SGB's international board of advisors includes leaders in business and government with deep experience in energy, agribusiness, biotechnology, and successful track records building some of the world's most successful companies in their respective industries.

Advisory Panel:

  • Arturo Alvarado P.
  • Paul Dickerson
  • Eric L. Hakmiller
  • Guillermo Heins
  • Arama Kukutai
  • Andrew Leitch
  • Miguel Oliveira, Ph.D.
  • Fernando Reinach, Ph.D.
  • Jay Short, Ph.D.
  • Hon. Jerry Weller

Arturo Alvarado P.

Mr. Alvarado has served for 13 years as Director of Centracom, Cadstudio and Vypsa, the Director of Emergency Aid for the Kan Naoh Foundation. In addition, he was the Director of the Chamber of Industry in Guatemala, The Treasurer and Vice President of the Guatemalan Management Association and a member of The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the (Guatemalan) Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Alvarado was the Executive Director of Western Union for Central America from 1993 to 2008 and a cabinet member of the Guatemalan Government in 1993. He has held numerous management positions, including General Manager of Revlon and Max Factor of Central America, Manager of the Industrial Bank of Guatemala, and General Manager and Controller of Boise Cascade in the Bahamas. He is a citizen of Guatemala with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the International Marketing Institute in the United States.