Biosphere Sustainable Contact
Patricio holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an MBA from the MBA Business School.
He has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of scientific research and in the tourism sector. He is responsible for the coordination and strategy of Biosphere projects, and contact point at an international level.
CEO Biosphere Argentina
Chemical Engineer of the National University of Buenos Aires, specialist in Sustainable Development of the Bolivarian University of Chile and Master in Management of Sustainable Tourism of the University for International Cooperation (UCI).
Founder and President of Fundación Plan21 for the Sustainable Human Development of Argentina.
Director of the Institute of Sustainable Tourism for Latin America and the Caribbean since 2014.
He is Professor and Principal Investigator of the National University of Lanús, with more than 20 years of teaching experience and from 2012 to 2017 he was director of the Master's Program in Sustainable Tourism Management at the UCI, one of the oldest in Spanish speech.
As a consultant, he has been part of international cooperation projects of Multilateral Organizations, Public Sector and Private Foundations. He was co-founder in 2003 of the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas and co-founder of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, where he served as the first representative of Latin America in the Board of Directors in the period 2010-2012.
As a writer he has written essays and several articles on the environmental, social and economic problems of the current development model, highlighting the authorship of the book "Tourism and Sustainability, a complex relationship" and the co-authorship of "Tourism and Poverty, an approach to the development models "and" Notes on Human Development ".
CEO Biosphere Bolivia
Architect of the National University of La Plata - Argentina. Master's degree in Engineering in Environment and Natural Resources, at the Loyola University of La Paz, Bolivia. Diploma in Latin American Cultural Heritage at the Blas Pascal University of Córdoba, Argentina. Participant of the Program of Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Founder and President of the Dr. Manuel García Capriles Foundation "emegece" of Bolivia created in 2006. Founder, Partner and Legal Representative of the Ecobiological and Academic International Consultancy "EcoDreams" of Bolivia created in 2008. Former President of the College of Architects of Bolivia. Former President of the Regional of Architects of the Andean Group. In the field of Education he works as a workshop trainer and teacher of Diplomas from the Universities of San Simón, Autónoma Tomas Frías, Oruro Technique, Mayor of San Andrés, Bolivian Catholic "San Pablo", Our Lady of La Paz, and Public of El Alto.
As a consultant he has been part of international cooperation projects of Multilateral Organizations, Public Sector and Private Foundations. He was the driving force since 2014 of the Geopark concept in Bolivia and promoter of the creation of the First Andino Torotoro Geopark. As a writer he has authored essays and several articles on the environmental, patrimonial and architectural conservation issues, having published in a sustained manner since 2006 a newsletter on these issues. In addition to having published several books on Heritage.
CEO Biosphere China
Recognised as a highly visible, collaborative and creative pioneer with over 11 years of leadership experience in the tourism industry. Helped build an ecotourism system and actively promote sustainable tourism development in China with management experience in hotels and scenic spots. Able to achieve zero-to-one development by exploring new markets, establishing strategic and creative partnerships through new cooperation opportunities.
Professor of Chengdu University
Born in 1976, Xiaodong He is a Doctor of Philosophy and a professor graduated from East China Normal University. He has received many titles throughout his professional career, such as the title of Tourism Industry Youth Expert by the Sichuan Tourism Administration and the title of Tourism Elite Expert by the Ministry of Tourism of China, and has worked in the Ministry of Tourism of China as well as for the Tourism Administration of Sichuan Province.
Mr. He is an expert in the study and management of tourism, with an acknowledged participation in 2 national natural science funds on tourism, chairing more than 8 ministerial research projects on tourism. He has also published 5 books and more than 10 articles on tourism, with active participation in this industry. Among others, he has developed research projects of Sichuan provincial government and regional tourism development planning.
Chief business development officer Biosphere China
Graduated from university in 2008 and obtained a bachelor degree in advertising planning major, and then studied for a master degree in the Business School of Sichuan University, the research field is marketing.He has more than twelve years of work experience mainly focus on the fields of brand, product, marketing and promotion, and provided relevant services and consulting for large enterprises and listed companies in the field of consumption at home and abroad. So he has extensive experience in consumer product design, brand building and marketing promotion.
In the fields of culture and tourism industry, he is good at analyzing the policy environment, regional characteristics and culture, and designing products and services that meet the market demand and development orientation, increasing the number of cultural and tourism products, improving product competitiveness, promoting the integrated development of industry and tourism, helping the destination establish a good tourism brand image.
Therefore, as the chief business development officer of biosphere China, he is responsible for business development in China and RTI product design, providing services for destinations and related enterprises.
