Our Foundation

TAEDA

A Comprehensive Vision and Approach

Since its creation in 2008, the Foundation has been committed to addressing the constantly evolving needs and challenges affecting our region. Its main objective is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development that allows our societies to progress towards a more prosperous common destiny. We conceive this development as an equitable pursuit, based on respect for the environment and diversity, supported by new technologies from a humanistic perspective, with the purpose of generating well-being for both present and future generations.

Authorities

Mario Montoto

President of the TAEDA Foundation and TAEDA Publishing House

Mario Montoto

He leads these specialized entities in organizing events and seminars addressing global strategic issues such as natural resources, technology, and sustainable development with technological innovation. Additionally, he is responsible for the DEF Magazine, a monthly publication covering topics of Latin American interest related to regional growth, environment, energy, defense, public security, science, and technology.

Throughout his career, he also serves as the President of the Argentine-Israeli Chamber of Commerce. Moreover, Montoto is a shareholder in various companies developing solutions and systems, applying technology to public safety and defense.

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Gustavo Gorriz

Vice President of the TAEDA Foundation and Director of TAEDA Publishing House

Gustavo Gorriz

He also serves as the editor of DEF Magazine. All the entities he is a part of are committed to integrating the region and initiating discussions on sensitive topics to improve our living conditions and create a responsible future for new generations. Additionally, he has participated in several foundations with similar goals and has been the editor responsible for 37 books with TAEDA and other organizations.

He is a retired Colonel of the Argentine Army, a Staff Officer, and in this institution, among other roles, he served for years in the General Secretariat of the Army, was a presidential aide, and the commander of the Patricios Regiment. Since 2005, he has been fulfilling the mentioned roles in TAEDA.

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Yanina Kogan

Director of the TAEDA Foundation

Yanina Kohan
As the Foundation’s Director, she leads training and cooperation programs in strategic areas such as connectivity, climate change, and inclusive development. Her previous experience includes directing the Argentine-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, where she planned and executed networking programs nationally and internationally, and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, where she coordinated key meetings during Argentina’s Pro Tempore Presidency of Mercosur and led communication strategies for prominent events. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Negotiations from FLACSO, University of San Andrés, and University of Barcelona, a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires. She has supplemented her education with postgraduate courses in Non-Profit Organizations and Deep Tech, Investments, and Venture Capital in Latin America. She is a board member of Keren Kayemet LeIsrael and Pollera Pantalón. Her focus on international cooperation, sustainability, and female empowerment reflects her commitment to social progress and community well-being in the region.
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Juan Ignacio Cánepa

Academic Secretary of the TAEDA Foundation

Juan Canepa
He also serves as the chief editor of DEF Magazine and the general editor of Taeda Publishing House. As the Academic Secretary of the Foundation, he organizes and supervises research teams and curates topics to work on. His main challenge is to connect the academic world with leaders and decision-makers to provide answers to present issues. He holds a degree in Political Science and is a journalist specialized in international politics, geopolitics, and defense. He has a postgraduate diploma in Digital Journalism (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) and was awarded a scholarship by the Fulbright Commission of Argentina for Young Leaders.
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Maia Bornsztein

Maia Bornsztein

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the Torcuato Di Tella University and a Master’s degree in Security and Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University, where she is a fellow at the Irwin Cotler Institute for Democracy, Human Rights, and Justice. She complements her education with courses in public diplomacy and leadership, along with experiences in academic research projects. Additionally, she is part of the New Generations program of the World Jewish Congress.

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