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Carlos Vargas is the Global Strategy and Business Development Lead for Cargill's Alternative Proteins team. Cargill is the largest privately held corporation in the world with presence in over 75 countries. He also served as a board member of Grupo CISA AGRO, which is one of the biggest conglomerates from Nicaragua. From CISA AGRO he founded CIM where he served as general manager and partner. He was also director and treasurer for the Nicaraguan Chamber of Construction for two consecutive terms, as well as board member of ASOVAR (Subway®) for many years. He founded Pequelú with his wife, which is an early stimulation center for children ages 3 and under. Served as financial director for TEDxManagua, where he helped integrate community service to the world-renowned platform of TEDx. Recently, he was appointed as a member of the Social Committee for FUNIDES, which is among the greatest think tanks in Latin America. Holds a degree in engineering from the University of Texas and a master’s from Tecnológico de Monterrey, as well as executive education programs from Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Kennedy School. He is happily married to Antonella and proud father of 3 children: Antonella, Carlos, and Diego. Carlos is a Fellow of the fourteenth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.