible for the development and operation of Universal Studios’ digital television businesses in the UK. Prior to her time at Universal, Goldsmith worked for major production and broadcasting companies including Carlton Communications, Meridian Broadcasting (ITV), and Kinnevik (now Modern Times Group). She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Royal Television Society, and a contributor to various national press and trade publications.

undefinedMartín Gonzalo Etchevers

Manager, Exteranal Communications
Grupo Clarín

Martín Gonzalo Etchevers was born in Santa Rosa (La Pampa, Argentina) in 1969. In 1992 he earned his law degree at the University of Buenos Aires with honors. He graduated with a masters in business administration, and did postgraduate work in corporate communications and communications law. In 1993 he began working in the Clarín newspaper as fellow editor in the politics section. He was later appointed as the director of institutional relations, and in 2000 became manager of external communications. Presently, he is responsible for corporate communications of Grupo Clarín, including their representation in various domestic and international institutions and their corporate and social responsibility strategy. He has lectured in Argentina and abroad about the role of the media, right to information, freedom of the press and professional values in the newspaper industry. He is vice president of the Association of the Argentine Journalistic Entities (Asociación de Entidades Periodísticas Argentinas - ADEPA) and a member or the board of directors of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).  Etchevers is a board member of the Citizen Power Foundation (Fundación Poder Ciudadano) and the Academic Council of the Master of Journalism Clarín (Consejo Académico de la Maestría en Periodismo de Clarín) and the University of San Andrés. He is also an advisor to various NGOs in Argentina including Escuelas del Bicentenário, Help Argentina and Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales.

undefinedRob Grimshaw

Managing Director

Rob Grimshaw was appointed managing director of in June 2008. As the FT board representative for he is responsible for website’s commercial performance and overall strategy. Prior to this, Grimshaw was a member of the executive leadership team and was advertising strategy and global online director. Grimshaw joined the Financial Times in 1998 and has held a series of commercial roles within the business, including head of global key accounts and clients sales and head of global advertisings strategy and operations. Grimshaw holds a bachelors degree in philosophy and politics from the University of Warwick. 

undefinedGypsy Guillén Kaiser

Advocacy and Communications Director
Committee to Protect Journalists

Gypsy Guillén Kaiser is an international communications expert with wide-ranging advocacy with a special focus on press freedom, human rights, anti-corruption, and governance. Prior to joining CPJ in 2010, she led global media relations and public outreach at Transparency International’s secretariat in Berlin. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York, she began her career as a journalist after graduating from New York University. She has worked as a reporter, translator and editor at Dow Jones Newswires and other major news organizations. Guillén Kaiser is fluent in English, Spanish and German.

undefinedRoy Gutman

Bureau Chief
McClatchy Newspapers

Roy Gutman has been a foreign affairs journalist in Washington and abroad for four decades. Currently bureau chief for southern Europe and the Gulf for McClatchy newspapers, he spent more than twenty years at Newsday, twelve at Reuters, and briefer stints at Newsweek and UPI. While Newsday’s Europe correspondent, his reports on “ethnic cleansing” in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including the first documented accounts of Serb-run concentration camps, won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting (1993), the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting, the Hal Boyle award of the Overseas Press Club, the Heywood Broun Award of the Newspaper Guild, a special Human Rights in Media award of the International League for Human Rights, and other honors.  At Newsweek, in 2002, he was a cowinner of the Edgar Allen Poe award of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and in 2003, the National Headliners First Prize for Magazines and the Society of Publishers in Asia awards for excellence in magazines and reporting. He is the author of Banana Diplomacy (1988) and A Witness to Genocide (1993), and coeditor, with David Rieff and Anthony Dworkin, of Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (second edition, 2007). His latest book, How We Missed the Story, Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan, was published in February, 2008. Named one of “50 visionaries who are changing your world” by the Utne Reader, 2008; he was awarded honorary citizenship and a key to the city of Sarajevo in 2010. His home is in McLean, Virginia.

undefinedHajime Hashimoto

Executive Managing Director

Hajime Hashimoto is executive managing director at WOWOW Inc., the leading company in satellite broadcasting and the number one premium pay channel in Japan.  Prior to this he was board director, a board member, and general manager for their media strategy division, general manager in the programming division, and director of the programming department.  He joined WOWOW Inc. (then Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc.) in April 1990, having previously worked at Kanebo, Co. Ltd. since 1986.  He is a graduate in politics and economics from Meiji University.