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More than fifteen years dedicated to conflict resolution in matters related to the tourism and leisure sectors, and strategic and operational consulting. Graduate with a degree in Biology, Central University of Barcelona. Bilingual Master in Economics and Business Management, IESE, Barcelona. Master in Tourism Business Management, ESADE, Barcelona. Founding partner of Advanced Leisure Services, S.L. (ALS) company of consultancy and promotion of projects in tourism, leisure and entertainment. Founding partner of Developing Natural Activities, S.L. (DNA), company of promotion and development of projects of tourism and leisure related to nature.
Cipriano Marín was the Secretary General of the First World Conference on Sustainable Tourism (1995), and Deputy Secretary of INSULA (International Scientific Council for the Development of Islands, 1995-2006). He has promoted or coordinated five international conferences related to sustainable tourism, in addition to working as a consultant for both UNESCO and the European Commission.
He has worked in innovation and field projects related to sustainable development, tourism and energy, including activities as head of Renewable Energy Futures for UNESCO and as coordinator of the Biosphere Smart Initiative, an observatory of UNESCO for the exchange of knowledge on climate change, green economies, and sustainable development.
Manager at Satour Tourism Consulting and Marketing Director at Hanoi Red Tours, Flamingo Group Vietnam with a total of 1800 employees divided between a tour operator and two eco-resorts and based in Granada, Andalusia.
He studied Protocol and Institutional Relations at the University of Granada and Master in Marketing and Business Management. Since 2008 he has helped different companies improve their tourism products. With more than 50 stamps in the passport, Roberto continues to spend as much time as possible in continuing to meet Indochina corners and helping local businesses to generate sustainable tourism that respects the environment and the local population.
Passionate about Art, Classical Music and Opera is part of the organization of the annual Art in the Forest Contemporary Art contest in Vietnam. A residency program for young artists that combines their three passions. Annually 20 artists come together to develop their creations in a forest of more than 10 hectares where classical concerts and opera recitals are also organized among the works of the painting and sculpture exhibition.
With more than 30 years of professional experience he has developed the second half of his career as a strategy consultant in the tourism sector. With projects in more than 20 countries, his main skill is the management of multidisciplinary teams and his foundation is the responsibility of achieving sustainable development. Juan Manuel Ribera holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the Barcelona School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE)
Superior Architech and Civil Engineer (Universitá Federico II di Napoli), Urbanist (FH Potsdam) and Master in City Sciences (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). Co-founder of Smart&City Solutions, from which is CEO and works as Sustainable Development Consultant specialized in urban indicators. In parallel is doctorated investigator in Urban Indicators at the Center for Innovation in Technologies for Development of the Polytechnic University of Madrid as well as being expert consultant for JRC of the European Comission. He has developt projects in Spain, Italy, China, Russia and India. His experiences is focused on the useage of Indicators for the measurement of the ODS compliance and the impacts of these lasts ones en several scopes as social, environmental and economical, and the set-up of strategics plans alienated with the 2030 Agenda.
Telecommunication Engineer and Master in City Sciences (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). Co-founder and CTO of Smart&City Solutions. Until 2017was Innovation Manager in ABB Spain, developing digitization solutions for renewable energy generation systems. He has worked as data scientist and digitization specialist in the ambit of sustainable and intelligent cities and territories. His experience is focused in data treatment, its analysis and visualization in order to measure its sustainability, the accomplishment of the ODS and the elaboration of strategic plans in an urbanistic level.
CEO Biosphere India
With a totally unutilized engineering degree and almost a decade of corporate experience up her sleeve , Neha Arora is the founder of Planet Abled, which is bringing a paradigm shift in tourism by giving ‘everyone’ the freedom of choice to travel irrespective of disability, impairment, age or medical condition.
She started Planet Abled because she could never go for a holiday as a child. Her 37 years of experience of knowing her parents' needs (her father is blind and her mother has special motor needs that require her to rely on a wheelchair) gives her a unique perspective into the needs of people with disabilities, as she creates a Planet Abled. Over the last 6 years, she has been an successful accessible travel service provider, in India, perhaps the most inaccessible country in the world. Nowadays, Planet Abled is the only company in the world to mix people with and without disabilities to travel together, within a smart platform with an inclusive UI/UX that provides travel information in a digitally accessible format to travellers with all types of disabilities and older persons.
Neha is a Global Good Fund Fellow and sits on the Advisory board of Travel Unity, a non profit based out of the USA which promotes diversity and inclusion in the travel industry. She is a keynote speaker at global platforms like ITB Berlin, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, World Tourism Forum Lucerne, International Congresson Tourism and Technology in Diversity in Malaga, Spain, TiECON, Zero Project, TEDx, Women Economic Forum and various acclaimed educational institutions.
In her personal capacity she is also the recipient of:
- Most Influential Leaders in the Tourism Industry Award at Global MICE & Luxury Travel Conference.
- Exceptional Women of Excellence Award at Women Economic Forum.
- WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award
- Rex Karamveer Chakra Award & Global Fellow
- NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Centre MMI Graduate
- India Inclusion Summit Fellow
- Unltd India Fellow
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CEO Biosphere Mexico
Fernando Mandri is an expert in tourism quality, marketing planning and tourism development, with over 20 years of national and international experience, he has a Master in Tourism from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. He has conducted numerous studies in more than 16 countries and is the founder of INTEGRA Tourism For Good S.L. based in Barcelona, Spain, with offices in México Distrito Federal and Santiago de Chile. Some of his most relevant projects have been the implementation of tourism quality systems in Spain, Belgium and Mexico, the creation of integral tourist development plans in countries such as Panama or the Tourism Marketing Plan for Ecuador, as well as various international projects such as the re-launch of a 1200-room hotel in Yalta, Ukraine or the development of the national quality plan in Nicaragua.
Expert in tourism quality and implementation of quality programs for federal SECTUR as Tesoros de Mexico in states such as Oaxaca, Morelos, Puebla, and Guanajuato. She is also an auditor of the Sustainable Tourism Biosphere Certificate.
She has more than 18 years of experience in the hotel industry, she has been the director of hotels and obtained these high-quality certifications. She also served as director of food & beverage, as well as a restaurant entrepreneur. She is currently a senior consultant in tourism companies.
She has given training courses in government programs in the states of Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Edo. de México, San Luis Potosí, among others, covering topics such as marketing, quality, service, innovation, and creativity.
She has training in Hotel Management in Les Roches, Switzerland.
With a degree in Tourism Resources Management, Paulina González is an expert in logistics, marketing, quality and project development.
She has coordinated the development of various national and international events and projects, highlighting: state tourism training programs, the Sustainable and Social Tourism Summit Cancun, public relations agendas for the public and private sectors, both national and international. She has developed and coordinated several international tours to promote destinations, tourism fairs, workshops and presentations.
She is a dynamic, cheerful, proactive and focused on results. She is currently a senior consultant in tourism, implementing tourist quality programs such as Biosphere of the Responsible Tourism Institute, and Tesoros de México, also as an expert in logistics and PR.
(+351) 232 418 463
CEO Biosphere Portugal
With a degree in Journalism and a Masters in Communication and Marketing, Patricia Araujo has worked since 1997 in Client Management, New Product Creation and Project Management. Since 2015 she has been Director of Marketing and Projects for Biosphere Portugal
Managing Partner - Biosphere Puerto Rico
Specialist in territorial analysis and planning of tourism, sustainability, world heritage and cultural management has a Juris Doctor from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and a bachelor in biological sciences from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. To this is added a master's degree in Territorial Analysis and Management with a specialization in Territorial Planning from the Rovira i Virgili University (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain), a Master's Degree in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for the Local Development of the University of Turin (Italy) and University of Barcelona (Spain), a Master's Degree in Planning and Tourism Management from the University of Jaén and a postgraduate degree in City Management and Creative Entrepreneurship from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina.
Carlos is co-Founder of the Puerto Rico Outdoor Recreation Industry Association and co-Director of Envision Puerto Rico L3C. He is also a member of the Ibero-American Research Network in Higher Education in Tourism (COODESTUR) and the Education Committee of the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association.
Born seaside in the island of Puerto Rico instilled in Jorge the importance of environmental protection and seeking sustainable means to maintain his lifestyle. This combined with relentless entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and a passion to help others has lead Jorge into a very unique personal and professional life.
Jorge specialized his studies in the Business Administration in Marketing graduating from Curry College in Boston, MA. As further development he became a LEED AP, Certified Energy Auditor from BPI and member of Al Gores, Climate Reality Project. In his professional career Jorge has been involved in renewable energy and business development management for over 12 years in emerging markets in the Caribbean and Latin America. Working with companies like Johnson Controls, Daikin, and most recently as Sr. Channel Account Manager for Tesla.
Through his passion to help those around him and share his knowledge with others, Jorge founded The School of SUP in San Juan, PR. He is World Paddle Association and PaddleFit instructor. Jorge is also a co-founder for the Puerto Rico Outdoor Recreation Industry Association and Country Manager for Waves For Water organization.
CEO Biosphere Dominican Republic
José Alney Uribe Graduate in Tourism and Hotel Management, Founder of Rincones de Mi País, Tour Operator of sustainable experiences of nature, culture and adventure. Director of Rincones de Mi País Foundation (FURDEMIPA) for the development of entrepreneurship in the sustainable tourism value chain. Director of Pure Dominican Vacations, a marketer of accommodation based on real experiences of nature, culture and adventure and bicycle touring. Founder of Urban Adventures in Dominican Republic to run sustainable urban experiences, partner of the Intrepid Group. Member of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Network of Rural Tourism (REDOTUR), Photographer of Nature, Culture and Adventure and member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Nature Photographers of the Dominican Republic (ADFONA).