New England educated in Business with a Masters in Law and Diplomacy (Boston University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), with living experience in half a dozen world cities, Rodolfo has an Extensive career in International Trade and Investment Advisory. He has occupied positions from trade negotiator in Geneva to the World Trade Organization, to Trade Advisor to several Colombian Ministers including President Juan Manuel Santos. For President Alvaro Uribe he was the key person in Canada to promote and obtain a Free Trade Agreement and promote Canadian direct investments where he pioneered the attraction of Canadian Banks, Airlines, Private Equity and Pension Funds’ investments into Colombia. As Senior Advisor to Violy McCausland-Seve he has participated in restructuring capital and procuring investments in sectors such as renewable energy generation projects in Brazil, Spain, United States and Canada.

As a Founding partner at EQ Foundation in Toronto he promotes economic development projects that takes into consideration four key elements including Cultural, Social, Environmental and Economic indicators, which must remain in equilibrium to achieve the highest possible results, while upholding the dignity and independence of the communities he works with. Rodolfo, in essence is a seasoned Diplomat-Trade and Investment Warrior with a passion for Philanthropy contributing his experience with a strong foothold in Canada.
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MARIA FERNANDA GUZMAN - Executive Director

New Canadian, born in the tropical rain forest of the Pacific Coast in Colombia. She holds an Art Degree with a passion to work with indigenous and vulnerable communities that began in lake Tourkana with the Massai in northern Kenya, an expert in Country Branding and Tourism. She now directs an educational initiative promoting bi-cultural education in native women with the ultimate goal of unlocking the full potential of women in society and the communities they live in by narrowing the gender gaps.