Juan is founder and Executive Chairman of Union Group.
In 2006 he started Union Group in Uruguay with a blueberry farming business, which subsequently branched out into rice, soya bean and wheat production as well as sheep and cattle raising. In 2008, he founded Union Agriculture Group (UAG) to manage these agriculture interests and Union Group then expanded into other sectors: renewable energy, oil & gas, minerals, infrastructure, real estate and forestry.
Juan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Lausanne, and attended Harvard University, where he studied Economics and International Finance.
Ivan manages the minerals exploration activities of Union Group.
Ivan has over twenty five years of exploration experience working with Latin American junior mining companies, as well as major mining companies such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
Prior to joining Union Group Ivan headed exploration activities at Zamin Iron Exploration and also founded Prospection Services International SA, the first exploration services
Company established in Uruguay.
Ivan holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Geology from the University of the Uruguayan Republic.
Prior to joining Union Group, Oscar was Chief Financial Officer of Union Agriculture Group and worked as CFO of Everton Resources and DelcoSur S.A.
Oscar holds a Certified Public Accountant title from Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (UDELAR). Additionally, Oscar holds a Certificate from the Harvard Institute for International Development at Harvard University in project evaluation and risk analysis.
Jimena Recalde is Financial Controller of Union Group.
Prior to joining Union Group Jimena was Financial Controller of Union Agriculture Group and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Uruguay as manager for more than 12 years.
Jimena is a Certified Public Accountant from Universidad de la República del Uruguay since 2002, and also from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in United States of America since 2009. She is a specialist in IFRS reporting, with an IFRS Diploma from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in United Kingdom.
She is teacher in Master Programmes in Accountant and Taxes from Universidad de Montevideo, and in Update Programmes on IFRS in the Uruguayan Board of Accountancy.
Hector Edgar Bonilla manages the power generation activities of Union Group.
Hector has over 10 years of experience in the Peruvian power sector.
Prior to joining Union Group, Hector was the General Manager at Voith Hydro Lima. Previously, Hector worked for EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg in Peru as manager of several hydroelectric projects including Union Group's portfolio project Generacion Andina. Hector was also head of the Production Office at JJC Contratistas Generales.
Hector is a practicing University Lecturer at Universidad Peruana De Ciencias Aplicadas in courses of Underground Excavation and Hydroelectric Power Plant Construction.
Hector holds a Civil Engineering degree from Pontificia Universidad Catóa del Perú an MBA from IE Business School of Madrid, Spain. Hector also holds a Mining Companies Management International Diploma.
Juan Jose manages the infrastructure activities of Union Group.
Prior to joining Union Group Juan Jose worked as Managing Director at Chadwick Weir Maritime Agents, General Manager at Compañía Uruguaya de Estibaje, and as navy officer on board several vessels and ashore positions.
Juan Jose holds a Navy Officer title by the Naval Academy of Uruguay and Master Mariner by National Direction of Merchant Navy.
Diana Ruiz is Investor Relations Manager at Union Group.
Prior to joining Union Group, Diana held positions at Dealogic as a Relationship Manager, Bloomberg as an equity analyst, and the Colombian Stock Exchange in Investor Relations.
Diana has a degree in both Finance and Economics from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, and is completing a Masters in Corporate Finance from ICMA Centre, University of Reading.
A Colombian national, Diana speaks fluent English and Spanish, and conversational Portuguese.
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