Team

Francisco Bonino

President
Francisco Bonino is partner and president of AF and is in charge of the executive management of the company at its three headquarters in Uruguay, Chile and Brazil. He has 16 years of experience in the forestry sector of Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Previously he was in charge of Product Development for Monsanto in Northern Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. He is an Agronomist and holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

Gerardo Díaz Beltrán

Director
Gerardo Díaz Beltrán is partner and director of AF Uruguay. He is a Veterinarian and lives in Misiones, Argentina. He serves as President of the province’s Economic Confederation, he is a member of the Presidential Committee of the Argentine Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, and is partner and director of three companies in the provinces of Misiones and Corrientes.

Dan Guapura

Country Manager of AF Uruguay
Dan Guapura is Country Manager of AF Uruguay and is responsible for all of the company's operations in this country. For more than 10 years he has managed different operations of internationally renowned companies, such as Roche and Glencoore. He is an Industrial Mechanical Engineer and holds a MBA from ORT University of Uruguay.

Lautaro Pérez

Manager of AF Maderas
Lautaro Pérez is partner and Manager of AF Maderas since 2011, and has worked in different companies in the agricultural area. He is an Agronomist and a Master in Agribusiness from Kansas State University; he graduated from the PMD of ESADE University, and has completed doctoral courses in Business Administration.

Jorge Armand Ugon

Manager of AF Brazil
Jorge Armand Ugon is General Manager and partner of AF Brazil since its creation. Previously he served as Audit Manager of PWC Brazil. He is a Certified Public Accountant graduated from the University of the Republic (UDELAR) and holds a postgraduate degree in Corporate Finances from the Catholic University of Uruguay.

Francisco García

Manager of AF Chile
Francisco García is partner and Manager of AF Chile and is responsible for all operations in that country. For over 20 years he has worked in the forestry industry in Chile in companies such as Forestal Bio Bio and Dow AgroSciences. He is a Forestry Engineer from the University of Chile and holds a Diploma in Business Management and Administration from the University for Development.

Silvana Tomé

Manager of Human Capital
Silvana Tomé is Regional Manager of Human Capital. She has worked in the selection and management of people for more than 10 years and until 2007 worked for Deloitte Montevideo. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Degree in Human Resources Management from the Catholic University of Uruguay.

Jaime Flores

Planning Manager
Jaime Flores is Planning Manager for Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. Prior to joining AF he worked 20 years for the Arauco group, as Technical Assistant Manager and as Heritage Assistant Manager of Forestal Celco and Forestal Cholguán. He graduated from the University of Chile as Forestry Engineer.

Pablo Thiel

Operations Coordinator
Pablo Thiel is Operations Coordinator of AF Brazil and is also in charge of timber exports in this country. He graduated in Forestry Engineering at the Federal University of Paraná and holds a Master in Plant Production from the State University of Maringá. He has worked in the forestry sector for more than 10 years.

Diego Rosas

Manager of Land Purchases
Diego Rosas is Manager of Land Purchases for AF Uruguay. He has worked in the forestry sector for 10 years and has led AF teams that provided services to major Uruguayan companies (Stora Enso, Weyerhauser, and Cambium, among others). He is an Agronomist and holds an MBA from the University of Montevideo.

Pablo Taño

Weed Control and Services Chief
Pablo Taño is part of AF since 2006 and currently serves as the Chief of Weed Control and Services. He graduated as Agricultural Technician from the Agricultural Management Institute (IGAP) of the Catholic University of Uruguay.

Felipe Macedo

Administration Chief
Felipe Macedo is the Administration Chief of AF Uruguay, and is responsible for coordinating the accounting, taxes and finances at this site. With 20 years of experience Felipe has worked at companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, Melia Hotels, HSBC Bank and Abbott Laboratories in Montevideo. He is a Certified Public Accountant from the UDELAR and has earned a Master's Degree in Accounting and Taxes from ORT University of Uruguay.

Anibal Morelli

Forestry Administration Chief
Aníbal Morelli is Chief of Administraciones Forestales Sur of AF Uruguay and is responsible for the operational management of Bosques de Uruguay I (10.000 ha) and Bosques de Uruguay II (13.000 ha). He has worked in the forestry sector for 15 years. He is an Agronomist graduated from the UDELAR and has complementary studies on forestry engineering at the University of Talca, Chile.

Andrés Brizolara

Harvest Leader
He is a staff member of AF since 2010. He is currently responsible for all harvesting activities. In his role as harvest leader, he is responsible for harvest operations that supply the domestic mills and the export market. Andres brought 15 years of experience in timber operations into AF. Before coming to AF he was deputy of operations in Transfor LLC, where his main responsibilities included developing and implementing property-level management plans in silvicultural activities. He graduated as Agronomic Engineering from UDELAR.

Pablo Norambuena

Chief of Operations
He has served as Chief of Operations at AF Chile since 2013, and is responsible for the technical supervision of the properties managed by the company. He is a Forestry Engineer from the University of Talca and Civil Engineer from the UDELAR. He has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of crop, forestry, logistics and transportation.

Juan Torres

Operations Manager
He joined AF Chile in 2008 as Operations Manager. He is a Forestry Engineer from the University of Concepción and has worked in Dow AgroSciences Chile managing the implementation of the weed control program of the company. He has more than 15 years of experience in the services area.

Carlos Cares

Heritage Chief
He has been part of the AF Chile team as Heritage Chief since 2008. He is a Forestry Engineer from the Catholic University of Temuco and has a record of more than 20 years as part of working teams in various companies in the forestry sector and CONAF.

Sebastián Cárdenas

Chief of Administration and Finance
Sebastian Cárdenas is Chief of Administration and Finance of AF Chile and is in charge of the accounting, finances and taxes in that country. With 10 years of experience in the accounting and administrative field, he has worked in various regional companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor from the Autonomous University of Chile and holds a Diploma in Human Management and Leadership from the Universidad Mayor.

Our
team

We have a team of dynamic and up to date professionals working in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile. We firmly believe that the correct selection of our human capital reflects in a successful management. That is why the selection process of our employees is very rigorous, and specialized technicians in the area are part of this process.

We strive to create a good working environment so that all members of AF can develop their talents in the best way possible. Since 2005 we are part of a Great Place to Work and in Uruguay we have been selected three times as one of the 10 best companies to work for.

Training is also very important in our company. We spend more than 2,000 hours annually on training and it renders in learning for our people, and a commitment to the quality of our service.