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Ramón Perez Gil Salcido

Ramón Perez Gil Salcido

  • Wildlife Biologist and Zoologist, Mexico’s National University; MA in Natural Resources, University of Michigan, USA.
  • Former head of Mexico’s Wildlife Service (“Flora and Fauna” Directorate) at a National level under the Ministry of Urban Development and Ecology.
  • Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Council. Part of IUCN’S World Commission and regional Steering Committee on Protected Areas (WCPA) and Species Survival Commission (SSC).

Mr. Perez Gil is a biologist with over 35 years of experience on the fields of Mammalogy, Use and Conservation of Wildlife, Economic Importance of Wildlife, and Protected Areas (design, establishment, operation, performance, financing, monitoring, and evaluation).


Irma Adriana Gómez Cavazos

Irma Adriana Gómez Cavazos

  • PhD in Applied Economics and Master's Degree in Economics, Texas A&M University
  • Undersecretary for Management, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico
  • Director of Corporate Affairs, CEMEX for the Americas (2009–2010), and Director of Analysis, International Information Development Vice-presidency, CEMEX headquarters (2007-2009)
  • Undersecretary of Economic Relations and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico (2004-2006)
  • Member of the board of PEMEX, Bancomext, and Conacyt (2004-2006)
  • Chief of Staff of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico (2003-2004)

Ms. Gómez Cavazos currently serves as the dean of EGADE Business School in Mexico City. She is an expert in environmental economics with broad experience in Foreign Affairs. She has authored numerous articles for periodicals, including The Review of Economics and Statistics, Empirical Economics, and Natural Resource Modeling.


Felipe Pich-Aguilera

Felipe Pich-Aguilera

  • PhD in Architecture, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • President of GBCe, Spanish Chapter of the World Green Building Council
  • Professor of architecture and sustainability, Superior School of Architecture of the International University of Catalonia ESARQ/UIC (2008 – present)
  • Director of environmental and industrialization investigation area, Superior School of Architecture of the International University of Catalonia ESARQ/UIC (2010-present)

Mr. Pich-Aguilera currently serves as president of the Green Building Council in Spain, where he actively promotes sustainability in the construction sector. He has been instrumental in promoting social and environmental responsibility in the architecture sector in Spain and abroad. He is a Founding Member of the Superior School of Architecture of the International University of Catalonia ESARQ/UIC and “AuS” (Architecture and Sustainability) group at the Catalonia Association of Architects.


Antonio Vives

Margareth G. Flórez

  • Architect and Urbanist, Federal University, Brazil
  • Specialist and Master in Planning and Development, Universidad de los Andes - CIDER, Colombia
  • Adviser in the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, in the National Rehabilitation Plan - PNR
  • Adviser in the Presidency of the Republic in the Presidential Counseling for Medellin and its Metropolitan Area.
  • Head of the Local and Community Management Area and Deputy Director of Programs of the Corona Foundation.
  • Director of the Transparency for Colombia, National Chapter of Transparency International
  • Executive Director of RedEAmérica (present)

Mrs. Flórez has over 30 years of experience in promoting programs and public policies linked to the sustainable development of communities and the strengthening of public institutions. Her work has involved to public, private and civil sector organizations. She has participated in various boards of non-profit civil institutions at national and international level.


Antonio Vives

Robert Ruttmann

  • BA, Economics, Bates Colleague, USA; MA, International Affairs and Governance, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland & MA, Banking and Finance, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Mr. Ruttmann has extensive experience in the banking industry, understanding the interaction between financial and sustainability performances:

  • He works as a director at Julius Baer Bank since 2012, where he leads the Cross-Asset Strategy in the Investment Office
  • Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse for 7 years, most recently in the Global Investment Products and Strategy Committee Office
  • While at Credit Suisse, he spent 6 years in Global Research, where he was responsible for the EMEA equity strategy and thematic investments, including the sustainable investment strategy
  • He also lectures at the University of St. Gallen, teaching “Sustainability Management”