Board of Directors
“Only with ardent patience will we conquer the splendid city that will give light, justice and dignity to all men. Thus poetry will not have sung in vain. "Pablo Neruda. At 70, she is one of the veterans of the Board. She has been part of the project since its inception. Feli has been caring for her family and her home for 50 years. For 25 years she has been actively collaborating with the project of the Garbí Cultural Center in Barcelona.
Feli Barragán Candalia
"Many small people in small places, doing small things can change the world", Eduardo Galeano. He started working at the age of 14 and studied accounting, foreign trade, and also English among other subjects. Currently, he is retired. However, for the last 30 years he was working in a major chemical product company, as a head of foreign trade.
Jaume Sanllorente Barragán
"Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever ”Gandhi. Graduated in Architecture from the University of Morón in Buenos Aires (Argentina), living in Barcelona since 2000. His passion for languages and traveling have led him to work in Tourism in different countries of Europe, from the Principality of Andorra, Italy , to the UK and Spain.<br /> Since 2007 he works at Atrápalo.com specializing in different areas, mainly Hotels (Vacation Leisure) and now a new challenge in the world of Digital Marketing in Urban Leisure (Tickets, Restaurants and Shows).<br /> He values friendship and human relationships, because he feels that true wealth lies precisely in the potential that each one is capable of offering to others.
Javier Díaz Oliveiro
"The gazelle wakes up every morning in Africa. It knows that it must outrun the fastest lion so that it is not killed. The lion wakes up every morning. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle so as not to starve. It doesn't matter if you're a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, I'd better catch you running. " Abe Gubegna Born in Barcelona on May 27, 1964. He is an ophthalmologist specialized in oculoplasty, registered in Barcelona. After obtaining his degree as an ophthalmologist, he specialized in oculoplasty with external rotations performed for two years with the most prestigious oculoplastic surgeons, in Mexico City, Munich, Paris and New York. He has been an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the Ramón Llull University in Barcelona between 1992 and 1997. He is currently Head of the Oculoplasty Unit of the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center in Barcelona. He is a Founding Member of the Pan American Oculoplastic Society, Honorary Member of the Indian Oculoplasty Society, as well as a member of various Ophthalmological Scientific Societies. Being an Author of two books on ophthalmology, he has published to date 43 articles on the specialty of oculoplasty in specialized journals and has held more than 600 sessions and conferences at national and international conferences on the specialty.
Gorka Martinez Grau
"Are there hidden treasures in the sea for those who do not dream?" She was born in Barcelona on December 27, 1975. She studied Laboratory Technical Analysis and Photography. She volunteered for 9 years at the Hospitalet Red Cross, directing the Aid and Emergencies Unit and collaborating in the Departments of the Environment, the elderly, the physically or mentally handicapped and groups with a lack of integration into society. She worked in England in an animal sanctuary assisting in the analysis of liquids or tissues and did an internship at Dexeus Hospitals and the Red Cross. She is currently engaged in visual merchandising for a large firm.
Belén Domínguez López
"In times of enormous upheaval it is necessary for us to fight against indifference; otherwise, we will become accomplices of intolerable injustices." In 1989, after graduating in Journalism, she moved to London where he began his professional career in the field of photojournalism. Between 1991 and 2000, his photographic career was amnly focused on the wars in the former Yugoslavia. She is the author of the book Balkan in memoriam and curator and co-author of the book Heartbeats of a convulsed world. In the television field, she is the co-author of the documentaries Dying for the Truth and Portraits of the soul. In 2006 she obtained the Ortega y Gasset Award for Best Informative Work. Since 1995 she combines her work as a photojournalist with teaching photography at the Ramon Llull University.
