Accelerating the transition towards a circular economy in Latin America

About us

Who we are

The Center for Innovation and Circular Economy – CIEC was established in 2016 to bring solutions and deploy business opportunities to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy in Latin America.

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What we do

CIEC is a do-tank providing intelligence, consultancy services and circular solutions, functioning as a business platform in Latin America for companies, governments, international organizations and professional’s alike addressing societal needs and contributing to prosperity. With support and partnership with world-class companies and well-respected universities and research organizations, CIEC focuses on the following areas and industries:

Where we are

CIEC has offices in Chile, Brazil, Mexico, USA and Spain and a wide network of experiences professionals around the world.


Neptuno Pumps is world-class company from Chile and pioneer in Latin America on circular economy. They are designers and manufacturers of energy efficient centrifugal pumps delivering innovative and sustainable pumping solutions to the industry globally.

Group381 is a Barcelona company that has an important experience in building communities within and around companies and specifically in the work on the intangible elements that are key in the task of building a circular economy.

The Circular Economy Club (CEC), located in London, England, is a non-profit, global and open organization with more than 2,600 members that are setting the world standard around energy, fashion, food, manufacturing , cities and other sectors.

Watergush is a company in Puebla, Mexico that designs and manufactures modular, innovative water fountains that interact with people through internet-of-things (IoT) in order to be used in Smart City applications.

CIVE It is an international consulting firm of senior management with 14 years of experience, specializing in the services of Strategic Management, Management of Innovation and Management of the Transformation.


Petar Ostojic
Executive Director and Founder of CIEC. CEO of Neptuno Pumps. Mechanical Engineer, M.Sc. and Endeavor High Impact Entrepreneur. Recognized as the first advocate of circular economy in Latin America and creator of the world’s first circular pump by The Circulars Awards (Young Global Leaders and WEF) and “Highly Commended” by the World Economic Forum.

Luis Martínez
Doctor in Economics and Business Management (University of Deusto), MBA Loyolla College in Maryland.
Academic Faculty of Government, Central University of Chile
Executive Director of the Latin American Center for Relations with Europe, CELARE.
Former Head of Sustainability of ProChile, General Direction of International Economic Relations, DIRECON, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.

Joaquim Braulio
Bachelor of Information Sciences, Publicist, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Group 381 – The Soul of Circular Economy.
Thinking partner to promote the circular economy and responsible consumption.

Carlos León Perfecto
Consultant on Sustainability Business Innovation and Circular Economy. 15 years of experience in the Technology Department of a top-ten wind turbine manufacturer company (Gamesa) as mechanical and structural design engineer, Structures Section Manager, Product & Technology development projects and Technical Review Function member.

Pablo Vega
General Manager of CIVE (Senior Management Consulting). Director CIEC-Peru (Center for Innovation and Circular Economy). MBA, University of Development. Babson Entrepreneurship Program, Babson College, USA. Diploma in Strategic Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Psychologist, Central University of Chile. Director in Research & Innovation, a biotechnology company.

© 2018 Centro de Innovación y Economía Circular CIEC. All rights reserved

© 2018 Centro de Innovación y Economía Circular CIEC. All rights reserved

© 2018 Centro de Innovación y Economía Circular CIEC. All rights reserved