undefinedAndrew Heyward

Managing Partner, MarketspaceNext LLC
Senior Advisor, The Paley Center for Media

Andrew Heyward is a nationally known news executive and expert on the changing media landscape. He helps media companies transform their businesses to drive growth and revenue in an age of rapid and disruptive evolution. As a principal in the boutique strategy firm MarketspaceNext LLC, as a senior advisor to Monitor Group, and in his own advisory practice, Heyward works with blue-chip television, newspaper, magazine, and marketing clients to develop new programs, innovative online ventures, and profitable digital strategies. He is also an advisor to early-stage and startup firms. Heyward was president, CBS News, from January 1996-November 2005. Before his tenure as president, Heyward was executive producer of The CBS Evening News (October 1994-January 1996). Heyward was also responsible for developing and launching 48 HOURS, the weekly primetime CBS news series that premiered in January 1988. He has won twelve national Emmy Awards.

undefinedNicolas Ibargüen

PODER Magazine

Nicolas Ibargüen is the publisher of PODER Magazine, representing Televisa, the largest Spanish-language media company in the world. He is responsible for managing the business and expanding the influence of the magazine. Under Ibargüen’s tenure, PODER expanded from three editions in the U.S., Mexico and Colombia, to six editions including a regional edition for Miami, Chile, and Peru. PODER Magazine has become a respected and reliable resource of information for and about Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic marketplace, and a bridge between the two communities. In 2007, he presided over the Green Forum in Miami, the first environmental forum dedicated to the Hispanic community in the U.S. with the participation of Al Gore and in association with National Geographic, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Environmental Defense. He is also the president of the Americas Business Council’s Planet Initiative, an undertaking inaugurated with the Green Forum: The Oceans, with the mission of expanding knowledge and providing resources to media, politicians, and business leaders in the region to implement sustainable practices that lead to a more environmental-consciousness and sustainable society. He is currently organizing a conference about the Amazon in Washington DC.

undefinedShafqat Islam

Chief Executive Officer

Shafqat Islam is the cofounder and CEO of NewsCred, a technology platform that connects publishers and brands with the world’s best journalism. As CEO, Islam manages the strategic growth of the company and is responsible for expanding NewCred's platform-services business. With extensive experience in the financial services industry, previously as a vice president at Merrill Lynch, Islam also oversees global sales and manages the strategic growth of NewsCred. He has spoken at events including the 2011 Business Insider Conference, Digital Hollywood 2012, the Digital Content Monetization Summit, AAN Media Conference, and Wharton Entrepreneurship panels. He graduated with a dual degree in computer engineering and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

undefinedJennifer Juzaitis

DVice President, Development
The Paley Center for Media

Jennifer Juzaitis was appointed vice president, development for The Paley Center for Media in June 2007. Prior to the Paley Center, she was vice president for development and director of the Capital Campaign at the Museum of the City of New York. Juzaitis was responsible for raising $5,459,000 of the Museum’s $7,275,000 annual general operating budget and for directing the first phase of the Museum’s preservation and modernization campaign ($28,000,000).  In this role, she represented the Museum on the Government Affairs Committee of the New York City Cultural Institutions Group. Juzaitis' other development positions have included director, major gifts at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; director of development at The Phillips Collection, in Washington, DC; and director of development for unrestricted giving at the National Building Museum, in Washington, DC. A New Jersey native, Juzaitis is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she began her career as assistant director of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation with the implementation of its $10,000,000 enrichment campaign to build a new central library with Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and renovate of a number of branch libraries. Juzaitis is a trustee of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.

Harri-Pekka Kaukonen

Chief Executive Officer
The Sanoma Group

Harri-Pekka Kaukonen is chief executive officer of the Sanoma Group and previously served as chairman of the executive management group since January of 2011. Prior to this role, he served as the executive vice president, managing director of Fazer Bakeries and Confectionery Business Area, managing director of Fazer Russia from 2003-2007, head of division of Fazer Russia, and head of group strategy from 2007-2009, serving as CFO from 2003-2007. Kaukonen also worked as a partner of McKinsey & Co. from 1992-2003. He serves as deputy chairman of the Evli Bank Plc.