Sandra Balsells Cubells
"The example is a lesson that all men can read" (Morris West) A Law graduate, Barroso is the founder of Barroso López Abogados. He has been a faculty at Commercial Law at the University of Barcelona (UB) for some years, and a speaker and professor of Master's Degree in Corporate Law at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). He is specialized in advising the company. Jaume Barroso's relationship with Sonrisas de Bombay started in 2008, when the GAC (Grup de Joves Advocats de Catalunya), of which Barroso was treasurer, signed a collaboration agreement with our organization for pro-bono legal advice. Since then, Jaume Barroso has not stopped collaborating in a personal capacity with Sonrisas de Bombay, providing legal advice to the entity in a constant, dedicated and continuous way for different legal aspects.
Jaume Barroso López
"The essence of life is caring, the beauty of life is giving, the joy of life is loving" (W. Ward) Montse is a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, dermatologist and leprologist, specialist in tropical dermatology. Since her resident years at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, she has collaborated with the JAL Association as a president for more than 15 years, working in the Tamil Nadu (India) state in International Cooperation, the fight against leprosy and in different projects with adults and children suffering from cancer. She collaborates with the Santa Anna Church Field Hospital for the homeless and with the Social services of El Gótic de Barcelona. I value friendship with UPPER CASE and I believe that one of the most important virtues of a person is their attitude towards life. I like music, movies and running. Running cannot be explained… running feels like it!
Montse Pérez López
OUR FOUNDER, Jaume Sanllorente
“It is astonishing that even in the 21st Century there continues to be a scourge on this planet called poverty, but it is more unbelievable that we do nothing to eradicate it. Each and every one of us should go around the world making it a better place. There is only one possible response to inequality, injustice and poverty: take the appropriate action to eradicate them.
Sonrisas de Bombay was born to contribute to a better world with the solid purpose of peacefully fighting against poverty in the city of Mumbai and its surroundings, advancing so that all the citizens of this city and its peripheries can enjoy their most basic human rights.
Today, after working for the most disadvantaged communities for more than 15 years, Mumbai Smiles continues its mission and focuses its efforts on the fight against human trafficking. To do this, we extend our actions to other regions of Asia that allow us to go forward with the eradication of this shameful form of slavery.”
Jaume graduated in Journalism at the Universitat Ramon Llull. He also studied Cooperation to Development at the Instituto de Estudios para la Paz y la Cooperación of the Universidad de Oviedo and the United Nations Institute of Indian Studies and at the Universidad de Oviedo.In 2013, he was selected by the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School for Strategic Management to study the course for World NGO leaders. He also studied paramedical studies for leprosy patients at the Instituto Fontilles in Alicante (Spain), and several courses on human resources, leadership and marketing at institutions like Mafoi or SP Jain Consulting Institute of Technology and Research in Mumbai.He is also a professor at the Master of Leadership and Personal Development by the University of Barcelona. His methods of leadership and career as an entrepreneur are studied in universities and business schools such as IESE, where in 2011 the case study on Mumbai Smiles was published (currently shared with students of International MBA).Jaume has also published several books, like Bombay Smiles, The trip that changed my life (best seller translated into eight languages with a foreword by Dominique Lapierre); The song of the concubine; The power of the smiles; and The seamstress of Dhaka. He is also the coauthor of the photographic book Bombay, beyond the smiles. He has won, among others, awards like Axuda 2007, Tierno Galvan Prize for Human Values, Film Festival of Castillay Leon, Gold Medal of the Spanish Association of European Development, godfather of the twenty-second promotion of Catalan police and Coexistence Award XIII. The Government of Spain awarded him in 2009 with the Cruz de Oficial de la Orden del Mérito Civil (Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit).
Jaume Sanllorente Trepat
Founder and General Director
Having working in a private company and working as a Head of the Administration and Finance Department in the organization, Arquitectos Sin Fronteras, Sandra joined Sonrisas de Bombay in 2009. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona, From the same university, in 2009 she completed a Master in Globalization and Development and Cooperatio. She has also completed several course of postgraduation in finance and accounting and has a postgraduate degree in Fundamental Coaching and principles in HR from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Born in Barcelona in 1973, Sandra speaks Spanish, Catalan and English.
