Federico Perez

Founder & CEO | Selvitas | Colombia

Federico is a Colombian entrepreneur, Founder and CEO at Selvitas, Keynote Speaker, Board Member, IUCN Young Changemaker, One Young World Ambassador and US Department of State Young Leader. From venture capital to spearheading transformative environmental initiatives, his career embodies a blend of technological innovation, policy advocacy, and systemic change. At Selvitas, he’s scaling forest restoration across Colombia and integrating smallholder farmers into global value chains. As a National Consultant for the International Trade Centre, he has been instrumental in advancing Colombia’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, shaping public policies with widespread sectoral adoption. Academically rooted in development economics, supply chain management and tropical forest landscapes, he is deeply committed to climate action. His goal is to foster sustainable, empathetic leadership and amplify his impact, driving resilient change on a global scale.