Multicultural professional with several years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of international initiatives aimed to empower diverse groups worldwide. He is an expert at creating strategic partnerships and securing collaborations efforts across sectors. As Director of NGLCC Global Division, Erasmo works with LGBT chambers of commerce worldwide to share best practices, lessons learned, and create engagement opportunities with stakeholders from the international corporate and public sector, and multilateral organizations to advance supplier diversity initiatives, create awareness for diversity and inclusion (D&I) matters, and support the growth of LGBTI-owned small and medium enterprises (SME’s).
Erasmo has also conducted qualitative research work at the Brookings Institution, one of the world's leading Think Tanks, where his portfolio focused on analyzing illegal economic activities, sociopolitical challenges, energy, and security matters throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, East Africa, and South East Asia.
Erasmo holds a Master of Science in Business and Financial Economics from the University of Greenwich in London where he resided for a few years. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is originally from Lima, Peru and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Mariano leads Verisk Maplecroft's research practice for the Southern Cone, providing in-depth analysis for Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, assessing a wide range of hemispheric trends, and delivering thought leadership on resource nationalism trends at a global scale.
Before joining Verisk Maplecroft, he served in the public sector for nearly fifteen years, carrying substantial experience in how public decision-makers think and interrelate with private stakeholders.
Machado holds an MPA from Harvard University and was recognised with the Littauer Award for Academic Excellence. An alumnus of the Fulbright Program, he is trained in global affairs (LSE, Peking University), political management (UDESA), policy assessment (UMass), conflict analysis (UNITAR), and forecasting techniques (UNDP, ECLAC, GJP).
Among other professional affiliations, he is a councillor of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI), and a fellow of Argentina's Political Action Network (RAP).
Health Research Officer, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD-OCDE
Paola Sillitti works at the OECD, in the Health Division. Her work covers the topics of end-of-life care, long-term care, mental health and cancer care. Her work on long-term-care incudes projects on the long-term care workforce, the impact of COVID-19 on the long-term care sector, and the burden of dementia. She has also worked on a project to advise the Lithuanian Ministry of Health in reforming long-term care services. Paola Sillitti has BSc in Economics and a MSc in Economics and Management from Bocconi University. She has also studied Economics at HEC Lausanne and International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris.
A Political Scientist Peggy Maguire has worked at the international, regional and national level over the last twenty-five years highlighting the need for gender equity in biomedical research, public health and social policy. Prior to her role as Director General at the EIWH, Peggy was Director of Development at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin and Director of the Research and Education Foundation at the Irish College of General Practitioners.
As an advocate for a health literate public, Peggy developed a cancer communication and information initiative for and by women to ensure cancer information was women led. As part of her commitment to gender equality, Peggy has been a member of the WHO expert group on gender mainstreaming and contributed to the WHO Women’s Health Strategy for Europe. In 2014 Peggy worked on amendments to the Clinical Trials Regulation to ensure gender and age were included. Peggy is also former President of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Peggy has initiated and contributed to EU projects such as Engender-Inventory of good practices in Europe for promoting gender equity in health; Engendering Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and EUGenMed, leading the research and the workshop on the inclusion of Sex and Gender in Healthcare Professional Education.
In 2019, the Minister for Health in Ireland appointed Peggy co-chair of the Women’s Health Task Force. Peggy’s research and advocacy work supports gender equity, ageing, patient and disability rights as well as the implications of social determinants on health and wellbeing. In October 2021, the WHO Academy Quality Committee announced the appointment of Peggy to its Board and chair of the patient and community engagement working group.