Agricultural Engineer from the University of Costa Rica, graduated from the Executive Program at INCAE Business School and a certified ISO auditor (9000 & 14001). Director of ACERES Consultants, which provides consultancy services in Latin America in the areas of sustainable agricultural practices, waste management, cleaner production practices, implementation of sustainability standards and climate change assessment. Active member of the UTZ Certified Standards Committee. Since 2002, worked on the evaluation, implementation, training and monitoring of sustainable projects at more than 100 cooperatives, exporters and NGO's in Mexico, Central and South America. Specific focus on environmental management, GAP and sustainability standards for coffee, cocoa, banana, honey, watermelon, sugarcane. Key expertise lies in cleaner production practices and treatment of coffee wastewater over the last 16 years.