CEFA2017 Speakers

Kevin de Cuba

Director, ASDF

Founder and President, Circular Economy Platform of the Americas

(CEP-Americas), Dutch Kingdom

Alexandre Gobbo Fernandes

Co-Founder and Business Development Director, EPEA Brasil, Brazil

 Senior Circular Economy Specialist Fernandes & Rossetto Consultores

Jully Andrea Herrera

Lecturer and Circular Economy Researcher Jorge Tadeo Lozano University,  Colombia

 Octavio Torres Quintana




Sandra Palacio-Vélez

School of Management

EAFIT University


Nicola Cerantola

Founder and Director,



Adriana Alzate

 Business Manager

National Cleaner Production Center of Colombia,


Paulina Criollo Alvarez

 Industrial Ecology Consultant

Evolution Engineering,


Federico Gomez Guisoli

 Circular Economy Consultant

Mas Oxigeno / The Circulab


Carlos Bernal Quintero


ZERI Foundation for Latin America


Ignasi Cubiñá

 Founder and Director

Eco Intelligent Growth


William McDonough


McDonough Innovation, and William McDonough & Partners Architects

United States

Dr. Keron Niles

Business Unit Manager,

Trinidad & Tobago

 Lecturer, Sustainable Green Economy Transition, Institute of International Relations at the University of the West 

Lorena Garcia Caicedo

 Program Manager, ASDF

Circular Economy Platform of the Americas, Colombia

Adrian Velasco Jácome

Project Director

Grupo Escato


Mark Dorfman

Principle and Biomimicry 3.8 Chemist

Biomimicry Institute,

United States

Lewis Perkins



Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

United States

Alexander Lemille

 Circular Economy 2.0 Lead

Founder WizeImpact


Carlos Poveda Galeano

 Business Manager Colombia

TNO Science and Innovation

The Netherlands

Daniela Gomez Caro

 Social Director



Camilo Rojas

 Executive Principal, Environment and Climate Change Latin American Development Bank (CAF), Colombia

Claudia Bedoya

 Director of Productivity and Competitiveness

Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism, Colombia

Ken Alston

Senior Advisor

Circular Econoy Platform of the Americas, and Former CEO McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, United States

Alejandro Alvarez-Vanegas

Professor, Industrial Ecology, and Circular Economy at EAFIT University, Colombia

Ricardo Weigend


Circular Economy Business Developer ECOR, Mexico

Julian Kirchherr 

 Professor Sustainable Business and Innovation and Circular Economy

Utrecht University,

The Netherlands

Albina Ruiz Rios, PhD


Founder and President

Ciudad Saludable


Ken Webster

 Director of Innovation

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

United Kingdom

Cletus Springer

 Director, Sustainable Development Organization of American States (OAS)

St. Lucia

Marcela Godoy


Sustainable Circular Consumers

Association (AdC Circular)


Garrett Scheffler

Former Ecovative Circular Economy, Product Development Manager, United States

Rob Oomen


The Netherlands

Lina Arbeláez

Manager, Poverty and Inequality

Reduction Area

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)


Federico Apestegui

Innovation Officer

Smith MacArthur Circular Economy Fellow

Mesoamerica Investments

Costa Rica

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