International Leadership Teams
Our International Directors are native to the countries in which they serve. They understand the challenges and opportunities unique to their individual countries and are deeply committed to the people they lead and serve. These leaders are trained in a variety of business settings and have significant skills to pass on to their clients. A combination of these qualities, mixed with integrity and sincerity, set them apart in an otherwise challenging environment.
Dean Nolasco Bermudez
Executive Director - Mentors Philippines
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.
Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes
Deputy Executive Director - Mentors Philippines
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.
Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra
Executive Director - Mentors Guatemala
Daniel Alberto Rodrigues Sierra, was born and raised 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.
Gloria De Castellanos
Program Director - Mentors Guatemala
Executive Director - Mentors Honduras
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.
Nora Maricel Gonzales
Nora Maricel Gonzales graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras Law School. She is 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.
Executive Director - Mentors Peru
Julian Sarria has a Bachelor in Education with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems. Sarria also holds Microfinance Certification from Peruvian Catholic University. He is very committed with Microfinance Development and the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) as tools for poverty reduction. Before joining Mentors Peru, Sarria 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.
Enyonam K Mensah-Dotsey
Executive Director - Mentors Ghana
Enyonam Mensah-Dotsey is an innovative person who uses creative ways in 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.
Country Director Choice Nepal, In-Country Partner
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 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
Program Manager - Mentors Dominican Republic
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.