Ignacio Peña is a strategist, an innovator, an advisor and an international speaker. He founded Surfing Tsunamis, a catalyst of abundance, inclusion and regeneration based on the power of transformational innovation. Recent initiatives include designing a massive transformative purpose for one of the leading companies in Latam, shaping the strategy of the innovation lab of a leading regional organization, proposing a global Inclusion Moonshot to G20 leaders, designing a 35 acre innovation park in the heart of a mega-city, organizing a three-day free event about exponential technologies for youth and helping disruptive entrepreneurs to launch and scale their startups. Ignacio catalyzed the first major Singularity University event in Latin America, co-founded a leading angel investor fund in Argentina, with a portfolio of over 20 disruptive global startups, and created the first MOOC focused on technology entrepreneurship in Latin America.
Previously, Ignacio worked for over 15 years as strategic consultant for leading corporations, governments, NGOs and associations. He was Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group based in Brazil and worked at Booz & Co. He executed over 100 projects in more than a dozen sectors, was involved in M&A transactions worth over US$5B and has deep experience in strategy, innovation, corporate development and large-scale transformations.
Ignacio is Lecturer at the Wharton School and was selected Bold Innovator at XPRIZE in 2016, when he designed a global prize to make nutritious food ultra-affordable everywhere. He published articles in a range of international media, including the Huffington Post, the Financial Times, Knowledge@Wharton, La Nación and Clarín. He holds an MSc in Economics from UCA, an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.