About Us

Learn about our story and meet the team behind SURECO


After a large trajectory working at the Green Climate Fund, Jessica Jacob, the CEO and founder of SURECO & Partners, was convinced about the need to create a vast network of Latin American & Caribbean professionals and opening opportunities to youth with the same objective:  To offer the best quality services to undertake sustainable solutions that transform the region and our communities.

The importance of understanding the local context and entities is a priority.

SURECO & Partners acts locally to contribute to the global Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on climate change, gender inclusiveness, and opening opportunities to the youth and vulnerable communities.

For SURECO, success is measured according to the results and impacts each project represents to a nation, institution, community, among others.

Nothing is as powerful as generating long-lasting paradigm shifting solutions.


The dream begins
SURECO & Partners is legally constituted in Panama.


Take off
SURECO & Partners starts its operations and is awarded projects in the Argentina, Colombia, Nicaragua, USA, among others.

Multiple UN agencies, governements, and private entities start to knock the door...

The intership program begins...


Promptly, public and private entities start to realize SURECO's results and big steps are taking towards paradigm-shifting projects.

Through strategic planning and fruitful partnerships, the firm has organically grown to be a reference partner for the region.

Up to date, SURECO & Partners has signed contracts awarded for more than 1 million USD with clients such as the World Bank, United Nations, ALIDE, and GIZ, among others.

Second intership program in partnership with GFLAC's youth climate finance program.


We are governed by first-level professionals in the field of sustainable finance that enlight the principles and guideliness that are reflected in SURECO & Partners.

Maricielo Glen
Unpaid position

Former General Secretary:
Latin American Federationof Banks-FELABAN
- Universidad Javeriana
Researcher in Financial Law

Benedict Libanda
Unpaid position

Chief Executive Officer at the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia
Founder and Chief Executive Officer. SIF Capital
Board Member at SADC Development Finance Resource Center

UnaMay Gordon
Unpaid position

Past Principal Director, Climate Change Division, Government of Jamaica
Regional Director, Caribbean Women in Leadership
Director Recycling Partners of Jamaica
Independent Climate Change & Environmental Expert
MSc Environmental Science from Wageningen Agricultural University
Honorary Doctorate of Laws in Humanities

Harishkumar R. Dave
Unpaid position

Former Deputy Managing Director: National Bank for Agriculture and rural Development (NABARD)
India and Director of Bankers’ Institute of Rural Development (BIRD)
Chairman of Samaaru Finance Pvt Ltd
Member of the Governing Board of College of Agricultural Banking, Reserve Bank of India.
Specialist in climate finance, rural finance and infrastructure.

John Song
Unpaid position

Representative Partner - Founder. Green Transformation Lab.
Deputy Director, Seoul National University.
Strategic Planning and ICT Project Manager, Green Climate Fund.
President at Fusion Consulting, Inc.

Marie-Laure Fourlinnie
Unpaid position

PhD Research, International Economic Development -East China Normal University and PhD International Economics and MALD from the Fletcher School, Boston.
MS Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston and MS from INSA Lyon,  France
Executive Recruiter Russell Reynolds Paris Associates
Commercial Attaché French Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Sailed around Cape Horn during the Whitbread Race around the World, 1977.


Our consultants live and work in the communities they serve, providing better solutions for capacity building, sustainable activities, project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation

Jessica Jacob

Former LAC Regional Manager: GCF Social and Environmental
Director: Findeter
Coordinator of Latin America and Africa: UNEP
Broker: Viel Tradition
Product Development: HSBC

Erico Rocha
Senior Supervisor

CFO & Comptroller: Genisa/PanAm/PasoAncho
Corporate Finance Executive: CABEI
Fund Manager / Senior Credit’s Analyst: Banex Bank (HSBC CR)

Marina Saguar
Projects and Communications Coordinator

Development Analyst: Instituto Elcano Royal / Center for Environmental and Social Studies (CEAMSO)
Graduated in International Relations & Communication: Comillas, USYD, KU Leuven

Mishell Congo
Admin Coordinator

Sustainable Development Promoter: United Nations
Graduated in Political Science: Universidad Central del Ecuador

Valeria Villena
Projects and Tender Coordinator

Environmental Consultant: FAO, GIZ, UNICEF, COSUDE.
Environmental Technical Analyst: Autonomous Municipal Government
Water quality technician: Ministry of Environment and Water of Bolivia.

Katerine Achá
Technical and Logistics Coordinator

Environmental and GIS Responsible: NGO Kurmi ADSI
Former Vice President: Scientific Society of Students of Environmental Engineering (UCB Cochabamba Regional)
Former Research Assistant: VLIR-UOS
Environmental Engineer: UCB

Julieta Rodríguez
Finance Coordinator

Sustainable Development Expert
Sustainable Development Promoter: United Nations
Graduated in Business Administration

Laura Castañeda
Legal Coordinator

Sustainable Development Expert
Sustainable Development Promoter: United Nations
Graduated in Law: Universidad Javeriana of Colombia

Jose Maria F.

