The Team



Luisa Santiago

Luisa Santiago

Latin America Lead

Role at the Foundation

Luisa has been with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation since 2015, having helped establish the first office outside of the European continent, in Brazil. She has led the implementation of the initial model in the market, centered in the CE100 programme, and then helped the expansion to a cross-programmatic model with a wider focus in the whole Latin America. She has been actively working to create momentum for the circular economy in the continent, which has turned into a strategic geography to help the Foundation deliver its international goals.


Before joining the Foundation, Luisa worked as a consultant in strategy and sustainability, working in collaboration with businesses, governments, and non-profits in international experiences in all continents, including spending time in the Amazon forest, Middle East, Africa and various countries in Latin America. Luisa holds a Masters in Sustainable Development Practices, having presented the first academic essay about the circular economy in Brazil, and a postgrad in Environmental Management and Undergrad in Communications. She loves travelling around the world either by herself or with her husband and young son, finding lifetime healing practices in surf and yoga.

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