Manuel is a global expert on unconscious bias and inclusive coaching. His keynote speeches introduce organizations to the key concepts and best practices that make diversity, inclusion and belonging sustainably successful.
He leverages his fluency in 6 languages (Creole, French, Spanish, German, English and Portuguese) and his experience of delivering training and coaching workshops in over 20 countries to bridge cultural gaps and to create fully inclusive environments.
Manuel has addressed and trained over 300 business executives on unconscious bias across Europe and Asia. In 2017, the Vice President for Human Resources of a Global Investment bank called Manuel “the best trainer we’ve ever had”.
Previously, Manuel led the business development of EDGE (Economic Dividend of Gender Equality) Strategy, leveraging behavioural design strategies for the likes of the World Bank, L’Oréal and SAP. Manuel has designed, led and implemented the global development of the Global Shapers Community for the World Economic Forum, managed a network of 1000+ Global Shapers across North America and the Caribbean, and coached the 80+ leaders of the local chapters. From 2005-2012 Manuel managed a number of cross-border projects ranging from microfinance in North Africa, media in Turkey, trade finance in Brazil and investment banking across Europe. Manuel graduated from JP Morgan’s Corporate Development Program and he re-engineered the business development efforts of ICAP Deutschland GmbH.
He is an Alumnus of the Global Leadership Fellowship of the World Economic Forum, where he graduated from a program co-delivered by the Wharton School in Philadelphia, the Columbia School of Arts in New York, the London Business School, INSEAD in Paris and the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. He holds two Master’s degrees in International Management from ESCP Europe (Oxford-Madrid-Paris) and the City University of London.
As an executive coach, he holds a double accreditation from the Academy of Executive Coaching (London, UK) and from Best Year Yet® (Denver, CO).