Nadine PadrónExecutive Director
Co-founder and Executive Director of Invivalink, Nadine Padrón has vast experience in international business development, management of institutional communications, corporate image building and destination branding at a global level. She has successfully developed and overseen branding projects in more than 20 countries worldwide (in the USA; Europe, LATAM; Middel East, Africa and Southeast Asia), working in direct collaboration with country and state governments, as well as Fortune 500 CEO’s. She is now focused on strategic corporate planning and new product and service development. Before assuming her role as Executive Director Invivalink, Nadine was the Managing Director of Peninsula Press where she successfully led the company’s diversification into the business events sector. Of mixed British and Venezuelan descent, Nadine graduated from Madrid Universidad Carlos II with an M.S. in Economics, specializing in international and development economics.
Alban Llaryora PorchezNon-Executive Chairman
Alban Llaryora Porchez is co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of InvivaLink, as well as CEO of the ACOM Group, the world’s leading independent content provider for global media. Alban has been part of the ACOM Group’s executive team for more than 10 years, having acquired vast experience in business administration, media relations and institutional destination branding through the world’s most influential print and digital media organizations.
With his founding of the TheWorldfolio news portal in 2011, of which he is also Non-Executive Chairman, Alban became the strongest advocate for the Group’s diversification. He was named CEO of ACOM Group in December 2013. Of French and Argentinean origin, Alban has a B.A. in Business and Finance from the Universidad Europea of Madrid.
José Antonio SantoyoHead of Investor Relations
José Antonio is co-founder and Head of Investor Relations of Invivalink. After gaining experience in CNN, El Economista, and the ACOM Group in, José Antonio took up the role of Director Investor Relations at Peninsula Press and was involved in the company’s expansion into the management of investment forums in New York and Wahington DC; which focused in Latin American and Southeast Asian markets. José Antonio was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and holds an M.A. in Corporate Communications from Mexico City’s Universidad IBeroamericana, an M.S. in Journalism from Madrid’s Universidad Complutense and an M.S. in applied Economics from the Universidad Carlos I.
Kristin KjellgardCreative Director
Kristin Kjellgard has more than 20 years of experience working for leading global media as a creative and publicity director in the field of institutional communications and international branding. As creative director for the ACOM Group, Kristin participated in the execution of more than 500 destination branding campaigns, in association with some of the world’s leading daily newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, USA Today, The Independent, Le Firago and El Mundo.
Born in Sweden, Kristin studied Graphic Design at the Forberg School of Design, and Branding at the Berghs School of Communication.
Ana BritoOperations Coordinator
Ana Brito is the operations Coordinator for Invivalink, responsible for coordinating between senior management, global field staff and our head office departments to facilitate all phases and aspects of our international communications strategies.
Ana comes to Invivalink after a long experience in the consumer goods sector, where she has worked as a communications consultant for major brands such as Shiseido cosmetics, preparing advertising campaigns to support their international expansion. She headed the internationalization of the Spanish footwear company Neon Boots, developing a marketing plan, handling media relations and brand image, while also managing operational matters such as sales performance and logistics.
Her experience also includes working as a sales executive at the cosmetics brand Glossy Box and as account executive at CHINA, a Madrid-based advertising agency, where she created marketing plans for two cosmetics brands.
A Madrid native, Ana holds a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. She has studied in England, France and Belgium and is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
Edward HollandEditor in Chief
Edward Holland is Editor in Chief at InvivaLink. With more than 30 years experience as a journalist, Edward has worked as a reporter in Latin America and Spain for the Associated Press, Reuters and Bloomberg Business News, as well as in corporate communications for Telefónica, the Spanish telecommunications company.
A New York City native, Edward earned an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and an M.A. Bachelor’s in English and Spanish literature from Boston University. During his long career he has written several publications, including the Investor manual published by the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce.