International Directors

Get to know our heroes in the field.

International Directors

Get to know our heroes in the field.

International Directors

Get to know our heroes in the field.

Leadership Team

Transforming Lives in
their Home Countries

True heroes in the field, our International Directors transform lives on a daily basis. As natives to the countries in which they serve, they understand the unique challenges and opportunities present in these communities. These leaders have vast experience and training in a variety of business settings, enabling them to educate and motivate our mentees that are working their way out of poverty. Our International Directors hold mentees accountable throughout the process, providing the coaching, guidance, and encouragement they need until they reach a proven level of sustainable self-reliance. Read below to learn more about each of our International Directors.

Leadership Team

Transforming Lives in
their Home Countries

True heroes in the field, our International Directors transform lives on a daily basis. As natives to the countries in which they serve, they understand the unique challenges and opportunities present in these communities. These leaders have vast experience and training in a variety of business settings, enabling them to educate and motivate our mentees that are working their way out of poverty. Our International Directors hold mentees accountable throughout the process, providing the coaching, guidance, and encouragement they need until they reach a proven level of sustainable self-reliance. Read below to learn more about each of our International Directors.

Leadership Team

Transforming Lives in their Home Countries

True heroes in the field, our International Directors transform lives on a daily basis. As natives to the countries in which they serve, they understand the unique challenges and opportunities present in these communities. These leaders have vast experience and training in a variety of business settings, enabling them to educate and motivate our mentees that are working their way out of poverty. Our International Directors hold mentees accountable throughout the process, providing the coaching, guidance, and encouragement they need until they reach a proven level of sustainable self-reliance. Read below to learn more about each of our International Directors.

Mentors Cambodia

Executive COUNTRY Director

Chamroeun Kang

Chameron Kang is the director of our Learning and Mentoring Center in Cambodia. He was instrumental is helping this center open in 2019. Previously Chameron worked for the Cambodian Children’s Fund as one of their program managers. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Relations from Norton University. Chameron is very excited to help his community grow and become more self-reliant through the programs and mentoring that we provide.

Professional Mentor and Sales and Customer Service Instructor

Sameth Meas

Sameth works for Mentors International as a Professional Mentor and Sales and Customer Service instructor in Cambodia since 2019. He is also fluent in English. Previously he worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cambodia for 13 years as an Administrative at Employment Resource Services and Perpetual Education Fund Loan Specialist at their Self-Reliance Center. He attended the International University, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sameth loves helping people improve their lives.

Executive COUNTRY Director

Chamroeun Kang

Chameron Kang is the director of our Learning and Mentoring Center in Cambodia. He was instrumental is helping this center open in 2019. Previously Chameron worked for the Cambodian Children’s Fund as one of their program managers. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Relations from Norton University. Chameron is very excited to help his community grow and become more self-reliant through the programs and mentoring that we provide.

Professional Mentor and Sales and Customer Service Instructor

Sameth Meas

Sameth works for Mentors International as a Professional Mentor and Sales and Customer Service instructor in Cambodia since 2019. He is also fluent in English. Previously he worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cambodia for 13 years as an Administrative at Employment Resource Services and Perpetual Education Fund Loan Specialist at their Self-Reliance Center. He attended the International University, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sameth loves helping people improve their lives.

Mentors Cambodia

Executive COUNTRY Director

Chamroeun Kang

Chameron Kang is the director of our Learning and Mentoring Center in Cambodia. He was instrumental is helping this center open in 2019. Previously Chameron worked for the Cambodian Children’s Fund as one of their program managers. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Relations from Norton University. Chameron is very excited to help his community grow and become more self-reliant through the programs and mentoring that we provide.

Professional Mentor and Sales and Customer Service instructor

Sameth Meas

Sameth works for Mentors International as a Professional Mentor and Sales and Customer Service instructor in Cambodia since 2019. He is also fluent in English. Previously he worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cambodia for 13 years as an Administrative at Employment Resource Services and Perpetual Education Fund Loan Specialist at their Self-Reliance Center. He attended the International University, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sameth loves helping people improve their lives.

Mentors Dominican Republic

Executive COUNTRY Director

Ruth Martes

Ruth Martes has a masters degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical values. She is a faithful believer in God and loves all of His children. Prior to joining Mentors International, Ruth has had extensive experience in microfinance. One of her passions is to serve and mentor people with limited resources. From a very young age, she learned the value of commitment and responsibility. She is very excited to bring these talents and skills to Mentors International.

Executive COUNTRY Director

Ruth Martes

Ruth Martes has a masters degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical values. She is a faithful believer in God and loves all of His children. Prior to joining Mentors International, Ruth has had extensive experience in microfinance. One of her passions is to serve and mentor people with limited resources. From a very young age, she learned the value of commitment and responsibility. She is very excited to bring these talents and skills to Mentors International.

Mentors Dominican Republic

Executive COUNTRY Director

Ruth Martes

Ruth Martes has a masters degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical values. She is a faithful believer in God and loves all of His children. Prior to joining Mentors International, Ruth has had extensive experience in microfinance. One of her passions is to serve and mentor people with limited resources. From a very young age, she learned the value of commitment and responsibility. She is very excited to bring these talents and skills to Mentors International.

Mentors Ghana

Executive COUNTRY Director

Enyonam K Mensah-Dotsey

Enyonam Mensah-Dotsey is an innovative person who uses creative ways to handling all challenges. A visionary who is passionate about poverty alleviation and reformation. He has worked as an accountant with a multinational organization, board member, and investment advisor of a Microfinance institution, and project coordinator in a pension fund organization. Mensah-Dotsey brings experience in business and strategic planning, and entrepreneurship to Mentors Ghana’s clients. He held many leadership roles in various social groups. He holds an MBA in Finance.

 Tolon Branch Manager

Rembert Annankra

Rembert Annankra serves as our Tolon Branch manager in Northern Ghana. He has been working with Mentors International since we opened up this region in 2019. He received his Master of Science degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit he started a pilot program where our mentors would teach proper hygiene techniques along with our business training lessons. He also would hand out reusable cloth masks to the individuals that participated in our training. Rembert is innovative and dedicated to helping teach and improve his community.

Executive Director

Enyonam K Mensah-Dotsey

Enyonam Mensah-Dotsey is an innovative person who uses creative ways to handling all challenges. A visionary who is passionate about poverty alleviation and reformation. He has worked as an accountant with a multinational organization, board member, and investment advisor of a Microfinance institution, and project coordinator in a pension fund organization. Mensah-Dotsey brings experience in business and strategic planning, and entrepreneurship to Mentors Ghana’s clients. He held many leadership roles in various social groups. He holds an MBA in Finance.

Tolon Branch Manager

Rembert Annankra

Rembert Annankra serves as our Tolon Branch Manager in Northern Ghana. He has been working with Mentors International since we opened up this region in 2019. He received his Master of Science degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit he started a pilot program where our mentors would teach proper hygiene techniques along with our business training lessons. He also would hand out reusable cloth masks to the individuals that participated in our trainings. Rembert is innovative and dedicated to helping teach and improve his community.

Mentors Ghana

Executive Director

Enyonam K Mensah-Dotsey

Enyonam Mensah-Dotsey is an innovative person who uses creative ways to handling all challenges. A visionary who is passionate about poverty alleviation and reformation. He has worked as an accountant with a multinational organization, board member, and investment advisor of a Microfinance institution, and project coordinator in a pension fund organization. Mensah-Dotsey brings experience in business and strategic planning, and entrepreneurship to Mentors Ghana’s clients. He held many leadership roles in various social groups. He holds an MBA in Finance.

Tolon Branch Manager

Rembert Annankra

Rembert Annankra serves as our Tolon Branch Manager in Northern Ghana. He has been working with Mentors International since we opened up this region in 2019. He received his Master of Science degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit he started a pilot program where our mentors would teach proper hygiene techniques along with our business training lessons. He also would hand out reusable cloth masks to the individuals that participated in our trainings. Rembert is innovative and dedicated to helping teach and improve his community.

Mentors Guatemala

Executive Country Director and director of the center for education and mentoring

Ramon Dario Lorenzana

Ramon Dario Lorenzana was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He graduated as a Civil Engineer at the National University of Honduras. He is about to finish a postgraduate in Digital Entrepreneurship. His work experience has been in Business Administration, Land Development, and management with INDISA Manufacturing of various products such as confections and food packaging. He has worked for our organization since 2003.

He was in charge of opening our offices in Chinandega, Managua, and Masaya in Nicaragua; the San Miguel office in El Salvador; the Comayagua office in Honduras; the Retalhuleu and Quetzaltenango offices in Guatemala; and the Oaxaca and Tuxtla Gutiérrez offices in Mexico. He was in charge of opening the Center of Education and Mentor in 2016 in Guatemala City.

Currently, he serves as our Executive Director for Guatemala and also as the Director for our Center for Education and Mentoring.

He is married to Gloria Delgado and they have two children, but his favorite is his little granddaughter Piti.

Executive Country Director and director of the center for education and mentoring

Ramon Dario Lorenzana

Ramon Dario Lorenzana was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He graduated as a Civil Engineer at the National University of Honduras. He is about to finish a postgraduate in Digital Entrepreneurship. His work experience has been in Business Administration, Land Development, and management with INDISA Manufacturing of various products such as confections and food packaging. He has worked for our organization since 2003.

He was in charge of opening our offices in Chinandega, Managua, and Masaya in Nicaragua; the San Miguel office in El Salvador; the Comayagua office in Honduras; the Retalhuleu and Quetzaltenango offices in Guatemala; and the Oaxaca and Tuxtla Gutiérrez offices in Mexico. He was in charge of opening the Center of Education and Mentor in 2016 in Guatemala City.

