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Bob ZULANDI

Chairman, Board of Directors

Bob is a seasoned executive with more than 40 years of experience leading profitable natural gas, renewable, coal and power generation companies. Educated at Manhattan College (B.S.in Economics | Honors) and receiving an MBA from Columbia University, he began his career with roles in mergers and acquisitions and business development at Shell Oil and General Electric. He went on to executive leadership positions in the energy industry.

Bert KALISCH

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Bert is President & C.E.O. of American Public Gas Association. Since stepping into this role in 2004, Bert keeps APGA resources focused on its advocacy efforts in Congress and at the federal regulatory agencies, growing membership, and enhancing communications and information exchange between and among members and policymakers.

Rod NYDAM

Secretary, Board of Directors

Rod is the founder of the law firm, Nydam Law, and has over twenty-five years of experience as a corporate attorney including over seventeen years of experience in large international law firms including Howrey LLP and McGuireWoods, LLP, Jones Day, Reavis & Pogue, and Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance). He has worked with a variety of industries including energy, defense, real estate, high technology, hospitality, telecommunications, construction, health care, development finance, homeland security, serving as legal counsel.

Mario DE CASTRO

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Mario is a business and tax advisor to multinational public, privately owned companies, and investment funds (and their portfolio companies) operating internationally. He has been practicing in the area of international tax and corporate/business consulting and law for over 20-years. He is currently Managing Director in Crowe LLP’s international tax services practice in Washington, D.C.

Jose Ignacio GONZÁLEZ-ALLER GROSS

Sole member, Board of Directors

Jose Ignacio is the long-standing and current CEO of Fundación CODESPA. He got his Master's in Civil Engineering at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; and as in the General Management Program (GMP) at IESE (Universidad de Navarra), Madrid.

Roland HAWTHORNE

Member, Board of Directors

Roland has more than 30 years of professional experience in development, management and consulting in real estate, healthcare, the insurance industry and the energy sector. As a serial entrepreneur, he has had extensive experience with start-up companies in each of these industry sectors. Having founded FRN International Trading Partners Ltd. (FRN), Roland serves as the company’s Chairman. The company was created with the purpose of becoming a leading global organization in the oil and gas sector, and agriculture industry. Its mission is to provide viable solutions to issues nations face over food security and energy security concerns.

William MOSS

Member, Board of Directors

Mr. Moss is an experienced and fully bicultural entrepreneurial leader in technology-intensive businesses, with a strong management background that includes high-tech start-ups as well as mature companies in the U.S. and Latin America. Currently, since 2005, Bill is President and CEO of Cobis Systems Corporation, Inc. (Cobiscorp), a 60+ year-old firm with 600+ employees that develops and markets mission-critical information processing solutions used by many financial institutions throughout the Americas.

Carlos PADULA

Member, Board of Directors

Since 2007, Mr. Padula is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Stelac Advisory Services, LLC. He has over 28 years of experience in market analysis, investment banking and wealth management. Mr. Padula joined Deutsche Bank in 1994 and since 2000 he was Managing Director of Private Wealth Management and the Latin American Market Head and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Padula was also Deutsche Bank's New York International Office Head.

Damian VON STAUFFENBERG

Member, Board of Advisors

Damian is the founder of MicroRate, the world's first rating agency dedicated to evaluating performance and risk in microfinance institutions and microfinance investment vehicles. As the oldest and most well-respected organization of its kind, MicroRate has also become the largest MIV evaluator in the industry. Before dedicating himself to microfinance, Damian worked for 25 years in the World Bank and its private sector affiliate, the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Eugene McCARTHY

Member, Board of Advisors

Eugene's experience of 43 years in the World Bank makes him a seasoned professional and a fully bilingual and bicultural expert in Latin America and international development. He served the bank from 1972-1999, working in multiple managerial positions in bank operations and as resident representative to Mexico from 1991-1994. He further served the bank since 2000 to the present in numerous consultancy capacities on development assignments with the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank as well as the European Union.

Rolando ARRIVALLAGA

Member, Board of Advisors

Rolando is a former World Bank economist with broad experience in structural adjustment, financial sector reform and development credit. He has over 30 years' experience in development work covering several countries in Latin America and Asia. He worked for the World Bank for 28 years, retiring as Manager in the Co-financing and Trust Fund Department and as a member of the World Bank's Resource Management Board.