Cohort Mentors & Review Panelists are start-up experts, impact investors, and corporate philanthropists who work closely with Cohort Members to guide the development and evaluation of Final Projects.

Carlos Almela

Senior Grantmaker
Fundación Carasso (Spain)

Pedro Mario Burelli

Managing Partner
BV Holdings AG (Venezuela)

Pamela Calsow

Cultural Director
Corporación de Panguipulli (Chile)

Franco Carranza

Founding Director
Semana de la Trompeta (Peru)

Ruben Carughi

Founding Director
Trombonanza (Argentina)

Ron Davis

Founding Director
El Sistema Greenland

Jennifer Heflin

Senior Manager
Accenture PLC (USA)

Yoo-Jin Hong

Director of Leadership Training
League of American Orchestras

Katya Gorbatiouk

General Director – Eurasia
Plexus Holdings Plc (U.K.)

Calida Jones

Artistic Director
Bravo! Waterbury (USA)

Lai Ling Lee

Director of Americas
The Red Cross (Canada)

Scott Lykins

Lakes Area Music Festival (USA)

Robert Mercuri

Robert Mercuri

Director of Regional Sales
Medline Industries Inc. (Canada)

Cecile Prieto

Senior Grantmaker
Fundación Azteca (Mexico)

Fabien Rossini

Head of Business Development
Square Enix 

Cara Sawyer

Marketing Manager
Absolute Process Instruments (USA)

Suzanne Siskel

Executive Vice President
The Asia Foundation

Marina Spindler

Former CEO
Group of 50 (Latin America)

Steven Vetrone

Executive Manager
The Home Depot (Canada)

Sara Zanussi

ComMUSICation (USA)

Paulo Zuben

Founding President
Santa Marcelina Cultura (Brazil)

“The Global Leaders Program prepared me to make my community a better place with music. I had the chance to learn from influential musicians and entrepreneurs, from their struggles and from their successes.”

Zubaida Azezi, Violin, Canada (2014 Cohort)
Founder – Silk Road Youth Orchestra