Board

PRESIDENCY

Mercedes Barceló
Chairperson

Degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Barcelona; completed two postgraduate courses in Tropical Medicine at the UAB. Has worked for more than 20 years at the Institut Dexeus in Barcelona. She travels at least twice a year in order to monitor the progress of the projects on-site and to identify new proposals.

Cristina Cuatrecasas
Vice President

Degree in Medicine and Surgery and Veterinary; completed two postgraduate course in Tropical Medicine at the UAB. She has spent long periods of time living in Kenya and Tanzania.

Fernando Labastida
Secretary

Economist, graduate of ESADE and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of New York. PDD from IESE in Barcelona.

Josep Lluís Fernández
Honorary Member

Creu de Sant Jordi (St. George Cross). Worked as a missionary in Cameroon from 1971 until 1986.

VOCALS

Gloria Ventós OmedesVocal

General Director of different companies. Extensive experience in the restaurant sector as administrator and owner.

José Gabriel MartínVocal

Master’s in Aeronautical Engineering and graduate of IESE and INSEAD. Member of several boards and associations.

Jose Luís AchaVocal

Graduate in Law and promoter of the Rivaria Foundation. Board member for several foundations.

Víctor BarcelóVocal

Graduate and MBA from ADE, specialist in Investment Banking.

Inés CuatrecasasVocal

Co-founder and Director of the fashion brand ``mille collines``, based in Cape Town, she has resided for 5 years in South Africa. She previously lived in Rwanda for 6 years.

Marta CuatrecasasVocal

MBA from IESE and degree in Journalism. Vice president of Kawakan. She previously was General Manager at Areas (Los Angeles International Airport), a leading travel retail company. She lived in LA for 6 years.

DIRECTION

Alejandro LucenaDirector

Business Administration graduate from the University of Barcelona. Passionate and motivated by project management with strong leadership skills and perseverance in achieving goals despite the difficulties. Experience in managing projects as well as in seeking investors and partners. Entrepreneur and founder of a social enterprise in Sierra Leone.

Mar Juncà
Management Assistant

Degree in Hotel Management by the UAB.

Laura Fernández
Head of administration

Degree in Business Administration and specialised in economic-financial management.

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