Currently, he serves as our Executive Director for Guatemala and also as the Director for our Center for Education and Mentoring.

He is married to Gloria Delgado and they have two children, but his favorite is his little granddaughter Piti.

Director Financial Solutions

Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra

Daniel Alberto Rodrigues Sierra, was born and raised in Guatemala City. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA specializing in Finance and Marketing from Atlantic International University. Sierra previously served as the Executive Director in Mentors Guatemala, but was promoted in 2008 as to provide supervision to all Mentors’ Latin American programs.

Director Financial Solutions

Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra

Daniel Alberto Rodrigues Sierra, was born and raised in Guatemala City. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA specializing in Finance and Marketing from Atlantic International University. Sierra previously served as the Executive Director in Mentors Guatemala, but was promoted in 2008 as to provide supervision to all Mentors’ Latin American programs.

Program Director

Gloria De Castellanos

Gloria de Castellanos holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology Science and Business Administration from a prestigious Guatemalan University. Originally from Guatemala City, Gloria feels blessed and grateful for being part of an organization with such lofty aims, which blesses the lives of everyone involved, not only mentees but their families as well; especially the poor children.

Program Director

Gloria De Castellanos

Gloria de Castellanos holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology Science and Business Administration from a prestigious Guatemalan University. Originally from Guatemala City, Gloria feels blessed and grateful for being part of an organization with such lofty aims, which blesses the lives of everyone involved, not only mentees but their families as well; especially the poor children.

Mentors Guatemala

Executive Country Director and director of the center for education and mentoring

Ramon Dario Lorenzana

Ramon Dario Lorenzana was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He graduated as a Civil Engineer at the National University of Honduras. He is about to finish a postgraduate in Digital Entrepreneurship. His work experience has been in Business Administration, Land Development, and management with INDISA Manufacturing of various products such as confections and food packaging. He has worked for our organization since 2003.

He was in charge of opening our offices in Chinandega, Managua, and Masaya in Nicaragua; the San Miguel office in El Salvador; the Comayagua office in Honduras; the Retalhuleu and Quetzaltenango offices in Guatemala; and the Oaxaca and Tuxtla Gutiérrez offices in Mexico. He was in charge of opening the Center of Education and Mentor in 2016 in Guatemala City.

Currently, he serves as our Executive Director for Guatemala and also as the Director for our Center for Education and Mentoring.

He is married to Gloria Delgado and they have two children, but his favorite is his little granddaughter Piti.

Director Financial Solutions

Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra

Daniel Alberto Rodrigues Sierra, was born and raised in Guatemala City. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA specializing in Finance and Marketing from Atlantic International University. Sierra previously served as the Executive Director in Mentors Guatemala, but was promoted in 2008 as to provide supervision to all Mentors’ Latin American programs.

Program Director

Gloria De Castellanos

Gloria de Castellanos holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology Science and Business Administration from a prestigious Guatemalan University. Originally from Guatemala City, Gloria feels blessed and grateful for being part of an organization with such lofty aims, which blesses the lives of everyone involved, not only mentees but their families as well; especially the poor children.

Mentors Honduras

Executive Director

Otoniel Manley

Otoniel Manley is a creative engineer who loves to solve problems. His goal is to surpass each and every goal in his life. He is an optimistic believer and a natural entrepreneur. Before Mentors Honduras, Manley worked as General Manager in a family business, and also as Logistics and Production Manager in a screen printing plant. He more than doubled productivity in every case. Born and raised in a poor environment himself, he was able to receive excellent academic and spiritual education which has prepared his mind and heart to serve and understand Mentors’ Honduras clients.

Center for Education and Mentoring Director

Denis Turcios Mendoza

Denis Turcios has been associated with our organization since 2004. He is an experienced Mentor and currently serves as the Director of the San Pedro Sula Center for Education and Mentoring.

His previous experiences include Financial Analyst for ‘Parque Industrial Caracol Knits’, Department Manager of the “Costos Coaba de Honduras’, Public Accountant for the International Department of ‘Banco Sogerin’, Instructor in Starting New Businesses, Accounting, Finances, Marketing and English as a Second Language.

Denis graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras in Business Administration, and also has a degree from the Universidad Cristiana Evangélica Nuevo Milenio in Education. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Denis is married to Karen, and they have one daughter.

Executive Director

Otoniel Manley

Otoniel Manley is a creative engineer who loves to solve problems. His goal is to surpass each and every goal in his life. He is an optimistic believer and a natural entrepreneur. Before Mentors Honduras, Manley worked as General Manager in a family business, and also as Logistics and Production Manager in a screen printing plant. He more than doubled productivity in every case. Born and raised in a poor environment himself, he was able to receive excellent academic and spiritual education which has prepared his mind and heart to serve and understand Mentors’ Honduras clients.

Center for Education and Mentoring Director

Denis Turcios Mendoza

Denis Turcios has been associated with our organization since 2004. He is an experienced Mentor and currently serves as the Director of the San Pedro Sula Center for Education and Mentoring.

