Carlos F. Suárez Isaacs serves as the manager of sustainability, policy and innovation for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide.
Suarez previously served as a regional ethanol trade specialist in Latin America, working with strategic public and private stakeholders across Latin America to help them achieve policy goals and capture value through fuel ethanol in the current global energy transition, promoting the benefits and comparative advantages of U.S. ethanol.
Prior to the Council, Suarez worked for the Nature Conservancy as the associate director for business development in Latin America. In this capacity, he worked in fundraising with the corporate sector by engaging in consultative selling to structure projects around water security, healthy agricultural systems and sustainable infrastructure, achieving over $3.2 million in total revenue over two years. Suarez also served as the commercial specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service in Colombia, where he was responsible for developing strategies for market penetration projects in the franchising, finance, information technologies, consumer electronics, telecommunications and professional services sectors.
Suarez holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), a master’s degree in global risk management (Spain), and a master’s degree in business administration from HEC Montreal (Canada).
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.