Carlos A. Woolgar
Expert in the Promotion of Trade and Investment Canada
An eminently practical strategist and implementer with multi-cultural skills and a strong drive for addressing complex challenges in the developing world.
Carlos A. Woolgar has over 25 Years of professional experience developed and implemented a number of innovative approaches to improve and expand the large-scale delivery of results-oriented assistance to the target geographies and groups. He promots exports of agricultural products in different projects. He works closely with stakeholders, motivating and empowering them to contribute and implement their own initiatives, while at the same time benchmarking activities against international best practices and USAID-compliance.
Carlos worked in different projects, companies and countries:
USAID/Afghanistan Regional Agricultural Development Program – South (RADP-South), Quinoa4Life, Canada, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), Washington, DC; Abt Associates, Bethesda, MD; USAID/Bolivia Bolivian Trade and Business Competitiveness (BTBC), Bolivia, CDC Capital Partners (funded by DFID [UK]), in Latin America; Barcelo Hotels (Spain’s third chain). Costa Rica; USAID/Bolivia: Bolivian Investment Development Program (Bolinvest), Bolivia; Citibank NA, Bolivia; The Royal Bank of Canada, etc.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing),
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, VANCOUVER, CANADA
DIPLOMACY, BOARD SEATS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES
1997 to 2007 – Honorary Consul of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Santa Cruz, Bolivia
1997 to 2007 – Board Member of Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento, 65% of Bolivian cement market
2002 to 2007 – Founding Partner of “Crecer” Childcare Center – Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2003 to 2007 – Board Member of Fortaleza Seguros y Reaseguros, innovative insurance company
2000 to 2003 – Real Estate Developer, built four houses and a small school– Santa Cruz, Bolivia
1999 to 2002 – Board Member Banco Sol, internationally recognized micro-finance institution
1999 to 2002 – Board Member Grupo Industrial de Bebidas, producer of non-alcoholic beverages
Since 2000 – Other board seats held: CCI (Argentine toll roads and parking lots), ENTEL (Bolivian telecommunications) and EGSA (power generation for Bolivian national grid)
OTHER RELEVANT DATA
Considerable experience in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Fluent in English, Spanish and German
Triple citizenship: Canadian, British and Bolivian