His previous experiences include Financial Analyst for ‘Parque Industrial Caracol Knits’, Department Manager of the “Costos Coaba de Honduras’, Public Accountant for the International Department of ‘Banco Sogerin’, Instructor in Starting New Businesses, Accounting, Finances, Marketing and English as a Second Language.

Denis graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras in Business Administration, and also has a degree from the Universidad Cristiana Evangélica Nuevo Milenio in Education. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Denis is married to Karen, and they have one daughter.

Program Manager

Nora Maricel Gonzales

Nora Maricel Gonzales graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras Law School. She is a registered member of the Honorable Bar Association of Honduras. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Mentors Honduras team. She loves being able to use her skills to contribute to the development of the people and the country which she loves dearly. She feels like she has been blessed greatly both personally and professionally through her work with Mentors Honduras.

Program Manager

Nora Maricel Gonzales

Nora Maricel Gonzales graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras Law School. She is a registered member of the Honorable Bar Association of Honduras. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Mentors Honduras team. She loves being able to use her skills to contribute to the development of the people and the country which she loves dearly. She feels like she has been blessed greatly both personally and professionally through her work with Mentors Honduras.

Mentors Honduras

Executive Director

Otoniel Manley

Otoniel Manley is a creative engineer who loves to solve problems. His goal is to surpass each and every goal in his life. He is an optimistic believer and a natural entrepreneur. Before Mentors Honduras, Manley worked as General Manager in a family business, and also as Logistics and Production Manager in a screen printing plant. He more than doubled productivity in every case. Born and raised in a poor environment himself, he was able to receive excellent academic and spiritual education which has prepared his mind and heart to serve and understand Mentors’ Honduras clients.

Center for Education and Mentoring Director

Denis Turcios Mendoza

Denis Turcios has been associated with our organization since 2004. He is an experienced Mentor and currently serves as the Director of the San Pedro Sula Center for Education and Mentoring.

His previous experiences include Financial Analyst for ‘Parque Industrial Caracol Knits’, Department Manager of the “Costos Coaba de Honduras’, Public Accountant for the International Department of ‘Banco Sogerin’, Instructor in Starting New Businesses, Accounting, Finances, Marketing and English as a Second Language.

Denis graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras in Business Administration, and also has a degree from the Universidad Cristiana Evangélica Nuevo Milenio in Education. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Denis is married to Karen, and they have one daughter.

Program Manager

Nora Maricel Gonzales

Nora Maricel Gonzales graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras Law School. She is a registered member of the Honorable Bar Association of Honduras. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Mentors Honduras team. She loves being able to use her skills to contribute to the development of the people and the country which she loves dearly. She feels like she has been blessed greatly both personally and professionally through her work with Mentors Honduras.

Mentors Mexico

Executive Director

Zoram Emmanuel Varguez Bacab

Zoram E. Varguez has had a great passion for technology and education which he studied at the university. He received his Computer Science degree from the “Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana” in 2007 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy from the “Instituto Escolar del Sureste” in 2013.

For 8 years he served as a support specialist in the Educational System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, before becoming the Mexico Country Director in 2016, he was in charge of starting the operations of a Learning and Mentoring Center in Merida in 2017 and in Guadalajara in 2018. He has provided guidance in the opening of the Dominican Republic office, he has collaborated in the establishment of all the online courses in Mexico and contributed to the preparation of the Sales and Customer Service course in Spanish. Zoram is married to Liliana Ugalde Maldonado and they have five children.

Academic Director

David Azueta

David Azueta currently serves as the Academic Director for Mentors International in Mérida, Mexico. He has worked as a professional mentor for Mentors International for over 4 years. He has a degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a teacher for 12 years teaching basic sciences in high school. He also has experience in the oil industry in developing industrial maintenance procedures for 15 years.

David was born and raised in Merida Mexico. He was the eighth child of nine siblings. He is grateful for his parents who taught him a strong work ethic, to value education, and live with high principles and values.

Executive Director

Zoram Emmanuel Varguez Bacab

Zoram E. Varguez has had a great passion for technology and education which he studied at the university. He received his Computer Science degree from the “Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana” in 2007 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy from the “Instituto Escolar del Sureste” in 2013.

For 8 years he served as a support specialist in the Educational System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, before becoming the Mexico Country Director in 2016, he was in charge of starting the operations of a Learning and Mentoring Center in Merida in 2017 and in Guadalajara in 2018. He has provided guidance in the opening of the Dominican Republic office, he has collaborated in the establishment of all the online courses in Mexico and contributed to the preparation of the Sales and Customer Service course in Spanish. Zoram is married to Liliana Ugalde Maldonado and they have five children.

Academic Director

David Azueta

David Azueta currently serves as the Academic Director for Mentors International in Mérida, Mexico. He has worked as a professional mentor for Mentors International for over 4 years. He has a degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a teacher for 12 years teaching basic sciences in high school. He also has experience in the oil industry in developing industrial maintenance procedures for 15 years.

