Meet the Governance Team and Colaborators

Josen Rossi
Board President
Josen Rossi

Mr. Rossi is also Chairman and majority owner of Aireko Enterprises and Aireko Foundation..  Mr. Rossi is actively involved through the Aireko companies and personally through Aireko Foundation in the governance and the direction of specific projects in the communities Aireko serves in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the U.S. Southeast and the Mid Atlantic. The Puerto Rico Institute for Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy  (ICSE-PR) is one of such non-profit initiatives that brings together the talent and capabilities of many other like minded industry leaders and sustainable development leaders. Mr. Rossi has also founded and led the Puerto Rico Construction and Energy Clusters. Additionally, Josen has led the PRMA and the AGC-PR in the past as well as participated in other leading NGO’s in Puerto Rico. 

Waleska Rivera
Board Secretary and Vice President
Waleska Rivera

Ms. Waleska Rivera is the President of Danosa Caribbean, Inc., the region’s leading waterproofing membranes manufacturer. She was Chairwoman of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) from 2013 to 2015, she currently serves as President of the Association’s Internationalization Committee leading a number of initiatives as part of PRMA’s Strategic Hemispheric Agenda. Ms. Rivera holds a BA with honors in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and an MBA in Industrial Management from Inter American University. Ms. Rivera has received a number of awards and recognitions including being named a Top 10 Business Leaders of Puerto Rico by Caribbean Business for the last three consecutive years. She is currently Secretary of the Board of the ICSSE-PR.

Juan A. Larrea
Board Member
Juan A. Larrea

Mr. Larrea currently serves as President of South American Restaurants Corp., the Church’s Chicken franchisee, President of PT, Inc., the Pollo Tropical franchisee, President of South American Capital, a Real Estate company and Chairman of the Board of Caribbean Glaze Corp., the Krispy Kreme Doughnut franchisee.  Prior to joining the Larrea Group, Mr. Larrea served in various senior management roles at PepsiCo and VISA International, where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Multinational Accounts for Latin America and the Caribbean Region with Visa International.  He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Babson College in Boston, MA and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, AZ.

Carlos Rivera
Honorary Board Member
Carlos Rivera

Mr. Rivera Velez currently serves as Vice President of Manufacturing and General Manager for the Edwards Lifesciences Manufacturing Operation in Puerto Rico and its counterpart of Medical Balloons in California. Previously, he has held executive positions at Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He is also an entrepreneur. In addition to his leadership in multiple extracurricular activities in several fields, he is former president of the Puerto Rico Manufacturing Association; and currently Vice President of the ICSE-PR.