In Ocean Blue World we have assembled a group of personalities that project the concept and identity that makes us unique. Get to know them and find your ideas in our pages
Daniel J. Penseyres
Prior to the position of CIO at HSBC Private Bank in Monaco, Mr. Penseyres was the Chief Executive Officer at BOC (Suisse) Fund Management SA. Previously, he was Managing Partner at Bedrock Alternative Asset Management. Prior to this, he was the Head of Alternative Investments Advisory and Marketing at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Cie. Mr. Penseyres also served as the bank’s Member of the Surveillance Committee for Alternative Investment Products.
Between 1991 and 2001, he set up Alternative Investments Marketing, Sales, and Advisory platform for Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) and he was in charge of several multi-funds and co-created a marketing and sales platform for the distribution of alternative investment products for Republic National Bank of New York (Suisse) SA in Geneva.
Mr. Penseyres started his financial career in Geneva working in the corporate treasury risk management group of two top 500 US multi-national companies with headquarters in Illinois and Connecticut.
Rafael Micha graduated with an MSc degree from the London School of Economics. As founder and director of Grupo HABITA hotels, twelve in Mexico and two in the U.S., he manages its public relations and writes for Excélsior. He has also been published in: Moi and Vanity Fair México among others. He is a blog collaborator and was guest editor for the special tourism issue of Milenio Diario published in 2016.
Neil Santos is a Travel and Lifestyle Specialist with Element Lifestyle. He is an easy-going adventurer from Fullerton, California with a live-in-the-moment mentality. Having graduated from California State University in Communications, he went to Italy to further his studies where he immediately caught the travel bug. His fascination with different cultures, fashion, entertainment and incredible places around the world are what drew him to Element Lifestyle. He believes in making the best of any situation by always staying humble and hungry while on the lookout for the next adventure.
Luis Vaquero graduated in International Commerce at both Valladolid University and Southampton Solent University. He has lived and worked in Barcelona, London and Los Cabos and has a true passion for business and traveling around the globe.
Mexico became his home in 2014 as International Accounts Manager with CS Imports and Cofer Studio, focusing on growing the domestic market for international leading high-end brands in the world of interior design, such as Clarke & Clarke and de Gournay.
Noel Peterson is an Arizona MBA graduate with an unconventional yet exceptional history in client managment and promotion. He has worked with major entertainment companies such as Warner Music Group and E Networks, as well as the consulting firm, Mint Lifestyle in Beverly Hills. His expertise is currently engaged at Element Lifestyle where he is the Director of Client Management.
Jalife has a master’s degree and a PhD from the American University in Washington D.C. His prior experience includes: FASTmag magazine editor, Televisa’s F1 commentator, Racing Program Director, and the first nonnative English author to receive the Dean Batchelor Ward Book of the Year award for his English ‘Pulitzer’ of racetrack literature, The Brothers Rodriguez. He is the only Latin-American motor racing specialist worldwide and as such, he is a consultant to endless organizations on this subject.