David was born and raised in Merida Mexico. He was the eighth child of nine siblings. He is grateful for his parents who taught him a strong work ethic, to value education, and live with high principles and values.

Mentors Mexico

Executive Director

Zoram Emmanuel Varguez Bacab

Zoram E. Varguez has had a great passion for technology and education which he studied at the university. He received his Computer Science degree from the “Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana” in 2007 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy from the “Instituto Escolar del Sureste” in 2013.

For 8 years he served as a support specialist in the Educational System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, before becoming the Mexico Country Director in 2016, he was in charge of starting the operations of a Learning and Mentoring Center in Merida in 2017 and in Guadalajara in 2018. He has provided guidance in the opening of the Dominican Republic office, he has collaborated in the establishment of all the online courses in Mexico and contributed to the preparation of the Sales and Customer Service course in Spanish. Zoram is married to Liliana Ugalde Maldonado and they have five children.

Academic Director

David Azueta

David Azueta currently serves as the Academic Director for Mentors International in Mérida, Mexico. He has worked as a professional mentor for Mentors International for over 4 years. He has a degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a teacher for 12 years teaching basic sciences in high school. He also has experience in the oil industry in developing industrial maintenance procedures for 15 years.

David was born and raised in Merida Mexico. He was the eighth child of nine siblings. He is grateful for his parents who taught him a strong work ethic, to value education, and live with high principles and values.

Mentors Nepal

Country Director, CHOICE Nepal (In-Country Partner)

Prateek Sharma

Prateek Sharma was born in Chainpur, Sankhuwasabha district, Eastern Nepal. He was raised in a very small town with his family. His father owned and operated a small medical store. Being surrounded by those living in poverty, made him appreciate the difficulties families in his community faced. When he went to Kathmandu at the age of 18 for further studies, he was dedicated to finding ways to help the poor. While in Kathmandu he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Management.

After graduation, Prateek started his own construction business. Over time he became an “A” class contractor, the highest rating for a contractor from the Nepali government. He oversaw the construction of many public buildings, water and irrigation projects, health centers, and roads. But he never forgot the poor and disadvantaged people in the communities he worked in. He wanted to do something for them, to ease their burdens.

Since June 1, 2016, Prateek has been serving as the CHOICE Nepal Director. He is dedicated to the work and is passionate about continuing progress. With this joint venture between CHOICE Nepal and Mentors International he also serves as the program manager of Mentors Nepal. Mr. Sharma aims to eliminate extreme poverty, maintain transparency within the organization, and ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of all projects.

Program Manager

Veswengol Gharti Chetri (GC)

Veswengol Gharti Chetri (GC) has a BA in English in Economics. He speaks proficient Nepali, English, and Hindi which is a great benefit for our team. He helps oversee our business training courses in Nepal. He is very detail orientated. He loves to work with our country team as they look for new and innovative ways to serve and educate their communities. He has been part of our Nepal branch since we opened in 2018.

Country Director, CHOICE Nepal (In-Country Partner)

Prateek Sharma

Prateek Sharma was born in Chainpur, Sankhuwasabha district, Eastern Nepal. He was raised in a very small town with his family. His father owned and operated a small medical store. Being surrounded by those living in poverty, made him appreciate the difficulties families in his community faced. When he went to Kathmandu at the age of 18 for further studies, he was dedicated to finding ways to help the poor. While in Kathmandu he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Management.

After graduation, Prateek started his own construction business. Over time he became an “A” class contractor, the highest rating for a contractor from the Nepali government. He oversaw the construction of many public buildings, water and irrigation projects, health centers, and roads. But he never forgot the poor and disadvantaged people in the communities he worked in. He wanted to do something for them, to ease their burdens.

Since June 1, 2016, Prateek has been serving as the CHOICE Nepal Director. He is dedicated to the work and is passionate about continuing progress. With this joint venture between CHOICE Nepal and Mentors International he also serves as the program manager of Mentors Nepal. Mr. Sharma aims to eliminate extreme poverty, maintain transparency within the organization, and ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of all projects.

Program Manager

Veswengol Gharti Chetri (GC)

Veswengol Gharti Chetri (GC) has a BA in English in Economics. He speaks proficient Nepali, English, and Hindi which is a great benefit for our team. He helps oversee our business training courses in Nepal. He is very detail orientated. He loves to work with our country team as they look for new and innovative ways to serve and educate their communities. He has been part of our Nepal branch since we opened in 2018.

Mentors Nepal

Country Director, CHOICE Nepal (In-Country Partner)

Prateek Sharma

Prateek Sharma was born in Chainpur, Sankhuwasabha district, Eastern Nepal. He was raised in a very small town with his family. His father owned and operated a small medical store. Being surrounded by those living in poverty, made him appreciate the difficulties families in his community faced. When he went to Kathmandu at the age of 18 for further studies, he was dedicated to finding ways to help the poor. While in Kathmandu he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Management.

