Juan Esteban Orduz

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"Juan Esteban Orduz has had extensive experience with sustainable mining issues and corporate reorganizations since 1997, when he became Legal Vice-President of the Cemex Group in Colombia after its entrance into the Colombian market (Cementos Diamante SA, Cementos Samper SA, Central de Mezclas). Subsequently, during President Andrés Pastrana's administration, Mr. Orduz was Minister Plenipotentiary - Deputy Chief of Mission of the Colombian Embassy in Washington D.C., where he was instrumental in the creation, financing and implementation of Plan Colombia, an ambitious co-operative program involving Colombia and the United States which provides millions of dollars in investment for many of the most relevant social programs in Colombia, as well as the fight against illegal drug cultivation. After being invited by Harvard University to be a fellow at its Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Mr. Orduz assumed his current position as CEO of Colombian Coffee Federation, Inc in New York. Mr. Orduz has been a strong and consistent advocate of social, economic and environmental sustainability issues. He has also served on several corporate boards or represented companies such as Cementos Diamante SA and Cementos Samper SA, associations such as the National Coffee Association and the Coffee Quality Institute in the United States, and charitable organizations such as the American Friends of Fundación Cardio-Infantil, of which he is chairman and which benefits thousands of children with cardiovascular diseases in Colombia. "[1]


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  1. Board, Eco Oro Minerals, accessed January 28, 2015.