Advisor, Colombia

ICA'S Vice President has been active in Colombian emerald trading, cutting and export since 1977 and more recently as a consultant for USAID and the World Bank where he worked on the development of infrastructures and policies from mine to market for the gemstone industry of Pakistan. He is currently the country consultant for the gemstone sector of the World Bank Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project in Nigeria.

He is also working on the development of fair and ethical trade and mining standards and certification models as well as social responsibilities initiatives for artisanal and small scale mining communities.

He is the chairman of  the ICA Fair Trade and Ethical Mining Committee, is also ICA’s Director of Communications and the Editor-in-Chief of InColor magazine.

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