Santiago has 18+ years of experience leading marketing, communications, and finance departments in organizations from different industries and markets. Before joining South Pole as Biodiversity Markets Coordinator, he was Marketing, Communications & PR Manager for The Nature Conservancy, responsible for implementing and boosting the visibility, engagement, and revenue strategy in seven countries in Latin America. He served as Marketing and Special Projects Manager for Emmeg Solutions, leading product innovation and penetration in various markets. From 2003 to 2013, Santiago worked as Marketing, Communications and Finance Director for several companies, including Nokia, Mitsubishi Corporation, Gratamira Investments and Biotempo, overseeing business units in Colombia, Costa Rica, Japan, and the United States. He holds a B.A. in business administration and an associates degree in finance from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and in marketing management with an emphasis on green marketing from the UAM-‐Ambientum in Spain. He is Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and studying Portuguese.