After graduation, Prateek started his own construction business. Over time he became an “A” class contractor, the highest rating for a contractor from the Nepali government. He oversaw the construction of many public buildings, water and irrigation projects, health centers, and roads. But he never forgot the poor and disadvantaged people in the communities he worked in. He wanted to do something for them, to ease their burdens.

Since June 1, 2016, Prateek has been serving as the CHOICE Nepal Director. He is dedicated to the work and is passionate about continuing progress. With this joint venture between CHOICE Nepal and Mentors International he also serves as the program manager of Mentors Nepal. Mr. Sharma aims to eliminate extreme poverty, maintain transparency within the organization, and ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of all projects.

Program Manager

Veswengol Gharti Chetri (GC)

Veswengol Gharti Chetri (GC) has a BA in English in Economics. He speaks proficient Nepali, English, and Hindi which is a great benefit for our team. He helps oversee our business training courses in Nepal. He is very detail orientated. He loves to work with our country team as they look for new and innovative ways to serve and educate their communities. He has been part of our Nepal branch since we opened in 2018.

Mentors Nicaragua

Executive Director

Pio Agustine Quintero

Pio A. Quintero graduated as an accountant from the UNAN Public University. He is an expert in physical and electronic security applications. He has been serving with Mentors International since 2007. He has been instrumental in not only running and operating our Learning and Mentoring Centers in Nicaragua, but he has helped open our centers in Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. He has helped train our mentors throughout Latin America and he is well respected by all. He is married to Gregoria del Carmen Sierra on May 12, 1980, they had five children and 16 grandchildren.

Academic Director

Silvia Leytón

Silvia has a degree in Business Administration from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and has worked at Mentors International since 2017.

She was a previous student of Mentors International and through our English programs became very proficient. She started working for Mentors International at our Center for Education and Mentoring as an English Teacher. Today she serves as the Academic Director at Mentors International in Managua.

She is passionate about talking to people and teaching business management skills. She loves helping entrepreneurs innovate and adapt to current ways of doing business. She is an avid learner and constantly self-training in order to contribute more to the community and to the performance of her work. She is currently taking an informal course learning how to handle business on social networks, and getting her certification in Virtual Teaching at the Benito Juárez University in Mexico.

She is married to Denis Antonio Loáisiga Salgado. He also works for Mentors International as a teacher.

Global Technology Center Director

René Quintanilla

Rene studied Computer Engineering at the National University of Engineering and has a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Commercial Sciences. His expertise and work experience are vast and varied. Rene worked in the Emergency Social Investment Fund (FISE) Managua in the water purification project as head of IT Department. He has worked as a Contractor in the Installation of Structured Cabling, Biometric Systems, Surveillance Cameras, VoIP Communications, and Computer Networks. Additionally, he worked for more than 12 years in Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited as a Systems Engineer as Director of 16 General Services areas. Rene is a Certified Auditor of International ISO 9000 Standards and HACCP food safety systems. Rene also developed a family business SISI (Sistemas Informáticos Su Internet) and was an Agroforestry Project Manager in the interior of the country for Construcciones Mejía.

He has worked as a Professional Mentor and Office Manager in Chinandega, and Academic Director of CEM Managua. He currently serves as our Global Technology Center Director. Rene is the developer of Mentors International’s two database programs, iCEM, and Mentor+, which are used throughout our network in every country.

Rene loves watching movies, listening to music, dancing, and participating in sports. He and his wife Patricia have five children.

Executive Director

Pio Agustine Quintero

Pio A. Quintero graduated as an accountant from the UNAN Public University. He is an expert in physical and electronic security applications. He has been serving with Mentors International since 2007. He has been instrumental in not only running and operating our Learning and Mentoring Centers in Nicaragua, but he has helped open our centers in Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. He has helped train our mentors throughout Latin America and he is well respected by all. He is married to Gregoria del Carmen Sierra on May 12, 1980, they had five children and 16 grandchildren.

Academic Director

Silvia Leytón

Silvia has a degree in Business Administration from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and has worked at Mentors International since 2017.

She was a previous student of Mentors International and through our English programs became very proficient. She started working for Mentors International at our Center for Education and Mentoring as an English Teacher. Today she serves as the Academic Director at Mentors International in Managua.

She is passionate about talking to people and teaching business management skills. She loves helping entrepreneurs innovate and adapt to current ways of doing business. She is an avid learner and constantly self-training in order to contribute more to the community and to the performance of her work. She is currently taking an informal course learning how to handle business on social networks, and getting her certification in Virtual Teaching at the Benito Juárez University in Mexico.

She is married to Denis Antonio Loáisiga Salgado. He also works for Mentors International as a teacher.

Global Technology Center Director

René Quintanilla

Rene studied Computer Engineering at the National University of Engineering and has a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Commercial Sciences. His expertise and work experience are vast and varied. Rene worked in the Emergency Social Investment Fund (FISE) Managua in the water purification project as head of IT Department. He has worked as a Contractor in the Installation of Structured Cabling, Biometric Systems, Surveillance Cameras, VoIP Communications, and Computer Networks. Additionally, he worked for more than 12 years in Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited as a Systems Engineer as Director of 16 General Services areas. Rene is a Certified Auditor of International ISO 9000 Standards and HACCP food safety systems. Rene also developed a family business SISI (Sistemas Informáticos Su Internet) and was an Agroforestry Project Manager in the interior of the country for Construcciones Mejía.

He has worked as a Professional Mentor and Office Manager in Chinandega, and Academic Director of CEM Managua. He currently serves as our Global Technology Center Director. Rene is the developer of Mentors International’s two database programs, iCEM, and Mentor+, which are used throughout our network in every country.

Rene loves watching movies, listening to music, dancing, and participating in sports. He and his wife Patricia have five children.

Mentors Nicaragua

Executive Director

Pio Agustine Quintero

Pio A. Quintero graduated as an accountant from the UNAN Public University. He is an expert in physical and electronic security applications. He has been serving with Mentors International since 2007. He has been instrumental in not only running and operating our Learning and Mentoring Centers in Nicaragua, but he has helped open our centers in Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. He has helped train our mentors throughout Latin America and he is well respected by all. He is married to Gregoria del Carmen Sierra on May 12, 1980, they had five children and 16 grandchildren.

Academic Director

Silvia Leytón

Silvia has a degree in Business Administration from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and has worked at Mentors International since 2017.

She was a previous student of Mentors International and through our English programs became very proficient. She started working for Mentors International at our Center for Education and Mentoring as an English Teacher. Today she serves as the Academic Director at Mentors International in Managua.

She is passionate about talking to people and teaching business management skills. She loves helping entrepreneurs innovate and adapt to current ways of doing business. She is an avid learner and constantly self-training in order to contribute more to the community and to the performance of her work. She is currently taking an informal course learning how to handle business on social networks, and getting her certification in Virtual Teaching at the Benito Juárez University in Mexico.

She is married to Denis Antonio Loáisiga Salgado. He also works for Mentors International as a teacher.

Global Technology Center Director

René Quintanilla

Rene studied Computer Engineering at the National University of Engineering and has a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Commercial Sciences. His expertise and work experience are vast and varied. Rene worked in the Emergency Social Investment Fund (FISE) Managua in the water purification project as head of IT Department. He has worked as a Contractor in the Installation of Structured Cabling, Biometric Systems, Surveillance Cameras, VoIP Communications, and Computer Networks. Additionally, he worked for more than 12 years in Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited as a Systems Engineer as Director of 16 General Services areas. Rene is a Certified Auditor of International ISO 9000 Standards and HACCP food safety systems. Rene also developed a family business SISI (Sistemas Informáticos Su Internet) and was an Agroforestry Project Manager in the interior of the country for Construcciones Mejía.

He has worked as a Professional Mentor and Office Manager in Chinandega, and Academic Director of CEM Managua. He currently serves as our Global Technology Center Director. Rene is the developer of Mentors International’s two database programs, iCEM, and Mentor+, which are used throughout our network in every country.

Rene loves watching movies, listening to music, dancing, and participating in sports. He and his wife Patricia have five children.

Mentors Peru

Executive Director PERU

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez graduated from the Private University “Señor de Sipán” with degrees in Criminal Procedural, Administrative Law, and a degree in Business Administration. He has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer.

He started working for Cause For Hope/Lifting Generations in 2011. He was serving as the director of operations in Peru when they merged with Mentors International. He has helped establish our satellite branches in Venezuela. Currently, he serves as the Country Director for Mentors International in Peru.

Ralph is married to Mónica and they have two children Benjamín, and Victoria.

Financial Solutions Director

Julian Sarria

Julian Sarria has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems. Sarria also holds Microfinance Certification from the Peruvian Catholic University. He is very committed to Microfinance Development and the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) as tools for poverty reduction. Before joining Mentors International in Peru, Julian served in Peru as Counsel and then Chief of the “Microfinance and ICT” of a National Project of a Consortium of 16 foundations that engage in microfinance under the methodology of community banks and solidarity groups, innovating in service delivery microfinance using technology.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND MENTORING Director

Manuel Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno

Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno studied electronics and administration courses throughout his career. His sister owns a call center and he was the sales coach for this business for over 20 years. In 2011 he began working as a Professional Mentor with Mentors International. In 2018 he was promoted to the Director for the Center for Education and Mentoring in Trujillo, Peru. Oswaldo and his wife Silvia have four children and two grandchildren. Oswaldo shares that from a very young age he learned to work hard and to help people, he is very happy to be a part of this great team at Mentors International.

Executive Director Peru

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez graduated from the Private University “Señor de Sipán” with degrees in Criminal Procedural, Administrative Law, and a degree in Business Administration. He has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer.

He started working for Cause For Hope/Lifting Generations in 2011. He was serving as the director of operations in Peru when they merged with Mentors International. He has helped establish our satellite branches in Venezuela. Currently, he serves as the Country Director for Mentors International in Peru.

Ralph is married to Mónica and they have two children Benjamín, and Victoria.

Financial Solutions Director

Julian Sarria

Julian Sarria has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems. Sarria also holds Microfinance Certification from the Peruvian Catholic University. He is very committed to Microfinance Development and the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) as tools for poverty reduction. Before joining Mentors International in Peru, Julian served in Peru as Counsel and then Chief of the “Microfinance and ICT” of a National Project of a Consortium of 16 foundations that engage in microfinance under the methodology of community banks and solidarity groups, innovating in service delivery microfinance using technology.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND MENTORING Director

Manuel Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno

Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno studied electronics and administration courses throughout his career. His sister owns a call center and he was the sales coach for this business for over 20 years. In 2011 he began working as a Professional Mentor with Mentors International. In 2018 he was promoted to the Director for the Center for Education and Mentoring in Trujillo, Peru. Oswaldo and his wife Silvia have four children and two grandchildren. Oswaldo shares that from a very young age he learned to work hard and to help people, he is very happy to be a part of this great team at Mentors International.

Mentors Peru

Executive Director Peru

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez graduated from the Private University “Señor de Sipán” with degrees in Criminal Procedural, Administrative Law, and a degree in Business Administration. He has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer.

He started working for Cause For Hope/Lifting Generations in 2011. He was serving as the director of operations in Peru when they merged with Mentors International. He has helped establish our satellite branches in Venezuela. Currently, he serves as the Country Director for Mentors International in Peru.

Ralph is married to Mónica and they have two children Benjamín, and Victoria.

Financial Solutions Director

Julian Sarria

Julian Sarria has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems. Sarria also holds Microfinance Certification from the Peruvian Catholic University. He is very committed to Microfinance Development and the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) as tools for poverty reduction. Before joining Mentors International in Peru, Julian served in Peru as Counsel and then Chief of the “Microfinance and ICT” of a National Project of a Consortium of 16 foundations that engage in microfinance under the methodology of community banks and solidarity groups, innovating in service delivery microfinance using technology.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND MENTORING Director

Manuel Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno

Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno studied electronics and administration courses throughout his career. His sister owns a call center and he was the sales coach for this business for over 20 years. In 2011 he began working as a Professional Mentor with Mentors International. In 2018 he was promoted to the Director for the Center for Education and Mentoring in Trujillo, Peru. Oswaldo and his wife Silvia have four children and two grandchildren. Oswaldo shares that from a very young age he learned to work hard and to help people, he is very happy to be a part of this great team at Mentors International.

Mentors Philippines

Executive Director

Dean Nolasco Bermudez

Dean Nolasco Bermudez has been working for Mentors International since 2002 when he started as a Project Officer. He helped mentor and train our clients in the Philippines as they were working to qualify for their loans. Since then he has worked as a Program Manager, Branch Manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to the Executive Director for the Philippines Branch of Mentors International. He believes in the mission of Mentors International. While working for Mentors International he went back to school and received a second degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resource. He is a dedicated and loving husband and father with four kids.

Executive Director

Dean Nolasco Bermudez

Dean Nolasco Bermudez has been working for Mentors International since 2002 when he started as a Project Officer. He helped mentor and train our clients in the Philippines as they were working to qualify for their loans. Since then he has worked as a Program Manager, Branch Manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to the Executive Director for the Philippines Branch of Mentors International. He believes in the mission of Mentors International. While working for Mentors International he went back to school and received a second degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resource. He is a dedicated and loving husband and father with four kids.

Deputy Executive Director

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes, Jr. holds an MBA from Ateneo de Davao University. Before joining Mentors Philippines in 2006, Calipes, spent over 16 years in the banking industry. Calipes is happy to help share his skill in finances with those throughout his community to help lift families out of poverty. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Deputy Executive Director

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes, Jr. holds an MBA from Ateneo de Davao University. Before joining Mentors Philippines in 2006, Calipes, spent over 16 years in the banking industry. Calipes is happy to help share his skill in finances with those throughout his community to help lift families out of poverty. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Mentors Philippines

Executive Director

Dean Nolasco Bermudez

Dean Nolasco Bermudez has been working for Mentors International since 2002 when he started as a Project Officer. He helped mentor and train our clients in the Philippines as they were working to qualify for their loans. Since then he has worked as a Program Manager, Branch Manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to the Executive Director for the Philippines Branch of Mentors International. He believes in the mission of Mentors International. While working for Mentors International he went back to school and received a second degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resource. He is a dedicated and loving husband and father with four kids.

Deputy Executive Director

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes, Jr. holds an MBA from Ateneo de Davao University. Before joining Mentors Philippines in 2006, Calipes, spent over 16 years in the banking industry. Calipes is happy to help share his skill in finances with those throughout his community to help lift families out of poverty. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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