Juan Giraldo

Nationality: Ecuador
Organization Name: Waku
Impact Region: South America
About the Social Business: Waku works with farmers in rural parts of Ecuador that struggle to access markets by sourcing herbs and flowers and turns them into a refreshing herbal infusion. Additionally, Waku has a nonprofit arm to its business that seeks to improve the quality of living of these farmers, through training in yield improvement and quality control.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Juan is a passionate entrepreneur who brings optimism, team building and vision to company culture. He is globally minded and experienced in working with international teams. ENTREPRENEUR: Founded four companies, sees an opportunity in every challenge. COMPANY CULTURE: Used vision and leadership to grow eServ S.A. 240%. Created positive outlook among employees and transform and shifted company focus to long term relationships. GLOBALLY MINDED: Lead a group of partners from 6 different countries. Has lived and studied in Europe and the United States, fluent in three languages: Spanish, English and French.

Juan Giraldo

Nationality: Ecuador
Organization Name: Waku
Impact Region: South America
About the Social Business: Waku works with farmers in rural parts of Ecuador that struggle to access markets by sourcing herbs and flowers and turns them into a refreshing herbal infusion. Additionally, Waku has a nonprofit arm to its business that seeks to improve the quality of living of these farmers, through training in yield improvement and quality control.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Juan is a passionate entrepreneur who brings optimism, team building and vision to company culture. He is globally minded and experienced in working with international teams. ENTREPRENEUR: Founded four companies, sees an opportunity in every challenge. COMPANY CULTURE: Used vision and leadership to grow eServ S.A. 240%. Created positive outlook among employees and transform and shifted company focus to long term relationships. GLOBALLY MINDED: Lead a group of partners from 6 different countries. Has lived and studied in Europe and the United States, fluent in three languages: Spanish, English and French.
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