Sandra Garriga Caamaño
Administration and Finance
Ana joined the Sonrisas de Bombay team in September 2020. She has a Law Degree from the University of Complutense, Madrid. After a couple of years dedicated to the world of social entrepreneurship in the United States, she decided to continue her path towards the fundraising field. She was a part of Company Alliance in the Plan International Foundation for 4 years. She has also been part of the Foundation's strategy committee and has secured two Master degrees, one in Social Entrepreneurship and the other in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the Escuela de Organización Industrial (Eoi). Born in Madrid in 1988, Ana speaks Spanish and English.
Strategic Alliance Head
Jorge has a degree in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid and has completed several specialized courses in International Cooperation in different academic centers. Having been part of organization such as Oxfam Intermón, Fundación Vicente Ferrer or Fundación Intervida, he began working in the development aid sector more than 17 years ago. Born in Madrid in 1972, Jorge started his career in Barcelona. However, with different career opportunities, Jorge worked and travelled across countries such as, India, Guatemala, Peru and the United States. Jorge speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and French.
Jorge de Ory
Isabel has been part of the Sonrisas de Bombay team since July 2010. With a degree in Political Science and Administration from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona in 2001, she specializes in the comparative analysis of migration and non-discrimination policies. She has years of professional experience in the field of communication. She has experience as a professional and an activist in defense of Human Rights. She has been coordinator of the Annual Report and head of communication at SOS Racisme-Catalunya. She has also represented Sonrisas de Bombay on the board of laFede.cat, organizations for global justice, as a communication member. Born in Barcelona in 1979, Isabel speaks Catalan, Spanish, English and a little Italian.
Isabel Martínez Luna
Ana joined the Sonrisas de Bombay team in 2013 after being Head of the Mumbai Smiles Department of Visits, India. She has a degree in Business Administration and Management and later, after 4 years working experience in marketing Danone. Initially Ana took 6 months sabatical leave for being a volunteer for an NGO in India but she ended working there for 2 years. After returning in 2010 she worked with Sathi Sansar – desarrollo en Nepal as head of communication and fundraising. She has completed several fundraising course and TICs for ONLs, completed a Master's Degree in Globalization, Development and Cooperation from the University of Barcelona in 2013-2014. Born in Barcelona in 1981, Ana speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and basic Hindi.
Alfonso joined Sonrisas de Bombay in 2019. He has a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University, Madrid and a postgraduate degree in Communication for Development from the University of Asturias. He has more than fifteen years of experience in communication, campaigns and institutional relations in different NGOs such as Educo, Intered and Hogar Sí. He worked as a journalist for six years in the press specialized in information technologies and has developed several business projects related to sustainable tourism. Born in Madrid in 1976, he has worked in Barcelona, Madrid and Castilla y León. He speaks Spanish, Catalan, English, French and a little bit of German and Italian.
Sagar graduated from Mithibai College (Vile Parle) affiliated with the University of Bombay in Commerce. In the last six years he has worked as a account manager and is an expert in financial data analysis, budget preparation and management, as well as legal and tax consulting. He is currently responsible for administration and accounting at Mumbai Smiles.
Rohini Rasal works at Sonrisas de Bombay coordinating together with Management and Administration and account for the management of the projects and the team to ensure that the organization runs smoothly and effectively. She has a degree in Commerce and completed Company Secretary training.
Komal has done MCA (Master in Computer Applications) from the University of Pune, and was working as a software engineer in Mumbai. During that period she studied Spanish and visited Spain, where she could deepen her knowledge of Spanish culture. Later she got an opportunity to work as a volunteer and Spanish interpreter for Mumbai Smiles. This decision has led her to carry out her current position in the organization. Komal also likes to travel, read, write and practice classical dance, Bharatnatyam.