Our multidisciplinary team is grouped in Directorates, which, in coordination with each other, make the proper functioning of the company possible. It is made up of people with great professional experience and high values, who are aware, committed, and responsible with the environment.

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BOARD

Patricio Lombardi

Executive Director of the Carbon Markets Fairness Foundation, a strategic alliance forged between regions, governments and civil organizations, mainly from Africa and Latin America, a sum of voices from the Global South that position themselves as environmental creditors and guardians of the greatest remnants of biodiversity and natural capital on the planet.

In 2021 he was unanimously elected President of the Environment and Climate Change Commission in ZICOSUR, a regional organization integrated by 70 subnational states from 7 South American countries, giving enormous importance to the regions and their communities as real agents of change in climate action.

He was the first Minister of Climate Change in Latin America. Under his leadership and within the framework of COP 26 in Glasgow, he signed a historic agreement to protect the Atlantic Forest, one of the 5 most important biodiversity hotspots in the world according to the United Nations, a biome close to the Amazon.

Patricio Lombardi resigned as Minister in April 2022, to return to civil society. He is currently invited to present and share his experiences, challenges and issues in management, and the importance of innovative leadership to strengthen the governance of local actors.

He has been the founder of several NGOs, among them Revolucion 21, a prestigious environmental foundation that was named Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations. He also served on the Board of the National Steering Committee of the UN PPD-UNDP program.

Federico Hoyos

He is a political scientist and holds a master’s degree in Government and Public Policy; he also completed Advanced Political Studies at the Phoenix Institute of the University of Notre Dame. In March 2014 he was elected Representative to the Chamber of Deputies for the Department of Antioquia for the legislative period 2014-2018. From November 2018 he was the Ambassador of Colombia to Canada until March 2020. He served as a presidential advisor for the period from 2018 to 2022.

His legislative work includes the authoring of three draft laws on the monitoring of Free Trade Agreements signed by Colombia, incentives for electric vehicles, and the promotion of innovation. The draft law on the monitoring of Free Trade Agreements was sanctioned in September 2017 as Law 1868. Federico Hoyos was a rapporteur of the law through which Colombia ratified the Paris Agreement.

Juan David Duran

Juan studied Dipl. -Ing. Electronics and Automation with double title from the FH-Münster in Germany and the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia. He also has an Ms.Sc. Electrical power Engineering from the RWTH Aachen in Germany and a Master’s in Business Administration from EAFIT in Colombia.

Juan Duran is currently the Executive Director at EcoRegistry, a blockchain-based registry system for carbon crediting programs. After his experience with software development for electric mobility and electrical power systems, Juan developed an enthusiastic love for innovation. During his 4 years as the innovation leader, Juan was part of the development of different solutions, such as www.gaps-online.com for the energy sector, but also blockchain based systems like www.ecogox.com and www.ecoregistry.io. Now he is leading the EcoRegistry team to provide solutions for the sustainable development.

Ousmane Fall Sarr

Ousmane is currently the coordinator of the West African Climate Alliance, a new initiative of West African delegates participating in the UNFCCC negotiation process on climate markets and finance.

As Director in charge of planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency, Ousmane has contributed significantly to the development of Senegal’s National Rural Electrification Programme and many other national and sub-regional energy access policies in West Africa. Since 2013, Mr SARR is the President of the Senegalese National Committee on Climate Change and has participated in several COPs as a negotiator on markets and technology transfer. In collaboration with the Senegalese Ministry of Environment, he also coordinated the technical process leading to the elaboration of the Senegalese NDC.

CONSULTANTS

Hernán Carlino

Energy

Miguel Freyermuth

Waste management and clean energy

William Rodríguez

Waste management and clean energy

Daniel Pérez

Transport

Jorge Plauchú

Clean energy and emissions

Madelen Giraldo

Accountant

Manuela Castrillón

Accounting Assistant

GOVERNANCE

Cercarbono is a standard with a voluntary carbon certification programme.

We have functional Directorates in charge of day-to-day operations including technical support, project certification, communications strategy, technology, accounting, and administrative operations, necessary for the ongoing operation of the standard.

The decision-making processes related to document production are detailed in the Procedures of Cercarbono’s Certification Programme document.