Board

Board

ALEXIS LOPE-BELLO

CEO of Comtrade Group

Head of EAB, Final Arbiter for management disputes, Mentor/Advisor for Adriatic Solutions sector and Distribution Business Unit

Alexis Lope-Bello is a pioneer of the IT industry who started his career three decades ago. In 1982 he started his first computer company, which eventually grew to become a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Lope-Bello has since held a number of management and ownership positions in some of the most successful IT companies including Europe IT, CHS Electronics and eHouse. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia, which – in combination with his IT expertise – makes him qualified to lead Comtrade into the next stage of its development. Mr. Lope-Bello became CEO and COO of Comtrade Group in January 2011.

Terry T. Curtis

CFO of Comtrade Group

Mentor/Advisor for Managed Products sector and the US market

Terry T. Curtis is a C-level finance executive with a strong background in the IT industry and a diverse skillset that allows him to make impact in the areas of finance, strategic planning, company restructuring and acquisitions. He has proven his capacity as a business leader in a variety of roles that included operations management, IT sector, divisional GM responsibilities, as well as senior level financial positions. Over the course of his career, Mr. Curtis worked for top employers such as IAC Corp., Liberty Global Inc., Sumitomo Corp., HSE24.de and Timberland. Mr. Curtis joined Comtrade management team as the leader of the financial department in 2009.

Mark Minevich

President of Going Global Ventures

Strategic Advisor to CEO and Co-Chair Americas

Mark Minevich, author and world-renowned visionary in the fields of digitization and artificial intelligence, is the principle founder of Going Global Ventures  in New York and Venture Partner of GVA Capital in Silicon Valley. He is a  Senior Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils and Senior Advisor  of the Council of Competitiveness in Washington DC and charter member of the B20/G20’s Digitalization Task Force as an expert in digitization, advanced autonomous systems, and the future of AI. Mark’s track record speaks for itself and he’s always in demand. The combination of his unique experience and background in business strategy, technology, and innovation, his global orientation and expertise, and his exposure to working in the corporate, private, tech and investment sectors  makes Mark an invaluable contributor.

Mark is the author of the books

  • Six Billion Minds endorsed by former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres
  •  The CTO Handbook

Christopher Keen

Founder / Managing Partner of Align Investment GMBH

Mentor/Advisor for Gaming solutions segment and DACH region

Christopher Keen spent 15 years of his professional career with the UniCredit Group where he served in a variety of roles. He was responsible for the Group’s European Direct Equity Investment business, established and managed the Group’s Private Equity Fund Investment activity and was a senior member of the Leveraged Finance Unit. His skills as a top decision maker result from his experience as a member of the steering committees for the bank, as well as a board member for 3 different portfolio investment companies. Prior to founding his own investment company in 2012, Mr. Keen held the title of Managing Director at UniCredit Bank AG based in Munich.