ROUND TABLE COVID -19
ECUADOR AMAZON, OIL AND BIODIVERISTY
Thank you for your assistance in our round table online session held on June 2nd, 2020; we have put this summary kit of the meeting.
We had as special guests in this Round Table talk with the Experts:
Biologist. He have worked on conservation issues about 40 years, in both governmental and non-governmental organizaciones. He believes that linking conservation with other society aspects is the only way yo change the model of production and consumption.
He have worked in WWF before (4 years), then he worked on the Ministry of Environment (1 year) and now he's back as the director of WWF in Ecuador. He likes WWF for several reasons such as: the organización understands the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources form holistoc and integral perspective, the work Team is first class and this organization works almost in the whole World, with an impressive cultural diversity, different points of view, even so we can have global positions on the importance of enviromental conservation.
He likes to go bird watching, gardening, do home stuff, read and enjoy a meal with friends and good wine on his free time
Marcos Chiluisa is a business development advisor and licensed attorney. Marcos’ legal practice focuses on Real Estate¸ Corporate, Labor, Administrative, and Immigration counseling. With the Ecuadorian Ministry for the Environment’s “Forest Administration System”, Marcos has served on numerous committees, including the Policy Committee, Nominating Committee, Business Development Committee, and New Environmental Legislation Committee. Marcos began practicing professionally in 2004 as a Real Estate development litigator and counselor. He has litigated over 150 trials for tax collection and has tried numerous cases in administrative courts. He also has extensive experience in drafting original business contracts.
Prior to starting EcuaAssist, Marcos and a group of colleagues founded Ambientar, an environmental consulting firm. He was also the main Attorney for NGO Centro de la Niña Trabajadora [Center for the Girl Laborer] where he resolved family conflicts for disadvantaged families who could not otherwise access the justice system.
At EcuaAssist, Marcos has been very active in Immigration counseling. He has advised over 1000 foreign investors on a wide variety of Immigration issues, ranging from the creation of new businesses and corporate mergers to financial management of “Foreign Investors with New Capital in Ecuador”, Ecuador’s most recent property tax benefit.
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We look forward to attending future presentations, thanks for your hard work in producing these.
Marshall & Nadine Nevall