Global Open Network
1455 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004 

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Jose Alberto Sanchis

CEO & Founder

Jose Alberto Sanchis is an executive and entrepreneur with more than 40 years experience launching successful global business ventures.


Before his post in Global Open Network, Mr. Sanchis was Senior International Consultant at M K Consulting, where since 2009 he has advised governments and corporations on a large variety of issues, such as financial and organizational structuring, engineering and energy.


Prior to this post, after having successfully raised the initial capital, he launched a variety of retail stores in Spain for Vodafone, the largest mobile telephone company in the world. He worked in this capacity from 1999 to 2009 as an independent distributor and simultaneously launched a commercial consulting team for small and medium businesses to sell and increase the commercial use of cell phones and other mobility services.


Before this experience, Mr. Sanchis worked as a consultant for various businesses in Spain, such as Vidrieros de Levante in Valencia. During this period he also worked as a visiting professor at ESTEMA Business School in Valencia, where he taught courses on New Information Technologies, as part of the university´s MBA Program, from 2000 to 2002.  


For several years prior to this experience Mr. Sanchis worked as a consultant and executive manager at Associates Consultants Corp, based in Miami, Florida, where he advised a number of high-profile Spanish and French companies seeking to establish a presence in the U.S. market. His clients there included Grand Chef Corp, the first trading company of the French group Carrefour.


From 1983 to 1987 he worked for the group Viuda de Biosca Riera, owners of the Escorpion brand, as the President of Pour Madame Corp, a post which entailed among its duties spearheading the opening of its first U.S. store in Miami, Florida. This opening transformed the company into the first Spanish firm to have a retail outlet in the United States. Prior to this experience, Mr. Sanchis was recruited by Saez Merino in Valencia, a manufacturer of LOIS jeans and other brands, to manage and create an international division from which he oversaw the exportation of textiles to Europe, the United States and South Africa.


Mr. Sanchis began his career as an executive at Carmen Industries, in Valencia, at the time one of Spain´s leading producers of household goods. Over the years he rose within the company, eventually to become its Managing Director and CEO, where he managed more than 400 employees and oversaw the production of 200-plus products that were exported to over 30,000 clients throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.


Mr. Sanchis has a Law degree from the University of Navarra, Spain, graduate degrees from IESE Business School in Barcelona and IPADE Business School in Mexico, an MBA from the University of Miami and a Master´s in Mobility Studies from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He also holds a Certificate in New Technologies from UNED (National Open University) in Spain, and a Degree in Methodology and Didactics from the University of Valencia.  He also holds  an LNV Executive Education program at the Harvard Business School.


Mr. Sanchis is fluent in Spanish, French and English, and resides in Washington, DC.

Julio Ibañez  


Julio Ibañez is an Executive Retailer and Acisor of retail companies passionate in the improvement of strategis and financial performance with more than 20 years of experience at an international level. It has helped numerous European, American, Caribbean and Latin American retailers to create significant value for shareholders and improve financial performance. He has advised numerous leading chans in all key sectors, including the formats of departmen stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, express formats and import-export companies of food and beverages. Julio Ibañez is member of the Abasto Magazine and, since June 2019, Julio was elected Chairman of the Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce.

Felipe A. Pérez Sosa, Ph.D.    


Felipe A. Pérez Sosa is an academic, author and consultant in finance and financial services. He has served as Senior Financial Intelligence Consultant at E&Y, Manager fo Pensions and Mutual Funds at Profuturo GNP, consultant professor and researcher. He is currenntly a full-time Professor at the Business School of Tecnologico de Monterrey and partner of GON International. His main research lines are financial inclusion and microfinance. He is author of the books "Administration of Pension Funds in the Mexican context" and "Popular Finance in Mexico"; chapters of books published in Mexico, Finland and Costa Rica; peer-reviewed papers published by scientific journals in Business and Finance; and speaker at international conferences in Mexico, UK, Finland, Spain, among others. He is a candidate member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico and a honorary member of the Mexican Actuarial College (CAM).