Committees

Committees

International Organizing Committee

Susanne Lucas

Susanne Lucas - Chair
Executive Director, WBO
info@worldbamboo.net

Michel Abadie

Michel Abadie - Co-Chair
President, WBO
Executive Director, Bamboo for Planet

Hector Archila

Hector Archila
Engineer, University of Bath UK
CEO, Amphibia Group

Guillermo Mortera

Guillermo Mortera
Executive Director, Es Bravo
Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@worldbamboo.net

Nirmala Chongtham

Nirmala Chongtham
Researcher, Panjab University

Martin Mortera

Martin Mortera
Project Manager, DICMA Trade

Sonja Sheasley

Sonja Sheasley
Corporate Sponsorship Director
sponsor@worldbamboo.net

National Organizing Committee

Hormilson Cruz

Hormilson Cruz - Chair
11wbc.mx@gmail.com
General Coordinator / Academic Coordinator
SurBambu

Eduardo D´Esezarte

Eduardo D´Esezarte - Co-Chair
Coordinator of Sponsors
Bambúes Edel S. de P.R. de R.L.

Jessica Zalapa

Jessica Zalapa - 11WBC Secretariat
secretariat@worldbamboocongress.org
Information Coordinator
Bambas bicicletas con bambú, Bambúes y Forestales de México

Sergio Hernández Martínez

Sergio Hernández Martínez
payments11wbc@gmail.com
Finance Coordinator, 11th WBC Treasurer
Bambúes y Forestales de México

Mauricio Guillaumin

Mauricio Guillaumin
Logistics Coordinator
Bambuver A.C.

Yoshihiro Yamagishi

Ma. Fernanda Gutiérrez
Design Coordinator
UNAM / Industrial Design

Carlos Chávez

Carlos Chávez
Design Coordinator
UNAM / Sustainable Materials

Pablo Hernández

Pablo Hernández
Sponsorship Committee
Bambú Cid / Plant Propagation

Wiliams Lagunes

Wiliams Lagunes
Logistics Committee
Bambues Edel

Daniel Augusto Santamaría

Daniel Augusto Santamaría
Cultural Coordinator
Bambas bicicletas con bambú

Technical Committee Members

Hormilson Cruz Rios - Chair (Mexico)
11wbc.mx@gmail.com
Chair, National Organizing Committee, 11WBC
CEO, SurBambu
Plantations & Industry, Mexico City

Dr Nirmala Chongtham – Co-Chair (India)
World Bamboo Ambassador
papers@worldbamboo.net
Food and Nutrition
Department of Botany, Panjab University

Dr Hector F. Archila - Co-Chair (UK)
World Bamboo Ambassador
papers@worldbamboo.net
Architecture and Engineering
CEO at Amphibia BASE Ltd; Researcher at University of Bath, UK

Dr Jean-Luc Kouyoumji (France)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Architecture
FCBA - CTBA Technical Center For Wood And Furniture; Timber Construction Group, Research Division

Ximena Londoño (Colombia)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Taxonomy
El Paraíso del Bambú y La Guadua

Dr Lynn Clark (USA)
WBO Honorary Council/World Bamboo Ambassador
Taxonomy and phylogeny
Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Dr Cherla Sastry (Canada)
World Bamboo Pioneer
Community and Economic Development
Professor (Adjunct) Forestry, University of Toronto

Dr. M.S. Bisht (India)
Food and Socio-economic Development
Centre for Science Education, North-Eastern Hill University

Dr Andras Darabant (Austria)
Forestry and Ecology
Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Neelam Manjunath (India)
Architecture
Manasaram Architects

David Wang (China)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Economical aspects
MIT, Massachusetts

Li Fang Tang (Taiwan)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Community and Economic development
Yunlin Story House

Darrel DeBoer (USA)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Architecture
DeBoer Architects

Dr Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez (Mexico)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Taxonomy
Universidad de Guadalajara

Dr Caori Patricia Takeuchi (Colombia)
Engineering
Universidad Nacional of Colombia

Dulce Blanca Punzalan (Philippines)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Community and Economic development
Director, Filbamboo Exponents Inc

Manuella Mendes Araújo (Brazil)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Plant Propagation
Biofábrica CAIG / Agrimex

Hugo Gutierrez (Brazil)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Propagation and Plantation
Joao Santos Group

Elemer Briceño Elizondo (Costa Rica)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Ecology and Environment, Cambio Climático y Modelaje de Ecosistemas
Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

Dr. Peggy Stern (Ecuador)
Ecology and Environment
Consultant, INBAR - LAC

Wiliams Lagunes Castro (Mexico)
Propagation and Plantation
Bambues Edel

David Trujillo (UK)
Civil/Structural Engineering and Standards
Senior Lecturer, Coventry University

Dr Kent A. Harries (UK)
Structural Engineering and Mechanics and Standards
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Edwin Zea-Escamilla (Switzerland)
Life Cycle and Sustainability Assessment
Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Zürich

Dr Juan Carlos Camargo (Colombia)
Forestry and Bamboo Growth Dynamics Associated Professor, Technological University of Pereira (UTP)

Luís Felipe López (Philippines)
Civil/Structural and Earthquake Engineering
Head of Engineering at Base Bahay Foundation

Dr Rebecca Reubens (India)
World Bamboo Ambassador
Designer, Sustainability
Rhizome Design Co

  • World Bamboo Organization
  • BFM
  • Bambuver
  • Bambúes EDEL
  • Bambas Bicicletas
  • DICMA Trade
  • Bambú Business
  • Bravo