Member of the Board of Directors: International Bank
Board of Directors: Insurance Company Columna S.A.
Founder and General Director: Talento Consulting
Consulting Partner: Parker Randall Guatemala, S.A.
Partner: HVC Kapital in the management of investment funds.
Master in Financial Administration:

Gloria Z.

Consultant: ​UN Women Guatemala
Former Vice Minister of Development of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises): Ministry of Economy of Guatemala (Law for the economic empowerment of women. Creation of the Women's Entrepreneurship Unit. Implementation of public policy on equal opportunities for women)

Cristina C.

Designed and implemented Environmental and Social Risk Management Systems (SARAS) in financial institutions: Financial Bank (Peru), Pacífico Savings and Loan Cooperative (Peru), Bolivarian Bank (Ecuador), EXITUS Capital (Mexico), EDPYME Credit Access (Peru), Western Financial (Mexico) and FINAGRO (Colombia)

Zoila F.

Specialist in Economic Management: Metal Mechanics Varona Company
Former Auditor: Popular Bank of Savings (BPA) and Bank of Credit and Commerce (BANDEC)
Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Banking Management:
Center for Business Studies of the Marta Abreu de las Villas Central University

Rodrigo C.

Project Management Technician: Instituto Desarrollo Paraguay
Former Technical Studies Assistant Superintendence of Insurance: Central Bank of Paraguay
Former Assistant National Accounts of the Department of Statistics of the Real Sector: Central Bank of Paraguay
Economist from the National University of Asuncion

Stephanie B.

Climate Change Specialist Consultant: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Former General Director of Monitoring and Coordination: Ministry of Development Planning Bolivia
Former National Coordinator for the elaboration of the final document for the GEF: FAO

Jose M.

Former Minister: Technical Secretariat for Economic and Social Development Planning of Paraguay
Former Director of Think Tank: Development Institute
PhD in Economics: University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Former Senior Economist: World Bank (Washington, DC - USA).

Roberto S.

Former Presidential Commissioner for Social Protection: Honduran Institute of Social Security.
Former Insurance and Pension Specialist: BCIE
Former Head of the Actuarial Division: National Commission of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions.

Max C.

Former Accreditation Panel Member: Green Climate Fund
Former Corporate Vice President: Financial Group FICOHSA
Master's Degree in International Business: University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.


Sureco is proud to grant laboral opportunities to young visionares that are committed with the environment.

Dolly Muñoz

Environmental Engineer

Andrea Valdez


Juan David

Environmental Engineer

Elizabeth Mercado

Chemical Engineer

Paul Villacís

Environmental Engineer

Michelle Cevallos


José Arrieta

President: Social Good Peru
Chapter Leader: Citizens' Climate International
Bachelor's Degree in Communication: University of Lima

María Lourdes Baca

Grants Acquisitions and Management Professional Volunteer Management: World Vision
Former Innovation Lab Volunteer: Thinkia-UNDP
Economist: Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

María Paula de la Hoz

Former Representation of the Bulgarian delegation: National High School Model of United Nations
Double Degree in Law and International Relations:
University of Navarra

Fabio Arturo López

Innovation Catalyst: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Ecuador
Former Extern, Marine Conservation Research: The Nature Conservancy | National Geographic Society | Paragon One
BSc in Earth and Space Science: UNAM

Laura Ochoa

Former GIS Environmental Professional: Geoestudio
Former Junior Researcher: Francisco José de Caldas District University
Environmental Engineer: Francisco José de Caldas District University

Isabel Gutiérrez

Former Responsible Purchasing Audit (Social Service): The Port of Liverpool
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering: Universidad Anáhuac México Norte

Gabrielle Lamilla

Former Lawyer: Blanco and Degiovanni Attorneys & Consultants
Former Member of the legal consultancy: Universidad Sergio Arboleda
Lawyer: Sergio Arboleda University

Susan Celis

Former Climate Change and Natural Resources Intern: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture - IICA
Former Project Assistant: Andean Grain Company S.A.C.
Bachelor of Science - Biology, Ecology Orientation: UNALM

Madai Calix

Former E&S Monitoring and Evaluation Contractor: Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)
Former Environmental Analyst: Municipal Integrated Risk Management Unit/ AMDC
Bachelor's Degree in Forestry Engineeringt: UNACIFOR

Joseline Ortiz

Former Logistics and organization of the event: Youth Speak Festival
Pursuing a bachelor's degree in audiovisual communication:
Interamerican University of Panama

Maya Goguet

Former Volunteer: Wild Sun Rescue Center
Former Cash Manager Assistant: Click&Boat
Mathematics and Informatics Applied to Management: La Sorbonne

José Arrieta

President: Social Good Peru
Chapter Leader: Citizens' Climate International
Bachelor's Degree in Communication: University of Lima

José Arrieta

President: Social Good Peru
Chapter Leader: Citizens' Climate International
Bachelor's Degree in Communication: University of Lima

José Arrieta

President: Social Good Peru
Chapter Leader: Citizens' Climate International
Bachelor's Degree in Communication: University of Lima