undefinedWadah Khanfar

Sharq Forum

Wadah Khanfar is the cofounder the Sharq Forum and the former director general of the Al Jazeera Network. He began his career with the network in 1997, covering some of the world's key political zones, including South Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He was appointed the chief of the Baghdad bureau, and later the network's managing director. In 2006, he became Al Jazeera's director general. During his eight year tenure at the helm, the network transformed from a single channel into a media network including Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, and the Al Jazeera Center for Studies. During this period, the Arab world witnessed historic transformation including the Arab Awakening. Khanfar, who resigned from the network in September 2011, has been named as one of Foreign Policy's"Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2011" as well as one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" of the year. Khanfar has a diverse academic background with post-graduate studies in philosophy, African studies, and international politics.@khanfarw

undefinedKirk Kraeutler

Deputy Managing Editor, News
International Herald Tribune

Kirk Kraeutler is the deputy managing editor for news at The International Herald Tribune, responsible for overseeing the paper’s daily news report and enterprise coverage in coordination with The New York Times. Previously, he was assistant foreign editor at The New York Times responsible for coverage of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Asia. He helped lead the newspaper's coverage by a team of correspondents that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2009. Kraeutler was named enterprise editor for the foreign desk of The New York Times in 2002.  He had previously worked as a copy editor and backfield editor on the foreign desk since 1995. Before joining The Times, Kraeutler served as assistant and then associate editor at Foreign Affairs journal, published by the Council on Foreign Relations, from 1989 until 1995.  He worked as an editor with The Associated Press at its headquarters in New York from 1987 until 1989. Born in Orange, N.J. on March 29, 1964, Kraeutler received a BA in political science and journalism from NYU in 1986.  In 1993 he received a masters degree in international affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

undefinedPeter Kreisky

Chairman and Senior Management Advisor
The Kreisky Media Consultancy

Peter Kreisky is the founder and chairman of The Kreisky Media Consultancy LLC, a New York-based strategy consulting  and advisory firm that is wholly focused on serving senior executives in the media industry. Kreisky specializes in strategy at the intersection of technology with traditional media. He has led transition in the publishing industry, assisting traditional, print-centric publishers transition to a digitally-savvy brand and community centered model. Most recently, he served as Senior Advisor to Time Inc., the largest magazine company in the world, with overall responsibility for its strategy. Earlier, he served as chief strategy officer for CBS Inc.’s publishing group. Kreisky is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He served on the board of The New England Journal of Medicine, the world’s leading medical journal; is a thirty year member of the Paley Center’s Media Council; an associate member of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media; and an academic advisor to Yale University’s international publishing program. 

Vadim Lavrusik

Journalist Program Manager

Vadim Lavrusik is the journalist program manager at Facebook where he works to further journalism that takes place on the platform through editorial partnerships and news-related products. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to Facebook, he worked as the community manager and social media strategist at He has also worked on social media at The New York Times and received a master of science degree in digital media from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He has written for PBS NewsHour, Nieman Journalism Lab, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the Star Tribune,, and more. 

undefinedManoel Lemos

Chief Digital Officer
Abril Media

Manoel Lemos is the chief digital officer of Abril Media (the media branch of Abril Group, comprehending Abril Publishing, Abril Digital Media, MTV, and Elemedia). Lemos is a computer engineer with specialization in distributed systems and super computing. He studied effective strategies for media companies at the Harvard Business School and is currently enrolled on the strategy and innovation program of the MIT's Sloan School of Management. Lemos founded and developed several startups and web 2.0 projects such as the BlogBlogs, the largest blog indexing platform for Portuguese-language blogs, sold to Abril in 2008. With more than eighteen years of experience in the computing industry he is responsible for Abril's digital operation and also for the development of Abril's digital strategy. Before joining Abril, he worked with research on distributed systems, health information systems, and electronic payment systems. He has a broad international experience leading or participating on projects in the USA, Argentina, Chile, France, and Latvia. He's a born and serial entrepreneur and he still codes as a hobby. He serves on the boards of several startups in Brazil and is also an Angel investor for digital startups. He loves technology, scuba diving, and sharks. and is learning to sail. 

undefinedRosalía Lloret

Chief Digital Officer

Rosalía Lloret is chief digital officer at PRISA News (publisher of El País, AS, Cinco Días and leading magazines such as Cinemania and Rolling Stone) and member of its executive board since September 2011. Previously, she was CDO and member of the board of Unidad Editorial, publisher of El Mundo. Before her incorporation to Unidad Editorial, Lloret worked as head of interactive media at RTVE and was a member of the executive board of the corporation since 2007. At this position Lloret was responsible for the creation of the new interactive media division of the Spanish public broadcaster, the launch of the revamped internet site (, and the design of RTVE's strategy across online, mobile, and iTV. She has a degree in journalism (Universidad Complutense), and master degrees in global politics (London School of Economics), journalism (Escuela de El País) and international relations (Instituto Ortega y Gasset). Personally involved in the establishment and development of some of the pioneering Spanish websites, Lloret was head of content in the original team that designedónica) and cofounder of, where she held the position of chief content officer, as well as sitting on the executive board (1999-2004). Lloret began her professional career at the business paper Cinco Días and the magazine Autopista.

