- Andrés IacobelliBoard Member
- Fernando IacobelliBoard Member
- Guillermo CareyLegal Advisor
- José LópezDirector Australia & New Zealand
- Roberto SahadeStrategic Advisor
- Rodrigo OrtizEngineering Advisor
- Matthias SjögrenExecutive President
- Rafael ConchaCo-Founder
Andrés is partner and CEO at Proes SpA, a technology services firm dedicated to the development of efficient pavements, with offices in Chile, Peru and Colombia. He has extensive professional experience in both the private and public sector of urban development, housing policy, logistics, and infrastructure. Prior to his current position, Andrés was founder and director of Elemental; Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy at Universidad Católica; Executive Director of the Community Service Program at the National Foundation for Overcoming Poverty; and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for the Chilean Government. He has also held executive positions at Endesa and Andina/Coca-Cola. Andrés has a degree in industrial engineering and a Masters in transport science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He also has a Masters in economics and public policy from Harvard University, where he received the Raymond Vernon Award.
Fernando is partner and CEO of Maitenal, a company with various ventures in the food production industry, including table grapes, walnuts, hazelnuts and beef. He is also partner of Las Rucias, another agribusiness venture that produces cherries, almonds and table grapes. Fernando´s career has always been related to agribusiness, with particular focus on exporting to the U.S., U.K., Holland, Germany, Korea and China. Fernando serves on several boards such as the Farmers Association of Aconcagua, Water Users of Rio Aconcagua and the National Agricultural Society (SNA). He is an agronomist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Guillermo is partner and head of the intellectual property practice at Carey, Chile´s largest law firm, where he specializes in licensing and IP litigation. He is also currently general counsel and on the board of Crystal Lagoons, one of the most acclaimed Chilean companies, which exports its crystalized water technology to over 50 countries and was recently valued at US$1.8 billion by the Boston Consulting Group. Guillermo has received numerous awards from specialized publications recognizing him as a leading lawyer in Latin America. He also advises the Chilean government on IP / innovation policies, has held leadership positions in many global intellectual property organizations and is currently on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Chile. Guillermo obtained his law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
José supports new business development in New Zealand and Australia to support growth throughout the region while based in Auckland. Before joining BioFiltro, he worked in Citibank, foreign trade, and food processing industry. He studied Business Administration and International Business at the Universidad de Chile.
Roberto is a Brazilian businessman and founder of the GMR Group. He is one of the founders of Latin American Power (LAP), which generates more than 1.222 mW of renewable energy in Chile and Peru. From his role as partner and CEO, Roberto was involved in raising initial funds for the company as well as designing and ultimately executing its formation and continued strategic growth. Previously, Roberto founded and was partner and CEO of ERSA (Energias Renováveis S.A.), now CPFL Renováveis, which is the largest renewable energy company in Latin America and generates 2.440 MW of hydroelectric, solar, wind, and biomass power. Roberto is a Civil Engineer from Fundação Armando Álvarez Penteado, has an MBA from IBMEC/SP, and completed further executive studies at Wharton and INSEAD. Since 2014, Roberto has been an advisor for Endeavor Chile.
A Structural Engineer with a Master of Science in Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Rodrigo is specialized in structural vibration reduction and has participated various global studies on seismic revisions. In 2008, he was invited to create the engineering department of Crystal Lagoons, the $1.8B crystallized water technology company responsible for building the largest swimming pool in the world. There, Rodrigo developed the conceptual, basic, and detail engineering for more than 50 projects in 20 countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. With BioFiltro, Rodrigo has played an important role in innovating design and construction concepts while maximizing performance and reducing costs.
As co-founder and CEO, Matthias leads the overall direction of BioFiltro and its local offices, focusing particularly on the strategy and execution of new market entry. Before founding BioFiltro, Matthias worked in various companies where he oversaw the business development of the production and sales of beef, fruit, and organic fertilizer. His last position was project manager at a large fruit processor where wastewater was a constant concern. Matthias is a Civil Engineer and holds a MBA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and has won numerous awards in recognition of his leadership skills and innovative thinking.
Rafael cofounded BioFiltro and currently leads Chile's sales team. Prior to BioFiltro, Rafael worked as Project Manager for Siena Inmobilaria, a Chilean real estate development firm dedicated to the design and construction of eco-friendly facilities. Rafael is a Civil Engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.