General Secretariat

Patricio Azcárate Díaz de Losada
Patricio holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an MBA from the MBA Business School. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of scientific research and in the tourism sector. He is responsible for the coordination and strategy of Biosphere projects, and contact point at an international level.
Liza Agudelo

Liza Agudelo

USA, Canada and Germany
Biologist with a Master's Degree in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, Liza has been actively involved in the coordination and management of conservation and sustainable development projects at a local and international level. She has interacted at different levels in the design, management, and execution of sustainable programs and initiatives both globally and locally, with an extensive experience in coordination and management.
Mara Lúcia de Oliveira
Mara holds a Master Degree in Environmental Sciences and Degree in Chemistry from the UERJ - Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil. She is Founder and CEO at SUSTENTARE Desenvolvimento Organizacional Sustentável, a consulting company, specialized in Corporate Sustainability, improving company's practices and integrating the ODS to provide a sustainable development.
Fabián Román

Fabián Román

Argentina
Chemical Engineer of the National University of Buenos Aires, specialist in Sustainable Development of the Bolivarian University of Chile and Master in Management of Sustainable Tourism of the University for International Cooperation (UCI).
Sidi Osho

Sidi Osho

Nigeria
Pioneer & Past Vice Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, and the President/Founder of Sidi Osho Foundation, Nigeria. With over 35 years’ experience in administration, strategic planning, International and Private Sector Partnerships. An International Scientist that graduated from Michigan State and Ohio State University in USA worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and in several African countries in the area of Agriculture
Frederic Tardieu

Frederic Tardieu

Philippines
Frederic TARDIEU is a retired property developer that, together with his wife Christiane MASTANTUONO, interior decorator, decided to devote their energy to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem systems in small islands, and to promote the development of their Island, Pangatalan, Palawan (Philippines) through sustainable tourism.
Patricia Malheiro Araújo
With a degree in Journalism and a Masters in Communication and Marketing, Patricia Araujo has worked since 1997 in Client Management, New Product Creation and Project Management. Since 2015 she has been Director of Marketing and Projects for Biosphere Portugal
Fernando Mandri Bellot
Fernando Mandri is an expert in tourism quality, marketing planning and tourism development, with over 20 years of national and international experience, he has a Master in Tourism from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Maribel Lozano

Maribel Lozano

Colombia
Professional in Finance and Foreign Trade with international vision, ability in the development of sustainable businesses and ability to assess how global trends affect business strategy. 13 years of experience in research, formulation, management and dissemination of innovative projects in bioeconomy and sustainable tourism.
Marija Jurčević
Marija has seventeen years of professional experience in development and implementation of sustainable development projects in the Republic of Croatia and the SEE region.
Gerardo Monge

Gerardo Monge

Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panamá
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and with a postgraduate degree in Supply Chain Management; He has more than 20 years of work experience, and has been an external auditor and facilitator for third-party certification bodies for 15 years. He is representative for Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama of Q4C Group, a company dedicated to quality certification, and of Planet 4 People, a company dedicated to the solution of markets for conservation.
Carmen Pérez

Carmen Pérez

Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
Carmen has a degree in Public Accounting and Auditing with an MBA in sustainability and a candidate to study a PhD in Sustainable Projects. She has 30 years of work experience, which covers management positions in multinational companies, state ministries, and boards of directors.
Josep María Comes
Josep María Comes is CEO of Principat Qualipreven, from the Pirineu Inspection and Control Group, since 1991. He studied his degree in Civil Engineering of Structures at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya.