Luis Betancur, Chief Technical Advisor

    Luis Betancur joined Symmetry as a Chief Technical Adviser overseeing the operation and development of forestry investments, carbon forest ventures and its assets. Mr Betancur is bringing 30 years of experience on working within international development with focus in Agroforestry - Biodiversity conservation and Sustainable Tropical Forest Management with emphasis in industrial development in Australia, Asia and South America . Mr Betancur’s international donor and financial institutions network, is a value added to our current international operations. Formerly owner of three consulting companies and industrial timber developments in Australia and South America permit His entrepreneurial expertise to assist in the steady growth of the company and its clients.Mr Betancur is a Doctor in Forestry Engineering from Columbia University, with Master degree and post-graduations in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Engineering Management and Climate Change from the University of New South Wales, UTS and Australian National University. With accreditations in Australia ( IFA _ACFA ) and USA ( NCSAF ) Betancur was awarded in 2002 with the Brazilian Environmental prize for his great contribution to protect the Amazonian rain forest .Betancur is an active participant in the CEESP IUCN (International Commission Environmental and Economic Development IUCN) as honor member and REDD++ (UN Reduce Emissions Deforestation Degradation) networks providing advice and professional expertise that constitute a seal of quality for our valued customers