CHAIRMAN & CO-FOUNDER
David spent 22 years working for the British Foreign Service. During this time he served in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia (twice) and worked with various Latin American Governments on local and regional security issues including acting as an advisor to the Colombian President. He now advises companies and governments on risk management, capacity building, internal controls and technology. David is also involved in a number of mining and finance related companies in Peru and Colombia, both in an Executive and Non-Executive capacity. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics from Birmingham University in the UK and also studied at Brown University in the US. David is British and currently resides in Bogota, Colombia.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Craig is the Co-Founder and a Managing Member of the Biz Latin Hub Group. Craig´s career started as an Australian military officer where he filled both tactical and strategic roles in both Australia and the Middle East, primarily in Maintenance Engineering, Project Construction and Project Management Roles. Following his military career Craig transitioned into the natural resources sector where he worked with Anglo American PLC in both Australia and Canada filling a variety of Senior Mine Operations and Project Manager Positions. After which he worked in Latin America, initially as the Vice President of Operations for a Peruvian Based Mining Company and then as the Country’s Business Development Manager for Sedgman in Colombia, which is an ASX listed EPCM focused on the mining and infrastructure sectors. Craig is a senior professional, with extensive experience and knowledge about doing business in Latin America. Craig holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Project Management, a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, a Diploma of Management and a Diploma of Logistics Management. Craig is Australian, Bi-lingual and resides in Bogota, Colombia.
LATAM MARKET ENTRY DIRECTOR
Andrew has over 22 years of private sector experience in Financial and Business Services across the UK, Europe and over 12 years working in Latin American markets. By leading Corporate, personal and private banking teams in Colombia and Ecuador, Andrew developed a strong network across business sectors and a thorough understanding of the practicalities of doing business in Latin America. After his MBA, Andrew led a project for a British company expanding into Europe, before he returned to Colombia in 2009 to open his own consultancy company focused on international growth across Latin America, as well as establishing and building UK Colombia Trade to promote the growth of UK business with Colombia. Andrew holds a Bachelor Degree in European Management from Middlesex University in the UK and the equivalent title from Kedge Business School in France, and an MBA from Durham University, UK. He is an avid sportsman, actively developing rugby and cricket in South America, and speaks fluent English, Spanish and French. Andrew is British and currently resides in Bogota, Colombia
LATAM RECRUITMENT DIRECTOR
Adriana is the Head of Recruitment for the Group in Latin America. She is a specialist in Recruitment, Marketing and Sales. She has over 8 years of experience working as a professional recruiter and specialises within the technology sector and has lived and worked in both Mexico and Colombia (and also briefly in the UK). She has also held roles such as Sales Director and Country Manager for various Recruitment and Technology Companies. She holds academic qualifications in Marketing, Sales and International Business. She is Colombian and now resides in Bogota.
LINA PAOLA DUARTE
LATAM PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Lina is a qualified lawyer, a specialist in handling complex and high exposure cases in a wide variety of areas like international law as well as corporate commercial law in industries such as mining, construction/infrastructure, technology and telecommunications. Lina has gained most of her experience in corporate legal departments, law firms and government legal divisions in Colombia, Australia and USA. With more than 12 years of legal practice and directing international and multidisciplinary teams, she has represented international clients and investors interested in opening up to new markets in Latin America. Lina is a Colombian-Australian citizen, speaks English and Spanish fluently and currently resides in Bogota, Colombia.
KAREN JULIANA SARMIENTO
TRANSLATOR AND WRITER
As a Bilingual Project Management Specialist, Karen holds a diploma in International Relations and Political Studies from the Military University of Nueva Granada (Co) and has experience as a Marketing and Research Coordinator. Karen is one of our article writers and belongs to the market research support team. Karen is Colombian and lives in Bogotá, Colombia.
LATAM IT MANAGER
Victor is a Specialist in the Analysis and Development of Information Systems. He specializes in equipment maintenance and support, as well as having extensive experience in systems operations and worked in computers assemblage and setup, including hardware & software installation, support to networks, PCs and printers. He also has knowledge in database analysis and administration (SQL), PHP, HTML, JAVA, and has carried out teaching roles in these fields. Victor is Colombian and currently resides in Bogota, Colombia.
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