Steering Council

Glenn Mandziuk

Glenn Mandziuk

Chief Executive and Sustainable Tourism Development Specialist.
Glenn Mandziuk was President and CEO of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Region, had a budget of more than 3 million dollars; involves more than 4,200 industry stakeholders and 90 communities and villages; and performs marketing services for consumer, travel, media relations, research, industry, and community services.
Francesc Vila Albet

Francesc Vila Albet

Ex Tourism Manager of the Barcelona Provincial Council
Born in 1956 in Vilanova i la Geltrú, he has a degree in Philosophy and Education Sciences from the University of Barcelona and a Postgraduate Degree in Public Administration Management from ESADE. Between 2007 and 2021 he was Tourism Manager of the Barcelona Provincial Council. Previously, he was Manager of Culture of the Diputación de Barcelona and Secretary General of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya
PhD Giuseppe Nerilli

PhD Giuseppe Nerilli

Senior Expert in Sustainable Tourism, Ecosystem Services Assessment and International Development Cooperation.
With a lifetime dedicated to training, research and the implementation of sustainability at all levels, Giuseppe is an Agronomist graduated from the University of Bologna and specialized in soil conservation, he has an MBA in Sustainable Tourism Management, directed by Amos Good and awarded by the University for International Cooperation of Costa Rica and, finally, an MSc and PhD in island ecology and eco-social processes awarded by the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Jaume Agustí Maragall

Jaume Agustí Maragall

SVP Culture & Sustainability Apple Leisure Group Europe
Expert in culture and innovation. More than 10 years of experience in the creation of management models of "positive and sustainable culture" both in organizations and the society. SVP of Culture and Sustainability in APPLE Leisure Group Europe, one of the world first tourism corporations. Responsible for leading the Innovation Committee of the RTI and Biosphere. General Management Program at IESE.
PhD. Javier Benayas del Álamo

PhD. Javier Benayas del Álamo

Professor of Ecology at the Autonomous University of Madrid and member of the advisory committee of the Spanish Sustainable Development Network
Since 2015 he has been First Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Urban Planning and Sustainability of the Soto del Real (Madrid) city council and since 2016 he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish Sustainable Development Network that prepares annual reports on the degree of compliance with the SDGs by the different countries or every two years the evaluation of the involvement of the 100 Spanish cities in the 2030 agenda.
Erika Harms Salom

Erika Harms Salom

Vicechairman
Erika Harms has focused her career on creating platforms to unite the private and public sectors in support of the conservation priorities of the United Nations and has spearheaded initiatives such as the Alliance for Sustainable Tourism and the Association for Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.
Patricia Malheiro Araújo
With a degree in Journalism and a Masters in Communication and Marketing, Patricia Araujo has worked since 1997 in Client Management, New Product Creation and Project Management. Since 2015 she has been Director of Marketing and Projects for Biosphere Portugal
Ángel Díaz

Ángel Díaz

ALS President
More than fifteen years dedicated to conflict resolution in matters related to the tourism and leisure sectors, and strategic and operational consulting. Graduate with a degree in Biology, Central University of Barcelona. Bilingual Master in Economics and Business Management, IESE, Barcelona.
Juan Antonio Menéndez-Pidal
With a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Madrid, with a Master's Degree in International Law from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Juan Antonio Menéndez-Pidal and Oliver has been Director of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Planning of Spain.
PhD. Tomás de Azcárate Bang
Tomás de Azcárate y Bang holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the same University and a Master's Degree in Senior Business Management from the I.N.S.E.A.D. of Fontainebleau.
Fabián Román

Fabián Román

Argentina delegate
Chemical Engineer of the National University of Buenos Aires, specialist in Sustainable Development of the Bolivarian University of Chile and Master in Management of Sustainable Tourism of the University for International Cooperation (UCI).