As Chief Executive Officer, Christian Klose R. is in charge of formulating and executing the business strategy of Grupo Fortaleza, and of overseeing its day-to-day management. He has +6 years’ experience in running rubber plantations in Guatemala. Mr. Klose has more than 10 years’ experience as a sustainability entrepreneur; has funded and acted as CEO in GREEN Solar and GREEN Finance in the renewable energy sector. He also has experience in various positions in fast consumer goods companies, CBC (Central American Beverage Corporation, anchor bottler for PEPSI in Latin-American) and AB-InBev (Anheuser-Busch Ambev), in the areas of marketing, sales, logistics, HR, production, legal and corporate.
Mr. Klose holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University in USA and a MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, Spain.