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Advisors and Operations

As a company built on the principle of inclusive collaboration, we know we can´t build something great alone. Meet the Minds Behind Culturas: Our Advisors and Operations Team.

At Culturas, we are driven by a diverse and talented team of individuals who are passionate about promoting cultural understanding and inclusivity. Our advisors and operations team are the heartbeat of our organization, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and dedication to every facet of our mission.

We are proud to introduce you to the brilliant minds and hardworking individuals who guide our strategy, shape our initiatives, and ensure the seamless operation of Culturas. Their collective expertise spans a wide range of disciplines, from cultural studies to business management, and their commitment to our shared vision is unwavering.

Xavier Raich
A Pioneering Business Leader
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Katarina Sætersdal
A global experienced Norwegian perspective.
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Carlos Torres
Entrepreneurial and Market Expertise
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Nara Borges
Corporate Happiness, ESG and IDG Expertise
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Iara Assis-Holm
Proficient Inclusive Leadership
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Larissa Costa Slottet
The heart and soul behind Culturas

Xavier Raich

A Pioneering Business Leader.

Xavier Raich is a visionary entrepreneur and the driving force behind Tallamar Electronics – a thriving electronic engineering company specializing in yachts. Xavier’s leadership style isn’t just inspiring; it’s legendary. He’s steered Tallamar’s ship through the waters of success, keeping several of the same dedicated and satisfied team on
board for decades.
But Xavier’s impact extends beyond business prowess. His companies are known for forging lasting client relationships and delivering top-tier service. That’s because he understands the value of meaningful connections in business and life. Xavier’s passion for making the world a better place doesn’t stop at the helm of his companies. He’s a forward-thinker who’s invested in industries that hold the promise of a brighter future. That’s why he’s embarked on the journey with Culturas.
Xavier believes there’s immense potential to enhance human interactions across the board. Through his experiences and investments, he aims to inspire other businesses to elevate collaboration and boost their bottom line by fostering better team interactions.
With Xavier’s visionary perspective and commitment to excellence, we’re honored to have him on board as an investor and one of Culturas’ esteemed advisors.

Katarina Sætersdal

A global experienced Norwegian perspective.

With a wealth of experience on diverse international boards, Katarina brings a unique blend of expertise and a warm, people-first approach to our team.
She has been a dedicated advisor for the Norwegian Confederation of Business and Industry’s (NHO) international department for many years. Currently, she serves in the NHO´s forum for sustainability, a role she has passionately embraced.
Katarina is renowned for her knack for building strong, meaningful relationships. She effortlessly connects with individuals from all walks of life, making her a valuable asset in cultivating partnerships and expanding our network. With her keen awareness of the Norwegian market, Katarina offers a realistic and insightful view that is
indispensable to our initiatives. Her international exposure further enriches her perspective, making her a well-rounded advisor who can bridge the gap between local and international dynamics.
Since her first encounter with Culturas, she has been nothing short of enthusiastic. Katarina recognizes the pressing need for more inclusiveness in teams worldwide and is committed to infusing her Norwegian insights into our project. We’re thrilled to have her on board and look forward to her contributions to propelling Culturas toward greater heights.

Carlos Torres

Entrepreneurial and market expertise.

Carlos Bernardo Torres Diaz – Entrepreneurial and Market Expertise With an MBA from Oxford, Carlos is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. His academic journey took him on a remarkable adventure through the entrepreneurship universe, where he honed his skills and gained invaluable experience. But Carlos doesn’t stop at the surface; he dives deep into substantial matters like the energy transition, renewable energy, and the power market.
Carlos is today the Senior Vice President, Director Renewables and Power Research at Rystad Energy. His unique skill set includes exceptional commercial and negotiation skills, which, combined with his analytical prowess, enable him to grasp the intricacies of both the economic and technical aspects of the energy sector. It’s this
comprehensive understanding that sets him apart and makes him an invaluable asset to Culturas.
Beyond his academic and professional accomplishments, Carlos is a curious soul who thrives on understanding how society and technology interact. His analytical nature and knack for synthesizing complex information are remarkable. Carlos is also a people person; he enjoys listening to others and is always eager to lend a helping hand.
As an advisor to Culturas, Carlos can support us with his analytical skills, and provide us with a clear, realistic vision of the market. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he shares our belief in the pressing need for deeper interactions in the corporate world. Carlos Torres is a vital part of our board, and we’re excited about the fresh perspectives and insights he’ll bring to the table.

Nara Borges

Corporate Happiness, ESG, and IDG Expertise.

Corporate Happiness, ESG and IDG Expertise With an impressive track record, Nara has dedicated her career to managing corporate social responsibility, conflict/crisis response, and communication for global companies. Currently serving as a Sustainability Lead at Equinor, she brings a wealth of experience and
expertise to our team.
Nara is a seasoned expert when it comes to the intricacies of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) matters and the Inner Development Goals. Her mastery lies in cultivating engagement and forging partnerships with communities, a skill honed through her involvement in various projects. She has extensive experience in
stakeholder engagement and crisis management and is well-versed in navigating complex challenges.
What truly sets Nara apart is her unwavering passion for Corporate Happiness, a topic close to her heart. Her dedication and expertise in this realm have earned her a place in several specialized hubs within this field. As a member of our advisory board, Nara brings not only her knowledge but also her genuine enthusiasm for fostering happiness
within corporate environments. We’re excited to have her on board and eagerly anticipate the valuable contributions she will make to our mission.

Iara Assis-Holm

Proficient Inclusive Leadership.

Proficient Inclusive Leadership in Complex Teams With a wealth of experience in leading teams within prominent corporations, particularly in IT and HR-related sectors, Iara has emerged as a digitalization leader.
Her current role as VP of IT at Statkraft underscores her prowess in the field. What makes Iara unique is not just her professional acumen but also her exceptional empathy. She places a significant emphasis on the well-being of her teams, creating an environment where individuals can thrive and excel.
Drawing from her background in leading complex teams, Iara brings an exceptional perspective to our advisory board. She has boldly charted her path to authentic leadership, which involves fostering connections and interactions among team members, which perfectly aligns with Culturas’ mission. This approach has proven invaluable in navigating the intricate challenges posed by such complexities.
Iara Assis-Holm is a precious addition to our team. We’re thrilled to have her on board, and we look forward to the beneficial contributions she will make to our journey.

Larissa Costa Slottet

The heart and soul behind Culturas Larissa has been building and guiding Culturas from the ground up for over a decade. With a diverse skill set spanning pedagogy, business, international relations, communications, the green economy, coaching, yoga, and neuroscience, she sees a holistic view of how these topics
link together. Grounded in research & data-driven insights, she’s developed an innovative methodology combining those topics to enhance employee well-being and boost
team efficiency within workplaces.
Working professionally across borders, Larissa’s personal journey ignited a profound passion for fostering inclusive and collaboration-driven workspaces. She simply wanted to create the ideal workplace she herself would want to be a part of.
With a nuanced understanding of personal development and the art of forging meaningful interactions, Larissa is dedicated to Culturas’s vision to build a more empathetic and connected corporate world. For her, this isn’t just business; it’s a passion-driven endeavour devoted to shaping workplaces where human dynamics shine.