Amable is a global professional with progressive strategic and consulting experience, successful in driving companies' sustainability vision into actionable processes. He has a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from IESA School of Management in combination with Rotterdam School of Management. He pursued his early career in applied engineering in the energy sector in Europe, Africa, and the Americas working for a renowned French energy company until he decided to get a specialization in circular economy and sustainable business strategies by pursuing a master’s in global business.
After obtaining his Master’s, Amable earned extensive professional experience in management consulting working on transformational strategies to reduce environmental impact and promote diversity and inclusion social initiatives while working for consulting firms in Caracas and Houston. In addition to his corporate career, he published two papers for the sustainable transformation of the energy industry in Venezuela.
Alternative to being a Creative Business lecturer, he currently designs supply chain strategies for the cocoa industry to aid its transformation into a more transparent and sustainable industry and helps bring European brands open operations in the US market. He recently participated in the publication of the 2021 Global Cocoa Market Study and the Dominican Republic Supply Case Study endorsed by the IESC and funded by the USDA.
Amable teaches several courses at HU including Marketing Principles, Consumer Behaviour, The Future Workplace, and Research Lab & Methods.
Fields of expertise
- Organisational Strategy
- Circular Economy
- Sustainable Business Models
Amable recently participated in the publication of the 2021 Global Cocoa Market Study and Dominican Republic Supply Case Study endorsed by the IESC and funded by the USDA. Research themes in the past include two papers for the development of environmental projects in the energy industry in Venezuela for the sustainable transformation of the industry. Alternate to academics, volunteers to research and promote gender equality in the workplace through Lean In Network Netherlands.
|Project title||Global Cocoa Market Study|
|Keywords||Cocoa, cocoa supply chain, cocoa market, cocoa producers|
|Years of completion||2021|
|General project description||Understanding current and potential market opportunities in the global, regional and local market that can provide more benefits/value for farmer-based organizations, small- and medium-sized enterprises (processing and export-oriented producer organizations) and value chain stakeholders they work with.|
|Your Role in project||Consultant|
Other recent projects
- 50 ways to Fight Bias (a workshop to promote gender equality in the workplace) - 2021/2022 - Amsterdam, Netherlands – Workshop facilitator - https://leanin.org/50-ways-to-fight-gender-bias
- Follow-This - Valero Energy Corp. (Biofuels Strategy Outlook) – 2021 - Amsterdam, Netherlands – Consultant – www.follow-this.org
Recently participated in the publication of the 2021 Global Cocoa Market Study and Dominican Republic Supply Case Study endorsed by the IESC and funded by the USDA:
- 2021. Gaia Cacao, IESC, USDA. Global Cocoa Market Study
- 2021. Gaia Cacao, IESC, USDA. Dominican Republic Supply Case Study
Academic research themes include two papers for the development of environmental projects in the energy industry:
- 2019. Espina, A. & De Luca, C. Structuring of Project Finance for a Gas Pipeline from the Eastern Region of Venezuela to Trinidad & Tobago. Caracas: IESA
- 2018. Espina, A. & Pinto, P. Cost of Capital and the Speed of Recovery in Venezuela’s Conventional Oil Fields. Caracas: IESA
- Master’s in Business Administration. IESA School of Management (Exchange at Rotterdam School of Management)
- Master’s in Finance. IESA School of Management.
- Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. Universidad Simón Bolívar.
- Product Strategy. Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University)