Juan Camilo Vargas Vásquez
Director of investment.
More than 15 years of experience in the promotion of foreign direct investment (FDI), international trade, development of new businesses and public affairs, 14 of which have been specialized in the Canadian market, first on the side of the private sector as deputy director of the Colombian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and later as Minister Counsellor and Chargé D’affaires in the Colombian Embassy in Canada.
Has successfully Advised multiple companies about how to expand into new markets, regulatory affairs, financing, market understanding, procurement, and forging of
alliances and relations with the public sector and local partners, among other activities. He has Experience in the sectors of renewable energy, infrastructure, medical cannabis, agribusiness, real estate, defense, mining, oil and gas, among others.
He has a bachelor degree in business, with a graduate diploma in corporate social responsibility (CSR), and a master’s degree in sustainability from Columbia University, and is a fellow of the South Korean Government in energy cooperation, and has studied shared value (SV) at Harvard University.
Claudia Victoria González Hernández
Marine Biologist, specialist in Integrated Environment Management with 30 years of professional experience. 16 years in the private sector as environmental manager and technical coordinator, and 14 years in the public sector. Former Director National Authority of Environmental Licenses ANLA.
She managed to develop the management of environmental procedures online, obtaining the seal of excellence digital government, DANE statistical certification for ANLA. She has led the development of methodologies for the preparation of environmental studies, terms of reference for the preparation of environmental studies for the mining, hydrocarbons, energy and infrastructure sectors.
Carlos Espinosa, MBA
Special Advisor for Canadian capital markets
Carlos Espinosa has over 25 years of experience combining international business development, Canadian capital markets and commercial banking in several industrial and consumer sectors.
Mr. Espinosa is currently advising Canadian companies investing or expanding business in Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina.
In counterpart, he is advising clients from Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Mexico penetrating Canadian market or raising equity from Canadian Capital market.
Between 2011 and 2015 Mr. Espinosa joined the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). He was responsible to attract Canadian and international private companies to go public on TSX or TSXV; as well as assist international public companies to dual listing on TSX and TSXV.
From 1999 to 2008 Mr. Espinosa was posted as Deputy Trade Commissioner of Mexico in Toronto promoting trade and investment between Mexico and Canada in several industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, automotive, plastics, electronic, as well as commercial sectors such as fresh produce, arts and craft, textile and apparel, among others.
In Mexico, his last position was Senior Manager, Commercial Banking at BANCOMEXT, Export Development Bank of Mexico.
Mr. Espinosa earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration at UNAM – “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico”.
Angelica Maria Pinzón Soto
Director of foreign trade consulting and foreign exchange regime.
Economics degree from the Externado University of Colombiachange to fullstop, Specialist in Management Development degree at the University of California, USA. Postgraduate degree in Stock Exchange Operations in Colombia Stock Exchange & College of Higher Studies of Administration (CESA).
Ten years of experience in handling foreign trade financial products, advising more than 500 national and foreign companies in exchange management of export, import, foreign debt, foreign investmentdelete comma, and guarantees. Researcher in foreign exchange regulations.
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