Meet our Advisory Board

Our advisory board consists of top pension experts and academics from different regions of the world.

Prof. Thomas Post

Thomas Post is Associate Professor of Finance at Maastricht University and Open University and is affiliated with Netspar. He received his PhD from Humboldt University Berlin. He held visiting positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of New South Wales and worked for KPMG. In his research and teaching, he looks at understanding the psychological motivations that drive households’ financial decisions and developing nudges and interventions to change financial behaviors for the better.

Manuel García Huitrón

Manuel has over 20 years of experience in pensions. He is a Co-founder of the global PensionTech startup “Nuovalo: modern longevity risk sharing architecture and technology.” Previously, he held a research faculty position at Yale School of Management and worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Finance Corporation, and the World Bank. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the World Pension Summit, the Aging Finance Platform, and the Mercer-CFA Global Pensions Index.

Prof. Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos

Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos is Professor at University of London, a Visiting Professor at the School of Law, CCLS at Queen Mary University, Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck University of London, and the Director of the Global Online MBA Programmes in University of London. He supervises students at the University of Warwick. Dimitrios also runs a boutique consulting firm, Gnosis Management Consultants, providing intelligent reports and advisory services on business and management issues. 

Žiga Vižintin

Žiga Vižintin is an advisor to the Management Board at Pokojninska družba A, Inc. pension fund from Slovenia with almost ten years of senior management experience in the roles of CMO and CSO. He is actively combining the latest information technology, business intelligence, and behavioral economics insights to help people save more for retirement with innovative products and services. Žiga is a registered member of the Global Association of Applied Behavioural Scientists (GAABS).

Manuel Tabilo Sanhueza

Manuel Tabilo Sanhueza holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economic and Exact Sciences from the University of Chile. Since 2011, he has worked in the International Federation of Pension Fund Administrators (FIAP) as a Research Manager. In his duties, he has carried out descriptive studies and articles related to the functioning and new developments of private pension systems of different countries (with a focus on Latin America). Since 2021, he is also Vice President of the World Pension Alliance (WPA).

Carlos Lopez

Carlos is a Policy Adviser at HESTA (Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia), a large industry fund in Australia with a leading voice in ESG, gender equity, and indigenous issues. In his role, Carlos is responsible for analysing proposed superannuation policy, legislation and regulations that impact the retirement outcomes of Australians. He advocates for system-wide improvements to policy settings that ensure key issues such as the poor indigenous retirement outcomes are addressed.