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Meet the Team

Guillermo Chan

Finance & Operations Director
(Costa Rica) 

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi"
Guillermo has more than 30 years of experience in finance, banking, and sustainability. For the past fifteen years, he has worked as a local and regional Finance and Operations Manager for well-known financial institutions. Guillermo has also specialized in sustainability, working in the non-profit sector in fields such as protected areas and ecosystem economics. Chan has a master's degree in Green Economics, also degrees in Banking Administration, Project Management, and has studied Environmental Economics at Stanford University and Natural Resource Management at ITESM in Mexico. He is the father of 2 children (17 and 24 years old) and his wife is a lawyer. He loves to train cycling, a sport that he has practiced for 20 years.
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From the southeast corner of the Catholic Church, 400 meters north
San José, Santa Ana 10901
Phone: (+506) 2282 5609
Email: info@uwccostarica.org
United World College Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation offering a two-year residential pre-university program focused on experiential learning. Our mission is to educate a diverse group of people to become happy, healthy and committed individuals, capable through their leadership and engagement, of fostering positive change in their communities in order to contribute to achieving a more sustainable and peaceful world.