Team

Our team of volunteers, brings together a variety of expertise, with the joined commitment to positively impact the region in the fight against COVID-19
Ralf Wenzel

Ralf Wenzel

Board of Directors, Officer

Ralf Wenzel is a Managing Partner at SoftBank Group International. Ralf built three startup companies including Foodpanda, one of the world’s most successful food delivery businesses operating across 40 countries.

Sebastian Mejia

Sebastian Mejia

Board of Directors, Officer

Sebastian Mejia is President and Co-Founder of Rappi, an on-demand delivery startup, headquartered in Colombia and operating in multiple countries throughout Latin America.

Laura Gaviria Halaby

Laura Gaviria Halaby

Advisory Board, Director

Laura Gaviria Halaby is a Director of Operations at Softbank Group International leading Health-Tech Strategy. Laura has over 18 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience globally and in Latin America.

Monica Callava

Monica Callava

Operations

Monica Callava is part of SoftBank Group International’s Business Operations team. Prior to joining SoftBank, Monica worked at Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm with over 40 offices around the world, as a Marketing Specialist in their Latin America Practice.

Joao Suplicy

João Suplicy

Operations

João Suplicy is part of Rappi’s Strategic Business Development and M&A team. Prior to joining Rappi, João worked for Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking division in Brazil.

Israel Hernandez

Israel Hernandez

Advisory Board, Government Affairs

Israel Hernandez is Head of Government Affairs for the Latin America technology fund at SoftBank. He has over 17 years of experience in corporate partnerships, global corporate communications, corporate social responsibility and public and government affairs. He has worked in various industries, both in the private and public sector globally.

Oded Cedar

Oded Cedar

Compliance Officer

Oded Cedar serves as Director of Compliance for SoftBank Group International. Prior to joining SBGI, he was Vice-President of Compliance for SoftBank Investment Advisers in California. Oded holds an LLM from Duke University and has extensive experience in both the legal and regulatory sectors.