[October 30, 2014, New York, New York] — Greenwood Energy, now Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure (GSI), is partnering with The McCain Institute for International Leadership to host a fellow in the Next Generation Leaders Program. The program is a year-long professional development experience that empowers global emerging leaders in their early to mid-career. Each year, up to 20 Next Generation Leaders are selected from various backgrounds around the world who have demonstrated extraordinary character, commitment to core human values, and capacity for future leadership.
Greenwood Energy is pleased to host Carlos Mayorga from Colombia. Mr. Mayorga is a highly regarded innovator and entrepreneur. After working as a mechanical designer for private companies, he started his first micro franchise in 2003. He developed Global Blue Hydros (“GBH”), a franchisor of “Delivery Car Wash Service,” which is an innovative and environmentally sustainable car wash business. With more than 12 years of experience, Mr. Mayorga is responsible for the creation of dozens of brands such as UVA.com.co and promotes the positive impact of franchising in Latin America through websites such as franquicialatina.com. Over the last two years, he helped establish more than 80 small businesses in Colombia creating more than 250 jobs. These achievements earned him awards such as “Innova Award, 2006,” “Conquista USA Award, 2007,” “Best entrepreneur of 2011” and “IMPACTA Award, 2011.” In addition, Mr. Mayorga’s accomplishments have been featured in case studies at the top business schools in Colombia.
Based in Washington D.C., The McCain Institute for International Leadership, as part of Arizona State University, is a center for research and action in national security and foreign policy. It seeks to promote leadership and decision-making, in the best American tradition of open inquiry, spirited discussion and practical action. Through its policy research, events, fellows programs, and other activities, the Institute aims to inform, convene, train and assist current and future leaders from the United States and abroad.
Greenwood Energy has been developing, constructing and investing in clean and renewable energy projects since 2010. The company is involved in renewable fuels manufacturing, clean energy generation and solar project construction.
About Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure
Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure (GSI) (www.greenwoodinfra.com) is one of the clean energy subsidiaries of Libra Group. GSI is a renewable energy company focused on the development, construction and operation of distributed generation and utility-scale solar energy and battery storage projects in North America. As of March 2023, the company developed approximately 178 MW across 43 renewable energy projects, many of which are still owned or operated by GSI, and has an additional project pipeline of 1.6 GW. GSI’s seasoned team also has a proven track-record investing in power assets and partnering with multiple top-tiered investors.
About Libra Group
Libra Group (www.libra.com) is a privately owned, global business group that encompasses 30 operating entities: 20 businesses predominately focused on aviation, renewable energy, maritime, real estate, hospitality, and diversified investments, and 10 social initiatives. With assets and operations in nearly 60 countries, the Group applies the strength of its global network and capabilities to deliver cross-sector insights and growth at scale, while mitigating risk. Today, Libra’s Social Responsibility Programs include 10 social initiatives created to address unmet needs and grantmaking that helps people worldwide.