Executive board

Miguel Rodríguez Melo

Biologist, MSc. Physiology applied to production systems.

He is a biologist with recognized experience in the forestry sector and the development of climate change projects. He worked as Forestry Director of Pizano SA and General and Country Manager of Monterrey Forestal Colombia.

He was a member of various organizations' board of directors, such as Acofore, Conif, Fedemaderas, and Camcore. He is a counselor of agricultural sciences in Colciencias and a member of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN.

Adriana Pachón Ruiz

Agricultural Engineer, Specialist in Financial Management.

She is an expert in comprehensive projects of water and soil resource management. She focuses on the inter-institutional articulation of the agricultural sector, systematic analysis of information, generation of indicators, risk analysis, and assessment of vulnerabilities in businesses.

Her experience is in structuring, formulating, and evaluating agricultural projects and land use plans.

F. Javier Manzanares Allen

F Javier Manzanares is currently a World Bank's Senior Consultant on Carbon Markets, Co-CEO of Climate Digital Investments and CEO of ALLEN MANZA INC as well as, Board Member of SURECO & Partners and consultant for UNEP-FI, Delphos International and FIIAPP among others.


He started as CFO and became Deputy Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund "GCF" for almost 8 years. Previously, he held the positions of Director and Regional Representative of UNOPS for MERCOSUR, based in Argentina and Manager of the Investment and Development Banking Division at "CABEI/CABEI" based in Honduras. Javier also worked as Executive Vice President of two private banks of Grupo Fierro in Miami and Guatemala. His career in banking and finance began with Banking and finance with Banco Santander/BSCH in the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.   


Javier was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of “IASE”, the International Association for Sustainable Economy, holds a double MBA from Northwestern University/Kellogg (USA), an EMBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology "HKUST" (China), a PhD in Sustainability Management from INHA University in South Korea and he is ESG Certified from Competent Boards


Javier also collaborates with the faculty of ESG, Innovation and Technology and Climate Finance at “IE” Instituto de Empresas, Seoul National University “SNU” and “BS4CL” Business Schools for Climate Leadership.