• Michael Gerba

    Michael Gerba

    Area Operations
    Title Chief Operating Officer
    Citizenship USA
    Location Lima, Peru
    Profile Summary

    Michael Gerba is a results-driven leader with over 17 years of experience in the fields of agriculture, international development and public accounting. He joined CIP in 2011 with a strong background in operational and financial change management through process improvements that drive effective and efficient organizations. He has built successful international teams that achieve superior results by forging consensus and enthusiasm within the organization. While at CIP, Michael has led the rollout of an integrated accounting and enterprise resource planning system for headquarters and 18 project offices located around the world, and the creation of the 10 year Corporate Strategy Plan. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua and has his B.S. in Business/Accounting from Miami University of Ohio.

    Languages Spanish, English
  • Carla Lazarte

    Carla Lazarte

    Area People and Organizational Development
    Title Head
    Citizenship Peruvian
    Location Lima, Peru
    Profile Summary

    Carla Lazarte is a senior-level manager with more than 20 years of broad–based and progressively responsible experience in management and human resources for international development. She has a proven ability to work with senior management teams to integrate human resources into the overall business operating strategy.
    Carla has been a human resources manager at CIP since 2009. Before joining CIP, she worked as an HR Business Partner at the World Bank, in Washington, D.C. Her areas of expertise include collective leadership, employee relations, organizational development, training and development, operations management, international HR and strategic leadership.
    Carla has a BA in communication from Marymount University, in Washington, D.C. and an MA in organizational development from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. – See more at: https://cipotato.org/about-cip/leadership/executive-committee/#sthash.jipZhUln.dpuf

    Languages Spanish, English
  • Michelle Rodrigo

    Michelle Rodrigo

    Area Grants and Contracts
    Title Head of Grants and Contracts
    Citizenship Peru/USA/Chile
    Location Lima, Peru
    Profile Summary

    Michelle is a leader in grants and contracts management, with project and financial management experience with over 15 years of experience administering USAID-funded projects working from HQ, as well as field assignments and short term assignments. She also has expertise in financial management, partner management, capacity building and designing and managing grants programs. Specialities: Contracts Management, Grants management, International Development, Partner management, Capacity Building, Opening of new offices, financial management, proposals

    Languages Spanish, English
  • Guillermo Quintana

    Guillermo Quintana

    Area Health, Safety & Security
    Title Manager
    Citizenship Peru
    Location Lima, Peru
    Profile Summary

    Safety, Security and Human Resources professional, Bachelor in Business Administration, with more than 24 years of experience in Multinational Companies, 13 years of active service in the Peruvian Army. Overseas exposure, improving, standardizing and implementing various programs that have resulted in a significant impact in safety, costs reductions and processes improvements.

    Specialties: Safety auditor, security expert, human resources, employee development, training.

    Languages Spanish, English
  • Luis Mendes

    Luis Mendes

    Area Finance
    Title Chief Financial Officer
    Citizenship Brazil
    Location Lima, Peru
    Profile Summary

    Luis Felipe Mendes is a finance and operations executive with 20 years of financial and administration management expertise developed in the private and non-profit sectors in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.


    Since 2014 he has served as Chief Financial Officer of The International Potato Center (CIP) and oversees all aspects of the Finance, Logistics and Risk. Before CIP he served as the Regional Associate Director of Finance and other senior positions in The Nature Conservancy, as Controller at Sigma-Aldrich Brazil, and as Financial and Administration Controller at Intertek Caleb Brett in India and United Arab Emirates.


    He is Chartered Public Finance Accountant, member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy in England.


    Mr. Mendes is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.



    . – See more at: https://cipotato.org/about-cip/leadership/operations/#sthash.2uGGkFWJ.dpuf

    Languages Portuguese (Native), English, Spanish
  • Carlos Varela

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    Area Information Technology Unit
    Title Global Head of Management Information System
    Citizenship Brazilian
    Location Lima, Peru
    Profile Summary

    Carlos Varela, a Brazilian graduated in Telecommunications Engineering, is a seasoned IT executive with international experience in several segments like: Not-for-profit, Health and Pharmaceutical, Steel, Banking, Management Consulting and Construction & Facilities Management. He worked successfully for organizations and environments with complex and challenging requirements, like mergers & acquisitions, process transformation, market change, globalization, and segments highly regulated. During his more than 30 years of IT career, Carlos planned IT Strategies, structured IT teams, developed staff and implemented solutions to enable business and process transformation, productivity increase and synergies capture. He architected, developed and deployed business solutions applying several technical solutions like ERP (SAP, Oracle and ABW), CRM (SalesForce and Siebel), Business Intelligence, Authoring Tools, Internet and Intranets, and Management Execution Applications in more than 20 countries in all continents. He was also responsible to plan and implement business processes and solutions for Shared Services for IT and business processes and integrated global Infrastructure.

    Languages English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (native) and Italian (Spoken)
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