Where Business and Sports Meet:
Lessons Learned Swimming on Seven Continents

We live in a rapidly changing world, not only politically and economically, but also socially speaking.  The conflict between business and sports no longer holds: They share several values that can help people excel at both.

We should all focus on finding our own “3 Ps”: Passion, Purpose, and Perseverance.
Diego will share how his global endeavors as an extreme athlete helped him find his own "3 Ps" in business as well.


Monday, May 13th, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm


Hosted by Beth Halpern (MSc Public Policy '98)


Hogan Lovells
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004


$5 for AFLSE members and members' guests
$10 for non-members.
(Hors d'oeuvres and wine/soft drinks will be served.)



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About Diego Lopez
diego-lopezDiego is an entrepreneur, explorer, and extreme swimmer who strives to excel in both business and sports at a global level. As a finance professional, he holds 13 years of experience in the world’s main financial centers. He is the Managing Director of Global SWF, an advisory boutique dedicated to sovereign wealth funds, and is an external consultant to the World Bank and the UN, among others.

Prior to founding Global SWF, Diego was the Director and COO of PwC’s Global SWF practice, based in Abu Dhabi and New York. He is one of the few global experts in SWFs, and his work focuses on linking institutional investment capital with sustainable development.

As a sportsman, he has transitioned from an average pool swimmer to one of the world’s best open water and ice swimmers. He has completed the Triple Crown of Open Water (Swim Around Manhattan, English Channel, Catalina Channel); holds a World Record for being the first individual to complete the most challenging swim on each of the seven continents (including Antarctica); and became World Champion of Ice Swimming in the Arctic Circle in March 2019.

Born and raised in the small Canary Islands in Spain, Diego has lived in eight different countries and visited over 80 of them in all seven continents. He holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics, where he has served as Regional Ambassador since 2015.


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