Janette Cabezas

Journalistic producer, Encuentros 2015 Janette studied journalism in Valparaiso, Chile, and obtained a post-graduate degree in International Information and Countries of the South from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. In Chile, she worked as a newspaper reporter and corporate communications advisor, as well as on projects related to NGOs and education. In Spain, she […]

Luis Carter

Finance Director, Encuentros 2015 Luis is PhD(c) in Business Economics by Wageningen University WUR, the Netherlands. His PhD project analyzes stay/exit decisions of small sized livestock farmers in Southern Chile to support government rural policy aimed at increasing the likelihood of farmers staying on their agribusinesses. In this way, Luis hopes to contribute to improving […]

Daphne Geelen

Program Director, Encuentros 2015 Daphne is doctor in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on design for sustainability and, more specifically, on products and services for empowering end-users during processes of energy transition. Currently, Daphne is a researcher for the smart metering division of Enexis B.V., a […]

Soledad Contreras

Program Director, Encuentros 2015 Soledad has an MSc in Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development from Utrecht University. She specializes in the use of energy and natural resources and has worked in the development and implementation of sustainability strategies for multinational companies, such as Danone. Currently dedicated to sustainability consultancy both in Chile and the Netherlands, […]

Carolina Méndez

Logistics Director, Encuentros 2015 Carolina is doctor(c) in Neuroscience of Language by the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. She specializes in the use of advanced neuroimaging techniques to observe language processing in the brain, both under normal conditions and in the presence of pathologies. Two central goals of her research are to better understand how patients […]

Victoria Heinsohn

Communications Director, Encuentros 2015 Born in The Hague, in the Netherlands, to Chilean parents, Victoria lived in Santiago de Chile between 1996 and 2010. She studied journalism at Universidad Diego Portales and returned to the Netherlands to complete a master’s degree in intercultural communication at the University of Utrecht. She worked as radio editor for […]

Isabel Awad

Comunications Director, Encuentros 2015 Isabel Awad is doctor in Communication from Stanford University (USA) and works as an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her work aims at furthering our understanding of the conditions for more democratic and inclusive communication against a backdrop of social inequality. More specifically, […]

Víctor Guadalupe

Vice-president, Encuentros 2015 Víctor has a PhD in Industrial Microbiology from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands, and works as senior biotechnology scientist in Isobionics BV, a Dutch start-up company dedicated to the use of industrial biotechnology for the production of fragrance and flavour compounds. His professional interests focus on business strategies and science, […]

Manuel Toledo

President, Encuentros 2015 Manuel is industrial designer and cultural manager. He studied Design and Public Space at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He works in the development of cultural, architectural and design projects through his two companies, Trekken Design Studio and Toledotaegui. His work has been exhibited and published in several countries. Manuel […]