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General Manager of AgroCaribe
Jose Roberto is the General Manager of AgroCaribe, a leading and world-class plantation company located in the northeast of Guatemala that produces, processes and exports palm oil. In 2010, AgroCaribe became the first palm oil company in the world to be certified under The Rainforest Alliance, and, in 2014, the first palm oil producer in Central America to obtain Certification with Identity Preserved under the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil.
Jose Roberto graduated with a BSc in agriculture from the renowned Zamorano University in Honduras in 1990. After five years working in fisheries and agriculture, he successfully completed an MBA (specializing in finance and natural resource management) in 1998 at the INCAE Business School in CostaRica. He has also participated in executive development programs on strategy development, leadership and corporate social responsibility at the Kellogg School of Management and INCAE.
Jose Roberto has ample experience working in crop production and estate administration. Past positions include Financial Analyst at Standard Fruit, Honduras (DOLE) and Country Manager for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Belize at the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation (LAAD).
José Roberto Montenegro is the current co-Chairman of the Consultative Group for Latin America (CGLA) and a member of the Emissions Reduction Working Group (ERWG), both of RSPO.
He is married and has two children.