undefinedMaria Mann

Director of International Relations
European Press Photo Agency

Maria Mann is director of international relations and business development for the European Pressphoto Agency, based in Frankfurt, Germany. She joined EPA in 2007 as senior managing editor. Previously, she was director of global current events at Corbis, in Paris. Before joining Corbis in 2003, Mann spent ninteen years with Agence France-Presse, first as director of photography for the Americas based in Washington, DC, setting up and directing photo operations throughout North and South America, and then as international photo editor in chief in Paris. Mann began her career at United Press International’s world headquarters in New York and has also been director of photography of the Toronto Sun. She was the founding chair of the National Press Photographers Association’s "Best of Photojournalism" competition, and has also judged numerous international photojournalism contests including Pictures of the Year, World Press, the United Nations Millennium/Yonhap contest, as well as national competitions in Austria, Belarus, and Lithuania.  Her most recent project was as editorial director of a two-year photographic project on the Ukraine, exhibited at the European Union in Brussels.  She is the recipient of the National Press Photographers’ Joseph Costa Award for “leadership and continuing service to photojournalists and photojournalism."

undefinedJuan Mayne

Managing Director
Cosmopolitan Television

Juan Mayne is the managing director of Cosmopolitan Television since September 2010. Expert in the television market and the entertainment industry, Mayne joined the team of Cosmopolitan Television to lead its expansion and consolidate the channel as a major deal of pay TV. Mayne was in charge of the CosmoHD release, (the HD signal of the channel) which has not stopped growing since its launch. The general manager of Cosmopolitan Television has an extensive international experience in the areas of sales, marketing and new media. Mayne, 39, was previously vice president of sales, media distribution, Spain & Portugal at The Walt Disney Company, a position in which he could lead negotiations with the various channels of free TV and Pay TV platforms. Previously, he served as vice president of sales, Southern Europe at Warner Bros. from where he managed content distribution in five countries (Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus). With a degree in marketing from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores of Monterrey, Mayne also spent part of his career in the field of consumer products, with positions at Unilever and Nestle Mexico. He was also a founding partner of Webmedia Mexico, the first independent web design studio in that country.

undefinedMatt McAlister

Director, Digital Strategy
Guardian Media Group

Matt McAlister is director of digital strategy at Guardian Media Group. McAlister began his online media career in Silicon Valley marketing Internet software in 1994. He then spent nine years at IDG leading the online businesses at The Industry Standard, Macworld, and InfoWorld magazines. He joined Yahoo! in 2005 in the platforms division where he led several open strategy initiatives such as RSS, social media, and the Developer Network. In 2008 he joined the Guardian in London to establish the Open Platform. McAlister is now building a new business at the Guardian called - an open public noticeboard platform for local communities.

undefinedNeil McIntosh

Deputy Editor
The Wall Street Journal Europe

Neil McIntosh was appointed as the deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe in September 2011, with responsibility for the print and online editions of The Wall Street Journal in Europe. McIntosh joined The Wall Street Journal in January 2009 as the London-based launch editor of Europe in January 2009. Previously, he was head of editorial development for, where he launched the site's blog, audio and video output. He joined the Guardian newspaper as deputy editor of its technology section in 1999, having worked as a reporter and editor for a variety of newspapers, and became assistant editor of Guardian Unlimited in 2004. McIntosh started his journalism career at the Edinburgh Evening News in 1996. Born in Glasgow, McIntosh holds a masters in business administration from the Open University, and a BA in journalism from Napier University, Edinburgh.

The Paley Center for Media's International Council (IC) is a traveling, independent forum dedicated to providing common ground for the global media industries. Created in 1995, the IC brings together the chief executives of the world's most important media companies to advance the exchange of ideas among these leaders in global media, entertainment, and technology, and to foster community among them.

This is accomplished through both informal and organized discussions on a wide range of critical issues that will define the media and its role in society for generations to come. Past meetings have been held in Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, London, Vienna, Beijing, Cape Town, Montréal, Istanbul, New Delhi, Bangalore, New York, Los Angeles, and California's Silicon Valley.